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Classic Masters [Sammy Hagar]

  • 1. Red
    2. (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay
    3. I've Done Everything for You
    4. Rock & Roll Weekend
    5. Cruisin' and Boozin'
    6. Turn Up the Music
    7. Reckless
    8. Trans Am (Highway Wonderland)
    9. Love or Money
    10. This Planet's on Fire (Burn in Hell)
    11. Plain Jane
    12. Bad Reputation
    13. Bad Motor Scooter - (live)
    14. You Make Me Crazy
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 41798

  • Credits

    Producers: Carter, Sammy Hagar, Geoff Workman.
    Recorded between 1977 & 1980. Includes liner notes by David K. Tedds.
    All tracks have been digitally remastered.
    Audio Remasterer: Kevin Bartley.
    Liner Note Author: David K. Tedds.
    Although probably best known for his affiliation with Van Halen from the mid-'80s through the mid-'90s, Sammy Hagar was of course a solo artist beforehand, churning out quite a few so-so releases for Capitol, before jumping ship to Geffen and scoring the biggest hits of his career. As a result, the Sammy Hagar edition of Capitol's ongoing Classic Masters series is a bit of a misleading title, as there's no "I Can't Drive 55" or "Three Lock Box" anywhere to be found here. What you do get is a thorough overview of Hagar's solo career from early on, including such Hagar trademark hard rockers as "Red," "Trans Am," and "Bad Reputation," plus a few laid-back tracks -- a bluesy cover of "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" and "You Make Me Crazy." Also included is a fine live version of Montrose's "Bad Motor Scooter," which serves as a sort of Hagar history lesson (it was with Montrose that Hagar first burst on the scene back in the early '70s). If you're looking for a collection of strictly early Hagar tracks, Classic Masters fits the bill -- just don't be fooled into thinking that this is a thorough career overview (also sneaky is the VOA-era image of Hagar on the cover). By combining this release with 1994's Unboxed, you'll have all the solo Hagar you'll need. ~ Greg Prato

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