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Marty Balin Greatest Hits

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Download links and information about Marty Balin Greatest Hits by Marty Balin. This album was released in 2000 and it belongs to Rock, Pop genres. It contains 23 tracks with total duration of 01:27:41 minutes.

Artist: Marty Balin
Release date: 2000
Genre: Rock, Pop
Tracks: 23
Duration: 01:27:41
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No. Title Length
1. When Love Comes 4:05
2. Miracles 6:56
3. Atlanta Lady 3:20
4. Plastic Fantastic Lover 3:43
5. Until You 3:50
6. Count On Me 3:15
7. Today 3:02
8. My Heart Picked You 2:49
9. My Heart Picked You 4:16
10. What Love Is 4:16
11. Runaway 3:54
12. Beautiful Girl 2:54
13. Summer of Love 3:47
14. With Your Love 3:34
15. Coming Back to Me 5:05
16. Volunteers 3:27
17. Jefferson Airplane - the Beginning 8:21
18. Janis Joplin - the Queen 3:32
19. Jim Morrison - the Poet 1:43
20. Jerry Garcia - the Deadhead 1:32
21. Jimi Hendrix - the Experience 3:15
22. Paul McCartney - the Pinnacle 2:15
23. Bonus Track 1 4:50

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Marty Balin, who has recorded for a number of different record companies in a number of different groups and as a solo act, here sidesteps the problems of licensing tracks by simply re-recording some of his best-known numbers, including songs done originally with Jefferson Airplane ("Plastic Fantastic Lover," "Today," "Coming Back to Me," "Volunteers") and Jefferson Starship ("Miracles," "Count on Me," "Runaway," "With Your Love"). He also revisits such solo hits as "Hearts" and "Atlanta Lady," and he introduces three songs written by producer Rich Landers ("Until You," "My Heart Picked You," and "Beautiful Girl"). At 57, Balin remains in good voice, and if the arrangements sometimes aren't as elaborate as on the original recordings, sometimes they are inventive, notably the funky version of "Plastic Fantastic Lover" with a punchy horn section. If the listener thinks of this as what a Balin concert might sound like in 1999, it may be acceptable. Just don't buy the album expecting the original versions of the songs. (The album comes with a 25-minute second disc of interview material in which Balin reminisces about his experiences with Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Jerry Garcia, Jimi Hendrix, and Paul McCartney. There is an untitled hidden track at the end that adds comments about Woodstock and Altamont. The comments are candid, but they would be easier to make out if instrumental musical beds from earlier songs had not been added to them.)