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Released: 1999, A&M
Reviewer: Keith McDonald
Extreme was one of the more talented bands to come from the 80’s where guitar gods were common. Yet Nuno Bettencort always found a way to rise above the others, which wasn’t easy to do when you’re up against the Paul Gilberts and John Sykes of the guitar world. This disc, a tribute to the great music Gary Cherone and Nuno wrote together is loaded with their hits. Including, of course, is their #1 hit More Than Words and spiced in with their rock hits Decadence Dance, Kid Ego, Get The Funk Out and the classic Am I Ever Gonna Change. Vocalist Cherone (who was briefly in Van Halen) has a very good hard rock voice while guitarist Nuno could teach today’s guitar players a thing or two. Add Hole Hearted, Hip Today and Rest In Peace, and you’ll never have to buy the earlier albums. Still great though.
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