Super Colossal Smash Hits of the 90's: The Best of the Mavericks

Super Colossal Smash Hits of the 90's: The Best of the Mavericks

by The Mavericks


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Closing the millennium by switching labels and conquering the U.K. (where their TRAMPOLINE album went triple platinum), the Mavericks, a great band that gets better with age, look back and ahead on the wittily titled SUPER COLOSSAL SMASH HITS OF THE 90's. Eight tracks from the band's four MCA albums are buttressed here by four outstanding new tracks that can only whet the appetite for a whole new Mavericks album, and soon. The new tracks include a pants-down cover version of the Tremeloes' 1967 hit "Here Comes My Baby," a raucous affair that would have been right at home on TRAMPOLINE; the evocative "Things I Cannot Change," replete with Nick Kane's note-perfect jangly guitar fills and an urgent vocal from Raul Malo; the fanciful, Latin-flavored "Pizzirico"; and "Think of Me," originally recorded by Buck Owens, here rendered as Dwight Yoakam might realize it. Otherwise, you've got some of the best music of the '90s, from the jubilant "Dance the Night Away" to "There Goes My Heart," with Malo in full Roy Orbison bring-you-to-your-knees mode -- to the stirring title track from the band's first album, "From Hell to Paradise," excoriating the horror Fidel Castro has created in Cuba while relating Malo's grandparents' journey from their homeland to the United States. What a legacy -- what a band.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/09/1999
Label: Mca
UPC: 0008817011240
catalogNumber: 170112

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mavericks   Primary Artist
David Angell   Strings
Dennis Burnside   Conductor,Hammond Organ
Jeff Coffin   Baritone Saxophone
David Davidson   Strings
Chris Dunn   Trombone
Connie Ellisor   Strings
Flaco Jiménez   Track Performer
Carl Gorodetzky   Strings
Barry Green   Trombone
Lee Larrison   Strings
Denis Solee   Alto Saxophone
Robby Turner   Pedal Steel Guitar
Alan Umstead   Strings
Glen Caruba   Percussion
Karen Winkelmann   Strings
Cate Myer   Strings
Eric Holt   Piano
Richard Foust   Trombone
Matt Glassmeyer   Tenor Saxophone
Matt Nygren   Trumpet
Jaime Hanna   Acoustic Guitar,Hand Clapping,Vocal Harmony
Scotty Huff   Trumpet,Vocal Harmony

Technical Credits

Richard Bennett   Producer
Mike Bradley   Engineer
Dennis Burnside   Arranger
Mark Capps   Engineer
Don Cook   Producer
Paul Deakin   Contributor
Steve Fishell   Producer
Raul Malo   Producer
Robert Reynolds   Contributor
Nick Kane   Contributor
Beth Middleworth   Artwork,Art Direction
Havana Horns   Horn Arrangements
Tina Montalbano   grooming
Matt Nygren   Horn Arrangements
Scotty Huff   Horn Arrangements

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