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In Which a 3 Doors Down Compilation Materializes As If Out of Nowhere

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Apparently Second Disc HQ has been living under a considerable rock to have missed the announcement of the first compilation by early-aughts rock band 3 Doors Down.

Perhaps you, too, may have forgotten about the Mississippi-based group, whose straightforward rock music with an adult contemporary spit-and-polish was considerably well-received during one of the greatest droughts in commercially-popular rock music of any sort. “Kryptonite,” “When I’m Gone” and “Here Without You” all became Top 10 hits, the latter two becoming modestly associated with the plight of American soldiers and their families during the early days of conflicts in the Middle East. (In all, six of their tunes topped Billboard‘s Adult Contemporary or Mainstream Rock charts between 2000 and 2008 – not a bad feat, but unusually short of the “9 #1 hits remixed and remastered” touted on the press release.)

Though the new compilation lacks any material from the band’s last album, last year’s Time of My Life (a modestly-received album that still, like all of the band’s discography, made it to Billboard‘s Top 10), those nine hits are augmented with three new songs, including lead single “One Light.” Fans can actually download the track for free off the band’s official site, or can buy the disc (or its tracks) today, its official street date.

Your Amazon link and track listing are below.

3 Doors Down, The Greatest Hits (Universal Republic, 2012)

  1. Kryptonite
  2. When I’m Gone
  3. Here Without You
  4. It’s Not My Time
  5. Let Me Go
  6. Be Like That
  7. Loser
  8. Away from the Sun
  9. Duck and Run
  10. One Light
  11. There’s a Life
  12. Goodbyes

Tracks 1, 6-7 and 9 from The Better Life (Republic, 2000)
Tracks 2-3 and 8 from Away from the Sun (Republic, 2002)
Track 4 from 3 Doors Down (Universal, 2008)
Track 5 from Seventeen Days (Universal, 2005)
Tracks 10-12 are new tracks

Written by Mike Duquette

November 19, 2012 at 12:33

Release Round-Up: Week of November 19

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Led Zeppelin,Celebration Day (Swan Song/Atlantic)

The one-off reunion nobody expected and everyone loved – a 2007 gig at the O2 in London – is now available in a variety of formats for your listening enjoyment. (Odds are this isn’t the last LZ catalogue bit you’ll see in the next year.) (2CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.) (2CD/1DVD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.) (2CD/Blu-Ray: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.) (2CD/1DVD/Blu-Ray: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.) (Blu-Ray Audio: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.) (3LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)

Frank Zappa, 8 album reissues (Zappa/UMe)

A good chunk of the fifth and final wave of Zappa album remasters (the other three in the wave have been moved back to December 18), including the first-ever CD release of the Mothermania compilation and four volumes of You Can’t Do That on Stage Anymore. The link above has more info and pre-order links!

The Jam, The Gift: Deluxe Edition (Polydor/UMC U.K.)

A lavish deluxe version of The Jam’s final album, augmented with B-sides, unreleased demos, live tracks and video footage, all in a fancy “gift” bag. (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)

10cc, Tenology (UMC U.K.)

One of the more underrated bands of the ’70s, 10cc finally gets their due with a multi-disc CD/DVD box set. Hits, album cuts and B-sides abound. (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)

ABBA,ABBA: Deluxe Edition (Polydor/UMC U.K.)

Mamma Mia! The Swedish legends’ 1976 album is reissued as a CD/DVD set with rare archival video. (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)

Naked Eyes, Burning Bridges: Expanded Edition (Cherry Pop)

The album that gave us hits like “Always Something There to Remind Me” and “Promises, Promises” is expanded by Cherry Pop with B-sides and bonus remixes. (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)

Kelly Clarkson, The Hits: Chapter One (RCA/19)

The first true greatest hits collection from an American Idol winner. That crushing feeling is the sands of time upon you. (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)

Elvis Costello, In Motion Pictures (UMe)

If E.C. had a song in a movie, it’s probably here. Probably. (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)

The Beach Boys, Live in Concert: 50th Anniversary (SMC)

Good news: a live Beach Boys show from this year’s tour! Bad news: hugely edited. Like, more than half. (DVD: Amazon U.S. Blu-Ray: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)

AC/DC, Live at River Plate (Columbia)

The band’s 2009 set in Argentina, released on DVD a few years back, is now available on two CDs or three red LPs. (2CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.) (3LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)

Art Pepper, Neon Art Volume 3 (Omnivore)

The third and final volume of Omnivore’s Art Pepper colored vinyl series; this one features part of a 1981 live show on yellow wax.

3 Doors Down, The Greatest Hits (Universal Republic)

A greatest hits compilation we only just found out about, like, two days ago. Full story coming up later. (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)

t.A.T.u., 200 Km/H in the Wrong Lane: 10th Anniversary Edition (Cherrytree/Interscope/Universal Russia)

Wait, what? Yup. (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)

Rarities Editions, Round Three (UPDATED 11/1)

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Remember Universal’s Rarities Edition sets? The sets that issue the bonus material of a previously-released Deluxe Edition on its own? A trio of new Rarities Edition titles will street on Tuesday, November 2, and like the last two batches, The Second Disc wants to give a clear perspective to you, the reader, as to whether they’re worth getting if you never upgraded to the original Deluxe Edition in the first place.

Luckily, unlike the last two batches of Rarities Editions (which had some clunkers alongside some worthy purchases), most of these are worth your money if you don’t own the respective deluxe editions. Take a look at the rare tracks of Eric Clapton, Marvin Gaye and 3 Doors Down after the jump! Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Mike Duquette

November 1, 2010 at 00:00