Greatest Hits is a 1982 compilation of hits by the Australian band Little River Band. The album was digitally remastered and repackaged with six additional tracks in an expanded edition in 2000.
2013 studio album from the veteran melodic Rock/Pop band anchored by leader and consummate lead vocalist/bass guitarist Wayne Nelson, who began his LRB career in 1980.
For those seeking an easy-going pop-rock holiday release that refuses to endlessly rehash age-old familiar carols, A Little River Band Christmas has much to offer.
WE CALL IT CHRISTMAS marks the first holiday outing for Australia’s long-running Little River Band. Led by amiable singer/bassist Wayne Nelson, the pop/rock act presents both covers…
When took his leave of in February 1982, after seven years of distinguished service, there was really only one logical choice for his replacement. The band turned to a versatile, highly experienced performer who possessed a rich expansive voice of untapped range which could soar, swoop, sting and serenade with uniform intensity. LRB founder was well aware of ’s capacities. Having observed and admired his development over the previous 14 years, he became ’s producer for the 1981 album. It was during those sessions that LRB’s American member provided a vital objective appraisal. “I remember putting on headphones in the studio and this amazing voice was coming through” relates . “I couldn’t work out why I’d never heard it before.”
This Sony release is essentially the Bruce Springsteen greatest-hits set that appeared earlier in 2009 as a Wal-Mart exclusive – setting off a mini storm in the media about whether or not the pro-union Springsteen should have any dealings at all with the non-union Wal-Mart company – with three tracks, "Long Walk Home" (from 2007's Magic) and live versions of "Because the Night" and "Fire," added to the end of the sequence. Columbia's 18-track Greatest Hits set from 1995 probably does a better job of charting through the commercial, radio-ready side of Springsteen's career, but the addition of the live tracks here strengthens this collection and makes it feel like a much broader and more rounded portrait than the original Wal-Mart issue was. The truth is, Springsteen has so many great songs that it is probably impossible to put out a single-disc greatest-hits set that would please everyone, but this one essentially does it's job – you've heard all of these songs on the radio.