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Bride
The Best of Bride



Artist Info: Discography
Album length: 11 tracks: 44 minutes, 55 seconds
Street Date: 2000


"Best of" projects are always touchy subjects. Everyone has their own opinion of what the best songs by an artist are. Usually they cover the best songs off all their albums they've recorded. With this year's The Best of Bride, I am apalled at the album's selection, with me being a Bride fan myself.

The Best of Bride is as far from such as you can possibly get. I have been a fan since the mid-90s and have liked a lot of their work on Scarecrow Messiah and Snakes in the Playground. Pamplin took 5 songs from their last album, Oddities, 4 from the previous one, The Jesus Experience, and 2 from lead singer Dale Thompson's hillbilly blues solo album, Testimony -- which isn't even Bride! -- and tossed them onto one CD. Any Bride fan with Bride history knowledge would know that these songs are not their best and that it was arranged by their record company (since only Oddities, Jesus Experience & Dale's Testimony are the only projects by them on Pamplin). Not even the "Worm" video attached to make it an enhanced CD can save this "collection" (Besides, it's included on The Jesus Experience album. However they did include the newer "Under the Blood" video).

I find the project insulting to Bride fans and maybe even to the band themselves. If you want a good Bride collection CD, check out Shotgun Wedding which was released a few years ago.

- Review date: 7/26/00, written by John DiBiase


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. Artist Info: Discography
. Record Label: Organic Records
. Album length: 11 tracks, 44 minutes and 55 seconds
  • Release Date: 2000
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    1. I Ain't Coming Down (off 1998's Oddities)
    2. I Found God (off 1998's Oddities)
    3. If I Told You It Was the End of World (off 1998's Oddities)
    4. Under the Blood (off 1998's Oddities)
    5. Why Won't He Break (off 1998's Oddities)
    6. End (off 1997's Jesus Experience)
    7. Live for You (off 1997's Jesus Experience)
    8. I Love You (off 1997's Jesus Experience)
    9. Worm (off 1997's Jesus Experience)
    10. Ain't No Devil (off of Dale Thompson's solo album, Testimony)
    11. Road Less Traveled (off of Dale Thompson's solo album, Testimony)

     

     

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