30 Songs, 1 Hour 24 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
172 Ratings

172 Ratings

DanMcCollum ,

A Well Rounded Compilation Of An American Original


Creating a single disk which manages to encapsulate the entirety of Dewey Cox's career would be a daunting task for anybody. No other artist in American history has had a career which spans so many genres, and which has contributed so much to world culture. Who else can claim to have had number one hits on the top of the Pop, Country & Western, R&B and Adult Contemporary charts? Elvis, Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan all come close, but none of these three had the same spark which makes Dewey Cox such a legend.
With such a large diskography to draw from, some hard choices had to be made in the creation of this disk. We have all of the major hits here; Walk Hard, Guilty As Charged, Let's Duet, and Let Me Hold You (Little Man). Due to Mr. Cox's odd penchant for rerecording "Walk Hard" in differing styles every so many years, we actually have four versions of the same song on this disk; the original, a punk rendition, the theme song of his 1970s TV show, and an all-star version. I think we can thank the Cox foundation to thank that the Hair Metal rendition of the song was left off. Unfortunately, several minor hits were not included on "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story"; most notably "You Make Me Love Sick" and "Whose Your Daddy Now". I suppose we'll have to wait until the long awaited "Box of Cox" to be released before we can get the definitive answer to Dewey Cox's career.

denver1441 ,

Fantastic!

Hilarious, beautiful, smart... defintely worth buying... If you know all the songs before you see the movie you will enjoy it all the more!

Cellocaster Paul ,

DAN BERN!

Bought this album last week, and the whole thing is a must. Dan Bern has written into the best of these songs a depth of emotion, intellect, and humor that is executed brilliantly by John C. Reilly and the crew. These guys should be at the top of the pops! I believe the Bern/Viola composition "Beautiful Ride" is an instant timeless classic!

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