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|Greatest Hits and Black Beauties|
|Greatest hits album by|
|Released||November 15, 1999|
|L.A. Guns chronology|
Greatest Hits and Black Beauties is an album by L.A. Guns. Unlike the prior studio albums, this album is unique in that it features re-recordings of older L.A. Guns songs in a newer style, along with a handful of new tracks. Ultimate LA Guns , supposedly the second greatest hits album by the band (following Best Of: Hollywood a Go-Go ), does not contain the original versions of its hits but rather the re-recordings from this album. That album was released in 2002.
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A re-recording is a recording produced following a new performance of a work of music. This is most commonly, but not exclusively, by a popular artist or group. It differs from a reissue, which involves a second or subsequent release of a previously-recorded piece of music.