|Thunderfingers: The Best of John Entwistle|
|Compilation album by John Entwistle|
|Released||October 29, 1996|
|Recorded||1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1981|
|John Entwistle chronology|
Thunderfingers: The Best of John Entwistle is a compilation album by John Entwistle, who was the bassist for The Who. The album was released in 1996 by Rhino Records John Entwistle's debut and final record to be released by that company.
A compilation album comprises tracks, which may be previously released or unreleased, usually from several separate recordings by either one or several performers. If by one artist, then generally the tracks were not originally intended for release together as a single work, but may be collected together as a greatest hits album or box set. If from several performers, there may be a theme, topic, time period, or genre which links the tracks, or they may have been intended for release as a single work—such as a tribute album. When the tracks are by the same recording artist, the album may be referred to as a retrospective album or an anthology.
An album is a collection of audio recordings issued as a collection on compact disc (CD), vinyl, audio tape, or another medium. Albums of recorded music were developed in the early 20th century as individual 78-rpm records collected in a bound book resembling a photograph album; this format evolved after 1948 into single vinyl LP records played at 33 1⁄3 rpm. Vinyl LPs are still issued, though album sales in the 21st-century have mostly focused on CD and MP3 formats. The audio cassette was a format used alongside vinyl from the 1970s into the first decade of the 2000s.
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When Allmusic rated the album they said: "As a solo artist separate from the Who, John Entwistle has never been more than a cult figure. His solo music rocks harder than Pete Townshend's, and, at least initially, what he lacked as a singer he more than makes up for in the sheer weirdness of his lyrics. This 18-song collection may make a few converts, showcasing the best songs from five albums cut between 1971 through 1981."
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All songs written by John Entwistle except those noted
|2.||"Pick Me Up (Big Chicken)"||3:47|
|3.||"What Are We Doing Here?"||3:53|
|5.||"I Believe in Everything"||3:10|
|7.||"Thinkin' It Over"||3:10|
|10.||"The Window Shopper"||3:28|
|11.||"I Found Out"||3:50|
|12.||"I Feel Better"||4:46|
|13.||"Made in Japan"||3:57|
|14.||"Roller Skate Kate"||3:46|
|18.||"Too Late the Hero"||7:27|
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