George Clinton ‎– Greatest Funkin' Hits

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Greatest Funkin' Hits has something of a misleading title. It implies that all of George Clinton's biggest solo hits, in their original forms, are featured on this compilation. Instead, Greatest Funkin' Hits takes Clinton's best-known songs -- not just solo hits like "Atomic Dog" and "Do Fries Go With That Shake," but also Parliament/Funkadelic songs like "Flashlight," "Mothership Connection," "Knee Deep" and "Bop Gun" -- and presents them in remixed forms. Sometimes, the remixes are good -- Coolio's take on "Atomic Dog" is fun, and Ice Cube's appearance on "Bop Gun (One Nation)" is terrific -- but often, the remixes are perfunctory and uninspired, making the album a tedious listening experience. Most importantly, it should not be considered in any way as a greatest-hits album -- it's simply another in a long line of pointless Clinton-associated remix albums.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
C1 7243 8 33911 1 0 George Clinton Greatest Funkin' Hits(2xLP, Album, Red) Capitol Records C1 7243 8 33911 1 0 US 1996 Sell This Version
C1 7243 8 53575 1 0 George Clinton Greatest Funkin' Hits (Record 1)(LP, Ltd, Red) Capitol Records C1 7243 8 53575 1 0 US 1996 Sell This Version
C1 7243 8 53576 1 9 George Clinton Greatest Funkin' Hits (Record 2)(LP, Ltd, Red) Capitol Records C1 7243 8 53576 1 9 US 1996 Sell This Version
7243 8 33911 1 0, PRMD 20 George Clinton Greatest Funkin' Hits(2xLP, Album, Gat) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 7243 8 33911 1 0, PRMD 20 UK 1996 Sell This Version
7243 8 33911 2 7 George Clinton Greatest Funkin' Hits(CD, Album) Capitol Records 7243 8 33911 2 7 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
7243 8 33911 2 7 George Clinton Greatest Funkin' Hits(CD, Album) Capitol Records 7243 8 33911 2 7 Australasia 1996 Sell This Version
TOCP-8825 George Clinton Greatest Funkin' Hits(CD, Album) Capitol Records TOCP-8825 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
CDP 7243 8 33911 2 7 George Clinton Greatest Funkin' Hits(CD, Album) Capitol Records CDP 7243 8 33911 2 7 US 1996 Sell This Version
7243 8 33911 2 7, PRMCD 20 George Clinton Greatest Funkin' Hits(CD, Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 7243 8 33911 2 7, PRMCD 20 UK & Europe 1996 Sell This Version
7243 8 33911 2 George Clinton Greatest Funkin' Hits(CD, Album) Capitol Records 7243 8 33911 2 US 1996 Sell This Version
CDP 533911 George Clinton Greatest Funkin' Hits(CD, Album) Capitol Records CDP 533911 US 1996 Sell This Version
7243 8 33911 2 7 George Clinton Greatest Funkin' Hits(CD, Album) Capitol Records 7243 8 33911 2 7 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
CDP 7243 8 33911 2 7 George Clinton Greatest Funkin' Hits(CD, Album, Club) Capitol Records CDP 7243 8 33911 2 7 US 1996 Sell This Version
7243 8 33911 2 7, PRMCD 20 George Clinton Greatest Funkin' Hits(CDr, Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 7243 8 33911 2 7, PRMCD 20 UK & Europe 1996 Sell This Version
C4 7243 8 33911 4 1 George Clinton Greatest Funkin' Hits(Cass, Album) Capitol Records C4 7243 8 33911 4 1 US 1996 Sell This Version
none George Clinton Greatest Funkin' Hits(Cass, Album, Promo) EMI none Germany 1996 Sell This Version
none George Clinton Greatest Funkin' Hits(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Moon Records (2) none Ukraine 1997 Sell This Version
none George Clinton Greatest Funkin' Dance Remixes(CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (George Clinton) none Russia Unknown Sell This Version

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DJRicoMixshow

DJRicoMixshow

August 17, 2018
edited 8 months ago
referencing Greatest Funkin' Hits, CD, Album, CDP 7243 8 33911 2 7
This CD contains all remixes, not the original versions. If you are looking for the originals, this cd is not for you. The remixes are not bad though. Title should be 'Greatest Funkin' Remixes'
overlordr

overlordr

May 15, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Greatest Funkin' Hits, CD, Album, 7243 8 33911 2

The title IS terribly misleading, and it is mostly a product of its time, but a few tracks of it are fine. If one looks at it as some of the beneficiaries of Clinton's creative genius giving a tiny crumb back in return (Probably only on Flashlight and Bop Gun, the latter of which could already be found on an Ice Cube album three years before), it's not anything great, but also not near as bad as others have said. In the case of the Jimmy G & The Tackheads track and the two from R&B Skeletons In The Closet album (which featured a just-dethroned Vanessa Williams pre-stardom), it pushed a couple very under-heard tracks into a dim spotlight of sorts. I paid $12 for it when it was first released, and it's not worth that. For a buck or two, it's fine.
Chachere

Chachere

October 22, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Greatest Funkin' Hits, CD, Album, CDP 7243 8 33911 2 7

Rip-off release containing substandard, irrelevant, and cringingly dated remixes of Clinton's repertoire, and packaged in such a way that the label hopes you aren't tipped off until after you buy. Very little merit as an artistic effort, but valuable as a document of recording industry rapacity, and especially its methods for spinning out derivative content.