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Cat PowerThe Greatest

Genre:Rock
Style:Blues Rock
Year:

Tracklist

The Greatest3:22
Living Proof3:11
Lived In Bars3:44
Could We2:21
Empty Shell3:04
Willie5:57
Where Is My Love2:53
The Moon3:45
Islands1:44
After It All3:31
Hate3:38
Love & Communication4:34
Up And Gone2:16

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    Cover of The Greatest, 2005, CDrThe Greatest
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    Matador – OLE-626US2005US2005
    New Submission
    Cover of The Greatest, 2006-01-09, CDThe Greatest
    CD, Album
    P-Vine Records – PCD-23724, Matador – PCD-23724Japan2006Japan2006
    Recently Edited
    Cover of The Greatest, 2006-01-23, CDThe Greatest
    CD, Album, Limited Edition, Digipak
    Matador – OLE 626-2UK & Europe2006UK & Europe2006
    Recently Edited
    Cover of The Greatest, 2006-01-23, CDThe Greatest
    CD, Album, Jewel Case
    Matador – OLE 694-2Europe2006Europe2006
    Cover of The Greatest, 2006, CDThe Greatest
    CD, Advance, Album, Promo
    Matador – OLE 626-2VUS2006US2006
    Recently Edited
    Cover of The Greatest, 2006-09-12, CDThe Greatest
    CD, Album, Slipcase Edition
    Matador – OLE 743-2US2006US2006
    Recently Edited
    Cover of The Greatest, 2006-01-24, VinylThe Greatest
    LP, Album
    Matador – OLE 626-1US2006US2006
    Recently Edited
    Cover of The Greatest, 2006-09-18, CDThe Greatest
    CD, Album, Reissue, Slipcase
    Matador – OLE 744-2Europe2006Europe2006
    Cover of The Greatest, 2006, CDrThe Greatest
    CDr, Album, Promo
    Matador – noneFrance2006France2006
    Cover of The Greatest, 2006-04-27, CDThe Greatest
    CD, Album
    Soyuz Music – OLE 694-2, Matador – OLE 694-2Russia2006Russia2006
    Recently Edited
    Cover of The Greatest, 2006-09-18, CDThe Greatest
    CD, Album, Reissue
    Matador – OLE 744-2Europe2006Europe2006
    Cover of The Greatest, 2006-01-23, CDThe Greatest
    CD, Album, Limited Edition, Digipak
    Matador – OLE 626-2US2006US2006
    Cover of The Greatest, 2006, CDThe Greatest
    CD, Album, Digipak
    Matador – OLE 626-2Australia2006Australia2006
    New Submission
    Cover of The Greatest, 2006, CDrThe Greatest
    CDr, Album, Promo, Card Sleeve
    Matador – none20062006
    New Submission
    The Greatest
    CD, Album, Jewel Case
    Matador – OLE 626-2US2006US2006
    New Submission
    Cover of The Greatest, 2006-01-23, CDThe Greatest
    CD, Album, Jewel Case
    Matador – OLE 626-2US2006US2006
    New Submission
    Cover of The Greatest, 2006, CDThe Greatest
    CD, Album, Reissue, Jewel Case
    Matador – OLE 6942, Playground Music Scandinavia – 0744861069423Scandinavia2006Scandinavia2006
    New Submission
    Cover of The Greatest, 2006, CDThe Greatest
    CD, Album
    UltraPop (2) – ANGLO012Argentina2006Argentina2006
    New Submission
    Cover of The Greatest, 2006, CDThe Greatest
    CD, Album
    Matador – OLE 694-2Australia2006Australia2006
    New Submission
    Cover of The Greatest, 2006, CDrThe Greatest
    CDr, Album, Promo, Wraparound Insert
    Matador – noneUK2006UK2006
    New Submission
    Cover of The Greatest, 2006-01-23, CDThe Greatest
    CD, Album, Limited Edition, Digipak
    Matador – OLE 626-2UK & Europe2006UK & Europe2006
    New Submission
    Cover of The Greatest (First Mastered Version), 2006, CDrThe Greatest (First Mastered Version)
    CDr, Album, Promo
    Matador – noneUK2006UK2006
    New Submission
    Cover of The Greatest, 2006-01-24, CDrThe Greatest
    CDr, Album, Promo
    Matador – noneUS2006US2006
    New Submission
    Cover of The Greatest, 2006-01-09, CDThe Greatest
    CD, Album, Promo
    P-Vine Records – PCD-23724, Matador – PCD-23724Japan2006Japan2006
    New Submission
    Cover of The Greatest, 2006, CDrThe Greatest
    CDr, Album, Promo
    P-Vine Records – PCD-23724, Matador – PCD-23724Japan2006Japan2006
    New Submission
    Cover of The Greatest, 2006-09-12, CDThe Greatest
    CD, Album, Limited Edition, Slipcase Edition
    Matador – OLE 626-2US2006US2006
    Cover of The Greatest, 2006-09-12, CDThe Greatest
    CD, Album, Slipcase Edition
    Matador – OLE 743-2US2006US2006
    New Submission
    Cover of The Greatest, 2006, CDThe Greatest
    CD, Album, Reissue, Slipcase
    Matador – OLE 744-2, Remote Control – OLE 7442Australia & New Zealand2006Australia & New Zealand2006
    New Submission
    Cover of The Greatest, 2006-01-23, CDThe Greatest
    CD, Album, Limited Edition, Digipak
    Matador – OLE 626-2, Playground Music Scandinavia – OLE 626-2, Matador – OLE 6262, Playground Music Scandinavia – OLE 6262Scandinavia2006Scandinavia2006
    Recently Edited
    Cover of The Greatest, 2006-01-24, FileThe Greatest
    12×File, AAC, Album, Stereo, 128 kbit/s
    Matador – iTunesEurope2006Europe2006
    New Submission
    Cover of The Greatest, 2006, CDThe Greatest
    CD, Album
    Союз – OLE 694-2, Matador – OLE 694-2, Moon Records (2) – MR 1697-2Ukraine2006Ukraine2006
    New Submission
    Cover of The Greatest, 2006, VinylThe Greatest
    LP, Album
    Matador – 744861074304US2006US2006
    New Submission
    Cover of The Greatest, 2008, VinylThe Greatest
    LP, Album, Reissue, Repress, 180 Gram
    Matador – OLE 626-1US2008US2008
    New Submission
    Cover of The Greatest, 2009, CDThe Greatest
    CD, Album, Reissue, Slipcase
    Matador – OLE 744-2, Beggars Japan – OLE 7442JJapan2009Japan2009
    New Submission
    Cover of The Greatest, 2012-06-26, VinylThe Greatest
    LP, Album, Reissue, 120 gram
    Matador – OLE-743-0US2012US2012
    Cover of The Greatest, 2013, CDThe Greatest
    CD, Album
    Matador – LAB 1013-2, Lab 344 – LAB 1013-2, UltraPop (2) – LAB 1013-2Brazil2013Brazil2013
    New Submission
    Cover of The Greatest, 2021-02-18, FileThe Greatest
    12×File, MP3, Album, Reissue, 320 kbps
    Matador – none20212021
    New Submission
    Cover of The Greatest, 2021, VinylThe Greatest
    LP, Album, Reissue
    Matador – OLE-743-0US2021US2021
    New Submission
    Cover of The Greatest, , VinylThe Greatest
    LP, Album, Reissue
    Matador – OLE 626-1, OLE 743-0USUS
    New Submission

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    Reviews

    • dharmabum69's avatar
      dharmabum69
      Hello. My copy sounds great on my Dual 701. .
      • Aldocpr's avatar
        Aldocpr
        A great album but a poor quality pressing. Cat Power at her best.
        • luizyoung's avatar
          luizyoung
          Awful album cover.

          Matador made a mistake replacing the original cover.
          • jlsbradham's avatar
            jlsbradham
            Cat Power - The Greatest

            First off, this album is impeccably well-recorded. Each instrument sounds full, live, and lush when taken in a vacuum, but more on that later. Aside from that, the music is some of the most pleasant, heartfelt, and ethereal work I’ve heard of any artist. I don’t know if you can say that this is the greatest (no pun intended!) Cat Power album, but it is immeasurably high up there. These tunes cement Chan as a modern day songwriting genius in my mind, and others have echoed this sentiment prior to me writing this review. The playing by all the featured musicians is also extremely impressive.

            Now, while the music and recording are great, I’m not a huge fan of the vinyl mix or master of this album. For an album recorded this well and to have been mastered by Kevin Gray, I am surprised that the bass was so incredibly bloated on this release. That seems to be the case of many modern day albums pressed on vinyl, but either way, I cut -3.5 dB at 80hZ with a Q of 2 with my receiver’s EQ and it plays perfectly now. This also might just be a matter of personal preference…or perhaps my speakers favor bass a bit more than I’d like, but all that being said, if you purchase this album and hear what I heard…hopefully you have an EQ somewhere in your system and can cut a bit of the bass frequencies. After doing that, this album sounds demo record worthy on my system. It cleared up the mud and everything you look for in an audiophile album is here. I wish more bands would do what Chan did here, a super audiophile-quality mainline release from their catalogue as the initial press.

            Beautiful, just beautiful. Also, the packaging is GORGEOUS. The pressing from RTI isn’t the greatest (no pun intended…again!), with a decent amount of surface noise, especially between tracks, even after cleaning multiple times. But I’m being a bit nit-picky there. If you like indie, go for this album. If you’re reading this, you are probably already familiar with Chan’s work and are considering purchasing this album. Do yourself a favor and do so before prices shoot up…I see this being a $100+ record some day soon. It’s already close to being such.

            Music: 4.5/5
            Mixing/mastering: 3.5/5
            Packaging: 4.5/5
            Pressing: 4/5

            Equipment used: Pro-Ject The Classic SB SuperPack turntable, VAS custom wood-body Shure M91 MM cartridge with ML stylus, Pro-Ject Tube Box DS2 Preamp, Klipsch RP-8060FA floor tower speakers, Marantz SR6005 Stereo receiver

            -Review by Linc Bradham
            • chaeschuechli's avatar
              I really looked forward to hear the album but I do not recommend this copy.
              "The Greatest" - maybe my favourite song of the album - skips 2-3 times at the very beginning.
              I bought a mint copy, took out the vinyl out of the paper sleeve and some very light scratches can be seen.
              I am sad.
              • skyline_pigeon's avatar
                Is there a vinyl version with the 'Dreams' cover song on it, or is it on the CD only version.
                • anthonyzotov's avatar
                  anthonyzotov
                  A great album with a lovely voice. Not usually my favourite style of music but Cat Power brings something to the table that is hard to find with any other artist.
                  • Anthon40's avatar
                    Anthon40
                    This is not a Kevin Gray remaster. This is a repress of the first which was cut by Gray and pressed by RTI
                    • diluhn's avatar
                      diluhn
                      pretty ok pressing i got. it seems the bass is way too loud on these, turning them down on my eq makes this sound pretty good! minus the quiet crackling that i cannot get out of it. anyway, if you find cheap you might as well go for it
                      • Andysomething's avatar
                        Andysomething
                        Agree with previous comment this is a dreadful pressing, I can't listen to it again, back to the CD for me

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