"Weird Al" Yankovic - Greatest Hits Volume II download album
Greatest Hits Volume II is a compilation album of songs by "Weird Al" Yankovic, featuring his best known songs that did not appear on "Weird Al" Yankovic's Greatest Hits, plus the new single "Headline News" which had first appeared on the boxed set Permanent Record: Al In The Box, released a month prior.
Greatest Hits Volume II is a compilation album of Weird Al Yankovic’s greatest songs that did not appear on Weird Al Yankovic’s Greatest Hits album. It features songs that were previously released in the albums Dare to Be Stupid, Polka Party!, UHF – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and Other Stuff, Off the Deep End, and Alapalooza. It also includes Headline News, which was previously released as a bonus single in Permanent Record: Al in the Box.
Lyrics By – Al Yankovic (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11). Management – Jay Levey. Photography By – Kirk Weddle. Producer – Al Yankovic (tracks: 1 to 5, 8, 10), Rick Derringer (tracks: 6, 7, 9, 11, 12). Written-By – Al Yankovic (tracks: 3, 6, 9, 12). Notes. Track 1 from single, released September 1994.
Weird Al" Yankovic's Greatest Hits is a compilation album of parody and original songs by "Weird Al" Yankovic, featuring his best known songs from his first five studio albums, all of which were released in the 1980s. Despite this, the album failed to chart upon release, and ranks as one of Yankovic's least-selling records. Greatest Hits Volume Tw. .Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 (Marvin Gaye album) (1967). Greatest Hits Volume II (Alan Jackson album) (2003). Greatest Hits Volume II (1985) by Billy Joel. Greatest Hits Volume Two (The Judds album) (1991). Greatest Hits 2 (Toby Keith album) (2004).
Greatest Hits Volume II is a compilation album of songs by "Weird Al" Yankovic, featuring his best known songs that did not appear on "Weird Al" Yankovic's Greatest Hits, plus the new single "Headline News" which had first appeared on the boxed set Permanent Record: Al In The Box, released a month prior. Yankovic's third album, Dare to Be Stupid has two songs featured: "This is the Life" and " Yoda ". "Christmas at Ground Zero" first appeared on the 1986 release Polka Party!. " Money for Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies " was culled from the 1989 album UHF – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and Other Stuff. Yankovics early accordion role models included Frankie Yankovic and Myron Floren, in the 1970s, Yankovic was a big fan of Elton John and claims Johns Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album was partly how I learned to play rock n roll on the accordion. Other sources of inspiration for his comedy come from Mad magazine, Monty Python, Yankovic began kindergarten a year earlier than most children, and he skipped second grade. My classmates seemed to think I was some kind of rocket scientist so I was labeled an early on.
Sure, he can be corny, but when "Weird Al" Yankovic hits the target, he can also be one pointed satirist. Greatest Hits Volume II gathers such rib-ticklers as "Headline News" (Tanya Harding meets the Crash Test Dummies), "Jurassic Park" (to the tune of "MacArthur Park"), and "Smells Like Nirvana.
Album Information : Title: Weird Al Yankovic - Greatest Hits, Volume 2. Approx.
Tracklist Hide Credits
Backing Vocals – Lisa PopeilKeyboards – Kim BullardPerformer [Musical Hands] – "Musical Mike" KiefferWritten-By – Brad Roberts
Voice [Barney Rubble And Dino] – Mel BlancVoice [Fred Flintstone] – Alan ReedWritten-By – A. Kiedis*, C. Smith*, Flea, J. Frusciante*
|3||You Don't Love Me Anymore
Keyboards – Brad Buxer
|4||Smells Like Nirvana
Performer [Belch] – "Musical Mike" KiefferTuba – Tommy Johnson Written-By – K. Cobain*, Nirvana
|5||Achy Breaky Song
Keyboards – Ruben ValtierraPerformer [Musical Hands] – "Musical Mike" KiefferWritten-By – D. Von Tress*
Backing Vocals – The Waters SistersKeyboards – Kim BullardTrumpet – Warren Luening
|7||Money For Nothing / Beverly Hillbillies
Guitar – Mark KnopflerSynthesizer – Guy FletcherWritten-By [Money For Nothing] – M. Knopfler*, StingWritten-By [The Beverly Hillbillies Theme Song] – P. Henning*
Arranged By [Orchestral] – Brad BuxerKeyboards – Brad BuxerNoises [Dinosaur Sound Effects] – Sandy BermanWritten-By – J. Webb*
|9||This Is The Life
Banjo – Al ViolaClarinet – Gary HerbigEngineer – George TutkoPiano – Sonny Burke Scratches – The Glove*Trumpet – Warren Luening
|10||Polka Your Eyes Out
Banjo – Jim West Clarinet – Joel PeskinTrumpet – Warren LueningTuba – Tommy Johnson
|10a||Cradle Of Love
Written-By – B. Idol*, D. Werner*
Written-By – S. Vega*
Written-By – The B-52's
Written By [Uncredited] – P.D.
|10e||Pump Up The Volume
Written-By – M. Kamosi*, T. De Quincey*
|10f||Losing My Religion
Written-By – W. Berry*, J. Stipe*, M. Mills*, P. Buck*
Written-By – D. Brownson*, I. Dench*, J. Atkins*, M. Decloedt*, Z. Foley*
Written-By – C. Bourelly*, M. Bivins*, R. Bell*, R. DeVoe*
Written-By – J. Hetfield*, K. Hammett*, L. Ulrich*
|10j||The Humpty Dance
Written-By – B. Collins*, E. Humphrey*, G. Clinton*, G. Jacobs*, W. Morrison*
Written-By – E. Turner*, J. Lane*, J. Dixon*, J. Cagle*, S. Chamberlin*
|10l||Miss You Much
Written-By – T. Lewis, H. Harris III*
|10m||I Touch Myself
Written-By – B. Steinberg*, K. Amphlett*, M. McEntee*, T. Kelly*
Written-By – M. Mars*, N. Sixx*
|10o||Ice Ice Baby
Written-By – B. May*, D. Bowie*, Earthquake , F. Mercury*, J. Deacon*, R. Taylor*, Vanilla Ice
|10p||Ear Booker Polka
Written-By – A. Yankovic*
Keyboards – Pat Regan
|12||Christmas At Ground Zero
Backing Vocals – The Waters SistersGlockenspiel – Al Yankovic*Keyboards – Pat ReganSaxophone [Baritone] – Gary Herbig
- Distributed By – BMG Music
- Manufactured By – WEA Mfg. Olyphant – W503
- Arranged By – Al Yankovic* (tracks: 6, 7, 9, 11, 12)
- Art Direction, Design – Doug Haverty
- Artwork [Photographic Treatment] – Luis M. Fernandez*
- Bass Guitar – Steve Jay
- Drums, Percussion – Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz
- Engineer [Assistant] – Colin Sauers (tracks: 1 to 5, 8, 10), Jamie Dell* (tracks: 1 to 8, 10, 12)
- Engineer, Mixed By – Tony Papa (tracks: 1 to 8, 10 to 12)
- Guitar – Jim West
- Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Accordion, Keyboards – "Weird Al" Yankovic
- Lyrics By [New] – Al Yankovic* (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11)
- Management – Jay Levey
- Photography By [Photo Credit] – Kirk Weddle
- Producer – Al Yankovic* (tracks: 1 to 5, 8, 10), Rick Derringer (tracks: 6, 7, 9, 11, 12)
- Written-By – Al Yankovic* (tracks: 3, 6, 9, 12)
NotesTrack 1 from single, released September 1994.
Tracks 2, 5 and 8 from the album Alapalooza, released October 1993
Tracks 3, 4 and 10 from the album Off The Deep End, released April 1992.
Track 6 from single, released July 1989.
Track 7 from the album UHF/Original Motion Picture Soundtrack And Other Stuff, released July 1989.
Track 9 from single, released November 1984.
Track 11 from the album Dare To Be Stupid, released June 1985.
Track 12 from the album Polka Party!, released October 1986.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 7 23927 54562 0
- Matrix / Runout: wea mfg. OLYPHANT W503 1 75456-2 02 M1S1 (etched)
- Mastering SID Code: ifpi L901
- Mould SID Code: IFPI 2U3L
- ASIN: B000000U8N
|72392 75456-2||"Weird Al" Yankovic||Greatest Hits Volume II (CD, Comp)||Scotti Bros. Records||72392 75456-2||US||1994|
|9210542||"Weird Al" Yankovic||Greatest Hits Volume II (CD, Comp)||Scotti Bros. Records||9210542||Australia||1994|
|SBC 5456||"Weird Al" Yankovic||Greatest Hits Volume II (Cass, Comp)||Scotti Bros. Records, Attic||SBC 5456||Canada||1994|
|61422-32026-4||"Weird Al" Yankovic||Greatest Hits Volume II (Cass, Comp, RE)||Volcano , Way Moby||61422-32026-4||US||1994|
|72392 75456-4||"Weird Al" Yankovic||Greatest Hits Volume II (Cass, Comp)||Scotti Bros. Records||72392 75456-4||US||1994|