After nearly 20 years, six albums and two EPs, the Eli Young Band has more than enough material to fill out a setlist night after night.
It follows then that there’s also more than enough material to warrant a greatest-hits collection.
The band – Mike Eli, Jon Jones, Chris Thompson and James Young – released “This Is Eli Young Band: Greatest Hits” in March.
Of course, the album features chart-toppers like “Even If It Breaks Your Heart,” “Love Ain’t,” “Drunk Last Night,” “Crazy Girl,” “Always the Love Songs,” “Dust” and “When It Rains,” plus singles like “Saltwater Gospel” and “Guinevere.”
But for “This Is Eli Young Band,” the band also pulled out a few deep cuts like “Small Town Kid” and “Highways and Broken Hearts,” both from 2005’s “Level.”
“Those kids in that garage band we started out as wouldn’t have expected we would be where we are now and what is still ahead of us,” the band wrote on its website about the greatest-hits album. “Fans from day one, and fans jumping in to discover us now – you are, as cliché as this sentiment can be, making all of it possible.
“This album brings the songs you love most to one place! Thankful for the past and excited for the future. We hope you will turn it on, up and sing along!”
The Eli Young Band last played the Knitting Factory in November.
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