|

Click here to expand and collapse the player

Very Best of the Samples 1984-1994

Rate It! Avg: 4.5 (34 ratings)
Retail
Member
Very Best of the Samples 1984-1994 album cover
01
Feel Us Shaking
4:40
$0.49
$0.99
02
Birth of Words
4:41
$0.49
$0.99
03
Walted Up
5:11
$0.49
$0.99
04
When It's Raining
3:31
$0.49
$0.99
05
Did Ya Ever Look So Nice
4:02
$0.49
$0.99
06
14th and Euclid
4:16
$0.49
$0.99
07
Taking Us Home
4:04
$0.49
$0.99
08
Little Silver Ring
3:59
$0.49
$0.99
09
Still Water
3:33
$0.49
$0.99
10
Nitrous Fall
4:19
$0.49
$0.99
11
Water Rush
3:00
$0.49
$0.99
12
Only To You
3:08
$0.49
$0.99
13
Weight of the World
4:29
$0.49
$0.99
14
My Town (live 1992)
2:57
$0.49
$0.99
15
Summertime
4:56
$0.49
$0.99
16
Nature
5:31
$0.49
$0.99
17
When the Day is Done
2:25
$0.49
$0.99
Album Information
EDITOR'S PICK

Total Tracks: 17   Total Length: 68:42

Find a problem with a track? Let us know.

Write a Review 4 Member Reviews

Please register before you review a release. Register

user avatar

The Samples are the Best!

artyom666

This is another college band that I frequently saw live at the University of Colorado in Boulder. For some reason about half of the songs on this album reach in and tug on my soul (I guess they take me back to when I was an overstimulated undergrad)! My favorites are "Feel Us Shaking", "Birth of Words", and "Waited Up". But the whole album is worth a download if you sample those three songs and like them.

user avatar

Great

palmbird

I have been a fan of the Samples since their first album and this is a great "best of"....All songs are worth the download. Do it!!

user avatar

Make room for The Samples!

sigemund

I first heard of The Samples about eight years ago, when I heard Boyd Tinsley (of DMB) guest on a live performance of "Did You Ever Look So Nice?". I've kept them in the back of my mind, but had never actually heard any of their albums before. The other day I came across them here, and downloaded this album -- I am SO glad I did. The Samples remind me a bit of moe., but tighter and more mellow. Each song is a highlight in itself, but I particularly love "Did You Ever Look So Nice?", "Weight of the World", "Nature", and "Still Water". This is definitely an album to check out, if you have any interest in pop-rock with jazz and reggae influences, this is a can't miss.

user avatar

Good Feeling Music

dcmallen

Sean Kelley and company have been making good feeling music for a long time now (since '84???). The tracks on this collection cover their first few albums which I think is an excellent introduction to the band's music. Begin with this and then be sure to check out their 2001 album Return to Earth and their live show!

They Say All Music Guide

Chronicling the Samples first five years, this best-of counts 17 of the Colorado outfit’s finest early numbers. Steered by Sean Kelly, the jam band movement’s answer to Sting, this compilation launches with what still may be the group’s most memorable tune, “Feel Us Shaking,” an expansive, reggae-tinged homage to environmentalism. A similar vibe permeates “My Town” and “Waited Up,” tunes that almost measure up to the set-opener. Glistening, damn near inspirational numbers like “Little Silver Ring” and “Did You Ever Look So Nice” prove what a fine pop band the group became, even if the mainstream music world wasn’t listening. An important reminder that before Dave Matthews and Big Head Todd & the Monsters, the Samples were out there paving the way as far as underground college rock bands go. For some, this is an enjoyable bit of nostalgia — housing a bonus DVD with four videos, a documentary and additional audio tracks — but for those looking to catch up, this is an exhilarating place to start. – John D. Luerssen

more »