- Released: April 26, 2005
- Label: Bellamy Brothers
Q - 2/02, p.1243 stars out of 5
- "...Showcases a fair songwriter in David Bellamy and some fantastic harmonies..."
- 1.Let Your Love Flow
- 2.Do You Love As Good As You Look
- 3.Old Hippie
- 4.Sugar Daddy
- 5.If I Said You Have A Beautiful Body (Would You Hold It Against Me) - (live)
- 6.Tired Of Gettin' My Butt Kicked
- 7.Crazy From The Heart
- 8.I Need More Of You
- 9.Hard Way To Make An Easy Living
- 10.I'd Lie To You For Your Love
- 11.I Could Be Persuaded - (live)
- 12.Cowboy Beat
- 13.What'll I Do
- 14.Feelin' The Feelin'
- 15.When I'm Away From You
- 16.You Ain't Just Whistlin' Dixie
- 17.Reggae Cowboy
- 18.I Love Her Mind
- 19.Rebels Without A Clue
- 20.Redneck Girl - (live)
Personnel includes: David & Howard Bellamy (vocals, guitar); George Terry (guitar, cello, bass); Randy Hiebert (guitar, bass); Dannie Jones (pedal steel guitar, dobro); Wally Dentz (harmonica, bass); Walt Richmond, Ron Taylor (keyboards); Jamie Oldaker (drums, percussion); Juan Perez (percussion).
Producers: George Terry, The Bellamy Brothres, Ralph Siegel, Ed Seay.
How do you sum up a quarter century of history making music? The Bellamy Brothers succeed in doing just that in a 25-year celebration of the hits they have given the world. The 25 Year Collection, Vol. 1 is the first in a two-part release for Howard and David Bellamy. Listening to the album is a digitally enhanced stroll through the past. Modern recording and re-mastering technology is used to produce a crisper sound on Bellamy classics such as "Let Your Love Flow," "Old Hippie," "Crazy From the Heart," and "Sugar Daddy." In a refreshing change from many greatest-hits collections, the Bellamys include three live cuts: "If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body (Would You Hold It Against Me)," featuring an outstanding guitar solo; "I Could Be Persuaded"; and "Redneck Girl," which effectively closes the album on an upbeat note. With its retrospective photo montage insert, the Bellamy Brothers' 25 Year Collection, Vol. 1 is sure to stir memories from the days when traditional country music first began its merge with mainstream light rock. ~ Rick Cohoon