20th Century Masters: The Best Of Joe Walsh
by Joe Walsh
Released: Mar 2000
On the short list of best rock guitarists ever, Joe Walsh's non-Eagles material -- from his all-too-brief stint with James Gang to his straight-up solo records -- is simply some of the best guitar-mania-with-super-hooks the '70s have to offer. 20th Century Masters concentrates on Walsh's years with James Gang, with only a few cuts from the solo career for which he's best known ("Rocky Mountain Way," "Turn to Stone"), a welcome change from the 50 collections with "Life's Been Good." "Midnight Man" is the best Neil Young song Neil never wrote.