Mickey Ratt

Ratt Era: The Best of Mickey Ratt

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Buyer beware. Ratt Era isn't just a compilation of Ratt's finest moments from the '80s, but a collection of recordings by Mickey Ratt, an early version of the Los Angeles band. The recordings feature lead singer Stephen Pearcy and a backing band, with cameo appearances by '80s shredders George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob) and Tracii Guns (L.A. Guns). All of the hits are represented here: "Round and Round," "Lovin You Is a Dirty Job," and "You're in Love" all appear here in fine form. These are re-recordings, so the digital age has polished the sound up a bit and gives the song a bit of an unnecessary coating of shine. For those looking for a Ratt greatest-hits record but don't mind not having the original performances, this is a sensible purchase. But for those looking for the original hits and original recordings by Ratt, it would be better to seek out 2002's excellent Essentials compilation.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Mickey Ratt feat: Ratt 04:33 Amazon
2 Mickey Ratt feat: Ratt 03:40 Amazon
3 Mickey Ratt feat: Ratt 02:59 Amazon
4 Mickey Ratt feat: Ratt 02:41 Amazon
5 Mickey Ratt feat: Ratt 03:18 Amazon
6 Mickey Ratt feat: Ratt 03:52 Amazon
7 Mickey Ratt feat: Ratt 03:12 Amazon
8 Mickey Ratt feat: Ratt 04:16 Amazon
9 Mickey Ratt feat: Ratt 03:43 Amazon
10 Mickey Ratt feat: Ratt 03:45 Amazon
11 Mickey Ratt feat: Ratt 03:20 Amazon
12 Mickey Ratt feat: Ratt 03:26 Amazon
13 Mickey Ratt feat: Ratt 03:17 Amazon
14 Mickey Ratt feat: Ratt 02:45 Amazon
15 Mickey Ratt feat: Ratt 02:28 Amazon
16 Mickey Ratt feat: Ratt 02:18 Amazon
17 Mickey Ratt feat: Ratt 02:56 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
Mickey Ratt feat: Stephen Pearcy Amazon
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