I’ve been a avid Creed fan since “My Own Prison” was first released back in ‘97. I fell in love with their music because I felt they were the first band in recent years to have band-members and song-writing skills worthy of being compared to more legendary bands. They wrote real songs with real heart, instead of all that pop-punk or rap-metal garbage. Ironically, I told everyone that when Limp Bizkit, Eminem, Blink 182 and Kid Rock were long gone, Creed would still be around. I even defended them when people called them a Christian band, which THEY WERE NOT. But unfortunately, their career was cut short. At the very least, they went out on a high note and never burned out.
CD: This CD portion of this package is an accurate collection of all the bands singles. All the big hits are on here like “Higher”, “With Arms Wide Open”, “My Own Prison”, “One Last Breath”, “What If”, “My Sacrifice”, “Whats This Life For”, and “One”. The collection also features their lesser-known but equally awesome singles like “Torn”, “Are You Ready”, “Weathered”, “Bullets” and “Dont Stop Dancing”. These are all great songs, but I think to really appriciate the band, you should pick up all 3 of their albums. With a couple exceptions, all of Creed’s hits were their more commercial, radio-friendly songs. Some of their darker and heavier songs like “Say I”, “Unforgiven”, “Beautiful” or “Freedom Fighter” never made it to radio, and as a result, only one side of the band was shown. Also, seeing how this collection only contains 13 songs, I think it would have been cool if they had put some of the group’s fan-favorite songs on here like “Ode” or “Faceless Man”. There are no newly recorded or unreleased songs featured on this collection, which is good in my opinion because it’s just a marketing ploy to get the fans to purchase something they already own. Over-all, this is a great collection of Creed’s hits, and if you like it all the way through, consider picking up their individual albums.
DVD: This is a collection of all 9 of the band’s music videos: “My Own Prison”, “Whats This Life For”, “Higher”, “What If”, “With Arms Wide Open”, “My Sacrifice”, “Bullets”, “One Last Breath” and “Dont Stop Dancing”. Also featured are 3 live performances of “Torn”, “Higher” and “Weathered”. As a big fan, it’s cool to have all of the band’s music videos, but sadly, most of their videos were pretty cheesy, even the band has admitted to that. As for the live clips, I was a little let down. The band always sounded awesome in concert, but 2 of these live-clips were taken from award-show performances, and the band usually didn’t sound right when playing award-shows. Still, it’s a cool DVD and it’s not bad for an added bonus!