Header

GRAND SLAM: THE BEST OF BABE RUTH

Babe Ruth

Heavy Prog


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Babe Ruth Grand Slam: The Best of Babe Ruth album cover
2.60 | 7 ratings | 4 reviews | 29% 5 stars

Write a review
Buy BABE RUTH Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Boxset/Compilation, released in 1995

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Wells Fargo (6:15)
2. Mexican (3:25)
3. For A Few Dollars More (2:19)
4. Joker (7:34)
5. Dancer (6:04)
6. Duchess Of Orleans (5:04)
7. If Heaven's On Beauty's Side (3:46)
8. Lady (3:35)
9. Doctor Love (3:01)
10. Gimme Some Leg (6:00)
11. Jack O'Lantern (3:21)
12. Amar Caballero (Sin Ton Nit Son): El Caballero De La Reina Isabella/Hom (8:42)
13. Broken Cloud (3:55)
14. Fistful Of Dollars (2:38)
15. Black Dog (7:59)
16. We Are Holding On (3:25)

Total Time: 77:13

Lyrics

Search BABE RUTH Grand Slam: The Best of Babe Ruth lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search BABE RUTH Grand Slam: The Best of Babe Ruth tabs

Line-up / Musicians

- Steve Gurl / keyboards
- Janita Haan / lead vocals
- Dave Hewitt / bass
- Ellie Hope / lead vocals
- Ray Knott / bass
- Bernie Marsden / guitars
- Dick Powell / drums
- Dave Punshon / piano
- Alan Shacklock / guitars, vocals, percussion, keyboards
- Ed Spevock / drums, percussion

Releases information

CD EMI 724383044924 (1995)

Thanks to ProgLucky for the addition
and to Joolz for the last updates
Edit this entry

BABE RUTH MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

Buy BABE RUTH Grand Slam: The Best of Babe Ruth Music


Stealin HomeStealin Home
Import · Remastered
Bgo - Beat Goes on 2000
Audio CD$12.64
$9.99 (used)
First Base / Amar CaballeroFirst Base / Amar Caballero
Import · Remastered
Bgo - Beat Goes on 2002
Audio CD$10.67
$8.49 (used)
First BaseFirst Base
Import
Repertoire 1995
Audio CD$7.14
$5.79 (used)
Grand Slam: Best ofGrand Slam: Best of
Parlophone 2004
Audio CD$4.66
$8.96 (used)
Que PasaQue Pasa
REVOLVER RECORDS 2009
Audio CD$9.99
$14.62 (used)
Babe Ruth - First BaseBabe Ruth - First Base
Harvest Records
Vinyl$24.00 (used)
Babe Ruth - Greatest HitsBabe Ruth - Greatest Hits
Griffin Records/ Cema Special Products 1995
Audio CD$5.99
$6.33 (used)
Babe RuthBabe Ruth
One Way Records Inc 1993
Audio CD$38.99
$13.11 (used)
First Babe (Replica Gatefold Sleeve)First Babe (Replica Gatefold Sleeve)
Import
101 DISTRIBUTION 2010
Audio CD$9.09
$17.43 (used)
Amar CaballeroAmar Caballero
Import
EMI Japan 2013
Audio CD$24.31
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Babe Ruth If heaven's on beauty's side 7" HAR5082 /EX UK US $13.99 Buy It Now 2h 18m
BABE RUTH - PRIVATE NUMBER 7" VINYL US $11.02 Buy It Now 4h 31m
Babe Ruth - First Base/Amar Caballero CD US $24.78 Buy It Now 4h 33m
Babe Ruth Stealin Home 8 Track Tape TESTED US $15.00 Buy It Now 6h 55m
BABE RUTH - GRAND SLAM - THE BEST OF BABE - 5428442 US $11.17 Buy It Now 8h 50m
Presenting Great Moments In Sports LP IN SHRINK WRAP Excellent ML-5000 BABE RUTH US $29.99 Buy It Now 10h 49m
Great Moments In Sports LP Babe Ruth Joe Louis Jesse Owens ML-5000 US $6.99 Buy It Now 12h 16m
BABE RUTH if heaven's on beauty's side 1974 UK HARVEST 45 US $16.97 Buy It Now 12h 42m
Babe Ruth Self Titled LP From Publishing Company Vault US $18.00 Buy It Now 13h 22m
BABE RUTH Greatest Hits LP 1973 Capitol Records Canada VG+/VG Rare Album MEXICAN US $22.45 Buy It Now 1 day
BABE RUTH cd QUE PASA JENNY HAAN alan shocklock US $12.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Mel Allen - Voice of the Army - "Tribute To Babe Ruth" 1948 16" Transcription US $15.00 [0 bids]
1 day
Vintage Record GREATEST MOMENTS IN SPORTS Joe Louis, Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth... US $9.99 Buy It Now 1 day
BABE RUTH: Greatest Hits (Rock & Pop Capitol SN-66056 VG++ Vinyl LP) US $9.00 Buy It Now 1 day
BABE RUTH-AMAR CABALLERO-JAPAN PROMO WL +OBI iii US $112.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Bob Hope/RR Bennett - Not So Long Ago LP (RCA Victor, 1960) einstein babe ruth US $8.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Babe Ruth-Amar Caballero LP-A1/B1 MATRIX-HARVEST LABEL! US $42.42 Buy It Now 2 days
BABE RUTH Same s/t (1975) 1993 JAPAN CD issue SEALED US $42.50 Buy It Now 2 days
BABE RUTH LP BEST OF Harvest promo / demo 2019 N/M US $33.95 Buy It Now 2 days
Babe Ruth "First Base" 1973 Harvest Records LP US $9.99 [0 bids]
2 days
GREATEST MOMENTS IN SPORTS 6 eye COLUMBIA LOU GEHERIG, BABE RUTH! US $29.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Babe Ruth LP 1970 US $4.99 [0 bids]
2 days
GREAT MOMENTS IN SPORTS - BABE RUTH,JOE LOUIS,JESSE OWENS 1973 SEALED LP US $5.95 [0 bids]
2 days
Babe Ruth - First Base - Japan CD - 6Tracks US $18.04 Buy It Now 2 days
Babe Ruth - Stealin' Home - LP Record/Vinyl 1975 Capitol Rec. ST-11451 US $9.00 Buy It Now 3 days
Babe Ruth - Kid's Stuff - LP Record/Vinyl 1976 Capitol Rec. ST-11515 US $9.00 Buy It Now 3 days
THE GREATEST MOMENTS IN SPORTS Columbia/Gillette ZTV 24265 (1955) BABE RUTH US $6.79 Buy It Now 3 days
BABE RUTH SAME RARE ORIGINAL EX YUGOSLAV 1ST PRESS 1975 EX-/VG+ US $19.00 Buy It Now 3 days
Babe Ruth s/t LP NM '75 Prog Psych Harvest 11367 Jenny Haan US $8.99 Buy It Now 3 days
BABE RUTH Harvest LP RECORD Vinyl EX Sleeve VG ELECTRONIC CLASSIC ROCK US $3.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Babe Ruth - Greatest Hits CD (Canadian Release) Prog Rock US $14.92 Buy It Now 3 days
Babe Ruth - American Legend (2000) - Used - Compact Disc US $1.60 Buy It Now 4 days
BABE RUTH: First Base +2 (SS/2002/GERMANY/REPERTOIRE DIGIPAK/8 TRKS/WELLS FARGO) US $14.95 Buy It Now 4 days
BABE RUTH CD One Way 56845 '93 Reissue PROG (Renaissance, Heart, Earth and Fire) US $19.99 [0 bids]
US $25.99 Buy It Now
4 days
Babe Ruth "First Base" 1975 Prog Classic US $14.12 [0 bids]
4 days
BABE RUTH The Legend Comes To Life! LP- NEW IN PACKAGE! US $14.99 Buy It Now 5 days
Babe Ruth - First Base [CD New] US $11.97 Buy It Now 5 days
Babe Ruth-S/T (ST-11367) LP US $1.00 [0 bids]
US $5.00 Buy It Now
5 days
BABE RUTH self titled LP US $10.00 Buy It Now 5 days
BABE RUTH First Base LP Vinyl Record N MINT NM UK 1st Sympathy Credit A1 / B1 US $8.81 [2 bids]
5 days
BABE RUTH LP: The Legend Comes To Life,Curt Gowdy,1969 US $14.95 Buy It Now 5 days
GREAT MOMENTS IN SPORT Autolite COLUMBIA NM/NM- Babe Ruth,Dizzy Dean,Jesse Owens US $11.00 Buy It Now 5 days
BABE RUTH SELF TITLED '75 LP FREE COMBINED U.S. SHIPPING LP US $2.99 [0 bids]
5 days
BABE RUTH AMAR CABALLERO ST-11275 WITH LYRIC SLEEVE ON HARVEST LP US $7.99 [0 bids]
5 days
BABE RUTH - FIRST BABE NEW CD US $21.75 Buy It Now 5 days
Indie Psych Stoner LP lot Faust Lords of Falconry Babe Ruth Vanishing Kids Earth US $10.99 [0 bids]
US $15.99 Buy It Now
5 days
Babe Ruth Best Original SEALED LP 1977 Harvest UK Press Hard Prog US $31.99 Buy It Now 5 days
? Strider - Exposed (W.B. 2722) (Jennie Haan of Babe Ruth on back-up vocals) US $14.99 Buy It Now 5 days
First Base/Amar Caballero by Babe Ruth (CD, Aug-1998, Beat Goes On) US $8.99 [0 bids]
5 days
Babe Ruth. Kids Stuff 1976 1st Pressing on Capitol Records Near Mint/Very Good++ US $9.99 [0 bids]
5 days
BABE RUTH CD~Biography in Sound~old time radio show~otr US $6.26 Buy It Now 5 days
GREAT MOMENTS IN SPORTS LP VG 1973 XLP-34426 Babe Ruth, Joe Louis US $4.99 [0 bids]
5 days
Felix Dickinson : D.Bastedos ?- South of the Border : Mexican : Babe Ruth Edits US $5.58 Buy It Now 6 days
LP Record - Babe Ruth / Amar Caballero - Rare US $19.99 [0 bids]
6 days
LP Record - Babe Ruth / Self Titled US $9.99 [0 bids]
6 days
BABE RUTH "AMAR CABALLERO" 8 Track! Brand New!! Sealed US $5.00 Buy It Now 6 days
Babe Ruth - Amar Caballero (Mini Lp Sleeve) [CD New] US $51.18 Buy It Now 6 days
Greatest Moments In Sports 7" 33 Interviews Babe Ruth Dempsey Rockne Joe Louis US $5.75 [0 bids]
6 days
BABE RUTH - FIRST BASE [DIGIPAK] - NEW CD US $8.99 Buy It Now 6 days
BABE RUTH - HARVEST ST-11367 - BABE RUTH US $17.99 Buy It Now 7 days
BABE RUTH Harvest LP Vintage Music Press Poster Size advert clipping 1975 US $20.28 Buy It Now 7 days
Chris Schenkel Dizzy Dean Joe Louis Babe Ruth more The Thrill Of Sports VG++ LP US $6.00 Buy It Now 7 days
Thrilling Moments in Sports History Record Babe Ruth Jack Dempsey NFL MLB 12" LP US $6.50 Buy It Now 7 days
ORIG PROG ROCK LP - BABE RUTH - STEALIN HOME (1975) CAPITOL ST-11451 VG++ SHRINK US $16.99 Buy It Now 7 days
BABE RUTH - Self Titled s/t 1975 PROG HARD ROCK w/ Inner Sleeve Harvest US $11.99 Buy It Now 7 days
BABE RUTH The Legend Comes To Life! LP Fleetwood Record FCLP 3079 Album Yankees US $19.95 Buy It Now 7 days
Vtg 33 1/3 record album.I Can Hear It Now...Nuremberg trials,Babe Ruth,Churchill US $2.99 Buy It Now 7 days
BABE RUTH Self Titled 1974 Prog Rock LP on HARVEST, US Pressing 11367, Embossed US $7.00 [0 bids]
US $12.95 Buy It Now
7 days
BABE RUTH - BABE RUTH/STEALIN' HOME - NEW CD US $13.73 Buy It Now 8 days
BABE RUTH "GREATEST HITS" LP VINYL US $12.99 Buy It Now 8 days
EDWARD R. MURROW SEALED LP(COLUMBIA 4261)VOICES OF BABE RUTH/CHURCHILL/ETC US $8.95 Buy It Now 8 days
BABE RUTH - QUE PASA * - NEW CD US $14.70 Buy It Now 8 days
First Base/Amar Caballero by Babe Ruth (CD, Aug-1998, Beat Goes On) US $11.25 Buy It Now 8 days
Babe Ruth "Kids Stuff" 1976 Capitol Promo LP US $7.99 [0 bids]
8 days
BABE RUTH - THE LEGEND COMES TO LIFE - MARRATIVE BY CURT GOWDY US $10.00 Buy It Now 8 days
British Hard Rock Blues Prog BABE RUTH Stealin' Home LP Record 1975 CAPITOL US $14.99 Buy It Now 8 days
Babe Ruth Kids Stuff LP Record 1976 US Capitol Blues Prog Rock US $14.99 Buy It Now 8 days
Spalding Record Breakers Babe Ruth Sea Biscuit Joe Dimaggio Bobby Jones Sports US $2.50 [0 bids]
US $4.95 Buy It Now
8 days
Classical Guitar The Best of Christian Worship 2-CD (Alan Shacklock) BABE RUTH US $12.88 Buy It Now 9 days
NOT SO LONG AGO - NBC-TV SOUNDTRACK LP Babe Ruth ... US $50.00 Buy It Now 9 days
Babe ruth-ST11915-KIds stuff-Sealed US $15.00 Buy It Now 9 days
LP BABE RUTH THE LEGEND COMES TO LIFE NARRATED BY CURT GOWDY SEALED US $16.98 Buy It Now 9 days
Radiola Joe Louis vs Jack Sharkey & Babe Ruth - CBS Radio Album LP Vinyl MR-1019 US $8.49 Buy It Now 9 days
Babe Ruth - First Base/Amar Caballero [CD New] US $14.19 Buy It Now 9 days
Babe Ruth Self Titled 1975 US On Harvest Vinyl Lp ST11367 NM! US $15.88 Buy It Now 9 days
BABE RUTH: Greatest Hits LP Record Capitol 1974 US $28.69 Buy It Now 9 days
Babe Ruth Wyatt 45 rpm Down in Town /Love I'll Never KNow record 7" vinyl US $5.00 Buy It Now 9 days
GREAT MOMENTS IN SPORTS BABE RUTH JOE LOUIS KNUTE ROCKNE 1973 ORIGINAL US $34.00 Buy It Now 9 days
BABE RUTH Self Titled CD Oop & Rare 70s Classic Rock US $34.97 Buy It Now 9 days
BABE RUTH - Kids Stuff 1976 HARD ROCK Bernie Marsden WHITESNAKE US $9.99 Buy It Now 10 days
BABE RUTH "Stealin Home" 1975 Prog LP US $19.95 Buy It Now 10 days
BABE RUTH Best OF UK '70s LP HARVEST SHSM 2019 UK ROCK w/ promo sticker US $11.99 Buy It Now 10 days
FAMOUS MOMENTS IN SPORTS Vol.3 LP Conversaphone CVP-818 Babe Ruth,Bobby Thompson US $5.79 Buy It Now 10 days
FAMOUS MOMENTS IN SPORTS Vol.2 LP Conversaphone CVP-817 Babe Ruth,Joe Louis US $5.79 Buy It Now 10 days
FAMOUS MOMENTS IN SPORTS Vol.1 LP Conversaphone CVP-816 Babe Ruth,Joe Louis US $5.79 Buy It Now 10 days
BABE RUTH - FIRST BASE/AMAR CABALLERO - NEW CD US $13.53 Buy It Now 10 days
BABE RUTH-FIRST BASE (DIG) CD NEW US $16.10 Buy It Now 10 days
BABE RUTH-FIRST BABE CD NEW US $16.70 Buy It Now 10 days
The Thrill Of Sports LP Columbia CSR 5294 VG+Babe Ruth US $4.47 Buy It Now 10 days
Babe Ruth - First Base CD US $18.31 Buy It Now 11 days

More places to buy BABE RUTH music online Buy BABE RUTH & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for BABE RUTH DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

BABE RUTH Grand Slam: The Best of Babe Ruth ratings distribution


2.60
(7 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(29%)
29%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(29%)
29%
Good, but non-essential (14%)
14%
Collectors/fans only (29%)
29%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

BABE RUTH Grand Slam: The Best of Babe Ruth reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by Trotsky
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
2 stars At the best of times, compilations are unlikely to focus on a group's most progressive moments, and Babe Ruth are one of the least overtly progressive rock bands in here. This collection therefore can easily lead a newcomer to believe that all Babe Ruth ever were was a second drawer hard rock band ... one among hundreds of Led Zeppelin wannabes. That might be cruel but the fact is that too few of the 16 tracks on this set are worth the attention of yer average prog fan.

Now that doesn't mean that the music on here is really bad. The power-packed vocals of lead singer Janita Haan (who's from the Janis Joplin school of blues shouters), stinging guitars of Alan Shacklock and occasional dexterous keyboard leads from Dave Punshon do indeed make Babe Ruth a band worth listening to. But the track selection leaves a lot to be desired, even if they did make the sensible choice of picking from only the first three Babe Ruth albums (the fourth Stealin' Home was made by a line-up containing only two of the band's original line-up, and by the time of 1977's fifth and final album Kid's Stuff, none of them were left!) . The omission of the two most progressive tracks off the first album (First Base) alone ensures that this record probably isn't the place to start from.

The tunes which best show off the afore-mentioned strengths of the group are heavy blues rock offerings Wells Fargo, Joker and Black Dog (all also off that first album) and the three part Latin epic Amar Caballero on which Shacklock's considerable Spanish guitar skills get a real airing as they lead a jam that would make Carlos Santana proud.

Many of the tracks though are like Jack O'Lantern which sees the group making a move for the commercial hard rock ground ploughed by the likes of UFO and even latter-day Sweet, although some have enjoyable moments ... Dancer has a fine synth solo from Punshon's replacement Steve Girl. The emphatically-prog tracks are The Duchess Of Orleans, a misfiring musical-type track with off-pitch vocals, the lounge-jazz of Lady, the zany funk-soul (saz solo and all) of Doctor Love, the lush Eastern-themed ballad Broken Cloud and If Heaven's On Beauty's Side (which, considering it was recorded in 1975 does a damn fine job of presaging disco!). When you add in the two covers of Morricone's For A Few Dollars More and Fistful Of Dollars, the "cheesiness factor" of this record is pretty high.

If you're looking for innovative, experimental rock, I'm really very sure that this album is not worth investigating. In fact, even considering the solidity of the first album, there really are hundreds of groups you should head to before turning to Babe Ruth. ... 27% on the MPV scale

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to Trotsky (BETA) | Report this review (#62184) | Review Permalink
Posted Thursday, December 29, 2005

Review by Sheavy
COLLABORATOR Progressive Electronic Team
2 stars This band was one that I always held on the lower tier of Heavier Prog, not even being on the same level as a lot of more underrated and unknown bands.

Anyway, Babe Ruth has released some good songs, and this compilation does do a good job getting there better ones, but there is nothing interesting for most people to sink their teeth into here, unless you simply adore the band, but that is not me, nor as it seems, most people here.

For the most part this gets the better songs from the akbums after First Base, and it has my favorites from First Base, like Wells Fargo. This compilation also has some of their worst sons too. Doctor Love is a terrible song, and the following Gimme Some Leg is a sub-par blues song that makes me wish I had never bothered with this.

Good thing I did not spend money on this, do not bother.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to Sheavy (BETA) | Report this review (#475735) | Review Permalink
Posted Monday, July 04, 2011

Latest members reviews

4 stars Durring the early 70,s,BABE RUTH seemed to capture a sound (wells fargo)that was not heard by many.along with joker,black dog ,and mexican etc... WITH THE PEAK OF ROCK &ROLLwell on its way its a shame that BABE RUTH was not heard more in the rock world . Take a chance ... (read more)

Report this review (#46984) | Posted by | Saturday, September 17, 2005 | Review Permanlink

3 stars I usually don't like compilations (with the exception of box sets) but, since this is the only Babe Ruth album I ever found on CD in Brazil (and this is an import), I don't have any other option to review (having listened to their original LPs many years ago, I cannot write good reviews of the ... (read more)

Report this review (#43640) | Posted by M. B. Zapelini | Sunday, August 21, 2005 | Review Permanlink

Post a review of BABE RUTH "Grand Slam: The Best of Babe Ruth"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.39 seconds