Cheap Trick Celebrate 'Silver' Anniversary

Double-live LP culled from 1999 concert features Billy Corgan, Slash, more.

To commemorate their 25th year together, rockers Cheap Trick are celebrating with an aptly titled double-live album, Silver.

Set for release on February 27 by Cheap Trick Unlimited Records, the 29-track set — recorded during an August 1999 concert in Rockford, Illnois (see "Cheap Trick Anniversary Fest To Feature Art Alexakis, Slash, Others") — includes at least one song from each of the band's thirteen albums, offering something for fans of the band's mainstream work ("I Want You to Want Me," "The Flame") as well as early material ("Oh, Candy," "Gonna Raise Hell").

Guests who turned up for the Silver Anniversary Homecoming Concert at Rockford's Davis Park also appear on the album. Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan plays guitar alongside Rick Nielsen on "Just Got Back," while former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash and Everclear's Art Alexakis join the band for "You're All Talk" and "Day Tripper," respectively.

Others who appear on the discs include Jon Brant, who temporarily replaced bassist Tom Petersson from 1980-1988; band offspring Miles and Daxx Nielsen and Holland and Ian Zander (the latter two, children of singer Robin); members of the Rockford Symphony Orchestra, who add strings to "Dream Police" and "The Flame"; the Harlem High School Choir from Loves Park, Illinois, and Rockford's Phantom Regiment Drum Corp.

Plans for a DVD version of Silver are in the works, according to a spokesperson for the band.

Here's the album's track listing:

"Ain't That a Shame"

"I Want You to Want Me"

"Oh, Candy"

"That '70s Song"


"If You Want My Love"

"She's Tight"

"Can't Stop Falling Into Love"

"Gonna Raise Hell"

"I Can't Take It"

"Take Me to the Top"

"It All Comes Back to You"

"Tonight It's You"

"Time Will Let You Know"

"World's Greatest Lover"

"The Flame"

"Stop This Game"

"Dream Police"

"I Know What I Want"

"Woke Up With a Monster"

"Never Had a Lot to Lose"

"You're All Talk"

"I'm Losing You"

"Hard to Tell"

"Oh Claire"


"Just Got Back"

"Day Tripper"

"Who D'King"