You want to recommend an artist/band to someone not au fait with their oeuvre (excuse my French). So you recommend their best album, their masterpiece. But, darn it, their best song is not on that album! Whatchagonnado?
Happens to me with Tom Petty. I know some bonkers fools on here don’t accept that Damn The Torpedoes is his best album, but they’re wrong and the Classic Albums telly series clearly proves that. A perfect, flawless, brilliant album. But, darn it, my favourite Petty song is ‘A Woman in Love’ off of Hard Promises.
Marianne Faithfull’s another. Broken English is clearly her best album, as it’s the best album by any British female artist ever in the history of everything, but, darn it, ‘Truth, Bitter Truth’, off of Dangerous Acquaintances, is my favourite Faithfull song.
Any other examples of the best song not being on the best album (darn it)?