16 Biggest Hits CD (2007)

Artist: Alan Jackson

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Solid (but small) slice of Jackson's huge catalog

by redtunictroll@hotmail.com on 8/21/2007

As one of the most consistent hit-makers in country music since the early '90s, it's impossible to represent Jackson's career, even his hits, in only 16 tracks. With 31 #1 hits, dozens more top-10s and top-40s, and over a dozen albums full of songs that weren't issued to radio, a paltry sixteen tracks can, at best, offer up a handful of fan favorites. And that's exactly what this latest volume does, combining five chart toppers with eleven top-10s to serve up a superb hour of heartfelt and fun country music. ¶ Jackson's fans will find plenty missing here, but they're not the audience for this release. It's aimed at those just discovering Jackson, perhaps from his 2006 release "Like Red on a Rose." For new fans, this is a quick fix of many of Jackson's hit sides. It includes the fun-time stompers "Chattahoochee" and "Summertime Blues," the honky-tonk declaration "Don't Rock the Jukebox," covers of "Mercury Blues" and "Pop A Top," the country ballads "Here in the Real World" and "Gone Crazy," and even a bit of zydeco in "That'd Be Alright." Jackson proves himself to be a talented, moving and above all else, likable vocalist with a pen that writes hits and ears that select great material from other writers. ¶ Drawn from eight of Jackson's albums, these tracks represent hits from 1990's "Here in the Real World" and "Chasin' That Neon Rainbow" through 2002's "That'd Be Alright." Missing are hits minted over the past five years, as well as numerous chart-toppers and other favorites. Those who know Jackson from his many televised performances in the wake of 9/11 will especially miss "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)." A deeper helping of his earlier hits can be found on 1995's "Greatest Hits Collection," and a deeper helping of his hits from 1995 through 2003 can be found on "Greatest Hits, Vol. 2." Together they offer up a richer experience than this single disc, but at a higher price. For those wanting a (very) quick overview on one disc, this is a great place to start. [©2007 redtunictroll at hotmail dot com]

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Label Arista Records/sbme
SKU 204873641
UPC 886971222821
UPC 14 00886971222821
Format CD
Release Date 8/7/2007
Author Alan Jackson
Associated Artist/Work Foxworthy, Jeff
Associated Artist/Work Jones, George
Associated Artist/Work On, Pickin'
Associated Artist/Work Pickin' On
Associated Artist/Work Strait, George
Associated Artist/Work The Country Dance Kings
Technical Info
Producer Keith Stegall; Scott Hendricks; Keith Stegall; Scott Hendricks; Al Quaglieri (Compilation)
CatalogID 12228
Lable Name Arista
Released 08/07/2007
Original Release 2007
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 58m : 35s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00886971222821
Album Notes and Credits
Photographer: Russ Harrington.
With era-defining country hits like "Gone Country" and "Don't Rock the Jukebox," Alan Jackson was a fierce standard-bearer for traditional country music when Garth Brooks and Shania Twain were pointing Nashville toward the pop crossover charts. 16 BIGGEST HITS contains all the long tall Texan's best-loved songs in one easy location. Sporting a budget price, crisp remastered sound, and minimal packaging, this set is ideal for those who want a solid dose of neo-tradtionalist country for their mp3 players.
Disc 1
1 Charrahoochee
2 Gone Country
3 It Must Be Love
4 Midnight In Montgomery
5 Chasin' That Neon Rainbow
6 Don't Rock The Jukebox
7 Mercury Blues
8 Here In The Real World
9 Pop A Top
10 That'd Be Alright
11 I Don't Even Know Your Name
12 Gone Crazy
13 I'll Go On Loving You
14 Little Man
15 Who's Cheatin' Who
16 Summertime Blues
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Solid (but small) slice of Jackson's huge catalog by redtunictroll@hotmail.com on Aug 21, 2007