Greatest Hits Collection CD (1995)

Artist: Alan Jackson

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Label Bmg/arista
SKU 60133628
UPC 078221880121
UPC 14 00078221880121
Format CD
Release Date 10/24/1995
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
Artist Influence Charley Pride
Artist Influence Don Williams
Artist Influence Eagles
Artist Influence Eddie Cochran
Artist Influence Gene Watson
Artist Influence George Jones
Artist Influence Glen Campbell
Artist Influence Hank Williams
Artist Influence Hank Williams, Jr.
Artist Influence Jimmy Buffett
Artist Influence Johnny Paycheck
Artist Influence Merle Haggard
Artist Influence Roger Miller (Country)
Artist Contemporary Alison Krauss
Artist Contemporary Billy Ray Cyrus
Artist Contemporary Blake Shelton
Artist Contemporary Brad Paisley
Artist Contemporary Chris Cagle
Artist Contemporary Clay Walker
Artist Contemporary Clint Black
Artist Contemporary Daryle Singletary
Artist Contemporary Diamond Rio
Artist Contemporary Dierks Bentley
Artist Contemporary Doug Stone
Artist Contemporary Garth Brooks
Artist Contemporary Gary Allan
Artist Contemporary George Strait
Artist Contemporary Hal Ketchum
Artist Contemporary Hank Williams III
Artist Contemporary Jimmy Buffett
Artist Contemporary Joe Diffie
Artist Contemporary Joe Nichols
Artist Contemporary John Michael Montgomery
Artist Contemporary John Rich (Big & Rich)
Artist Contemporary Keith Stegall
Artist Contemporary Keith Whitley
Artist Contemporary Kenny Chesney
Artist Contemporary Mark Chesnutt
Artist Contemporary Marty Stuart
Artist Contemporary Patty Loveless
Artist Contemporary Randy Travis (Country)
Artist Contemporary Ricky Van Shelton
Artist Contemporary Sammy Kershaw
Artist Contemporary Scotty Emerick
Artist Contemporary Steve Wariner
Artist Contemporary The Mavericks
Artist Contemporary Tim McGraw
Artist Contemporary Toby Keith
Artist Contemporary Trace Adkins
Artist Contemporary Tracy Lawrence
Artist Contemporary Travis Tritt
Artist Contemporary Trisha Yearwood
Artist Contemporary Vince Gill
Artist Follower Brad Paisley
Artist Follower Brooks & Dunn
Artist Follower Carrie Underwood
Artist Follower Florida Georgia Line
Artist Follower Gary Allan
Artist Follower Kenny Chesney
Artist Follower LeAnn Rimes
Artist Follower Lee Ann Womack
Artist Follower Logan Mize
Artist Follower Mark Chesnutt
Artist Follower Mark Wills
Artist Follower Shania Twain
Artist Follower The Tractors
Artist Follower Tim McGraw
Artist Follower Toby Keith
Artist Follower Tracy Byrd
Technical Info
CatalogID 07822188012
Lable Name Arista
Released 10/01/1995
Original Release 1995
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 66m : 24s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00078221880121
Musical Guests
Stuart Duncan
Jo-El Sonnier
Keith Stegall
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Alan Jackson (vocals); Bruce Watkins, Jimmy Capps (acoustic guitar); Brent Mason (acoustic & electric guitars, 6-string electric bass); Keith Stegall (acoustic guitar, piano, background vocals); Robbie Flint (acoustic slide & steel guitars); Steve Gibson (electric guitar); Paul Franklin, Weldon Myrick (steel guitar); Stuart Duncan, Rob Hajacos, Larry Franklin, Mark McClurg (fiddle); Jo-El Sonnier (accordion); Hargus "Pig" Robbins (piano); Roy Huskey, Jr. (acoustic & electric basses); Glenn Worf, Larry Paxton, Dave Pomeroy, Michael Rhodes, Roger Wills (electric bass); Harold Bradley (6-string bass); Eddie Bayers (drums); Bruce Rutherford (drums, background vocals); John Kelton (programming); John Wesley Ryles, Denny Henson (background vocals).
Producers: Keith Stegall (tracks 1-3, 5, 7, 9-10, 12, 15, 19); Scott Hendricks, Keith Stegall (tracks 4, 6, 8, 11, 13-14, 16-18, 20).
Engineers: Bill Deaton, Chris Hammond, Scott Hendricks, John Kelton, Gary Laney.
Recorded between June 26, 1989 and May 31, 1995. Includes liner notes by Alan Jackson.
With twenty songs (two of them newly recorded) and more than an hour of playing time, THE GREATEST HITS COLLECTION is particularly generous by Nashville standards, and it shows off how easily this blonde-haired honky-tonk hero can wear a variety of country hats. Included are a few songs from each of Jackson's four hit albums, and they range from the waltzing regret of "(Who Says) You Can't Have It All" and the stately, vintage balladry of "I'd Love You All Over Again," to the jangly country-rock of "Gone Country" and flat-out barn-burners like "Chattahoochee."
Jackson has a magnificent voice that registers halfway between George Jones' low drawl and Dwight Yoakam's nasally impudent twang, and he's comfortable in either of his predecessors' milieus. The proof is in the cover songs--Eddie Cochran's "Summertime Blues" is pure Yoakam country, and "Tall, Tall Trees" is a great, early Jones/Roger Miller collaboration. But Jackson wrote most of these tunes himself, and one of his amazing achievements is that he's been able to build a formidable catalog of honky-tonk-related stuff with hardly any references to moonshine or any other kind of wet stuff. "She's Got The Rhythm (And I Got The Blues)" is the token drinking song here, and its presence only makes the absence of them in the Jackson ouevre that much clearer. He may be a slave to the honky-tonk spirit, but he's not addicted to the music's vices.
Personnel: Alan Jackson (vocals, guitar); Keith Stegall (acoustic guitar, piano); Bruce Mason, Jimmy Capps, Bruce Watkins (acoustic guitar); Steve Gibson , Brent Mason (electric guitar); Robbie Flint (slide guitar, steel guitar); Paul Franklin , Weldon Myrick (steel guitar); Mark McClurg, Larry Franklin, Rob Hajacos, Stuart Duncan (fiddle); Jo-El Sonnier (accordion); Hargus "Pig" Robbins (piano); Roy M. "Junior" Husky (acoustic bass, electric bass); Dave Pomeroy , Roger Wills, Glenn Worf, Larry Paxton, Michael Rhodes (electric bass); Harold Bradley (6-string bass); Bruce Rutherford, Eddie Bayers (drums); John Kelton (drum programming).
Audio Mixers: John Kelton; Scott Hendricks .
Audio Remixer: John Kelton.
Recording information: Castle Recording Studio, Franklin, TN (06/26/1989-05/31/1995); Cayman Moon Records (06/26/1989-05/31/1995); Sound Stage Recording Studio, Nashville, TN (06/26/1989-05/31/1995).
Editor: Ronnie Thomas.
Photographer: Se¤or McGuire.
Unknown Contributor Role: Harold Bradley.
If it hadn't been for Garth Brooks' pop-crossover success, Alan Jackson probably would have been the male face of country music in the first half of the 1990s. Though he started off as a basic New Traditionalist ballad singer in the style of Randy Travis or George Strait, Jackson quickly developed a slightly rougher edge on honky-tonk classics like "Don't Rock the Jukebox" and "She's Got the Rhythm (And I Got the Blues)." He also shows off a taste for R&B and rockabilly classics like K.C. Douglas' "Mercury Blues" and Eddie Cochran's "Summertime Blues." But it was with 1994's career-defining "Gone Country" that Jackson scored his most enduring hit. A catchy but subtly damning dismissal of the "hat acts" that were flooding the Nashville scene in the wake of Garth Brooks' success, "Gone Country" states the case for country music tradition as something more than a fashion statement. This impressive 20-track summation of Jackson's first five albums is a perfect example of that stance in action.
Artist Overview
After Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson was the most popular male country singer of the '90s. An heir to the new traditionalist movement of the '80s, Jackson's approach was rooted in classic honky tonk yet remained comfortably within the contemporary mainstream. Jackson's hallmark was consistency: he wrote many of his own hits, and his way with a hook was part of the reason he never really hit a commercial dry spell, even into the new millennium. The total package resulted in an astounding 20 number one singles and 20 more Top Ten hits, all in the first 12 years of his career. ~ Steve Huey
Professional Reviews
Entertainment Weekly (11/3/95, p.66) - "Jackson has established himself as one of country's savviest New Traditionalists, largely through a fresh approach to neo-honky-tonk, hook-laden songs, and a sly, deep-in-the-pocket sense of humor..." - Rating: A-
Q (1/96, p.152) - 3 Stars - Good - " of the safest pairs of hands operating out of Nashville, with just about everything he touches turning to gold..."
Journal Of Country Music (Vol.18, Num.1, pp.52-54) - "...traditional and cut-by-cut is part of Jackson's talent that he makes his humility as convincing as he does the varying rhythms of his brand of country music..."
Disc 1
1 Chattahoochee - (extended mix)
2 Gone Country
3 She's Got The Rhythm (And I Got The Blues)
4 Midnight In Montgomery
5 Tall, Tall Trees - ('95)
6 Chasin' That Neon Rainbow
7 I'll Try - ('95)
8 Don't Rock The Jukebox
9 Livin' On Love
10 Summertime Blues
11 Love's Got A Hold On You
12 You Can't Have It All, (Who Says)
13 Home
14 Wanted
15 I Don't Even Know Your Name
16 Dallas
17 Here In The Real World
18 Someday
19 Mercury Blues
20 I'd Love You All Over Again
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