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Sku: 60133628
UPC: 078221880121
UPC 14: 00078221880121
Release Date: 10/24/1995
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Chattahoochee - (extended mix) ~ Alan Jackson
2. Gone Country ~ Alan Jackson
3. She's Got The Rhythm (And I Got The Blues) ~ Alan Jackson
4. Midnight In Montgomery ~ Alan Jackson
5. Tall, Tall Trees - ('95) ~ Alan Jackson
6. Chasin' That Neon Rainbow ~ Alan Jackson
7. I'll Try - ('95) ~ Alan Jackson
8. Don't Rock The Jukebox ~ Alan Jackson
9. Livin' On Love ~ Alan Jackson
10. Summertime Blues ~ Alan Jackson
11. Love's Got A Hold On You ~ Alan Jackson
12. You Can't Have It All, (Who Says) ~ Alan Jackson
13. Home ~ Alan Jackson
14. Wanted ~ Alan Jackson
15. I Don't Even Know Your Name ~ Alan Jackson
16. Dallas ~ Alan Jackson
17. Here In The Real World ~ Alan Jackson
18. Someday ~ Alan Jackson
19. Mercury Blues ~ Alan Jackson
20. I'd Love You All Over Again ~ Alan Jackson

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote 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).
Muze PNote 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).
Muze PNote Engineers: Bill Deaton, Chris Hammond, Scott Hendricks, John Kelton, Gary Laney.
Muze PNote Recorded between June 26, 1989 and May 31, 1995. Includes liner notes by Alan Jackson.
Muze PNote 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."
Muze PNote 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.
Muze PNote 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).
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: John Kelton; Scott Hendricks .
Muze PNote Audio Remixer: John Kelton.
Muze PNote 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).
Muze PNote Editor: Ronnie Thomas.
Muze PNote Photographer: Se¤or McGuire.
Muze PNote Unknown Contributor Role: Harold Bradley.
Muze PNote 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.

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Stuart Duncan
Muze Guest Artist Jo-El Sonnier
Muze Guest Artist Keith Stegall

Artist Overview

Georgia singer/songwriter Alan Jackson was a member of the legendary "Class of '89", which also included Garth Brooks, Clint Black, and Travis Tritt. Among his peers Jackson stands apart because of his songwriting talent (Randy Travis and Faith Hill have had hits with his songs), and because he plays a more traditional brand of country, with a style strongly influenced by George Jones, Merle Haggard, and Hank Williams.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Peace In The Valley
Muze Music Compilations Greatest Bits
Muze Music Compilations Time Well Wasted
Muze Music Compilations Country's Got Heart
Muze Music Compilations Hoot
Muze Music Compilations Country's 20 Classic Songs of the Century
Muze Music Compilations Superstars Of Country
Muze Music Compilations Tribute To Keith Whitley
Muze Music Compilations Now That's What I Call Country Vol 2
Muze Music Compilations You Get What You Give (Deluxe Edition)
Muze Music Compilations You Get What You Give
Muze Music Compilations Lost Notebooks Of Hank Williams
Muze Music Compilations Working On A Building
Muze Music Compilations Essential Alan Jackson
Muze Music Compilations Now That?s What I Call A Country Part
Muze Music Compilations Country Faith Vol 1
Muze Music Compilations LIVE(Live)
Muze Music Compilations Playlist:very Best Country Hits
Muze Music Compilations Country Hits Since The 80s:box Set Se
Muze Music Compilations Greatest Hits So Far
Muze Music Compilations Now That?s What I Call Acm Awards:50t

Associated Artists and Works

Foxworthy, Jeff
Jones, George
On, Pickin'
Pickin' On
Live at Texas Stadium ~ Strait, George
The Country Dance Kings

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 10/01/1995
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1995
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 07822188012
Music Label Name Label : Arista
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00078221880121

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..."

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