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Greatest Hits (2001)

Artist: Martina Mcbride
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Format: CD
Sku: 60499640
UPC: 078636701226
UPC 14: 00078636701226
Release Date: 9/18/2001
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. My Baby Loves Me ~ Martina McBride
2. Life #9 ~ Martina McBride
3. Independence Day ~ Martina McBride
4. Strangers ~ Martina McBride
5. Safe In The Arms Of Love ~ Martina McBride
6. Wild Angels ~ Martina McBride
7. Valentine - (with Jim Brickman) ~ Martina McBride
8. Broken Wing, A ~ Martina McBride
9. Happy Girl ~ Martina McBride
10. Wrong Again ~ Martina McBride
11. Whatever You Say ~ Martina McBride
12. I Love You ~ Martina McBride
13. Love's The Only House ~ Martina McBride
14. There You Are ~ Martina McBride
15. When God Fearin' Women Get The Blues - (previously unreleased, Intro) ~ Martina McBride
16. When God Fearin' Women Get The Blues - (previously unreleased) ~ Martina McBride
17. Where Would You Be - (previously unreleased) ~ Martina McBride
18. Concrete Angel - (previously unreleased) ~ Martina McBride
19. Blessed - (previously unreleased) ~ Martina McBride
The breathtaking soprano of Martina McBride is one of the greatest vocal instruments in contemporary popular music. That she applies it to songs of uncommon integrity makes its impact all the more thrilling. The proof is presented on her landmark Greatest Hits collection. This super-sized serving of music offers 13 of the performances that have made her one of the most cherished artists in country music, revives one of her favorite prior album tracks and offers four new recordings that place her at the forefront of the style in the new millennium. "I'd like to be known as someone who records songs that are intelligent and emotional," says Martina. "I don't want to be thought of as 'fluff.' Night after night, you have to be able to stand up there and believe in what you're singing. And I'm really lucky--I still love everything that I have done. I think I have chosen well." Indeed. With a catalog that includes such chart-topping singles as "Wild Angels," "Wrong Again," "A Broken Wing" and "I Love You," Martina McBride has surely 'chosen well'.

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote The last 4 tracks on GREATEST HITS are newly recorded songs for this CD.
Muze PNote Personnel includes: Martina McBride (vocals); Biff Watson, James B. Lowry (acoustic guitar); Jerry McPherson (electric guitar); Jerry Douglas (dobro); Larry Franklin (fiddle); Steve Nathan (piano); Glenn Worf (bass); Matt Chamberlain (drums); Dan Tyminiski, Troy Johnson (background vocals).
Muze PNote Compilation producers: Martina McBride, Paul Worley.
Muze PNote Includes liner notes by Martina McBride and Paul Worley.
Muze PNote "Blessed" was nominated for the 2003 Grammy Awards for Best Female Country Vocal Performance.
Muze PNote Personnel: Martina McBride (vocals, background vocals); B. James Lowry, Biff Watson (acoustic guitar); Jerry McPherson, Troy Lancaster (electric guitar); Jerry Douglas (dobro); Jonathan Yudkin (violin, viola, cello); Karen Winkelmann, Pamela Sixfin, David Davidson (violin); Larry Franklin (fiddle); Steve Nathan (piano, synthesizer); John Hobbs (piano); Matt Chamberlain (drums); David Lyndon Huff (drum programming); Dan Tyminski, Troy Johnson , Carolyn Dawn Johnson (background vocals).
Muze PNote Liner Note Authors: Martina McBride; Paul Worley.
Muze PNote Recording information: Seventeen Grand recording; The Money Pit, Nashville, TN.
Muze PNote Photographer: Tim White .
Muze PNote Cynics might suggest that pop-country star Martina McBride's greatest assets are here pearly whites and piercing blue eyes. Those who've followed the trajectory of McBride's career (a decade and six albums at the time of this compilation's release) know that the real reasons for her success are a set of super-strong pipes and a knack for picking material from some of Nashville's most hit-bound songwriters. One of those writers, Gretchen Peters, provided McBride with a signature song early on, in the form of "Independence Day," a bold narrative that deals unflinchingly with spousal abuse.
Muze PNote To her credit, McBride didn't try to repeat that song's success by becoming Nashville's poster girl for social causes. The rest of the songs on GREATEST HITS cover a variety of topics, but mostly center around the timeless biggies like celebration of love ("My Baby Loves Me"), glory of God (the previously unreleased "Blessed"), and surviving doomed relationships ("Broken Wing"). With its all-encompassing coverage of McBride's career highlights and its bevy of never-before-heard songs, GREATEST HITS is the definitive introduction to McBride's career.

Engineer: Clarke Schleicher; Mike Poole

Artist Overview

With her incredible vocal prowess and talent for choosing meaningful songs, Martina McBride became one of the top female country stars of the mid-'90s. After Garth Brooks hired the still-unknown McBride as his opening act, the beautiful singer got lots of attention, but her first commercial success came with her second album, THE WAY THAT I AM. Critical success followed soon after. McBride became the go-to gal for songs of female empowerment. In the late '90s, she crossed over to the pop charts, first by collaborating with Jim Brickman and Bob Seger, and then on her own.

Compilation Appearances

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Muze Music Compilations Greatest Hits Volume 2 (Bonus Tracks)
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Muze Music Compilations You're Only Lonely
Muze Music Compilations Amazing Grace
Muze Music Compilations Hope Floats / O.s.t.(Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations Duets:Friends & Legends
Muze Music Compilations Superstars Of Country
Muze Music Compilations Sunday In The Country
Muze Music Compilations Now Country Volume 3
Muze Music Compilations Elvis Presley Christmas Duets
Muze Music Compilations Playlist:very Best Of Jim Brickman
Muze Music Compilations God Gave Me You:12 Inspirational Hits
Muze Music Compilations Playlist:very Best Of Alan Jackson
Muze Music Compilations All My Friends:celebrating/gregg Allm
Muze Music Compilations Beauty Is
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Muze Music Compilations All My Friends:celebrating/gregg Allm
Muze Music Compilations LIVE(Live)
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Associated Artists and Works

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Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 09/18/2001
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2001
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 07863670122
Music Label Name Label : RCA
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 : 00078636701226

Professional Reviews

Q (11/01, p.140)
- 4 out of 5 stars - "...Confirms her as an interpreter of depth as well as drive..."

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