Greatest Hits (2004)
|Artist: Jim Brickman|
Like other masters of romantic music who have preceded him, Jim Brickman has struck a chord with listeners, melding the timeless beauty of classical influences with the lively energy of contemporary pop. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Brickman has soared to success in every musical field he entered--from commercial jingles to the recording industry, from the competitive world of radio airplay to the concert stage. Jim has made an indelible mark with songs that touched the hearts and souls of fans everywhere.
Since bursting into the arena of popular music, Jim has appeared to be an overnight success. With ten albums under his belt since making his solo recording debut in 1994 with No Words, Jim's recording career has been filled with awards and success. As an instrumentalist, songwriter, singer and much-sought-after concert artist, Jim performs in more than 125 cities across the U.S. each year, as well as in sold-out performances around the world in such countries as Malaysia, Singapore, The Philippines, Korea, Japan, Thailand, England, Germany, Mexico, and Canada.
|Jim Brickman, whose distinctive piano virtuosity has personified pure romance for audiences of all ages, celebrates his tenth anniversary as Windham Hill's premier recording artist with a long-awaited collection of his most beloved performances on Jim Brickman Greatest Hits.|
Capturing all the evocative and enduring artistry that has made him among a handful of the great romantic musicians of our time, Jim Brickman Greatest Hits, gathers eleven Brickman classics on one CD and features two new tracks recorded especially for this collection.
Jim Brickman Greatest Hits highlights such chart topping hits as "Valentine" (the smash hit duet with Martina McBride), "The Gift" (a Dove Award winner featuring Collin Raye and Susan Ashton), and "Simple Things," (featuring Rebecca Lynn Howard) The romantic collection also features the stand out tracks "Love Of My Life," (featuring Michael W. Smith), "Destiny (featuring Jordan Hill and Billy Porter, "By Heart" (featuring Laura Creamer) and "Partners In Crime" (featuring Dave Koz).
Album Notes and Credits
Notes & Personnel Info
|Personnel: Jim Brickman (piano); Jim Brickman (vocals); Bruce Watson (guitar); Ludvig Girdland (violin); David Grow (keyboards, programming, background vocals); Dorian Crozier, Vinnie Colaiuta (drums); Cliff Bemis (background vocals); Mark Schultz , Roch Voisine (vocals); Collin Raye, Dave Koz, Jordan Hill, Laura Creamer, Martina McBride, Michael W. Smith, Rebecca Lynn Howard, Susan Ashton, Billy Porter.|
|Audio Mixer: Curt Schneider.|
|Photographer: Kevin Merrill.|
|At the 10-year mark of his career, easy-listening instrumentalist Jim Brickman released GREATEST HITS, a collection that fittingly encompasses the various high points from his career thus far. A gifted pianist with a sprightly touch, he has garnered numerous awards since scoring with his first soaring instrumental hit, "Angel Eyes." Along the way, Brickman engaged in the collaborative process whenever he could, despite primarily being a solo performer.|
|Never one to limit himself, the Ohio native often transcended genre in looking for potential collaborators and, as a result, he's worked with some very recognizable names in light jazz, contemporary country, and Christian music. Among his most notable musical guests are country singer Martina McBride (the sweet "Valentine"), Christian pop icon Michael W. Smith (a testimonial "Love of My Life"), and saxophonist Dave Koz (the Kenny G-flavored "Partners in Crime"). There's also the Dove Award-winning "The Gift" (featuring Collin Raye and Susan Ashton), the Olympic theme "Hero's Dream," and a pair of new songs--the yearning "'Til I See You Again" (with Mark Schultz) and the inspirational "My Love Is Here" (featuring Roch Voisine).|
Producer: Darrell Brown; Dan Shea; Jim Brickman; David Grow; Dane DeViller; Sean Hosein; Darrell Brown; Dan Shea; Jim Brickman; David Grow; Bruce Upchurch
Engineer: David Grow
|Michael W. Smith|
|Rebecca Lynn Howard|
|Release Date : 05/04/2004|
|Original Release Date : 2004|
|Catalog ID : 82876606162|
|Label : Windham Hill Records|
|Number of Discs : 1|
|Mono/Stereo : Stereo|
|SPAR Code : n/a|
|UPC : 00828766061628|