16 Biggest Hits [Bonus Track]

16 Biggest Hits [Bonus Track]

by Mickey Gilley
     
 
The title of Epic/Legacy's 16 Biggest Hits is slightly misleading -- not because the collection doesn't contain big hits, but because there's really 17 songs on this collection, with the last cut a bonus track on the CD only. This doesn't really matter, since it doesn't really effect the tenor and purpose of the collection, which is to serve up 16/17 of Mickey

Overview

The title of Epic/Legacy's 16 Biggest Hits is slightly misleading -- not because the collection doesn't contain big hits, but because there's really 17 songs on this collection, with the last cut a bonus track on the CD only. This doesn't really matter, since it doesn't really effect the tenor and purpose of the collection, which is to serve up 16/17 of Mickey Gilley's biggest hits for Playboy/Epic from the '70s and early '80s. Of course, this was done very effectively with the definitive Ten Years of Hits in 1984, and this collection cribs heavily from that two-LP/single-disc set, sharing no less than 15 songs with that previous collection. This does have the advantage of chronological sequencing -- something that helps Gilley more than some other artists, since he shifted toward slicker material as his career rolled on and it's nice to hear the purer stuff grouped together -- along with better sound. However, as a representation of his best, Ten Years of Hits edges out this set because it captures his prime better; the two songs on 16 Biggest Hits not on Ten Years -- "Fool for Your Love" and "Paradise Tonight" -- are from 1983 and aren't among his best, while everything, even the sappy stuff, on Ten Years of Hits showcases Gilley at his best. That said, this still has more than enough of his best to make it worthwhile, especially if it's found at a reasonable price.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/11/2003
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0696998715929
catalogNumber:
87159
Rank:
867

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mickey Gilley   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Carl Story   Composer
Bill Anderson   Composer
Eddy Arnold   Composer
Mickey Gilley   Producer
George Jones   Composer
Carl Smith   Composer
Sam Cooke   Composer
Buddy Holly   Composer
Ben E. King   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Norman Petty   Composer
Cindy Walker   Composer
Hank Cochran   Composer
Stewart Harris   Composer
Wayland Holyfield   Composer
Eddie Kilroy   Producer
Richard Leigh   Composer
Jim Ed Norman   Producer
Bill Rice   Composer
Victoria Russell   Creative Producer
Keith Stegall   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Norro Wilson   Producer
Mark Wright   Composer
Bill Kenner   Composer
Chick Rains   Composer
Joe Seneca   Composer
Jerry Foster   Composer
Tim Spencer   Composer
Rollow Welch   Art Direction
Margie Hunt   Executive Producer
Shirly Lyn   Composer
Don Singleton   Composer
Baker Knight   Composer
Sandy Richards   Composer

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