16 Greatest Hits

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Varese Sarabande's 16 Greatest Hits is the first CD compilation of Susan Raye's country-pop hits of the early '70s -- in fact, it's one of the first compilations of her work in years. 16 Greatest Hits covers nearly all of Raye's hits, all but one produced by Buck Owens. His trademark Bakersfield sound is apparent throughout the collection, and not only on songs like "One Night Stand," "Willy Jones," and "When You Get Back From Nashville," which he wrote himself. However, Owens gave Raye a distinct pop sheen, taming the barroom beats of Bakersfield with sweet arrangements and gentle rhythms. This is perfect for Raye's sugary voice, which simply wouldn't have ...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Varese Sarabande's 16 Greatest Hits is the first CD compilation of Susan Raye's country-pop hits of the early '70s -- in fact, it's one of the first compilations of her work in years. 16 Greatest Hits covers nearly all of Raye's hits, all but one produced by Buck Owens. His trademark Bakersfield sound is apparent throughout the collection, and not only on songs like "One Night Stand," "Willy Jones," and "When You Get Back From Nashville," which he wrote himself. However, Owens gave Raye a distinct pop sheen, taming the barroom beats of Bakersfield with sweet arrangements and gentle rhythms. This is perfect for Raye's sugary voice, which simply wouldn't have sounded convincing in Owens' normal, stripped-down sound. Raye's singles were of varying quality, yet even the weaker tunes sounded good thanks to the production and her fine performances. They were among the better country-pop of the early '70s that didn't come out of Nashville or was produced by Billy Sherrill or Owen Bradley, and 16 Greatest Hits is the definitive collection of them.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/14/1999
  • Label: Varese Sarabande
  • UPC: 030206602821
  • Catalog Number: 6028
  • Sales rank: 51,026

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Susan Raye Primary Artist
Jerry Brightman Electric Guitar, Steel Guitar
Technical Credits
Buck Owens Producer
Bill Inglot Tape Research
Cary E. Mansfield Producer
Jim Shaw Producer
Bill Pitzonka Art Direction
Larry Zwisohn Liner Notes
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