20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Kenny Rogers

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
There certainly has been no shortage of Kenny Rogers compilations over the years -- some might even say there's been a surplus -- all covering essentially the same territory, mixing up his solo hits from the late '70s and early '80s with cuts from the late '60s when he fronted the First Edition. Hip-O's 2004 collection 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection uses that same approach, but it's better than nearly all of the collections currently on the market since it contains nearly all the big hits -- "Lady," "She Believes in Me," "You Decorated My Life," "The Gambler," "Lucille," "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town," "Ruben James," "Just Dropped In To ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
There certainly has been no shortage of Kenny Rogers compilations over the years -- some might even say there's been a surplus -- all covering essentially the same territory, mixing up his solo hits from the late '70s and early '80s with cuts from the late '60s when he fronted the First Edition. Hip-O's 2004 collection 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection uses that same approach, but it's better than nearly all of the collections currently on the market since it contains nearly all the big hits -- "Lady," "She Believes in Me," "You Decorated My Life," "The Gambler," "Lucille," "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town," "Ruben James," "Just Dropped In To See What Condition My Condition Is In" -- on an affordable single disc. Yes, the 1991 track "Crazy in Love" may be an odd opener even if it was a number one adult contemporary hit, key duets like "Don't Fall in Love With a Dreamer" and "Islands in the Stream" aren't here, "Coward of the County" is missed, and some may complain about the reverse chronological order of the set, but compared to all CD-era Kenny compilations outside of the 1999 four-disc box set Through the Years, this shines in terms of song selection and listenability, and upon its release was the best available single-disc Kenny Rogers compilation.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/30/2007
  • Label: Hip-O Records
  • UPC: 602517081826
  • Catalog Number: 000780302
  • Sales rank: 85,900

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kenny Rogers Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Mac Davis Composer
Mickey Newbury Composer
Mel Tillis Composer
Larry Cansler String Arrangements
Lionel Richie Composer
Mike Post Arranger, Producer
Steve Gibb Composer
Bob Morrison Composer
Jimmy Bowen Producer
Roger Bowling Composer
Larry Butler Producer
Glen D. Hardin Arranger, Producer
Colin Escott Liner Notes
Debbie Hupp Composer
Kenny Rogers Arranger, Producer
Randy McCormick Composer
Even Stevens Composer
Vartan Art Direction
Dana Smart Producer
Gavin Lurssen Mastering
Hal Bynum Composer
Don Schlitz Composer
Barry Etris Composer
Pat Lawrence Producer
Robin Schwartz Licensing
Alex Harvey Composer
Michele Horie Art Manager
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    All too brief an introduction

    Given the length and breadth of Rogers' career, it's impossible to provide even a basic introduction in only 12 tracks. This collection is a mere taste of Rogers’ musical successes, drawn from across a career that spanned early hits with The First Edition, breakout solo signatures like "Lucille" and "The Gambler," and latter-day successes such as the early 90s chart-topper, "Crazy in Love." Hip-O, a division of Universal Music, has pulled together tracks recorded originally for MCA, Capitol Nashville, and Reprise, representing a broad sweep of Rogers’ work. ¶ Oddly, the album presents the tracks in reverse chronological order, starting with "Crazy in Love," progressing through Rogers’ solo hits, and finishing with the early chart successes of The First Edition. What's here is great - especially less radio-familiar tunes like "Tell it All Brother" and "Ruben James.” The neo-psychedelia of "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)" is a real kick, mixing the druggy production sounds of late-60s San Francisco with the chipper singing of The New Christy Minstrels. ¶ Those who like this dozen tracks will quickly want to find songs like "Don't Fall in Love with a Dreamer," "Coward of the County," "Islands in the Stream" and many more. As a budget priced entry, this is a quick and inexpensive way to pick up some of Rogers’ greatest hits, but it's bound to leave you wanting more. ¶ 3-1/2 stars, if allowed fractional ratings.

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