Classic Tearjerkers [Time/Life]

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
Time-Life's Classic Tearjerkers is filled with some of the schmaltziest, corniest, most heartbreaking ballads of the past decades. From Carole King's "So Far Away" 1971 to Eva Cassidy's "Fields of Gold" 1998, the songs here are guaranteed to tug on your heartstrings and leave you a quivering puddle of spent emotions. Sure some of the selections from the '80s and '90s are a little on the slick side Michael Bolton's "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You," LeAnn Rimes' "How Do I Live", but that is a minor distraction. The real power of the disc resides in the songs from the '70s: Elton John's "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me," Harry Nilsson's "Without You," Bonnie Tyler's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
Time-Life's Classic Tearjerkers is filled with some of the schmaltziest, corniest, most heartbreaking ballads of the past decades. From Carole King's "So Far Away" 1971 to Eva Cassidy's "Fields of Gold" 1998, the songs here are guaranteed to tug on your heartstrings and leave you a quivering puddle of spent emotions. Sure some of the selections from the '80s and '90s are a little on the slick side Michael Bolton's "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You," LeAnn Rimes' "How Do I Live", but that is a minor distraction. The real power of the disc resides in the songs from the '70s: Elton John's "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me," Harry Nilsson's "Without You," Bonnie Tyler's "It's a Heartache," Bill Withers' "Ain't No Sunshine." These are songs that connect deeply with your solar plexus. Not to mention Eric Carmen's "All by Myself," which is the kind of song that takes your solar plexus and twists it up like a pretzel before smashing it into tiny shards. Or 10cc's artistically staggering, emotionally complex denial epic "I'm Not in Love." Or Chicago's aching-like-it-will-never-heal "If You Leave Me Now." Man, this disc should come with a warning label to protect the more sensitive listeners. Keep plenty of tissue on hand, you will need it.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/29/2004
  • Label: Time Life Records
  • UPC: 610583095326
  • Catalog Number: 196792

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Fields of Gold - Eva Cassidy (4:44)
  2. 2 Holding Back the Years - Simply Red (4:30)
  3. 3 I'll Never Love This Way Again - Dionne Warwick (3:35)
  4. 4 How Do I Live - LeAnn Rimes (4:58)
  5. 5 How Am I Supposed to Live Without You - Michael Bolton (4:16)
  6. 6 Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me - Elton John (5:38)
  7. 7 Everything I Own - Bread (3:09)
  8. 8 Without You - Harry Nilsson (3:21)
  9. 9 So Far Away - Carole King (3:57)
  10. 10 Tracks of My Tears - Linda Ronstadt (3:15)
  11. 11 If You Leave Me Now - Chicago (3:56)
  12. 12 It's a Heartache - Bonnie Tyler (3:34)
  13. 13 I'm Not in Love - 10cc (6:06)
  14. 14 I Want to Know What Love Is - Foreigner (5:00)
  15. 15 At This Moment - Beaters (4:10)
  16. 16 All by Myself - Eric Carmen (4:55)
  17. 17 Un-Break My Heart - Toni Braxton (4:32)
  18. 18 Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers (2:03)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Sergey Rachmaninov Composer
Michael Bolton Composer
Eric Carmen Composer
Elton John Composer
Mick Jones Composer
Carole King Composer
Smokey Robinson Composer
Sting Composer
Bill Withers Composer
David Gates Composer
Graham Gouldman Composer
Richard Kerr Composer
Eric Stewart Composer
Steve Wolfe Composer
Billy Altman Liner Notes
Peter Cetera Composer
Tom Evans Composer
Pete Ham Composer
Mick Hucknall Composer
Will Jennings Composer
Bernie Taupin Composer
Billy Vera Composer
D. Warren Composer
Diane Warren Composer
D. James Composer
Ronnie Scott Composer
Marvin Tarplin Composer
Alison Yaffie Editorial Research
Robert Hull Executive Producer
W. Prince Moore Composer
Gene Zacharewicz Executive Producer
Mitchell Peyser Executive Producer
Scott Shuman Mastering
Neil Moss Composer
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