Greatest Hits 1994-2004

Greatest Hits 1994-2004

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by Terri Clark
     
 
From the git-go, Canada's much-honored Terri Clark has made a stand for country with guts and heart. These greatest hits (including two new numbers and a live version of the title track of her most powerful album, Fearless) prove that: the songs range from the fast and furious career starter, "Better Things to Do," to a dance hall barn

Overview

From the git-go, Canada's much-honored Terri Clark has made a stand for country with guts and heart. These greatest hits (including two new numbers and a live version of the title track of her most powerful album, Fearless) prove that: the songs range from the fast and furious career starter, "Better Things to Do," to a dance hall barn burner, "Emotional Girl," which comes complete with pedal steel, fiddles, honky-tonk piano, a twangy guitar, and thumping percussion in a Texas-rules instrumental brawl. Then there's the tender, acoustic-fueled ballad, "Now That I Found You," and a righteously rocking take on Warren Zevon's "Poor, Pitiful Me." Of the new cuts, the in-your-face propulsion of "Girls Lie Too" launches the song into a rock 'n' roll orbit with lyrics that answer male bravado ("size don't matter anyway...we like Hooters for their hot wings, too...we can't wait to hear about your round of golf..."), but it's all in good fun. "One of the Guys," echoes the Stones' "Honky Tonk Woman" in its stomping arrangement and finds Clark proudly trumpeting the masculine side of her femininity. Vocally, Clark can storm her way through a rocking arrangement and come right back with a sensitive, searching ballad performance that will take your breath away. It all adds up to a potent overview of a solid body of work, and whets the appetite for more.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason MacNeil
Canadian singer Terri Clark is often compared to Shania Twain mainly because the two are Canadian, started around the same time, and began their careers in country music. But while Twain went on to uber status with a mainstream merging of country and pop and rock, Clark slowly built her career on Nashville's Music Row and its contemporary yet safe country sound. This collection featuring her better moments starts with "Better Things to Do," a standard country-pop tune that has the singer opening up vocally from the onset. The only thing that perhaps sets it apart is her ability to pull off the song effortlessly, as if she was born to do these songs. "When Boy Meets Girl" isn't all that different, although Clark carries it equally strong with the country-tinted Brooks & Dunn-like melody. Unfortunately, some of the tunes that are radio-friendly aren't always the greatest. This is true of the slower play-by-numbers country ballad "If I Were You" that is accented by the pedal steel guitar. But this is followed by a terrific cover of the late Warren Zevon's "Poor, Poor Pitiful Me" that suits her Western Canadian twang to a tee. The ebb and flow of the album takes another downturn with the poppy, up-tempo but rather bland "Emotional Girl," which sounds somewhat like a Carlene Carter B-side. Just when you think it's heading downhill she dusts herself off with the tight and catchy "You're Easy on the Eyes" and "I Wanna Do It All," both of which bring Mary Chapin Carpenter's early days to mind. This song takes on a roots groove as does "Everytime I Cry" which is introduced with a mandolin. Clark's niche is radio-friendly country music that never pushes the envelope judging by "I Just Wanna Be Mad" that falls alongside Toby Keith's material. The collection concludes with a well-crafted "Girls Lie Too" and a live version of "No Fear." It's the first of perhaps several good collections to come.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/27/2004
Label:
Mercury Nashville
UPC:
0602498616512
catalogNumber:
000190602
Rank:
36537

Tracks

  1. Better Things To Do
  2. When Boy Meets Girl
  3. If I Were You
  4. Poor, Poor Pitiful Me
  5. Emotional Girl
  6. Now That I've Found You
  7. You're Easy On The Eyes
  8. Everytime I Cry
  9. A Little Gasoline
  10. I Just Wanna Be Mad
  11. I Wanna Do It All
  12. Girls Lie Too
  13. One Of The Guys
  14. No Fear

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Terri Clark   Primary Artist
Gary Prim   Piano
Mike Brignardello   Bass
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle
Paul Franklin   Steel Guitar
Sonny Garrish   Steel Guitar
B. James Lowry   Acoustic Guitar
Brent Mason   Electric Guitar
Steve Nathan   Keyboards
Lonnie Wilson   Drums
Glenn Worf   Bass
Wes Hightower   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Karen Staley   Composer
Rick Bowles   Composer
Mary Chapin Carpenter   Composer
Terri Clark   Composer
Byron Gallimore   Producer
Rick Giles   Composer
Connie Harrington   Composer
John Kelton   Engineer
Julian King   Engineer
J.D. Martin   Composer
Tim Nichols   Composer
Tammy Rogers   Composer
Keith Stegall   Producer
Chris Waters   Composer,Producer
Warren Zevon   Composer
Stewart Smith   Producer
Tom Shapiro   Composer
Greg Stuart   Engineer
Dean Miller   Composer
Kelley Lovelace   Composer
Erik Lutkins   Engineer
Kimberly Levitan   Art Direction
Bob Regan   Composer
Lee Thomas Miller   Composer
Paul Begaud   Composer
Vanessa Corish   Composer
Jeff Jones   Engineer
Gilles Godard   Composer

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Greatest Hits 1994-2004 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Whether your a new Terri Clark fan or an old one this is a great CD. Released while "Girls Lie Too" was topping the charts the CD shows the listener what else Ms Clark was up to. It has her early hits from the beginning of her career and her most recent. I loved the Live version of NO FEAR... though that song was a comcercial flop, the live showcase of it shows how much the fans love it and how inspiring it can be.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this CD. All of her hits on one CD. My favorite Terri Clark song-Girls Lie Too and a couple new ones I haven't heard. One of the Guys was a really good song and the rest of the songs are awesome.