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Greatest Hits
     

Greatest Hits

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by Gary Allan
 
Gary Allan's Greatest Hits, released in 2007 by MCA Nashville, compiles 15 key songs from his back catalog. Most of the inclusions were bona fide hits, including a pair of number ones: "Tough Little Boys" and "Nothing on But the Radio." There are also two new songs, one of which, "A Feelin' Like That," was a number 17 chart hit at the time of the album's

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Gary Allan's Greatest Hits, released in 2007 by MCA Nashville, compiles 15 key songs from his back catalog. Most of the inclusions were bona fide hits, including a pair of number ones: "Tough Little Boys" and "Nothing on But the Radio." There are also two new songs, one of which, "A Feelin' Like That," was a number 17 chart hit at the time of the album's release. Greatest Hits thankfully includes only a song apiece from Allan's first two albums, Used Heart for Sale (1996) and It Would Be You (1998), which were released by Decca and are minor works in his discography. This leaves plenty of space on Greatest Hits for Allan's subsequent, notably better work for MCA: Smoke Rings in the Dark (1999), Alright Guy (2001), See If I Care (2003), and Tough All Over (2005). Each of these latter albums includes songs not included here that are worth hearing. Fans consequently will want to check out those MCA albums in full. As for casual fans who just want the radio hits without any filler, Greatest Hits has almost all of them and is an economical choice. Plus, it has "A Feelin' Like That," which can't be found elsewhere. Taken as a whole, Greatest Hits showcases Allan's accomplishments to date, which, with the exception of his early albums for Decca, are fairly impressive. He's carved out a respectable place for himself among contemporary country males.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/06/2007
Label:
Mca Nashville
UPC:
0602517171374
catalogNumber:
000819602
Rank:
1136

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gary Allan   Primary Artist
Eric Darken   Percussion
Chad Cromwell   Drums
Dan Dugmore   Steel Guitar
Kenny Greenberg   Electric Guitar
Steve Nathan   Piano,Hammond Organ,Hammond B3
Russ Pahl   Resonator
Michael Rhodes   Bass
Brent Rowan   Electric Guitar
John Willis   Acoustic Guitar
Jerry Flowers   Background Vocals
Wes Hightower   Background Vocals
Perry Coleman   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Pat McLaughlin   Composer
Harley Allen   Composer
Tony Brown   Producer,Audio Production
Greg Droman   Engineer
Karen Manno   Composer
Jamie O'Hara   Composer
George Teren   Composer
Mark Wright   Producer,Audio Production
David Lee Murphy   Composer
Tommy Lee James   Composer
Keith Gattis   Composer
Gary Allan   Producer,Audio Production
Matthew Scannell   Composer
Cyndy Goodman   Composer
Kim Tribble   Composer
Kent Robbins   Composer
Rivers Rutherford   Composer
Casey Beathard   Composer
Odie Blackmon   Composer
Ira Dean   Composer
Byron Hill   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Billy Lee & the Rivieras   Composer
Brice Long   Composer
Don Sampson   Composer
Dana Hunt Black   Composer
Houston Robert   Composer
Kent Maxon   Composer
Liz Rose   Composer

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Greatest Hits 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great experience with the best of his work. There's only one track I could live without although it's still good. Wish they had put in Watchin' Airplanes instead of As the Crow Flies. But that's just because I could drowned in his whiskey voice on those heartbreakers. Definitely a good choice for anyone who likes a couple of the most outstanding hits and isn't sure which album to try and an absolute must for the true fan. When he sings, it sounds like he lived it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago