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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Keith Urban had a rough go of it in late 2006, when the tour for his brilliant Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing was delayed fore health-related reasons. Urban has nonetheless been a road dog in 2007, and this greatest-hits package couldn't have come at a better time. Covering eight years, these are not merely album cuts, but in most cases the actual radio edits of hit singles -- album lengths are generally longer -- so these are the actual versions of tunes that made country radio and the video channels, so it doesn't replicate previous collections. From "I Told You So" and "Making Memories of Us" it goes right on through to the far more powerful version of "Days Go ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Keith Urban had a rough go of it in late 2006, when the tour for his brilliant Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing was delayed fore health-related reasons. Urban has nonetheless been a road dog in 2007, and this greatest-hits package couldn't have come at a better time. Covering eight years, these are not merely album cuts, but in most cases the actual radio edits of hit singles -- album lengths are generally longer -- so these are the actual versions of tunes that made country radio and the video channels, so it doesn't replicate previous collections. From "I Told You So" and "Making Memories of Us" it goes right on through to the far more powerful version of "Days Go By" and "Where the Blacktop Ends." The 16 catalog tracks top what is the norm for compilations like this, which usually stop at ten or twelve cuts. But there's a bit more; a lot more actually. There are two new tracks that lead this baby off, and the first one's a doozie. "Romeo's Tune" was written by Steve Forbert who, back in the mid- and late '70s, was the next up-and-comer on the songwriting scene and who appeared on an early Cyndi Lauper video, who has been compared to both Bob Dylan and John Prine, but at the time, his brand of easy, open rock was far more refreshing than that of either of those comparisons. The song is a great fit for Urban, whose voice has just enough graininess in it to recall the original, but it also rocks harder. Urban is faithful to the original but lets his guitar do plenty of talking in the mix. This should be released as a new single to country radio and hopefully there'll be a video coming to boot. The other bonus is "Got It Right This Time The Celebration," which was self-penned. It begins with a B-3 and a Fender Rhodes, a slippery drum loop, and one of those trademark, mid-tempo love ballad hooks that Urban can write all day long. Given his travails over the past few years, this sounds like a love song for his new wife, Nicole Kidman. That's conjecture, but given that it was written in 2006, it's a pretty good bet. When the guitars open up and the snare starts to crack, Urban's croon glides over this soulful, easy rocker and builds to a killer bridge where the electric six-strings, percussion, organ, and piano swell to the bursting point and it's all joy. Bottom line: it's one of the great romantic rockers of 2007. Equal parts Tom Petty, Don Henley, and Bob Seger, it's a country-pop song that will go down as one of his best. Clocking in at almost 76 minutes, this is a comp for the fans, and for the uninitiated as well.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/20/2007
  • Label: Emi Europe Generic
  • EAN: 5099950768523
  • Catalog Number: 5076852
  • Sales rank: 63,757

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Keith Urban Primary Artist, Piano, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals, Slide Guitar, fender rhodes, Soloist
Dann Huff Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals
Charles Judge Keyboards
Chris McHugh Drums
Steve Nathan Piano, Hammond Organ, Hammond B3
Jimmie Lee Sloas Bass, Bass Guitar
Jerry Flowers Background Vocals
Perry Coleman Background Vocals
Tom Bukovac Electric Guitar
Technical Credits
Rodney Crowell Composer
Steve Wariner Composer
Steve Forbert Composer
Matt Rollings Producer, Audio Production
Jane Wiedlin Composer
Radney Foster Composer
Mark Hagen overdub engineer
Dann Huff Producer, Audio Production
Richard Marx Composer
Dennis Matkosky Composer
Justin Niebank Engineer
Monty Powell Composer
Allen Shamblin Composer
Drew Bollman overdub engineer
John Shanks Composer
Keith Urban Composer, Producer, Author, Audio Production
Max Vadukul Cover Photo
Ty Lacy Composer
Chris Lindsey Composer
Torne White Art Direction
Deanna Bryant Composer
Dave Berg Composer
Adam Ayan Mastering
Joanna Carter Art Direction
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    18 Kids and Keith Urban Shine

    This is a fantastic CD/DVD. Buy it. Just buy it. Listen. Even if you have Keith's other CDs and DVDs"which I do, all of them!" this is a great treat! All those fantastic songs in one CD and one DVD. This would make a great Christmas gift. Keith is the most talented artist on the air in my opinion. He has truly captured my heart and my loyalty. You will NOT be disappointed. Hurry up, now, and get your own!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    What more could anyone want?! A CD with all of Keith Urban's hits, including two new songs (which are FANATASTIC by the way!)? This CD proves this man has extraordinary talent and a beautiful voice. With each song you can tell he writes from his heart and performs from his heart. If you know someone who loves music, I suggest buying this CD for them, and even yourself! I promise you'll fall in love with it as soon as you turn it on.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    This CD appeals to all music fans - those who love country music and those who want to experience a talented singer/songwriter/musician. Keith perfectly blends the "feel good" aspects of country music - words you can understand and relate to - with fabulous rhythms - including some amazing guitar work - to create this greatest hits CD. Owners of other Keith Urban CDs will want to own this to have the “best of the best” in one place. New fans will want to own this to have a great sampling of Keith’s work. These amazing songs include all his number one hits – as well as two new tracks. Aptly titled “18 Kids,” it’s easy to see why these 18 tracks were selected by Keith – and it will be easy for listeners to see why these are the songs that have propelled Keith to stardom and to winning many awards, including ‘Male Vocalist of the Year’ and ‘Entertainer of the Year.’

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Undisputably a 'MUST' Have

    Keith Urban is an extraordinary artist. He is an unbelievable talent with an ability to take you to a place where only few musicians can. For years I have enjoyed his music and own all of his albums. Many times you purchase an album and find that only one or two songs touch you this album is different. His Greatest Hits is a great compilation of his 'hit' songs. If you are new to his music this makes a great introduction, that covers his music over an eight year span. Each album is uniquely different and timely. Like many others, I felt compelled to also purchase this album & special edition, for that very reason - to have his 16 hit songs on one album. I promise you, you will soon be out there trying to get your hands on all of Keith's music! So get it and while you're there get one for a friend they'll remember you each time they play it.... I would!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AUSSOME CD!!

    This is one of the best endeavors of an artist to have a greatest hit cd. And Keith is no exception, this is the best of the best of his music. All the way from his debut cd to present music, even some new stuff. It is like being at his concert from start to finish. All these songs mean something to him, and he would like you to have them mean something to you. This is a great collection for anyone new to Keith or never really listening to his music. Would make a great Christmas gift for any age

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fantastic cd

    You have to get this cd. It is the best ever,he is so talented and it shows in every song on this cd,try it you will love this record,all Keith's best in one album,which i think every song he has is the best!! Go get it now!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best Cd Ever!

    Keith Urban is the modern day version of Elvis. He has the whole package, looks, charisma, talent, stage presence and sex appeal all wrapped up into one. he creates his own sound, dubbed country rock, his music appeals to a wide variety of audiences. There's something for everyone on this album, love songs, rock song, and a whole lot of fun. Even if you've never heard his music before, you will not be disappointed!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    SUPER!

    I love this new album, its all Keith bests in one place. If you don't have it buy it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The COOLEST Kids you'll EVER meet!! Each will leave an impression on you.

    This CD/DVD compilation is the one I’ve been waiting for! “18 kids” is phenomenal. Keith is such an amazing performer & this CD delivers nothing more the MAGIC. I would not categorize Keith as just a country artist. He is so much more. He takes you through the ups & downs of life like no other artist recording today. You can’t resist the infectious rhythms of “Days Go By” or “Who Wouldn’t Want To Be Me” along with “Where the Black Top Ends”. Or you can’t help but be moved by the haunting emotions of “Stupid Boy”, “Everybody” & “You’ll Think of Me”. Let’s not forget Keith’s astounding collection of songs dedicated to love, “Better Life”, You’re My Better Half”, “Once in a Lifetime” & his stunningly beautiful “Your Everything”. The 12 videos included in the package certainly make this a winning combination & a great gift for anyone who is on a quest for amazing music from any genre.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazing Album

    Keith Urban is one of the great artists today. This CD is a collection of his greatest songs, and they are all amazing including the two new songs. I would highly recommend this album and any other Keith CDs!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THE BEST YET

    The reason i think this is the best yet, is you can just keep one in the car and play all your favorites without switching cds. "romeos tune" is great. If you know a keith urban fan. They would love you for this. Make someones christmas, buy keith.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BEST CD EVER

    Keith Urban's Greatest Hits CD is outstanding. Keith is the best performer in the world. I own every Keith CD made and this is one of my favorites. It has amazing songs from his first album(Keith Urban) to his latest CD(Love Pain and the Whole Crazy Thing). The special edition is amazing too because it has all the songs on the cd but also 12 of his best music videos!! Keith is just an amazing performer and song writer. His songs mean so much to me. If you are having a bad day, put in Keith and he will brighten it! This cd is worth every $. It is definately worth buying anytime but especially during the holidays!! This is a great Christmas gift for all ages

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Check Out Keith Urban's "Kids!"

    If you love music and/or Keith Urban you should get this CD !!! The new material is just fantastic. I really love Keith's version of "Romeo's Tune". They also picked a great diverse bunch of Keith's hits. The remasters are just phenomenal. There might be one or two you haven't heard. There is also a "Special Edition" available that has some extra DVD material. That shouldn't be missed either!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great songs from beginning to end!

    All of Keith's greatest songs, pluse 2 new very uplifting feel good songs, Romeo's Tune and Got It Right(The Celebration)... I highly recommend this album full of great tuneage:)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best Purchase Ever!!

    This is one amazing CD!!! there are 18 songs, all of Keith's hit singles! Some of these are radio-edited, so they are a little bit different!! There also are 2 new songs, which are just great! There is the Cover Song of Romeos Tune, which in my opinion is even better then the origional, and there is a new version of the song called Got it Right This Time, which is on Keith's current selling album, Love, Pain and the Whole Crazy Thing. This is a re-make of that song, it's called Got it Right Tihs Time"The Celebration". It uses more instruments and is a very beautiful song!!! This album is more than just a Greatest Hits album, its has fun songs, happy songs, heart-touching songs, and more! It's really the best you could ask for and I HIGHLY reccomend everyone going out and getting your copy of 18 Kids, today!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Another Incredible Album

    Keith Urban is the only artist "in any genre" whose albums I enjoy from beginning to end. Every track is great! This album is the best of the best. I was glad to get the radio remixes since they aren't on the other albums. Keith is a great song writer, singer and awesome guitarist. He's just the best. I actually bought the special edition with his videos -a great bonus!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    You'll Love This Collection Of Hits!

    Keith Urban is one of the finest artists of our times. His gifted guitar playing, infectious melodies and his soulful voice, pulls you in. You will love this collection of hits. There are also, 2 new songs that really capture Keith's spirit. I highly recommned this CD for country and music fans in gengeral. You won't be disapointed!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fantastic!

    Why should you buy Keith’s Greatest Hits CD? Because it has some of the most fantastic songs around on there, that’s why! His new cover of Romeo’s Tune is, in my opinion, better than the original, and Got It Right This Time sounds great with a full-band recording. Who can resist popping this into their car or computer and singing along with hits like “Days Go By” or “Somebody Like You” or even new hits like “Stupid Boy” and “I Told You So”? I certainly can’t, and if you buy this for someone for the holidays, then you might just have a new convert on your hands to take to Keith’s concerts come this summer!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Keith's "18 Kids"

    This is absolutely a "must have" CD! Having Keith's hits in one place is convenient and such a joy to hear those songs back to back. I like the remix of "Got it Right This Time" -- it's a bit more upbeat than the original. Keith's music is on the mark for everyday life we each face. You get the feeling he actually has lived the life reflected in those lyrics. You can hear the sincerity and honesty in his voice. Most of his music has an uplifting message and when it's tied together with really cool rock guitar rifts is just astounding to hear.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    This is a must have for any Keith Urban fan. So if you want to make the KU fan in your life very happy buy this for them for Christmas.

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