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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 for 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 and don'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" ...
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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 for 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 and don'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, midtempo 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. [This is the slightly extended version of the compilation, featuring the bonus track "You Look Good in My Shirt."]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/19/2008
  • Label: Capitol
  • EAN: 5099923471320
  • Catalog Number: 34713
  • Sales rank: 3,116

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Keith Urban Primary Artist, Banjo, 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
Jimmie Lee Sloas Bass
Russell Terrell Background Vocals
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
Jane Wiedlin Composer
Radney Foster Composer
Mark Hagen overdub engineer
Dann Huff Producer
Richard Marx Composer
Dennis Matkosky Composer
Daniel Miller Management
Justin Niebank Engineer
Monty Powell Composer
Allen Shamblin Composer
Drew Bollman overdub engineer
Pat McGuire Management
John Shanks Composer
Keith Urban Composer, Producer
Mark Nesler Composer
Ty Lacy Composer
Chris Lindsey Composer
Torne White Art Direction
Deanna Bryant Composer
Sandra Westerman Management
Dave Berg Composer
Robin Carson Management
Adam Ayan Mastering
Gary Borman Management
Joanna Carter Art Direction
Duane Clark Management
Sarah Buxton Composer
Betsy McHugh Management
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Keith Urban - Greatest Hits

    I'm not a big fan of country music, but I do love Keith's work. I like that he mixes country with a more rock/pop sound. This collection enables me to listen to his very best. I look forward to hearing most from this artist.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    A Must Have!

    18 Kids, Greates Hits by Keith Urban is a must have CD for every collection. The 16 great hits plus the 2 new songs are the perfect compilation of Keith's music. Whether you're a new fan, or a loyal member of Monkeyville, every song is sure to touch you.

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