Greatest Hits

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Barnes & Noble - David McGee
LeAnn Rimes's first greatest-hits package offers real bang for the buck. It effectively charts the country-pop chanteuse's career arc, from the startling debut, "Blue," to a new song, "This Love," which returns her to the booming pop-country power ballads she helped pioneer and seemed destined to own before her detour into glossy, high-tech contemporary pop. Rimes made that detour early on in her career, as the twangy Patsy Cline in her mutated into a Madonna sound-alike on dance hits such as the Diane Warren?penned "Can't Fight the Moonlight," and then she adopted Elton John's stilted phrasing when she dueted with him on the syrupy, orchestrated love ballad "Written in ...
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Barnes & Noble - David McGee
LeAnn Rimes's first greatest-hits package offers real bang for the buck. It effectively charts the country-pop chanteuse's career arc, from the startling debut, "Blue," to a new song, "This Love," which returns her to the booming pop-country power ballads she helped pioneer and seemed destined to own before her detour into glossy, high-tech contemporary pop. Rimes made that detour early on in her career, as the twangy Patsy Cline in her mutated into a Madonna sound-alike on dance hits such as the Diane Warren–penned "Can't Fight the Moonlight," and then she adopted Elton John's stilted phrasing when she dueted with him on the syrupy, orchestrated love ballad "Written in the Stars." But the country gal was never far from the surface, and she knocks big productions such as "The Light in Your Eyes" and the gospel-influenced "Big Deal" out of the park with a bluesy, urgent delivery reminiscent of Wynonna at her most sultry. In 1999, Rimes returned to Patsy Cline territory with a take on Willie Nelson's "Crazy," replete with a string-laden, Owen Bradley–style production and a riveting vocal attack marked by sustained, ascending wails and low, throaty moans, at once seductive and heartbreaking. Released just prior to the holidays, the disc closes out with a dramatic reading of "O Holy Night" that finds Rimes going from a captivating whisper to a full-throated, jubilant shout over a clattering orchestral arrangement. Rimes's material has not always been of the highest caliber, but when she wraps those pipes around a meaningful lyric, as she does often on this collection, it's quite the aural experience.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Greatest Hits recaps LeAnn Rimes' time at Curb Records -- an era that began with enormous, surprising success and ended acrimoniously, with Rimes gunning for crossover success as the label churned out product. Released about a year after her teen-pop makeover on Twisted Angel, this collection is a bit like Rimes herself, perched between her country beginnings and pop crossover aspirations, wanting to be hip, but settling for the middle of the road more often than not. This comes through in the song selection, which has all the big hits that brought her steadily away from her classicist country beginnings with "Blue," and closer to the adult contemporary mainstream of "Can't Fight the Moonlight." While nothing major is missing -- and nothing should be missing, given its generous 19-track length -- there are no less than nine charting singles missing including "Hurt Me," "Looking Through Your Eyes," most singles from Twisted Angel, with album tracks and new cuts, including a superfluous cover of "O Holy Night" tacked onto the end the better to position the album for holiday sales, taking their position. Since all the major songs are here, it's a worthwhile collection, but the sequencing is not only hopelessly non-chronological, it develops no momentum and bogs down in the middle, suggesting that this was not so much compiled as it was thrown-together. That's the problem with this Greatest Hits -- it may give the hits, but its careless presentation means that it's much less than what it should have been.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/18/2003
  • Label: Curb Records
  • UPC: 715187882928
  • Catalog Number: 78829
  • Sales rank: 3,428

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Blue (2:49)
  2. 2 How Do I Live (4:26)
  3. 3 Can't Fight the Moonlight (3:37)
  4. 4 One Way Ticket (Because I Can) (3:43)
  5. 5 Commitment (4:36)
  6. 6 I Need You (3:48)
  7. 7 Written in Stars (4:18)
  8. 8 Unchained Melody (3:52)
  9. 9 The Light in Your Eyes (3:21)
  10. 10 On the Side on Angels (3:50)
  11. 11 You Light Up My Life (3:37)
  12. 12 Nothin' New Under the Moon (3:31)
  13. 13 Big Deal (3:07)
  14. 14 Life Goes On (3:34)
  15. 15 We Can (3:37)
  16. 16 Last Thing on My Mind - Ronan Keating (3:58)
  17. 17 This Love (3:47)
  18. 18 Crazy (2:54)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
LeAnn Rimes Primary Artist
Michael Thompson Electric Guitar, Slide Guitar
Eric Darken Percussion
Peter G. Hanson Violin
Mark Berrow Violin
Larry Corbett Cello
Joel Derouin Violin
Dan Dugmore Steel Guitar
Sheila E. Drums
Shannon Forrest Drums
Berj Garabedian Violin
Peter Kent Violin
Robert Lewis Choir, Chorus, Group Member
The London Session Orchestra Strings, Track Performer
B. James Lowry Acoustic Guitar
Jerry McPherson Electric Guitar
Dominic Miller Guitar
Steve Nathan Keyboards
Dean Parks Acoustic Guitar
Steve Robson Guitar, Keyboards
Josefina Vergara Violin
Patrick Warren Pump Organ, Synthesizer Strings
Evan Wilson Viola
Margaret Wooten Violin
Glenn Worf Bass
Gavyn Wright Violin
Ben Chappell Cello
Peter Lale Viola
Suzie Katayama Cello
Tim Akers Keyboards
Lisa Cochran Background Vocals
Patrick Kiernan Violin
Boguslaw Kostecki Violin
Jackie Shave Violin
Bruce White Viola
Leland Sklar Electric Bass
Michael Herring Acoustic Guitar, Soloist
Shawn Lee Percussion, Drums
Everton Nelson Violin
Mike Geiger Choir, Chorus, Group Member
Perry Coleman Background Vocals
Tom Bukovac Electric Guitar
Warren Zielinski Violin
Kevin St. Claire Choir, Chorus, Group Member
Bob Becker Viola
Dan Huff Electric Guitar
Gustav Clarkson Viola
Amy Fogerson Choir, Chorus, Group Member
Greg Geiger Choir, Chorus, Group Member
Grant Gershon Choir, Chorus, Group Member
Charles Lane Choir, Chorus, Group Member
Claire Fedoruk Choir, Chorus, Group Member
Kimberly Swizter Choir, Chorus, Group Member
Stephen Grimm Choir, Chorus, Group Member
Drew Holt Choir, Chorus, Group Member
Cassandra ONeal Piano
Helene Quintana Choir, Chorus, Group Member
Greg Davies Choir, Chorus, Group Member
Marie Hodgson Choir, Chorus, Group Member
Rohan Thomas Keyboards
Michael Thompson Electric Guitar, Slide Guitar
Michele Richards Violin
Christopher Tombling Violin
David Woodcock Violin
Elissa Johnston Choir, Chorus, Group Member
Jonathan Williams Cello
Technical Credits
Gerry House Composer
Adolphe Adam Composer
Willie Nelson Composer
Elton John Composer
Desmond Child Composer, Producer
Peter Collins Producer
Judy Rodman Composer
Bobby Wood Composer
Rick Bowles Composer
Joe Brooks Composer
Gary Burr Composer
Pete Amato Arranger, Producer
Jeff Balding Engineer
Derek Bason Engineer
Marc Beeson Composer
David Campbell String Arrangements, String Conductor
Steve Churchyard Engineer
Tony Colton Composer
Mike Curb Producer
Mark Hagen Engineer
Keith Hinton Composer
Trevor Horn Producer
Chuck Howard Producer
Josh Leo Composer
Steve MacMillan Engineer
Bill Mack Composer
Dennis Matkosky Composer
Alex North Composer
Greg Pagani Arranger, Producer
Steve Robson Composer, Producer
Chris Rowe Digital Editing
Diane Warren Composer
Tim Weidner Engineer
Scott Welch Contributor
Hy Zaret Composer
Tim Rice Composer
Gary Leach Engineer
Tom Shapiro Composer
Will Malone String Arrangements, String Conductor
LeAnn Rimes Composer, Producer, Executive Producer
Jeffrey Steele Composer
Johnny Mulhair Producer, Engineer
Andrew Pryce Jackman Orchestral Arrangements
John Coulter Graphic Design
Wilbur C. Rimes Producer
Graham Stack Remixing
Dino Hermann Pro-Tools
Ronan Keating Composer
Ty Lacy Composer
Tony Marty Composer
Placide Clappeau Composer
John Sullivan Dwight translation
Mike Geiger Choir Arrangement
Dan Tyler Composer
Andreas Carlsson Composer
Austin Deptula Engineer
Chuck Howard Producer
Traditional Composer
A. Anderson Composer
Greg White Hunt Engineer
Dan Huff Producer, Vocal Engineer
Adam Ayan Mastering
Mark Botting Contributor
Jill Holbrook Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Yeah!

    I've loved these songs since I was 3! I got this CD because it had every single one of my favorite songs by her on it. I love this CD and I'm sure that anyone else would too!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Leann Surprises me with every new CD she put Out, she is totally awsome.

    I bought Leann Rimes CD the other day, this is the best Greatest Hits CD to come out of Nashville in a long, long time. Every song is really and truly a Greatest Hit. The new songs that she put on the CD are fantastic. My favorite new song is " Last Thing On My Mind with her duet partner Ronan Keating, he sure knew what he was doing when he asked Leann to sing with him on this song, there vocies are so magical together. If you are a huge Leann fan like I am I would recommend you add this CD to your collection, it is a real treasure to have.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    U ROCK LeAnn

    I really like this cd and I love her songs.She has a great voice and I would love to have a voice like hers!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BEST CD

    I love this CD, all my fav. songs of hers on 1 cd.She really is talented,I'd give anything to have a voice like hers.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 12, 2012

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    ¿Greatest Hits¿ by LeAnn Rimes showcases some of her strongest

    “Greatest Hits” by LeAnn Rimes showcases some of her strongest musical hits throughout her career. I originally heard of her music back in the 90’s when I was still in high school. My late adoptive mother loved country music and I often heard Rime’s music on the radio frequently. I even briefly went to a high school where “How Do I Live” was played at one of the proms. With that said, her vocal brilliance definitely shines through on this greatest hits cd. Aside from “How Do I Live”, “Can’t Fight The Moonlight”, “Written In The Stars” (with Elton John), “Big Deal”, and “Last Thing On My Mind” (featuring Ronan Keating) are some of the decent tracks on this cd. “I Need You” and “You Light Up My Life” are also some of the songs that I enjoy because they both remind me of my husband (in a positive way). “Greatest Hits” by LeAnn Rimes is great for those who like at least three songs from LeAnn Rimes.

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