Greatest Hits

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Barnes & Noble - David McGee
Not only is Lee Ann Womack's Greatest Hits chockablock with state-of-the-art mainstream country smashes, but its sequence shows the artist's progression from a Reba-style country gal to a polished pop-country chanteuse. This overview underscores Womack's nuanced style, alternately marked by breathy passages and soaring displays of robust vocal bravado, along with the increasing complexity of her arrangements, which progress from basic contemporary country with a rock-'n'-roll edge to ambitious, layered pop-country replete with synths, strings, orchestral swoops, and velvety background voices. Regardless of the setting, though, the songs and Womack's delivery offer meaty ...
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Barnes & Noble - David McGee
Not only is Lee Ann Womack's Greatest Hits chockablock with state-of-the-art mainstream country smashes, but its sequence shows the artist's progression from a Reba-style country gal to a polished pop-country chanteuse. This overview underscores Womack's nuanced style, alternately marked by breathy passages and soaring displays of robust vocal bravado, along with the increasing complexity of her arrangements, which progress from basic contemporary country with a rock-'n'-roll edge to ambitious, layered pop-country replete with synths, strings, orchestral swoops, and velvety background voices. Regardless of the setting, though, the songs and Womack's delivery offer meaty musings on the ways of the heart and philosophical entreaties to live life to the fullest. Whether it's the classic honky-tonk strains fueling the laments of "Never Again, Again" or the tropical edge that sets up Womack's scorching remonstration on a superb reading of Rodney Crowell's "Ashes by Now," the music and the singing take care never to land in the same place twice. The career-making hit "I Hope You Dance" is a natural centerpiece here, but early, bruising fare, such as the stomping "You've Got to Talk to Me," as well as more recent entries, such as the spare, driving take on Buddy & Julie Miller's "Does My Ring Burn Your Finger" and a lilting, string-rich duet with Willie Nelson on "Mendocino County Line," bespeak a sharp intellect informing the interpretive choices and an open heart behind the vocals. Greatest Hits is a real winner, and a pretty good object lesson in retaining a country essence while incorporating radio-friendly pop aspects into the presentation.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Released seven years and four albums after Lee Ann Womack began her career with her eponymous 1997 debut, Greatest Hits chronicles her career to date. The 14-track collection contains all of her biggest hits -- "Never Again, Again," "The Fool," "A Little Past Little Rock," "I'll Think of a Reason Later," "I Hope You Dance," "Ashes by Now" -- along with the Grammy-winning Willie Nelson duet "Mendocino County Line" from his The Great Divide album, and two solid new songs, "The Wrong Girl" and "Time for Me to Go." Although there are couple of minor singles missing -- "Buckaroo," "Why They Call It Falling," "Forever Everyday" -- Greatest Hits nevertheless offers a good summary and introduction to the first part of Womack's career, when she grew to be one of the more popular female mainstream country vocalists of the late '90s/early 2000s.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/4/2004
  • Label: Mca Nashville
  • UPC: 602498615959
  • Catalog Number: 000188302
  • Sales rank: 7,836

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lee Ann Womack Primary Artist
Pat Buchanan Electric Guitar, Musician
Chad Cromwell Drums, Musician
Larry Franklin Fiddle, Musician
Paul Franklin Steel Guitar, Musician
B. James Lowry Acoustic Guitar, Musician
Brent Mason Electric Guitar, Musician
Buddy Miller Background Vocals, Musician
Steve Nathan Keyboards, Musician
Randy Scruggs Acoustic Guitar, Musician
Lonnie Wilson Drums, Musician
Glenn Worf Bass Guitar, Musician
Aubrey Haynie Fiddle, Musician
Jimmy Nichols Keyboards, Musician
Rusty Danmyer Steel Guitar, Musician
Technical Credits
Rodney Crowell Composer
Pat McLaughlin Composer
Julie Miller Composer
Brett Beavers Composer
Byron Gallimore Producer
Julian King Engineer
Buddy Miller Composer
Tim Nichols Composer
Jamie O'Hara Composer
Bernie Taupin Composer
Mark Wright Producer
Jim Kemp Art Direction
Tony Lane Composer
Lee Ann Womack Composer, Producer
Matt Serletic Composer, Producer
Tommy Douglas Composer
Monty Holmes Composer
Don Schlitz Composer
Tia Sillers Composer
Jess Brown Composer
Gene Ellsworth Composer
Barbie Isham Composer
Erik Lutkins Engineer
Frank Liddell Producer
Roxie Dean Composer
David Lee Composer
Brett Jones Composer
Marla Suzanne Cannon Composer
Liz Rose Composer
Hank Williams Mastering
Tony Martin Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Lee Ann Womack is an outstanding country/pop singer who writes and performs songs that tell a story and touch your heart.

    Ms. Womack, best known for her huge hit "I Hope You Dance", has been singing and writing great country/pop music for many years. Even though she became famous with her above-mentioned single, her career has never gone to the heights that other female singers in her category such as Shania Twain and Lee Ann Rimes have achieved. This seems to be unfair as her talent is equal to, or better than, either of those two young ladies and other of her contemporaries.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Outstanding

    Wonderful..all I can say is it's wonderful..

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