Greatest Hits

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Just like the albums her husband/producer Mutt Lange produced for Def Leppard, Shania Twain's albums are designed to generate hit singles for two or three years, which means that each of her blockbuster records -- 1995's The Woman in Me, 1997's Come On Over, 2002's Up! -- already seem like greatest-hits records, since they're filled with huge hits. This makes assembling an actual greatest-hits album a little difficult, since not only is the material overly familiar, but there are so many hits that they're difficult to fit on a single-disc collection. Impressively, 2004's Greatest Hits -- the first compilation Shania has released in her career -- doesn't skimp in...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Just like the albums her husband/producer Mutt Lange produced for Def Leppard, Shania Twain's albums are designed to generate hit singles for two or three years, which means that each of her blockbuster records -- 1995's The Woman in Me, 1997's Come On Over, 2002's Up! -- already seem like greatest-hits records, since they're filled with huge hits. This makes assembling an actual greatest-hits album a little difficult, since not only is the material overly familiar, but there are so many hits that they're difficult to fit on a single-disc collection. Impressively, 2004's Greatest Hits -- the first compilation Shania has released in her career -- doesn't skimp in either the hits or its actual length. Weighing in at a whopping 21 tracks, it has every big hit from her career, bypassing just a handful of tracks including anything from her eponymous 1993 debut, plus "God Bless the Child" from 1996 and "It Only Hurts When I'm Breathing" from 2004, none of which are greatly missed. The collection runs in reverse chronological order, beginning with the ballad "Forever and Always" from Up! then running through hits like "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!," "That Don' Impress Me Much," "You're Still the One," "Any Man of Mine" -- all in their most familiar radio mixes, which means pop mixes alternate with country mixes according to the song -- before ending with four new tracks the gleefully goofy "Party for Two" is featured in two versions, a pop version with Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath and a country version with Billy Currington. Taken as a whole, this is a pretty impressive and consistent body of work -- sure, her hits can be slick, glossy, and silly, but they're infectious, irresistibly catchy, impeccably crafted, and most importantly, still tremendous fun after hundreds of plays. This isn't straight country, but it never pretends that it is. Instead, Twain and Lange poached the catchiest elements from arena rock and adult contemporary pop, peppered it with '90s pop culture references -- anything from bad hair days to Brad Pitt -- and developed a glorious, supersized sound that defined mainstream pop and country for nearly a decade. And, as this wonderful collection proves, Shania's hits not only defined their time, but transcend them, as this Greatest Hits is as fun as pop music can get.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/9/2004
  • Label: Mercury Nashville
  • UPC: 602498631416
  • Catalog Number: 000307202
  • Sales rank: 7,826

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Shania Twain Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals, Hand Clapping, Vocal Harmony
Matt Rollings Piano
Michael Thompson Bouzouki, Electric Guitar, Slide Guitar, E-bow
Glen Duncan Fiddle
Joe Chemay Electric Bass, Bass Guitar, Fretless Bass Guitar
Bruce Bouton Pedal Steel Guitar
Larry Byrom Acoustic Guitar, Electric Drums, Slide Guitar
B.J. Cole Dobro, Pedal Steel Guitar
Billy Crain Slide Guitar
Stuart Duncan Fiddle
Larry Franklin Fiddle
Paul Franklin Pedal Steel Guitar, pedabro
Rob Hajacos Fiddle
John Hobbs Organ, Wurlitzer
John Hughey Pedal Steel Guitar
David Hungate Bass
Robert John "Mutt" Lange Background Vocals, Hand Clapping, Vocal Harmony
Paul Leim Percussion, Drums
Carl Marsh Strings
Brent Mason Guitar, Electric Guitar
Terry McMillan Harmonica, Harp, cowbell, Foot Stomping
Joey Miskulin Accordion
The Nashville String Machine Strings
Michael Omartian Piano
Joe Spivey Fiddle
Arthur Stead Organ, Piano, Wurlitzer
Biff Watson Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Guitar (Nylon String)
John Willis Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Bouzouki, Mandolin
Jonathan Yudkin Fiddle, Mandolin, Violin, Cello
Aubrey Haynie Fiddle
Nick Keca Hand Clapping
John Barlow Jarvis Piano, Wurlitzer
David Hamilton Strings
The Irish Film Orchestra Strings
Mark McGrath Vocals
Dan Huff Guitar, Electric Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Electric Sitar, Talk Box, 6-string bass, wah wah guitar, Guitar (12 String Electric)
Billy Currington Vocals
Diamond Duggal Percussion
Simon Duggal Percussion
Technical Credits
Terry Manning Engineer
Ronn Huff String Arrangements
Shania Twain Composer
Jeff Balding Engineer
Bob Bullock Engineer
Robert John "Mutt" Lange Arranger, Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
Carl Marsh String Arrangements
Brian Masterson Engineer
Warren Peterson Engineer
Ron Reynolds Engineer
Olle Romo Programming, Engineer
Nick Keca Engineer
Lee Groitzsch Engineer
Rob Degroff Engineer, Technical Maintenance
Gavin Greenaway String Arrangements
David Hamilton String Arrangements
Cory Churko Digital Editing
Mike Carroll Engineer
Kieran Lynch Digital Editing
Dan Huff Sound Effects, Tic Tac
Bethany Newman Art Direction
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  • Posted May 2, 2012

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    Shania Twain Hits

    The “Shania Twain Greatest Hits” cd contains some quality country songs that are quirky and center on the complicated theme of love. The following are some of the catchy tracks on this 21 song cd set:
    “Forever And For Always”
    “Come On Over”
    “Man I Feel Like A Woman”
    “From This Moment On”
    “You’re Still The One”
    The “Shania Twain Greatest Hits” cd is best for those who enjoy at least two songs by Shania Twain and/or upbeat country music.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    this is one cool cd

    i really enjoyed this cd the songs i know and can sing to with the lyrics i love this cd its cool!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Good vocals

    Enjoyed a lot.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Shania is Country Rock

    All of the songs on this CD are totally wicked. They are also all the Shania Twain songs that I grew up listening to. I can never listen to a song just once.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fabulous!

    I am not a huge Shania fan, but what a LOADED CD of hits! Only thing better are her videos. A plus!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Saxon With A College Review

    Ilove this cd!!!! I have and will always be a Shania Twain fan! My favorite zongs are ALL OF THEM:)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Shania Rocks!!!

    I love Shania Twain she is the bomb!!!!! I love her greatest hits cd it is sooo cool and she is sooo pretty!!!! Go shania!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great CD

    This is a great CD that compiles lots of great Shania Twain songs. A good buy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This is the best CD of Shania so far!

    I got this CD, for Christmas, and I listen to it every day! I’m a huge Shania Twain fan, and next to 'Up!' it one of the greatest! I love her voice and her ability to write songs! She is my favorite artist and I hope she comes out with a other CD! (i think that it's a six star! but i am a fan so...)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Shania might be country but she can rock !!!!!!

    What a wonderful voice .Lucky for us we are able to have the chance to listen love and dance to her music. I think the album was great. Just as all of her others .

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Greatest Hits

    I picked this CD up yesterday, and I can't stop listening to it. Every song on it is great, but of course, it's Shania!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    too much of one thing, not enough of another

    Shania's Greatest Hits is a good collection of most of her songs she collaborated with her husband Mutt Lange. Unfortunately, 2 of my favorites aren't there. "What Made You Say That" and "Dance With The One Who Brought You" are 2 great songs that were left off. But they were pre-Mutt. That doesn't mean they don't deserve to be included. Guess they were "too country".

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A great Shania collection!

    Awesome cd! All of her hits on one, finally!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Greatest Hits

    I've had the opportunity to listen to this entire album already, and it's awesome. Not only are my favorites on this album, but the two new songs "Don't" and "Quitter" are exceptional, and have traditional country flair to them. I’m sure they are destined to be huge hits for Shania as well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Okay if you're a sugar junkie. . .

    This album isn't for anyone who really likes or knows music. Buy her first album instead. It showed promise. Unfortunately she hooked up with Mutt Lange as her producer/husband after the first one and now everything has that Def Leppard electric drum sound to it. Not to mention that hiccup thing she does all the time. If you like studio creations, this one's for you. If you like to see real musicians grow, maybe not.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Greatest Hits

    I've had the chance to preview this album as well, and it's great. The three new songs have more of a traditional country flair to them, which surprised me, but they are good. If you ever get the chance to see Shania in concert, you should go because the range of her talent will amaze you.

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