Greatest Hits, Vol. 1

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
There are seven new recordings on Phil Vassar's Greatest Hits, Vol. 1, but that doesn't necessarily mean that there are six brand-new songs. Most of these new songs are Vassar's versions of songs he wrote for other people: "Bye Bye" and "I'm Alright" were hits for Jo Dee Messina, "My Next Thirty Years" and "For a Little While" were cut by Tim McGraw, and Collin Raye recorded "Little Red Rodeo." They're joined by three brand-new Vassar tunes -- "Twenty One," "The Woman in My Life," and also "Last Day of My Life" -- on this generous 15-track collection, which does an excellent job of capturing Vassar's strengths as both a songwriter and a performer. Not that it ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
There are seven new recordings on Phil Vassar's Greatest Hits, Vol. 1, but that doesn't necessarily mean that there are six brand-new songs. Most of these new songs are Vassar's versions of songs he wrote for other people: "Bye Bye" and "I'm Alright" were hits for Jo Dee Messina, "My Next Thirty Years" and "For a Little While" were cut by Tim McGraw, and Collin Raye recorded "Little Red Rodeo." They're joined by three brand-new Vassar tunes -- "Twenty One," "The Woman in My Life," and also "Last Day of My Life" -- on this generous 15-track collection, which does an excellent job of capturing Vassar's strengths as both a songwriter and a performer. Not that it features every one of his charting singles -- 2001's "Rose Bouquet" isn't here, and neither are "This Is God" and "Ultimate Love" from 2003, or 2005's "Good Ole Days" -- but they're not missed because of the presence of those aforementioned songs recorded by other artists. These tunes give a fuller picture of Vassar's talents, and explain why he needs a greatest-hits album a mere three years into his career. After all, his proper albums don't touch on these songs, which are among his best, and Vassar's versions match the original hit versions, helping to make Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 not just a good introduction to his music, but the most consistently entertaining album he's yet released.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/2/2006
  • Label: Arista
  • UPC: 828767872926
  • Catalog Number: 78729
  • Sales rank: 101,427

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Phil Vassar Primary Artist, Piano, Vocals
Eric Darken Percussion
Chad Cromwell Drums
Larry Franklin Fiddle
David Grissom Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Russ Pahl Banjo, Electric Guitar, Steel Guitar, 12-string Guitar
Glenn Worf Bass
Aubrey Haynie Fiddle
Bryan Sutton Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin
Jim "Moose" Brown Keyboards, Hammond Organ
Steven J. Caldwell Drums
Clayton Ryder Corn Accordion, Hammond Organ
Technical Credits
Charlie Black Composer
Rory Michael Bourke Composer
Neal Cappellino Engineer, Digital Editing
Byron Gallimore Producer
Vince Melamed Composer
Tim Nichols Composer
Craig Wiseman Composer
Brian David Willis Digital Editing
Jason Lehning Engineer, Digital Editing
Tommy Rocco Composer
Jerry Vandiver Composer
Phil Vassar Composer, Producer
Richard Barrow Engineer
Brady Barnett Digital Editing
Frank Rogers Producer
Tyler Moles Digital Editing
Mary Rockwood Crabtree grooming
Hank Williams Mastering
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    This is a great buy

    This is a very good cd. I love Phils voice and he has a way to make it sound great and sexy. I would buy his new cd when he comes out with one no doubt about it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazing!

    I thought that the people he wrote for sang well...him singing them is 10 times better his voice is so controlled...must have many years of voice training

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Missin a bit

    Love Phil Vassar but this is not what I was expected, after listening i realized he really hasnt been around too long, might have been better to put this off a few years and blow us away

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