Reba #1's

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Barnes & Noble - David McGee
Thirty-five tracks, 33 of them chart-topping singles, comprise this set by one of the reigning queens of heartbreak -- starting with 1982?s ?Can?t Even Get the Blues? and ending with 2 new songs, recorded for this collection, that belong in the rarified air of the summit. Reba?s explored the tough turf of lovers gone awry, and on that count, tear-jerkers such as the churning ?Somebody Should Leave? and ?You Lie,? a soaring cry of the heart, dig into the marrow of disintegrating relationships with a power and perception few other artists can muster. The new songs, though, accentuate the positive. Disc 1 opens with ?You?re Gonna Be,? a lovely ballad with strings and ...
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Barnes & Noble - David McGee
Thirty-five tracks, 33 of them chart-topping singles, comprise this set by one of the reigning queens of heartbreak -- starting with 1982’s “Can’t Even Get the Blues” and ending with 2 new songs, recorded for this collection, that belong in the rarified air of the summit. Reba’s explored the tough turf of lovers gone awry, and on that count, tear-jerkers such as the churning “Somebody Should Leave” and “You Lie,” a soaring cry of the heart, dig into the marrow of disintegrating relationships with a power and perception few other artists can muster. The new songs, though, accentuate the positive. Disc 1 opens with “You’re Gonna Be,” a lovely ballad with strings and electric keyboard dominant, in which Reba gives a newborn some advice on overcoming life’s inevitabilities and assuring her of a mother’s never-ending love, no matter what. And for an artist who has made an art of the cheatin’ song, the other new number offers a different perspective: A stomping, rocking little ditty, “Love Needs a Holiday” describes a married couple sneaking off to the Holiday Inn, not with new lovers but together; the kids are with Grandma, and there’s nothing ahead but “room service, dinner, with candles and wine / A night with no homework and no baby cryin’ / They hold each other like they used to do...” Balancing restraint and exultation, this latest #1 (at least it oughta be) from Reba illustrates why it takes two discs to catalog her best. –David McGee
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
It's hard to believe, but 2005's double-disc #1's is the first multi-disc retrospective of Reba McEntire's career, which has had several single-disc sets prior to this. While this, like many similarly titled collections, does not strictly follow the rules set up in its title -- not counting the two new songs that open up each disc here, there are 11 songs among these 35 tracks that did not hit number one in Billboard's country charts -- it's hard to complain about this. After all, #1's includes all of her number one singles, and those 11 hit singles that did not make it to the top spot all were Top Five singles and rank among her best work. Taken together, they make for the best overview of and introduction to McEntire's lengthy, consistent career.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/22/2005
  • Label: Mca Nashville
  • UPC: 602498847220
  • Catalog Number: 000536602
  • Sales rank: 21,607

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Reba McEntire Primary Artist
Eric Darken Percussion
Bruce Bouton Steel Guitar
Spady Brannan Bass, Bass Guitar
Kenny Greenberg Guitar, Electric Guitar
Jerry McPherson Guitar, Electric Guitar
Greg Morrow Drums
Larry Paxton Bass
Jimmy Nichols Piano, Background Vocals
Doug Sisemore Keyboards
Perry Coleman Background Vocals
Tommy Harden Drums
Jim Kimball Acoustic Guitar
Tommy Hardon Drums
Tammy Rogers King Fiddle
Jenifer Wrinkle Background Vocals
Jim Kimball Guitar
Technical Credits
Gerry House Composer
Matraca Berg Composer
Reba McEntire Producer, Liner Notes, Audio Production
Kim Carnes Composer
Dave Loggins Composer
Billy Stritch Composer
Don Everly Composer
Tony Brown Audio Production
Tim Mensy Composer
Keith Palmer Composer
Austin Roberts Composer
Rick Bowles Composer
Gary Burr Composer
Kerry Chater Composer
Walt Aldridge Composer
Derek Bason Engineer
Charlie Black Composer
Steve Bogard Composer
Jimmy Bowen Producer, Audio Production
Tony Brown Producer
Buddy Cannon Producer, Audio Production
Rick Carnes Composer
Steve Dean Composer
Bob DiPiero Composer
Tim DuBois Producer, Audio Production
Bobby Fischer Composer
Rick Giles Composer
Doug Gilmore Composer
Don Goodman Composer
John Guess Producer
Tony Haselden Composer
Harlan Howard Composer
Jerry Kennedy Producer, Audio Production
Mary Ann Kennedy Composer
Jennifer Kimball Composer
Dickey Lee Composer
Richard Leigh Composer
Susan Longacre Composer
David Malloy Producer, Audio Production
J.D. Martin Composer
Dennis Matkosky Composer
Terry McBride Composer
Pat McManus Composer
Bruce Miller Composer
Pamela Rose Composer
Harold Shedd Producer, Audio Production
Larry Shell Composer
Lisa Silver Composer
Stephony Smith Composer
Donna Weiss Composer
Philip White Composer
Norro Wilson Producer
William Robinson Composer
Tommy Lee James Composer
Chick Rains Composer
Neil Thrasher Composer
Layng Martine Jr. Composer
Kim Williams Composer
Bruce Burch Composer
Cathy Majeski Composer
Vern Dant Composer
Shelby Kennedy Composer
Tom Damphier Composer
Jane Mariash Composer
Sunny Russ Composer
Don Schlitz Composer
Sheila Stephen Composer
Annie Tate Composer
Sam Tate Composer
Jim Allison Composer
Deanna Bryant Composer
Michael Dulaney Composer
Kendal Franceschi Composer
Lonnie Williams Composer
Bob Simon Composer
Dave Berg Composer
Sandy Knox Composer
Chris Ashburn Engineer
John Moffat Composer
Liz Hengber Composer
Narvel Blackstock Management
Aaron Kasdorf Engineer
Shawna Harrington-Burkhart Composer
Quentin Powers Composer
Danny Orton Composer
Hank Williams Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Reba is amazing!

    This album is a testament to the talent that is Reba McEntire. For years, she has enthralled us with her songs, her power, and most of all, her voice. I find it very impressive that she has had 33 #1 singles that is simply a remarkable achievement, and I can't wait to get this album and have all of them in one terrific 2-disc collection! In addition to the 33 #1 singles that are gathered here, she recorded two brand new singles, and each one respectively starts each disc, "You're Gonna Be" and "Love Needs a Holiday." Her current single, "You're Gonna Be," is an amazing love song between a parent and her newborn child. I haven't heard "Love Needs a Holiday" yet, but I've heard it's a very upbeat, country song in the style Reba does best! In short, this album is a compliation of decades of music from an artist we have fallen in love with, and has already taken her rightful place in the history of the business. Buy this album, I promise you won't be disappointed!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Reba #1

    This one is alo greart it has a lot of her old stuff on it so I really like it a lot if you are a Reba fan then goout and get thees Cd's they are really grat.
    Peggy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    She Has A Wonderful Voice!!!

    When I heard "Is there life out there" I was like she has a amazing voice ...I need this CD!!!!

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    Posted November 11, 2011

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