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The Best of Michael Martin Murphey

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All Music Guide - Mike DeGagne
The 12 songs that make up Capitol's The Best of Michael Martin Murphey compilation are a perfect initiation for those who want a taste of Murphey's biggest hits on both sides of the charts. The tracks are divvied up appropriately, with his earlier "cosmic cowboy" era represented by hits like "Carolina in the Pines," "Geronimo's Cadillac," "Cherokee Fiddle" from Urban Cowboy, and "Wildfire," his most renowned single. Five other tracks make up some of Murphey's biggest country singles of the early '80s, with "Don't Count the Rainy Days," "What She Wants," and "Still Taking Chances" all making the Top Ten on the country charts. "What's Forever For" gave Murphey his first ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mike DeGagne
The 12 songs that make up Capitol's The Best of Michael Martin Murphey compilation are a perfect initiation for those who want a taste of Murphey's biggest hits on both sides of the charts. The tracks are divvied up appropriately, with his earlier "cosmic cowboy" era represented by hits like "Carolina in the Pines," "Geronimo's Cadillac," "Cherokee Fiddle" from Urban Cowboy, and "Wildfire," his most renowned single. Five other tracks make up some of Murphey's biggest country singles of the early '80s, with "Don't Count the Rainy Days," "What She Wants," and "Still Taking Chances" all making the Top Ten on the country charts. "What's Forever For" gave Murphey his first number one single on the country side, while it went all the way to number 19 on the pop charts at the same time. Both "Disenchanted" and "Radio Land" could have been replaced with more familiar singles, but even so, this set is an inexpensive and satisfying route for exploring both sides of Michael Martin Murphey's material.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/6/1995
  • Label: Emi Special Products
  • UPC: 077774655620
  • Catalog Number: 46556
  • Sales rank: 9,388

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Michael Martin Murphey Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar
Ricky Skaggs Mandolin
Dickey Betts Electric Guitar
Jennifer Warnes Background Vocals
Victor Feldman Percussion
James Burton Electric Guitar
Steve Gibson Electric Guitar
Joey Scarbury Background Vocals
John Hickman Banjo
John McEuen Banjo, Fiddle
Denny Brooks Background Vocals
Carmen Acciaioli Steel Guitar
Eddie Bayers Drums
Byron Berline Fiddle
Matt Betton Drums
Michael Botts Drums
Michael Bowden Bass
Thomas Brannon Background Vocals
Buzzy Buchanan Drums
Dennis Burnside Keyboards, Background Vocals
Mark Casstevens Acoustic Guitar
Bryan Cumming Saxophone
Linda Dillard Background Vocals
Phil Forrest Background Vocals
Don Gant Background Vocals
Sonny Garrish Steel Guitar
Carl Gorodetzky Concert Master
Jeff Hanna Background Vocals
Michael Hearne Electric Guitar
Bobby Hicks Banjo
Michael Huey Drums
Sherilyn Huffman Background Vocals
John Leslie Hug Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Mitch Humphries Keyboards
David Hungate Bass
Dave Innis Keyboards
John Jarvis Keyboards
Josh Leo Electric Guitar
Ron Levine Fiddle
Jay Dee Maness Steel Guitar
Randy Mitchell Acoustic Guitar
Chris Montan Background Vocals
Lance Ong Keyboards
Herb Pedersen Background Vocals
Michael Rhodes Bass
Harry Stinson Background Vocals
Fred Tackett Acoustic Guitar
Diane Tidwell Background Vocals
Rafe Van Hoy Acoustic Guitar
Paul Worley Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals
Dave McDaniel Bass
Leland Sklar Bass
Louis Pyrtle Fiddle
Brian Whicomb Keyboards
Joe Osborn Bass
Dennis Wilson Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Nick DeCaro String Arrangements
Glenn Meadows Mastering
Marshall Morgan Engineer
The Nashville String Machine Contributor
Jim Ed Norman Producer, String Arrangements
Eric Prestidge Engineer, Mastering
Bergen White String Arrangements
Willy Matthews Art Direction
Lee Groitzsch Engineer
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