Definitive Collection

The Definitive Collection

by Brenda Lee
     
 
Like Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and only a few others, Brenda Lee could sound equally wonderful whether she was tearing into an upbeat rock & roll number or crooning a melancholy countrypolitan ballad. The fact that she demonstrated ample knowledge of both even before getting halfway through her

Overview

Like Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and only a few others, Brenda Lee could sound equally wonderful whether she was tearing into an upbeat rock & roll number or crooning a melancholy countrypolitan ballad. The fact that she demonstrated ample knowledge of both even before getting halfway through her teenage years made her achievements much more special. MCA's The Definitive Collection befits its title in one area: it's the definitive collection of her Billboard chart history, where most -- but not all -- of her artistic excellence occurred. The disc includes a full 28 tracks, but dispatches her early history as a rock firebrand with only three songs (when even ten wouldn't have been overdoing it), and moves quickly to her decade-long mastery of the forlorn, love-scorned ballad. It's a fact that most new listeners with a potential appreciation for Lee's talents would be drawn to her earlier rockabilly material, not her balladry, so this is a lost opportunity that some other collection will have to remedy. (In fact, the two-disc Anthology [1956-1980] proves that there's enough excellent Brenda Lee material to fill two discs.)

Product Details

Release Date:
01/10/2006
Label:
Mca Nashville
UPC:
0602498821879
catalogNumber:
000473802
Rank:
4152

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Brenda Lee   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Kris Kristofferson   Composer
Jerry Reed   Composer
Mel Tillis   Composer
Shel Silverstein   Composer
John Carter   Composer
Earl Hines   Composer
Barry Mann   Composer
Cecil Gant   Composer
Grady Martin   Composer
Ronnie Self   Composer
Owen Bradley   Producer,Audio Production
Ron Chancey   Producer,Audio Production
Jerry Crutchfield   Composer
Jackie DeShannon   Composer
Kim Gannon   Composer
Mort Garson   Composer
Howard Greenfield   Composer
Harlan Howard   Composer
Jack Keller   Composer
Brenda Lee   Photo Courtesy
Johnny Marks   Composer
Mickie Most   Composer,Producer
Jean Marie Renard   Composer
Sharon Sheeley   Composer
Carl Sigman   Composer
Alex Zanetis   Composer
Manos Hadjidakis   Composer
Robert K. Oermann   Essay
Joe Seneca   Composer
Ramsey Kearney   Composer
Louis Innis   Composer
David Wilkins   Composer
Mike Anthony   Composer
Arthur Altman   Composer
Raymond Leveen   Composer
Giuseppe Spotti   Composer
Alberto Testa   Composer
Dub Albritton   Composer
Louis Dunlap   Composer
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination
Kathryn R. Fulton   Composer

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