The Definitive Collection

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All Music Guide - John Bush
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/10/2006
  • Label: Mca Nashville
  • UPC: 602498821879
  • Catalog Number: 000473802
  • Sales rank: 20,953

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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