The Essential Martina McBride

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Since she first signed a record deal in 1991, Martina McBride has had a smoothly consistent career, driven by her refreshing version of pop-country (which has landed several of her singles on the pop and country charts) and her down-home, country-girl-next-door appearance and appeal. This two-disc, 40-track set collects her hits and other essential tracks in one place, and with cuts like "Independence Day," "Safe in the Arms of Love," "Happy Girl," "Blessed," "Where Would You Be," and "Wrong Baby Wrong Baby Wrong," it shows a bright and impressive legacy. Duets (some of which were also big hits) with Clint Black ("Still Holding On"), Bob Seger ("Chances), Jimmy Buffett ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Since she first signed a record deal in 1991, Martina McBride has had a smoothly consistent career, driven by her refreshing version of pop-country (which has landed several of her singles on the pop and country charts) and her down-home, country-girl-next-door appearance and appeal. This two-disc, 40-track set collects her hits and other essential tracks in one place, and with cuts like "Independence Day," "Safe in the Arms of Love," "Happy Girl," "Blessed," "Where Would You Be," and "Wrong Baby Wrong Baby Wrong," it shows a bright and impressive legacy. Duets (some of which were also big hits) with Clint Black ("Still Holding On"), Bob Seger ("Chances), Jimmy Buffett ("Trip Around the Sun"), Raul Malo ("Feels Like Home"), and Alan Jackson ("Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man") are also included here, making this a nice one-purchase survey of this fine singer, one who has always delivered with intelligence, accessibility, and grace.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/30/2012
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 887254648826
  • Catalog Number: 546488
  • Sales rank: 9,098

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Time Has Come (2:34)
  2. 2 My Baby Loves Me (2:36)
  3. 3 Life #9 (4:04)
  4. 4 Independence Day (3:26)
  5. 5 Heart Trouble (3:19)
  6. 6 Safe In The Arms Of Love (3:14)
  7. 7 Wild Angels (3:46)
  8. 8 Valentine - Jim Brickman (3:13)
  9. 9 A Broken Wing (3:36)
  10. 10 Still Holding On (4:39)
  11. 11 Happy Girl (3:28)
  12. 12 Wrong Again (3:17)
  13. 13 'Til I Can Make It on My Own (3:11)
  14. 14 Chances Are - Bob Seger (4:17)
  15. 15 Whatever You Say (4:31)
  16. 16 I Love You (2:53)
  17. 17 Love's the Only House (5:14)
  18. 18 It's My Time (3:35)
  19. 19 When God-Fearin' Women Get the Blues (5:01)
  20. 20 How Great Thou Art (4:02)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Blessed (4:36)
  2. 2 Where Would You Be (4:33)
  3. 3 Concrete Angel (4:13)
  4. 4 This One's for the Girls (4:03)
  5. 5 In My Daughter's Eyes (3:14)
  6. 6 How Far (3:55)
  7. 7 God's Will (5:48)
  8. 8 Trip Around The Sun (3:19)
  9. 9 (I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden (3:16)
  10. 10 Harper Valley P.T.A. (3:27)
  11. 11 Feels Like Home - Raul Malo (4:36)
  12. 12 Anyway (4:43)
  13. 13 Through Your Eyes (4:08)
  14. 14 I Just Call You Mine (4:23)
  15. 15 Ride (3:54)
  16. 16 Wrong Baby Wrong Baby Wrong (3:41)
  17. 17 Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man - Alan Jackson (3:01)
  18. 18 At Last (3:05)
  19. 19 Sweet Dreams (Of You) (2:34)
  20. 20 Over The Rainbow (3:33)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Martina McBride Primary Artist, Tambourine, Background Vocals
Jerry Douglas Dobro
Clint Black Electric Guitar
Jimmy Buffett Guitar
Ashley Cleveland Background Vocals
Steve Gibson Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Cindy Walker Background Vocals
Eric Darken Percussion
Bob Bailey Background Vocals
Gary Prim Accordion
John Wesley Ryles Background Vocals
Sonny Landreth Guitar
Joe Chemay Bass
Faith Hill Background Vocals
Eddie Bayers Drums
Robbie Buchanan Piano
Matt Chamberlain Drums
J.T. Corenflos Electric Guitar
Dan Dugmore Dobro, Electric Guitar, Steel Guitar
Stuart Duncan Fiddle, Mandolin
Kim Fleming Background Vocals
Shannon Forrest Drums
Larry Franklin Fiddle
Paul Franklin Steel Guitar
Doyle Grisham Steel Guitar
Roger Guth Drums
Vicki Hampton Background Vocals
John Hobbs Piano, Keyboards, Wurlitzer, Hammond B3
Jim Hoke Penny Whistle
Dann Huff Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Bill Hullett Acoustic Guitar
Mary Ann Kennedy Background Vocals
Mac McAnally Guitar
Larry Marrs Background Vocals
Anthony Martin Background Vocals
Brent Mason Electric Guitar
Chris McHugh Drums
Jerry McPherson Electric Guitar
Gordon Mote Piano, Keyboards
Steve Nathan Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards, Hammond B3
Dean Parks Acoustic Guitar
Larry Paxton Bass
Bill Payne Keyboards
Kim Richey Background Vocals
Tom Roady Percussion
Hargus "Pig" Robbins Piano
Jimmie Lee Sloas Bass
Harry Stinson Background Vocals
Robby Turner Steel Guitar
Dan Tyminski Background Vocals
Billy Joe Walker Jr. Acoustic Guitar
Bruce Watkins Acoustic Guitar
Biff Watson Acoustic Guitar
Lonnie Wilson Drums
Glenn Worf Bass
Paul Worley Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals
Erik Hellerman Background Vocals
Neil Thrasher Background Vocals
Michael Utley Keyboards
Tim Akers Keyboards
Chris Carmichael Fiddle
Lisa Cochran Background Vocals
Greg Herrington Drums
Sara Evans Background Vocals
Will Kimbrough Guitar
Jerry Flowers Background Vocals
Johnny Garcia Electric Guitar
Aimee Mayo Background Vocals
Troy Lancaster Electric Guitar
Jim Medlin Piano
Steve Real Background Vocals
Marty Schiff Acoustic Guitar
Wayne Dahl Steel Guitar
Greg Foresman Electric Guitar
Tom Bukovac Electric Guitar
Carolyn Dawn Johnson Background Vocals
Ilya Toshinsky Acoustic Guitar
James Darrell Scott Mandolin
Glenn Snow Bass
Adam Shoenfeld Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
David Huff Percussion
Sarah Buxton Background Vocals
Troy Johnson Background Vocals
Jenifer Wrinkle Background Vocals
Delaney McBride Background Vocals
Emma McBride Background Vocals
Tom Douglas Harmonica, Background Vocals
Louis Nunley Background Vocals
Pam Rose Background Vocals
Timothy Lauer Accordion
Dennis Wilson Background Vocals
Russell Terrel Background Vocals
Charlie Judge Percussion, Keyboards
John Robinson Drums
Hilary Lindsey Background Vocals
Lea Jane Berinati-Burie Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Clint Black Producer
Tammy Wynette Composer
Jimmy Buffett Duet
Harold Arlen Composer
Martina McBride Composer, Producer
Peter Asher Producer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg Composer
Dann Huff Producer
Alan Jackson Duet
Mac McAnally Producer
Raul Malo Duet
Ed Seay Producer
Dan Shea Producer
Billy Sherrill Composer
Keith Stegall Producer
James Stroud Producer
Don Was Producer
Paul Worley Producer
Michael Utley Producer
Vic Anesini Mastering
Mark Larson Art Direction
David Huff drum programming
P. Bunch Composer
Chris Willman Liner Notes
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