The Rodney Crowell Collection

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All Music Guide - Vik Iyengar
Rodney Crowell was one of the premier songwriters of the 1980s. Although his albums were not commercially successful, the high quality of Crowell's songs did not escape the attention of the music community. This compilation collects the best moments from his early albums, and most of these songs will sound instantly familiar to people who listened to country radio in the 1980s. Many of the songs featured on this album were made into hits, including "Queen of Hearts" Juice Newton, "Stars on the Water" Jimmy Buffett, "I Ain't Living Long Like This" Waylon Jennings, and "Shame on the Moon" Bob Seger. As is often the case when songwriters sing their own material, the songs ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Vik Iyengar
Rodney Crowell was one of the premier songwriters of the 1980s. Although his albums were not commercially successful, the high quality of Crowell's songs did not escape the attention of the music community. This compilation collects the best moments from his early albums, and most of these songs will sound instantly familiar to people who listened to country radio in the 1980s. Many of the songs featured on this album were made into hits, including "Queen of Hearts" Juice Newton, "Stars on the Water" Jimmy Buffett, "I Ain't Living Long Like This" Waylon Jennings, and "Shame on the Moon" Bob Seger. As is often the case when songwriters sing their own material, the songs carry more emotional weight under the care of the original author. Although Rodney Crowell does not have a powerful or distinctive voice, he has a genuine warmth in his delivery and a lyrical directness that gives his songs universal appeal. The finest tracks are the relationship songs, whether it's rising above the pain of heartbreak "Ashes By Now" or finding romance in the simple pleasures of everyday life "An American Dream". Given the uneven nature of his solo albums, this album is a terrific introduction to a respected songwriter.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/2/2009
  • Label: Rhino Flashback
  • UPC: 081227986353
  • Catalog Number: 25965
  • Sales rank: 15,692

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rodney Crowell Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Guitar, Primary Artist
Rosanne Cash Background Vocals
Emmylou Harris Background Vocals
Albert Lee Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Amos Garrett Guitar
James Burton Guitar
Nicolette Larson Background Vocals
Larry Willoughby Background Vocals
Richard Green Fiddle
Richard Rodney Bennett Guitar
Hal Blaine Drums
Richard Bennett Guitar
Byron Berline Fiddle
Tony Brown Keyboards
Donivan Cowart Background Vocals
Glen D. Hardin Keyboards
Hank DeVito Guitar, Steel Guitar
Shane Keister Keyboards
Vince Gill Guitar, Background Vocals
Emory Gordy Bass
David Hungate Bass
Booker T. Jones Keyboards
Jerry Jumonville Saxophone
Phil Kenzie Saxophone
Paul Leim Drums
Frank Reckard Guitar
Billy Joe Walker Jr. Guitar
John Ware Drums
Mac Rebennack Keyboards
Larrie Londin Drums
Larrie Londin Drums
Billy Joe Walker Guitar
Richard Green Fiddle
Technical Credits
Rodney Crowell Producer, Selection Compilation
Craig Leon Producer
Brian Ahern Producer
Emory Gordy String Arrangements
Ken Love Mastering
David Malloy Producer
Chet Flippo Liner Notes
Paige Levy Selection Compilation
Lee Groitzsch Mastering
Charlie Springer Selection Compilation
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