Ultimate Hits

The Ultimate Hits

by Garth Brooks

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In a way, it's like Garth Brooks never retired. He may have stopped touring and releasing new music, but he kept repackaging and reissuing his older albums, striking up an exclusive deal with Wal-Mart highlighted by a second box set called The Limited Series in 2006. That exclusivity contract expired in the summer of 2007, leaving Brooks a free agent, and he…  See more details below


In a way, it's like Garth Brooks never retired. He may have stopped touring and releasing new music, but he kept repackaging and reissuing his older albums, striking up an exclusive deal with Wal-Mart highlighted by a second box set called The Limited Series in 2006. That exclusivity contract expired in the summer of 2007, leaving Brooks a free agent, and he capitalized on his freedom almost immediately, delivering the double-disc singles collection The Ultimate Hits just in time for the holiday season of 2007. Where previous Garth repackagings could seem a little unnecessary -- it's not quite clear just how many of his fans needed that second Limited Series anyway -- The Ultimate Hits actually fills in a needed gap within his catalog, as Brooks hasn't had a hit compilation since his first, the 1994 The Hits. That disc was a "limited edition" at least in theory -- there were so many copies pressed it wasn't exactly rare -- and out of print since the mid-'90s, so it wasn't available in most retail stores, plus it didn't cover all the hits he had between its release and his retirement. The Ultimate Hits does exactly that, containing all 18 tracks from The Hits (albeit not in the same sequencing), adding 12 hits that he had in the last half of the '90s, along with four new songs highlighted by a cover of Huey Lewis & the News' "Workin' for a Livin'." The new songs are a nice touch, but the real purpose of this set is to offer casual fans a way to get all of Brooks' best-known hits in one package, and in that regard The Ultimate Hits not only succeeds, it's long overdue.

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Product Details

Release Date:
Sony Legacy


Disc 1

  1. Ain't Going Down ('Til the Sun Comes Up)
  2. Friends In Low Places
  3. Shameless
  4. Two of a Kind, Workin' On a Full House
  5. The Beaches of Cheyenne
  6. If Tomorrow Never Comes
  7. Papa Loved Mama
  8. More Than a Memory
  9. Good Ride Cowboy
  10. In Another's Eyes  - Trisha Yearwood
  11. The Fever
  12. Midnight Sun
  13. Learning To Live Again
  14. Longneck Bottle  - Steve Wariner
  15. To Make You Feel My Love
  16. We Shall Be Free
  17. The Dance

Disc 2

  1. Callin' Baton Rouge
  2. Two Piña Coladas
  3. The Thunder Rolls
  4. That Summer
  5. The River
  6. Beer Run  - George Jones
  7. Unanswered Prayers
  8. Much Too Young (Too Feel This Damn Old)
  9. Workin' For a Livin'  - Huey Lewis
  10. What She's Doing Now
  11. When You Come Back To Me Again
  12. Standing Outside the Fire
  13. American Honky-Tonk Bar Association
  14. The Change
  15. Rodeo
  16. Wrapped Up In You
  17. Leave a Light On

Disc 3

  1. Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)
  2. If Tomorrow Never Comes
  3. The Dance
  4. Friends In Low Places
  5. Unanswered Prayers
  6. Two of a Kind, Workin' On a Full House
  7. The Thunder Rolls
  8. Rodeo
  9. Shameless
  10. Papa Loved Mama
  11. What She's Doing Now
  12. The River
  13. We Shall Be Free
  14. Learning To Live Again
  15. That Summer
  16. Standing Outside the Fire
  17. Ain't Going Down ('Til the Sun Comes Up)
  18. Callin' Baton Rouge
  19. American Honky-Tonk Bar Association
  20. The Fever
  21. To Make You Feel My Love
  22. The Beaches of Cheyenne
  23. The Change
  24. Two Piña Coladas
  25. Longneck Bottle  - Steve Wariner
  26. In Another's Eyes  - Trisha Yearwood
  27. Wrapped Up In You
  28. Beer Run  - George Jones
  29. When You Come Back To Me Again
  30. Good Ride Cowboy
  31. More Than a Memory
  32. Workin' For a Livin'  - Huey Lewis
  33. Midnight Sun

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Garth Brooks   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Jerry Douglas   Dobola
Sam Bush   Fiddle,Mandolin,Vocals
Wayland Patton   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Steve Wariner   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Trisha Yearwood   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Pat Alger   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Buddy Mondlock   Vocals
Donna McElroy   Vocals
Edgar Meyer   Acoustic Bass
Gary Chapman   Vocals
Bobby Wood   Keyboards,Vocals
Robert Mason   Strings
Jim Rooney   Vocals
David Angell   Strings
Sam Bacco   Percussion,Drums
George Binkley   Strings
John Borg   Strings
Bruce Bouton   Steel Guitar,Vocals
Shawn Camp   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Mark Casstevens   Acoustic Guitar
John Catchings   Strings
Kathy Chiavola   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Roy Christensen   Strings
Johnny Christopher   Acoustic Guitar
Johnny Cobb   Vocals
Carolyn Corlew   Vocals
Travis Cottrell   Vocals
John Cowan   Vocals
Gail Farrell   Vocals
Béla Fleck   Banjo
Kim Fleming   Vocals
Pat Flynn   Acoustic Guitar
Carl Gorodetzky   Strings
Jim Grosjean   Strings
Rob Hajacos   Fiddle,Vocals
Vicki Hampton   Vocals
Yvonne Hodges   Vocals
Mark Ivey   Vocals
Bonnie Keen   Vocals
Gordon Kennedy   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Wayne Kirkpatrick   Acoustic Guitar
Anthony LaMarchina   Strings
Lee Larrison   Strings
Chris Leuzinger   Electric Guitar
Huey Lewis   Harmonica
Kenny Malone   Percussion,Drums
Sandy Mason   Vocals
Blair Masters   Keyboards
Jimmy Mattingly   Fiddle,Vocals
Terry McMillan   Harmonica
Joey Miskulin   Accordion
Dennis Molchan   Strings
Laura Molyneaux   Strings
Nashville String Machine   Strings
Jennifer O'Brien   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Kathryn Plummer   Strings
Jon Sherberg   Vocals
Lisa Silver   Vocals
Mark Sissel   Vocals
Pamela Sixfin   Strings
Milton Sledge   Percussion,Drums
Jimmie Lee Sloas   Bass
Bruce Sweetman   Strings
Julia Tanner   Strings
Christian Teal   Strings
Jason Thompson   Vocals
K.W. Turnbow   Vocals
Alan Umstead   Strings
Catherine Umstead   Strings
Gary VanOsdale   Strings
Mary Kathryn Van Osdale   Strings
Bergen White   Vocals
Kristin Wilkinson   Strings
Curtis Young   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Joann Cruthirds   Strings
Dave Gant   Vocals
Russell Terrell   Vocals
Paul Tobias   Strings
Lisa Cochran   Vocals
Antoine Silverman   Strings
Jerry Joyner   Vocals
David Corlew   Vocals
Dale Pierce   Vocals
Marabeth Jordon   Vocals
Debbie Nims   Vocals
Bruce Wethey   Strings
Monisa Angell   Strings
Elizabeth Stewart   Strings
Caryn Wariner   Vocals
Karen Winkelmann   Strings
Joe Mansfield   Vocals
Bruce Christensen   Strings
Randall Olson   Strings
DeWayne Blackwell   Vocals
Stephanie C. Brown   Vocals
Cate Myer   Strings
Pam "The Chick" Lewis   Vocals
Steve Morley   Vocals
Jocelyn Jones   Strings
Rusty Jones   Vocals
Brian Petree   Vocals
Gerald Greer   Strings
Dorothy Robinson   Vocals
Joe Harris   Vocals
Tami Rose   Vocals
Lee Sartin   Vocals
Scott Stem   Vocals
Dan Heins   Vocals
Robert Bailey   Vocals
Janet Askey   Strings
Carolyn Demarzio   Strings
Sam "The Man" Duczer   Vocals
"Shaggy" Barclay   Vocals
Tim Bowers   Vocals
Sandy Brooks   Vocals
Earl of Bud Lee   Vocals
Englands   Vocals
Bryan Kennedy   Vocals
Denise Baker   Strings
Beverly Drukker   Strings
Jana King Evans   Vocals
Carolyn Bailey   Strings
Shane McConnell   Vocals
Tracy Greenwood   Vocals
Steve King   Vocals
Matt Lindsey   Vocals
Luellyn Latocki   Vocals
Ron Roark   Vocals
Howard Smith   Vocals
Cassandra Tormes   Vocals
David Gant   Vocals
Gary Birdwell   Vocals
Paul Bogart   Vocals
Phillip Bogart   Vocals
Karen Byrd   Vocals
Patsi Bale Cox   Vocals
Jerrod Niemann   Vocals
Kirsten Cassel   Strings
Richie Brown   Vocals
Polly Edwards   Vocals
Qiane Hale   Vocals
Jeff Kaplan   Vocals
Cale Lang   Vocals
LeDouxers   Vocals
Rebekah Lee   Vocals
Mandy McCormack   Vocals
Craig Nelson   Strings
Mike Palmerman   Vocals
Lane Rose Thompson   Vocals
Tami Rose Thompson   Vocals
Beau Serry   Vocals
Carole Rabinowitz   Strings
Louis Nunley   Vocals
Elisabeth Small   Strings
Wendy Johnson   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Charley Stefl   Vocals
Ferrell Morris   Percussion,Drums
Terry Palmer   Vocals
Mike Chapman   Bass,Vocals
Conni Ellisor   Strings
Theodore Madsen   Strings
Charles Green   Vocals
David Davidson   Strings
Hurshel Wiginton   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Bob Doyle   Vocals
Jack Jezioro   Strings
Bill Kennedy   Vocals
Leuzinger Gang   Vocals
Rondal Richardson   Vocals
Karen Lindsey   Vocals
Bonnie Richardson   Vocals
Double "D"   Vocals
Big Al   Vocals

Technical Credits

Garth Brooks   Composer
Steve Wariner   Composer
Pat Alger   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
Billy Joel   Composer
Dennis Linde   Composer
Bobby Wood   Composer
Dennis Robbins   Composer
Warren Haynes   Composer
Dennis Burnside   String Arrangements
David Campbell   String Arrangements
Shawn Camp   Composer
Rick Carnes   Composer
Charles Cochran   String Arrangements
Stephanie Davis   Composer
Randy Goodrum   Composer
Chris Hayes   Composer
John Kelton   Engineer
Wayne Kirkpatrick   Composer
Huey Lewis   Composer
Sandy Mason   Composer
Jim Ed Norman   String Arrangements
Allen Reynolds   Producer
Dan Roberts   Composer
Victoria Shaw   Composer
Keith Stegall   Engineer
Jenny Yates   Composer
George Ducas   Composer
Mark Miller   Engineer
Billy Montana   Composer
Tony Arata   Composer
Kim Williams   Composer
Jim Rushing   Composer
Jon Small   Producer
Kent Blazy   Composer
Earl Bud Lee   Composer
Sandy Mahl   Composer
Don Schlitz   Composer
Wayne Tester   Composer
Larry Bastian   Composer
DeWayne Blackwell   Composer
Bryan Kennedy   Composer
Tracy Greenwood   Producer
Bobby Boyd   Composer
Amanda Williams   Composer
Luellyn Latocki   Art Direction
Ron Roark   Graphic Design
Benita Hill   Composer
Keith Anderson   Composer
Jerrod Niemann   Composer
Lee Brice   Composer
Richie Brown   Composer
Tom Endres   Pro-Tools
Kyle Jacobs   Composer
John Peppard   Composer
Bob Doyle   Composer
Tommy Simms   Composer
Randy Taylor   Composer

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