Ultimate Hits

Ultimate Hits

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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

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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 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:
11/06/2007
Label:
Pearl Records
UPC:
0854206001213
catalogNumber:
1213

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Tracks

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 (To 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. [Untitled]
  18. [Untitled]
  19. 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   Dobro
Sam Bush   Fiddle,Mandolin,Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Wayland Patton   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Steve Wariner   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Trisha Yearwood   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Pat Alger   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Buddy Mondlock   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Donna McElroy   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Edgar Meyer   Acoustic Bass
Jack Jezzro   Strings
Gary Chapman   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Bobby Wood   Keyboards,Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Jim Rooney   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Bobby Doyle   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
David Angell   Strings
Sam Bacco   Percussion,Drums
Robert Bailey   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
George Binkley   Strings
John Borg   Strings
Bruce Bouton   Steel Guitar,Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Shawn Camp   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Mark Casstevens   Acoustic Guitar
John Catchings   Strings
Kathy Chiavola   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Roy Christensen   Strings
Johnny Christopher   Acoustic Guitar
Johnny Cobb   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Carolyn Corlew   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Travis Cottrell   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
John Cowan   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
David Davidson   Strings
Connie Ellisor   Strings
Gail Farrell   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Béla Fleck   Banjo
Kim Fleming   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Pat Flynn   Acoustic Guitar
Carl Gorodetzky   Strings
Charles Green   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Jim Grosjean   Strings
Rob Hajacos   Fiddle,Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Vicki Hampton   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Yvonne Hodges   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Mark Ivey   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Wendy Suits Johnson   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Bonnie Keen   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Bill Kennedy   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Gordon Kennedy   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Steven King   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Wayne Kirkpatrick   Acoustic Guitar
Anthony LaMarchina   Strings
Lee Larrison   Strings
Chris Leuzinger   Electric Guitar
Huey Lewis   Harmonica
Ted Madsen   Strings
Kenny Malone   Percussion,Drums
Bob Mason   Strings
Blair Masters   Keyboards
Jimmy Mattingly   Fiddle,Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Terry McMillan   Harmonica
Joey Miskulin   Accordion
Dennis Molchan   Strings
Laura Molyneaux   Strings
Farrell Morris   Percussion,Drums
Nashville String Machine   Strings
Louis Dean Nunley   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Jennifer O'Brien   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Kathryn Plummer   Strings
Jon Sherberg   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Lisa Silver   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Mark Sissel   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Pamela Sixfin   Strings
Milton Sledge   Percussion,Drums
Jimmie Lee Sloas   Bass,Bass Guitar
Bruce Sweetman   Strings
Julia Tanner   Strings
Christian Teal   Strings
Jason Thompson   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Alan Umstead   Strings
Catherine Umstead   Strings
Gary VanOsdale   Strings
Mary Kathryn Van Osdale   Strings
Bergen White   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Kristin Wilkinson   Strings
Curtis Young   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Joann Cruthirds   Strings
Dave Gant   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Russell Terrell   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Paul Tobias   Strings
Lisa Cochran   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Antoine Silverman   Strings
Jerry Joyner   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
David Corlew   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Dale Pierce   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Marabeth Jordon   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Debbie Nims   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Bruce Wethey   Strings
Monisa Angell   Strings
Elizabeth Stewart   Strings
Caryn Wariner   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Karen Winkelmann   Strings
Joe Mansfield   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Earl Bud Lee   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Bruce Christensen   Strings
Randall Olson   Strings
DeWayne Blackwell   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Stephanie C. Brown   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Cate Myer   Strings
Steve Morley   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Jocelyn Jones   Strings
Rusty Jones   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Brian Petree   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Gerald Greer   Strings
Dorothy Robinson   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Joe Harris   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Tami Rose   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Lee Sartin   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Scott Stem   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Dan Heins   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Janet Askey   Strings
Carolyn Demarzio   Strings
Sam "The Man" Duczer   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
"Shaggy" Barclay   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Tim Bowers   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Sandy Brooks   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Elisabeth K. Small   Strings
Carole Rabinowitz-Neuen   Strings
Bryan Kennedy   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Denise Baker   Strings
Beverly Drukker   Strings
Jana King Evans   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Carolyn Bailey   Strings
Shane McConnell   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Tracy Greenwood   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Matt Lindsey   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Luellyn Latocki   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Ron Roark   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Howard Smith   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Cassandra Tormes   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
David Gant   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Gary Birdwell   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Paul Bogart   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Karen Byrd   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Patsi Bale Cox   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Chick Lewis   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Jerrod Niemann   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Kirsten Cassel   Strings
Sandy Mason   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
B-3's   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Richie Brown   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Polly Edwards   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Qiane Hale   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Jeff Kaplan   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Cale Lang   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
LeDouxers   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Rebekah Lee   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Karen Lindsaey   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Mandy McCormack   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Craig Nelson   Strings
Mike Palmerman   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Lane Rose Thompson   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Tami Rose Thompson   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Beau Serry   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony
Ferrell Morris   Percussion,Drums
Rob Hjacos   Fiddle
Mike Chapman   Bass,Bass Guitar,Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Vocal Harmony

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
Bobby Doyle   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
Jim Ed Norman   String Arrangements
Allen Reynolds   Producer,Audio Production
Victoria Shaw   Composer
Keith Stegall   Engineer
Randy Taylor   Composer
Jenny Yates   Composer
George Ducas   Composer
Mark Miller   Engineer
Billy Montana   Composer
Tony Arata   Composer
Virginia Team   Art Direction
Jon Small   Video 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
Amanda Williams   Composer
Luellyn Latocki   Art Direction
Ron Roark   Graphic Design
Benita Hill   Composer
Sandy Mason   Composer
Lee Brice   Composer
Kyle Jacobs   Composer

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