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Ratings and reviews for The Greatest Hits Collection

Ratings and reviews for The Greatest Hits Collection
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Price: $7.98 $6.99 (22% off)
Artist(s): Alan Jackson
Release Date: 10/24/1995
Theatrical Release Date: 10/24/1995
Binding: Audio CD
Format: CD
Region Code: 1
Running Time: 66 minutes
Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Number of Discs: 1
Studio: Sony Legacy
Manufacturer: Sony Legacy
Product Group: Music
Genre: Country
Sales Rank: 1225
Description: No Description Available
No Track Information Available
Media Type: CD
Street Release Date: 10/24/1995
UPC: 078221880121

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amazon logo Will do anything for a buck!
If I see one more of his songs on a Ford commercial I am going to puke. Do his songs mean that little to him that he will buther them for a buck. What is next? Tampax country? Spam country? Sell out.
2 of 41 people found this review helpful.
amazon logo This CD..
Alan Jackson has a strong voice at times, but a lot of his songwriting skills need work.
1 of 25 people found this review helpful.
amazon logo Excellent album! 20 excellent songs on one CD!!!
These songs are a good reason to listen to country music. Whether it be "Chatahoochie," "Chasin' That Neon Rainbow," "Don't Rock The Jukebox," or more subtle songs like "I'd Love You All Over Again," "Midnight In Montgomery," or my favorite, Livin' On Love," they are all great songs, up-tempo, mid-tempo, or ballad. And for the person who berated the recent Ford commercials on the review on June 16, lighten up!! They are only using simple, small parts of the song for a purpose. The only thing Alan Jackson is doing for a buck is making great music. That's no crime!!! These reviews are used for rating albums, not for childish, as well as petty, griping. As for the album, it was great and keep it coming, Alan!!
10 of 13 people found this review helpful.
amazon logo Jackson Gives Real Traditional Country Music
Alan Jackson is country music. Pure and simple. You can always count on him to deliver real, solid, traditional country music. This CD, full of 20 greatest hits, proves that. Jackson jumps from happy, up-tempo toe tappers like "Chatahoochee", "Tall, Tall Trees", "Mercury Blues", "Summertime Blues", and a few more, to pretty, down home country ballads like "Here In The Real World"(which sounds like a song George Jones should really cover), "Who Says You Can't Have It All", "Wanted", "Home", and a slew of others. Jackson is a lyricist who tells it like it is. There is nothing fake or phoney about him. He's the real deal. His voice is crystal clear with a pinch of classic country twang. Many of his lyrics can be fun at one moment, and then serious and very truthful the next. His silly hit "I Don't Even Know Your Name" falls into the 'fun' category. Jackson has been able to appeal to both kinds of country fans. Hardcore traditional fans, and more modern type of country fans. He has been able to write and record songs that can please both at the same time. He's really the country music artist for the people. His music will most definitley be looked back on the way people look at George Strait, George Jones, and others. Country music would be at a loss without him. Hurry up Alan!, where's greatest hits volume 2?!.
9 of 12 people found this review helpful.
amazon logo Upbeat traditional country for the nineties
Alan's brand of traditional country, with just enough of a contemporary edge to appeal to a modern generation, provides a contrast with the prevailing pop country normally recorded by Nashville's major label singers. This collection contains all his big hits from the early part of his career.

Many of the songs are upbeat, happy songs but I was drawn to his music originally by Here in the real world, a sad song that Alan delivers superbly, which was the title track of his debut album.

The album opens with Chattahoochie, a very upbeat song that should get those toes tapping. There are so many great songs here, including Gone country (an amusing song about failed pop and folk singers trying to sing country), Midnight in Montgomery (an ode to Hank Williams), I don't even know your name (which Alan wrote as a joke) and Someday (about always putting things off to be done some day).

Alan writes or co-writes most of his own material, but has also demonstrated his brilliance with covers. On this collection, you will find covers of Tall tall trees (George Jones), Summertime blues (Eddie Cochran) and Mercury blues.

This collection covers the hits from the albums Here in the real world, Don't rock the jukebox, A lot about living and Who I am, together with two songs especially recorded for this collection - I'll try and the previously-mentioned Tall tall trees. As I write this, there is no volume two, but there is certainly enough material for such a volume.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
amazon logo every one a winner
There isn't a lame song in this whole collection. Not only is Jackson a superstar for his talent as a performer, but his copious gift as a songwriter will ensure his fame long after he's gone from this earthly realm.

He penned 15 of the 20 songs on this CD, among them many of my favorites like "She's Got the Rhythm" and most of all, "Midnight in Montgomery"...the entire CD is worth buying for this song alone...a moving tribute to Hank Williams, with a haunting, beautiful melody.

The musicianship thoughout is top-notch. Just listen to "I Don't Even Know Your Name"...it's spectacular, and those guitars on "Mercury Blues" !...just amazing. The booklet is great, with lyrics and commentary by Jackson about each song (though you'll need a magnifying glass to read it, it's worth it), and lots of photos, including a back page "centerfold" of Mr. Long 'n' Lean himself that's really, I mean really good.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
amazon logo Traditional country in a mainstream world!
Alan Jackson is one of those few stars who's made a career in the nineties out of sticking to his roots. George Strait's another I can think of...and Randy Travis...you gettin' the picture?

A traditionalist through-and-through, Alan Jackson is country to the core. Hell, his hat tells you all, but that's not enough to make a great artist. Nope, you need a smooth, country voice...a kind heart...one hell of a talent for songwriting...with those qualities, no one's gonna dispute that Alan Jackson is a great artist. No one.

From such honky-tonkers as "Don't Rock the Jukebox;" to more rockin (but still country, ya'll) songs like "Mercury Blues; to heart-wrenching ballads like "Who Says You Can't Have It All;" to confessional pieces like "Home"--this CD has it all. If it's country, it's here. This is Alan Jackson's early years...and guess what? He's still making music like this today, and he's still churning out #1 hits. In my book, that's incredible. "Greatest Hits Collection" is definitely a CD that all country music fans should own. And for those of you out there who listen to some other type of music...buy this CD and see what you're missing.
7 of 9 people found this review helpful.
amazon logo Okay CD
Okay Alan Jackson is one of those pure country singers. When his songs come on there is no doubt as to what kind of music he writes, sings and plays. So for those who like pure country sound his albums are great. For those who think Garth Brooks is way to country, avoid Alan like the plague. With great hits like Chatahoochie, Gone Country, Tall Tall Trees, Chasin' That Neon Rainbow and Summertime Blues Alan Jackson keeps country lovers hummin' his tunes. If you are a country lover you definatley know Alan Jackson and are familiar with his songs. As a matter of fact I think I have seen you singin' along in your car!
4 of 9 people found this review helpful.
amazon logo Just go country
I recomend Alan Jackson and his music (particularly this album)as a start up for those who have never been about to even try listening to country music. Once you hear it you'll love it. Songs here are very well balanced from dynamic and "full of pep" Chatahoochie, educative "I don't even know your name" (straight tequilla may place you in a very unfavourable situation)to nostalgic "Home".
So if you're not already "Gone country" at least give it a try now.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
amazon logo Great CD!
I love this CD! I'm a HUGE Alan Jackson fan & I got to see him in concert-it was a great night! This CD is probably the best Alan CD! There are so many great songs-here are my favorites!

Chattahoochie (Extended Mix)-This version is MUCH better than the other version. My favorite Alan song!
Gone Country-very happy song.
She's Got The Rhythm (& I Got The Blues)-very happy song.
Tall Tall Trees-very happy song.
Chasin' That Neon Rainbow-very happy song.
Don't Rock The Jukebox-very happy song.
Livin' On Love-very happy song.
Summertime Blues (a GREAT song!)
Love's Got A Hold On You/Mercury Blues-very happy songs.I don't really like the slow songs. Alan is the best country male star as far as I'm concerned! He writes about real stuff, unlike most country male stars. Plus, unlike the other male country singers, Alan has a rich baritone-which is great! Luv ya, Alan!

3 of 6 people found this review helpful.

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