From There to Here: Greatest Hits

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From There to Here: Greatest Hits
Greatest hits album by Lonestar
Released June 3, 2003 (2003-06-03)
June 23, 2003 (Europe)
Recorded 1995 - 2003
Genre Country
Length 64:47 (U.S. version)
Label BNA
Producer Don Cook, Wally Wilson, Dann Huff
Lonestar chronology
I'm Already There
(2001)
From There to Here: Greatest Hits
(2003)
Let's Be Us Again
(2004)

From There To Here: Greatest Hits is the first greatest hits compilation released by American country music group Lonestar. In addition to chronicling the greatest hits from their first four studio albums, the album includes the newly recorded tracks "My Front Porch Looking In", "Walking in Memphis" (a cover of the 1991 Marc Cohn song) and "I Pray", as well as a second recording of their 2001 single "I'm Already There". "My Front Porch Looking In" and "Walking in Memphis" were both released as singles.

Content[edit]

From There to Here: Greatest Hits comprises thirteen tracks from the band's first four studio albums, arranged chronologically and starting with the band's 1995 debut single "Tequila Talkin'". This, "No News" and "Runnin' Away with My Heart" all come from Lonestar's self-titled debut album. "Come Cryin' to Me", "You Walked In" and "Everything's Changed" are from 1997's Crazy Nights; "Amazed", "Smile", "What About Now" and "Tell Her" from 1999's Lonely Grill; and "I'm Already There", "With Me" and "Not a Day Goes By" from 2002's I'm Already There. Five single releases are missing from the album: "When Cowboys Didn't Dance" and "Heartbroke Every Day" from Lonestar, "Say When" from Crazy Nights, "Saturday Nights" from Lonely Grill and "Unusually Unusual" from I'm Already There.

Also included on this album are three new recordings: "My Front Porch Looking In" and "I Pray", as well as a cover of Marc Cohn's "Walking in Memphis". "My Front Porch Looking In" and "Walking in Memphis" were both released as singles in 2003, respectively reaching #1 and #8 on the U.S. country charts.[1] Closing off the album is a remix of "I'm Already There" entitled the "Message from Home". This remix is interspersed with telephone calls placed by family members of soldiers.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com favorable[2]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]
Country Weekly favorable[4]
Robert Christgau (dud)[5]

Stephen Thomas Erlewine gave the album four stars out of five on Allmusic, where he called it a "fine retrospective" of the band's sound.[3] In the Consumer Guide, however, Robert Christgau gave the album a "dud" rating[5] and called it "a bad record whose details rarely merit further thought."[6]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Tequila Talkin'" (Chris Waters, Bill LaBounty) – 3:27
  2. "No News" (Phil Barnhart, Sam Hogin, Mark D. Sanders) – 2:53
    • radio edit
  3. "Runnin' Away with My Heart" (Hogin, Sanders, Michael Britt) – 3:31
  4. "Come Cryin' to Me" (Sanders, Wally Wilson, John Rich) – 3:31
  5. "You Walked In" (Bryan Adams, Robert John "Mutt" Lange) – 4:31
  6. "Everything's Changed" (Larry Boone, Paul Nelson, Richie McDonald) – 3:53
  7. "Amazed" (Chris Lindsey, Aimee Mayo, Marv Green) – 4:01
  8. "Smile" (Keith Follesé, Lindsey) – 3:35
  9. "What About Now" (Ron Harbin, Aaron Barker, Anthony L. Smith) – 3:32
  10. "Tell Her" (Kwesi B., Craig Wiseman) – 3:28
    • album version
  11. "I'm Already There" (Gary Baker, Frank J. Myers, McDonald) – 4:13
  12. "With Me" (Brett James, Troy Verges) – 3:51
  13. "Not a Day Goes By" (Maribeth Derry, Steve Diamond) – 4:07
  14. "My Front Porch Looking In" (Myers, McDonald, Don Pfrimmer) – 3:441
  15. "I Pray" (James Dean Hicks, Chuck Cannon) – 3:471
  16. "Walking in Memphis" (Marc Cohn) – 3:501
  17. "I'm Already There" (Baker, Myers, McDonald) – 4:311
    • "Message from Home" version
  • 1Previously unreleased tracks.

International Version[edit]

An alternate version of the album released outside of the US removes the track "I'm Already There (Message From Home)", and replaces it with two others:

17. "Love Can Change Your Mind" (Bob Farrell, Regie Hamm) - 4:17

18. "Gimme All Your Lovin'" (Frank Beard, Billy Gibbons, Joe Michael Hill) - 4:24

Production[edit]

Personnel on new tracks[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 244. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ Fabian, Shelly. "CD Review: Lonestar - From There To Here - Greatest Hits". About.com. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "From There to Here: Greatest Hits - Lonestar". Allmusic. Retrieved 25 February 2010. 
  4. ^ "From There to Here: Greatest Hits (BNA)". Country Weekly. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Christgau, Robert. "CG: Lonestar". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 
  6. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG 90s: Key to Icons". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 
Preceded by
Unleashed
by Toby Keith
Top Country Albums number-one album
June 21–27, 2003
Succeeded by
Honkytonkville
by George Strait
Preceded by
Honkytonkville
by George Strait
Top Country Albums number-one album
July 12–18, 2003
Succeeded by
Buddy Jewell
by Buddy Jewell