Reflections: Greatest Hits

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Reflections: Greatest Hits
Original limited edition cover
Compilation album by Lorrie Morgan
Released June 27, 1995
Recorded 1988–1995
Genre Country
Length 38:35
Label BNA
Producer Barry Beckett, Garth Fundis, Richard Landis, Mike Love, Blake Mevis, Doug Rich, James Stroud, Joe Thomas, Brian Wilson
Lorrie Morgan chronology
War Paint
(1994)
Reflections: Greatest Hits
(1995)
Greater Need
(1996)
Singles from Reflections: Greatest Hits
  1. "I Didn't Know My Own Strength"
    Released: c. May 6, 1995[1]
  2. "Back in Your Arms Again"
    Released: August 28, 1995[2]
  3. "Standing Tall"
    Released: September 1995[3]

Reflections: Greatest Hits is the first greatest hits compilation released by country music artist Lorrie Morgan.[4] It was released on Morgan's birthday in 1995 as a special, limited production; deluxe edition. It featured three previously unreleased tracks, an enclosed biography of Lorrie Morgan, ornate packaging and the allure of collectability.

Reflections: Greatest Hits debuted on Billboard's "Hot Country Albums" chart, July 15, 1995. Morgan won the "Hot Shot Debut" award for an impressive #5 debut on the country albums chart. It debuted on the "Billboard 200" at No. 54 that same week.[5]

Measured success[edit]

All three previously unreleased songs on the Reflections: Greatest Hits compilation were released as a single. The first, "I Didn't Know My Own Strength" was released in advance of the album and had been on the "Hot Country Singles & Tracks" chart for 11 weeks when the album debuted.[6] The second single, "Back in Your Arms Again", was released on August 28, 1995.[2] They peaked at numbers 1 and 4[7] on the Billboard "Hot Country Singles & Tracks" chart respectively. "Standing Tall", a cover of Billie Jo Spears' 1980 single, was released in September 1995[3] and peaked at 32 in early 1996.[7]

The rest of the album consists of two hits from Leave the Light On, three from Something in Red, two from Watch Me, and the #13 duet with Morgan's then husband Keith Whitley, "'Til a Tear Becomes a Rose", which originally appeared on Whitley's own Greatest Hits album in 1990. Reflections peaked at #5 on the "Top Country Albums" chart and #46 on the U.S. "Billboard 200" album chart.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Five Minutes" (Beth Nielsen Chapman) - 3:34
  2. "Dear Me" (Carson Whitsett, Scott Mateer) - 3:45
  3. "Except for Monday" (Reed Nielsen) - 2:54
  4. "A Picture of Me (Without You)" (Norro Wilson, George Richey) - 3:37
  5. "Watch Me" (Tom Shapiro, Gary Burr) - 3:34
  6. "Something in Red" (Angela Kaset) - 4:35
  7. "Back in Your Arms Again" (Fred Knobloch, Paul Davis) - 3:43
  8. "I Didn't Know My Own Strength" (Rick Bowles, Robert Byrne) - 3:19
  9. "Standing Tall" (Larry Butler, Ben Peters) - 3:03
  10. "What Part of No" (Wayne Perry, Gerald Smith) - 2:43
  11. "'Til a Tear Becomes a Rose" (Bill Rice, Sharon Rice) - 3:29

1996 Reissue Track listing[edit]

  1. "Five Minutes" (Beth Nielsen Chapman) - 3:34
  2. "Dear Me" (Carson Whitsett, Scott Mateer) - 3:45
  3. "Except for Monday" (Reed Nielsen) - 2:54
  4. "A Picture of Me (Without You)" (Norro Wilson, George Richey) - 3:37
  5. "Watch Me" (Tom Shapiro, Gary Burr) - 3:34
  6. "Something in Red" (Angela Kaset) - 4:35
  7. "Back in Your Arms Again" (Fred Knobloch, Paul Davis) - 3:43
  8. "I Didn't Know My Own Strength" (Rick Bowles, Robert Byrne) - 3:19
  9. "Don't Worry Baby" (Brian Wilson, Roger Christian) - 3:16
  10. "What Part of No" (Wayne Perry, Gerald Smith) - 2:43
  11. "'Til a Tear Becomes a Rose" (Bill Rice, Sharon Rice) - 3:29

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 5[8]
U.S. Billboard 200 46[8]
Canadian RPM Country Albums 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard, May 6, 1995, page 24, "Formidable combination: Hot Shot Debut honors for 'I Didn't Know My Own Strength' at No. 62," by Wade Jessen
  2. ^ a b Back in Your Arms Again CMT.com
  3. ^ a b Praguefrank's Country Music Discography CountryMusicDiscography.com
  4. ^ Reflections: Greatest Hits Lorrie Morgan Allmusic.com
  5. ^ Billboard, July 15, 1995, page 32, "Country Corner", "Milestone: Lorrie Morgan takes the Hot Shot Debut award on Top Country Albums for her "Greatest Hits" package (BNA)" by Wade Jessen
  6. ^ Billboard, July 15, 1995, page 33, "Hot Country Singles&Tracks"
  7. ^ a b Greatest Hits Lorrie Morgan Allmusic.com, "Billboard singles chart"
  8. ^ a b Greatest Hits Lorrie Morgan Allmusic.com "Billboard album chart"