Greatest Hits Encore

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Greatest Hits Encore
Studio album by Tanya Tucker
Released August 7, 1990
Genre Country
Label Capitol
Producer Jerry Crutchfield
Tanya Tucker chronology
Tennessee Woman
(1990)
Greatest Hits Encore
(1990)
What Do I Do with Me
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2/5 stars 1992

Greatest Hits Encore was not a compilation of Tanya Tucker's old hits, as might be perceived at first glance, but rather Capitol Records' newly re-recorded versions of Tucker's hits for her former Columbia and MCA labels, which still owned the original versions. They are done mostly in the same style as the originals, and an unfamiliar ear might be led into believing they were the originals. The recordings' sound quality is improved somewhat over the older versions, however, as it was recorded digitally. Since these songs were recorded originally when Tanya was a teen/young adult, there is a difference in her voice, as it grew deeper as she matured into adulthood. The song "Texas (When I Die)" has a lyric change: in the lines "I'd ride through all of hell and half of Texas/Just to hear Willie Nelson sing a country song," Willie's name is substituted with Merle Haggard.

During this time, Capitol had also signed other artists that had recorded for other labels in the past (including Ronnie Milsap and Eddie Rabbitt), and they also produced albums of re-recorded material for the label.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "San Antonio Stroll" (Peter Noah) – 2:55
  2. "Delta Dawn" (Alex Harvey, Larry Collins) – 3:23
  3. "Don't Believe My Heart Can Stand Another You" (Billy Ray Reynolds) – 3:04
  4. "The Jamestown Ferry" (Bobby Borchers, Mack Vickery) – 3:03
  5. "Here's Some Love" (Richard Mainegra, Jack Roberts) – 2:53
  6. "Would You Lay with Me (In a Field of Stone)" (David Allan Coe) – 2:49
  7. "Blood Red and Goin' Down" (Curly Putman) – 3:13
  8. "Pecos Promenade" (Larry Collins, Sandy Pinkard, Snuff Garrett) – 2:53
  9. "What's Your Mama's Name" (Earl Montgomery, Dallas Frazier) – 3:13
  10. "Texas (When I Die)" (Ed Bruce, Bobby Borchers, Patsy Bruce) – 4:01