The Complete MCA Studio Recordings

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The Complete MCA Studio Recordings
Compilation album by Nanci Griffith
Released 2003
Genre Country, Folk
Length 157.37
Label MCA Nashville
Producer Mike Ragogna[compilation]
Nanci Griffith chronology
Winter Marquee
(2002)
The Complete MCA Studio Recordings
(2003)
Hearts in Mind
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
The Music Box 3.5/5 stars [1]
PopMatters (favorable)[2]

The Complete MCA Studio Recordings is a compilation album spanning the five-year period, from 1987 to 1991, that Nanci Griffith spent with MCA Records. The 46-track, two-CD album features many of the songs from the four studio albums recorded on the label during these years: Lone Star State of Mind (1987), Little Love Affairs (1988), Storms (1989) and Late Night Grande Hotel (1991).

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Nanci Griffith; except where indicated

Disc 1[edit]

  1. "Tumble And Fall" 2:41
  2. "Lone Star State Of Mind" (Fred Koller, Pat Alger, Gene Levine) 3:58
  3. "Cold Hearts/Closed Minds" 2:42
  4. "From A Distance" (Julie Gold) 4:12
  5. "Beacon Street" 2:52
  6. "Nickel Dreams" (Mac McAnally, Don Lowery) 2:50
  7. "Sing One For Sister" (Robert Earl Keen Jnr) 3:22
  8. "Ford Econoline" 2:13
  9. "Trouble In The Fields" (Griffith, Rick West) 3:20
  10. "Love In A Memory" 3:19
  11. "Let It Shine On Me" (Paul Kennerley) 3:01
  12. "There's A Light Beyond These Woods (Mary Margaret)" 4:23
  13. "Anyone Can Be Somebody's Fool" 2:40
  14. "I Knew Love" (Roger Brown) 3:17
  15. "Never Mind" (Harlan Howard) 3:42
  16. "Love Wore A Halo (Back Before The War)" 3:23
  17. "So Long Ago" 4:09
  18. "Gulf Coast Highway" (Griffith, James Hooker, Danny Flowers) 3:06
  19. "Little Love Affairs" (Griffith, James Hooker) 3:09
  20. "I Wish It Would Rain" 2:39
  21. "Outbound Plane" (Griffith, Tom Russell) 2:40
  22. "I Would Change My Life" (Robert Earl Keen Jnr) 3:08
  23. "Sweet Dreams Will Come" (John Stewart) 4:26
  24. "Wooden Heart" (Bert Kaempfert, Kay Twomey, Fred Wise, Ben Weisman) 2:28

Disc 2[edit]

  1. "I Don't Want To Talk About Love" (Griffith, James Hooker) 4:07
  2. "Drive-In Movies And Dashboard Lights" 3:13
  3. "You Made This Love A Teardrop" 3:11
  4. "Brave Companion Of The Road" 3:19
  5. "Storms" (Eric Taylor) 3:11
  6. "It's A Hard Life Wherever You Go" 4:01
  7. "If Wishes Were Changes" (Griffith, James Hooker) 3:44
  8. "Listen To The Radio" 3:48
  9. "Leaving The Harbor" 3:28
  10. "Radio Fragile" (Griffith, James Hooker) 5:34
  11. "It's Just Another Morning Here" 4:23
  12. "Late Night Grande Hotel" 3:35
  13. "It's Too Late" 2:18
  14. "Fields Of Summer" (4:19
  15. "Heaven" (Julie Gold) 3:29
  16. "The Power Lines" (Griffith, Pat Alger, James Hooker) 2:38
  17. "Hometown Streets" (Griffith, James Hooker) 4:11
  18. "Down 'N' Outer" 2:46
  19. "One Blade Shy Of A Sharp Edge" 2:59
  20. "The Sun, Moon, And Stars" (Vince Bell) 4:24
  21. "San Diego Serenade" (Tom Waits) 3:27
  22. "Stand Your Ground" (Griffith, James Hooker) 3:51

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Music Box review
  2. ^ PopMatters review by Andrew Gilstrap, 16 September 2003

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