The Greatest Hits Collection (Alan Jackson album)

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The Greatest Hits Collection
Greatest hits album by Alan Jackson
Released October 24, 1995
Genre Country
Length 66:24
Label Arista
Producer Scott Hendricks
Keith Stegall
Alan Jackson chronology
Who I Am
(1994)
The Greatest Hits Collection
(1995)
Everything I Love
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars [1]
Entertainment Weekly A− [2]
Q 3/5 stars [3]
Robert Christgau (choice cut) [4]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3.5/5 stars [5]

The Greatest Hits Collection is the first compilation album by American country music artist Alan Jackson. Released on October 24, 1995, it includes the greatest hits from his first four studio albums, as well as an album cut from his 1989 debut Here in the Real World and two new tracks — "Tall, Tall Trees" and "I'll Try", both of which were Number One hits for him on the Billboard Hot Country Songs.

Content[edit]

The Greatest Hits Collection reprises all of Jackson's greatest hits from his first four studio albums. "Here in the Real World", "Wanted", "Chasin' That Neon Rainbow" and "I'd Love You All Over Again" from 1989's Here in the Real World; "Don't Rock the Jukebox", "Someday", "Dallas", "Midnight in Montgomery" and "Love's Got a Hold on You" from 1991's Don't Rock the Jukebox; "She's Got the Rhythm (And I Got the Blues)", "Chattahoochee", "Mercury Blues" and "Who Says You Can't Have It All" from 1992's A Lot About Livin' (And a Little 'bout Love), and "Summertime Blues", "Livin' on Love", "Gone Country" and "I Don't Even Know Your Name" from 1994's Who I Am. The only singles not included on this collection are "Blue Blooded Woman" from Here in the Real World, "Tonight I Climbed the Wall" from A Lot About Livin' (And a Little 'bout Love), and "Song for the Life" from Who I Am.

Two new songs are included on this compilation as well. "Tall, Tall Trees", originally recorded by George Jones on his 1958 album Long Live King George, and the newly written "I'll Try". Both of these were released as singles, reaching the top of the Billboard country charts in late 1995 and early 1996, respectively. One song on this compilation, "Home", was previously included on Here in the Real World but was not released as a single until mid-1996, peaking at #3 on the country charts.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Chattahoochee" (extended mix) (Alan Jackson, Jim McBride) – 3:56
  2. "Gone Country" (Bob McDill) – 4:19
  3. "She's Got the Rhythm (And I Got the Blues)" (A. Jackson, Randy Travis) – 2:23
  4. "Midnight in Montgomery" (Jackson, Don Sampson) - 3:44
  5. "Tall, Tall Trees" (George Jones, Roger Miller) - 2:27A
  6. "Chasin' That Neon Rainbow" (A. Jackson, McBride) - 3:05
  7. "I'll Try" (A. Jackson) - 3:51A
  8. "Don't Rock the Jukebox" (A. Jackson, Roger Murrah, Keith Stegall) - 2:51
  9. "Livin' on Love" (A. Jackson) - 3:48
  10. "Summertime Blues" (Jerry Capehart, Eddie Cochran) - 3:11
  11. "Love's Got a Hold on You" (Carson Chamberlain, Stegall) - 2:53
  12. "(Who Says) You Can't Have It All" (A. Jackson, McBride) - 3:28
  13. "Home" (A. Jackson) - 3:17
  14. "Wanted" (Charlie Craig, A. Jackson) - 2:57
  15. "I Don't Even Know Your Name" (A. Jackson, Ron Jackson, Andy Loftin) - 3:49
  16. "Dallas" (A. Jackson, Stegall) - 2:43
  17. "Here in the Real World" (Mark Irwin, A. Jackson) - 3:37
  18. "Someday" (A. Jackson, McBride) - 3:17
  19. "Mercury Blues" (K. C. Douglas, Bob Geddins) - 3:38
  20. "I'd Love You All Over Again" (A. Jackson) - 3:10

ANew recorded tracks

Chart performance[edit]

The Greatest Hits Collection peaked at #5 on the U.S. Billboard 200, and #1 on the Top Country Albums, becoming his third #1 country album. In October 2006, The Greatest Hits Collection was certified 6 x Platinum by the RIAA.

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions
US Country CAN Country
1995 "Tall, Tall Trees" 1 1
1996 "I'll Try" 1 5
"Home" 3 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Greatest Hits Collection (Alan Jackson album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ Nash, Alanna (1995-11-03). "Alan Jackson: The Greatest Hits Collection Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2013-04-25. 
  3. ^ "Alan Jackson - Greatest Hits Collection CD Album". CD Universe. Retrieved 2013-04-25. 
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: Alan Jackson". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved 2013-04-25. 
  5. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 409. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  6. ^ a b http://www.swisscharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Alan+Jackson&titel=The+Greatest+Hits+Collection&cat=a
  7. ^ a b "Greatest Hits Collection - Alan Jackson". Billboard.com. 1995-11-11. Retrieved 2012-02-19. 
  8. ^ "Gold & Platinum - February 17, 2010". RIAA. Retrieved 2010-02-17. 
  9. ^ Paul Grein (July 3, 2013). "Week Ending June 30, 2013. Albums: Kanye’s Tumble". Chart Watch. Yahoo. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
Preceded by
All I Want by Tim McGraw
Top Country Albums number-one album
November 11 - December 8, 1995
Succeeded by
Fresh Horses by Garth Brooks
Preceded by
Starting Over by Reba McEntire
Calm Before the Storm by Paul Brandt
RPM Country Albums number-one album
November 20–26, 1995
July 8–21, 1996
Succeeded by
Fresh Horses by Garth Brooks
The Woman in Me by Shania Twain