Essential Alison Krauss

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Essential Alison Krauss
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Greatest hits album by Alison Krauss
Released July 21, 2009 (2009-07-21)
Genre Country
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Label Decca
Producer Various original producers
Alison Krauss chronology
Raising Sand
(2007)Raising Sand2007
Essential Alison Krauss
Paper Airplane
(2011)Paper Airplane2011
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Essential Alison Krauss is the first official greatest hits album by American country music and bluegrass music artist Alison Krauss. The album, which was released on July 7, 2009, was only released outside North America. It was issued by Decca Records UK. The album is composed of songs that Krauss handpicked herself.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Simple Love" (Sarah Siskind) — 4:44
  2. "Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us" (Sam Phillips) — 3:23
  3. "Let Me Touch You For a While" (Robert Lee Castleman) — 3:20
  4. "The Lucky One" (Castleman) — 3:10
  5. "So Long, So Wrong" (Patrick Brayer, Walden Dahl) — 3:26
  6. "Empty Hearts" (Michael Johnson, Michael McDonald) — 3:23
  7. "Every Time You Say Goodbye" (John Pennell) — 3:16
  8. "Wish I Still Had You" (Sidney Cox) — 4:58
    • live version
  9. "Broadway" (Cox, Suzanne Cox) — 3:58
  10. "Baby, Now That I've Found You" (Tony Macaulay, John MacLeod) — 3:54
    • live version
  11. "Sawing on the Strings" (Lewis Compton) — 3:02
  12. "Restless" (Castleman) — 2:57
  13. "When You Say Nothing at All" (Paul Overstreet, Don Schlitz) — 3:53
    • live version
  14. "A Living Prayer" (Ron Block) — 3:35

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
New Zealand Albums Charts 25
Swedish Albums Chart 37
UK Albums Chart 13


  1. ^ a b James Christopher Monger. "Essential Alison Krauss" (Review). Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-11-27.