The Hits (Hal Ketchum album)

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The Hits
Hal Ketchum the Hits.jpg
Greatest hits album by Hal Ketchum
Released May 7, 1996
Recorded 1990-1996[1]
Genre Country
Length 51:40
Label MCG/Curb
Producer Allen Reynolds
Jim Rooney
Hal Ketchum chronology
Every Little Word
The Hits
I Saw the Light
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic - 4.5/5 stars[2]

The Hits is the title of the first compilation album by country music artist Hal Ketchum in 1996. It briefly appeared on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, peaking at #43. Three songs were newly recorded for this collection, "Satisfied Mind", the Bob Ferguson cover "Wings of a Dove" and "Hang in There Superman", the latter of which was released as a single and failed to chart. It features Delbert McClinton playing harmonica.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Small Town Saturday Night" (Pat Alger, Hank DeVito) – 2:55
  2. "Mama Knows the Highway" (Pete Wasner, Charles John Quarto) – 4:17
  3. "I Know Where Love Lives" (Hal Ketchum) – 3:30
  4. "Past the Point of Rescue" (Mick Hanly) – 4:25
  5. "Someplace Far Away (Careful What You're Dreaming)" (Ketchum) – 4:04
  6. "Sure Love" (Gary Burr, Ketchum) – 3:28
  7. "Satisfied Mind" (Tony Arata) - 4:30
  8. "Hang in There Superman" (Ketchum, Roger Cook) - 4:53
  9. "Five O'Clock World" (Allen Reynolds) – 3:02
  10. "Hearts Are Gonna Roll" (Ketchum, Ronny Scaife) – 3:05
  11. "Stay Forever" (Benmont Tench, Ketchum) - 2:54
  12. "I Miss My Mary" (Ketchum) – 3:12
  13. "That's What I Get for Losing You" (Al Anderson, Ketchum) - 3:41
  14. "Wings of a Dove" (Bob Ferguson) - 3:40

Production on New Tracks[edit]

As listed in liner notes[1]

  • Produced by Allen Reynolds and Jim Rooney
  • Recorded and Mixed by Mark Miller
  • Mastered by Denny Purcell at Georgetown Masters, Nashville, TN
  • Digital editing by Carlos Grier

Personnel on New Tracks[edit]

As listed in liner notes[1]

Hang in There Superman[edit]

Background vocals: The W.O. Smith Nashville Community Singers

Satisfied Mind[edit]

Strings by The Nashville String Machine arranged by Charles Cochran

Wings of a Dove[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 43


  1. ^ a b c The Hits (CD). Hal Ketchum. Curb Records. 1996. 77797. 
  2. ^ Campbell, Al. "Hal Ketchum — The hits". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-09-25.