21 Number Ones Original recording remastered
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Because this collection focuses only on his No. 1 hits (with a few exceptions), there are none of his hits with The First Edition. [You'll have to buy 2004's 42 ULTIMATE HITS to get those.] What you do get are some of his best known solo hits like "The Gambler," "Coward of the County," "Daytime Friends" and "Love or Something Like It." Plus there are his duets: "We've Got Tonight" with Sheena Easton, "Islands in the Stream" with Dolly Parton," "Make No Mistake, She's Mine" with Ronnie Milsap, and three hits with his favorite duet partner Dottie West--"Every Time Two Fools Collide," "All I Ever Need Is You" and "What Are We Doin' in Love."
My only complaint is the exclusion of his 1985 No. 1 "Tomb of the Unknown Lover." [Inexplicably, they include his duet with Kim Carnes ("Don't Fall in Love with a Dreamer") which only reached No.3 along with two other solo hits ("Through the Years" and "Share Your Love with Me") that both peaked at No. 5.] So, while 21 NUMBER ONES may stretch the truth a bit, this is a solid collection of some of Kenny Rogers' best material. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
This CD doesn't include all of hits chart-toppers ("What about me?", "Crazy In Love", etc are not here) but we get 21 of his chart-toppers and as a bonus we get the #2 smash hit "Don't Fall In Love With A Dreamer".
While their are no First Edition hits here (they never had a US Number one, despite topping pop and country charts around the globe in countries including Great Britain and New Zeland) this covers from 1977 with Rogers first solo chart topper "Lucille", right up to the present with the equally classic "Buy Me A Rose".
Very few artists during the 20th century saw the huge success of Kenny Rogers and this collection of chart-toppers shows why.
UPDATE: In repsonse to the reviewer (Steve Vrana) who claimed that the album title stretches "the truth", I have to correct you. ALL of these songs reached Number 1 on the charts in the USA. Capitol records are including the AOR chart where Rogers had several songs reach #1 (such as "Through the years") that didn't quite make it all the way on the pop or country list, hence this album DOES contain 21 bonafide Number one singles!! (plus the bonus track 22 - a top 5 hit duet with Kim Carnes)!
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used to be a big fan, no longer have any Kenny Rogers due to music format changes so decided one day it was time and purchased this album with all the best. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Wendy Leatherwood
This CD is wonderful! I received it as promised and I love it. This CD brought back a lot of wonderful memories for me!! I am so glad I got it.
The CD was packaged adequately. Read more