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Kenny Rogers: The First 50 Years (3 CD) Box set


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Kenny Rogers has already had a massive year in 2013, including the announcement of his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame this fall. Rogers also performed on the main stage at this year’s Glastonbury Festival to a colossal audience on the grounds and around the UK as it was televised on BBC. His Through The Years World Tour has included stops in Morocco, England, Scotland, ... Read more in Amazon's Kenny Rogers Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 27, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: 2009
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Time Life Entertainment
  • ASIN: B002L5GQ2S
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #169,227 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Islands in the Stream (Kenny Rogers duet with Dolly Parton)
2. Make No Mistake, Shes Mine (Ronnie Milsap & Kenny Rogers)
3. We've Got Tonight (Kenny Rogers and Sheena Easton)
4. What About Me? (Kenny Rogers with Kim Carnes and James Ingram)
5. Owe Them More Than That (Kenny Rogers featuring Tim McGraw)
6. 'Til I Can Make It on My Own (Kenny Rogers and Dottie West)
See all 15 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Ruby, Dont Take Your Love to Town (Kenny Rogers and the First Edition)
2. Lucille
3. Ruben James (Kenny Rogers and the First Edition)
4. Sweet Music Man
5. The Gambler
6. Abraham, Martin and John / Precious Memories (Medley)
See all 15 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. She Believes in Me
2. I Dont Need You
3. Love Will Turn You Around
4. You Decorated My Life
5. Lady
6. Love the World Away
See all 15 tracks on this disc

Editorial Reviews

Kenny Rogers is a country/pop crossover star of epic proportions whose solo breakthroughs in the late 70s just hinted at the greatness and longevity to come. He faithfully blends all American music-pop, country, soul and gospel-garnering fans in every decade with his easy-going style and warm personality.
Now, in celebration of his first fifty years in the music business, Time Life is proud to release The First 50 Years, a 3-CD box set of Kenny's greatest hits, plus three new songs only found in this release, including a new duet with Dolly Parton.
The box set will feature three themed discs: DUETS, STORY SONGS and LOVE SONGS. Every disc features original versions of his well-known hits, some of Kenny's personal favorites, plus one new recording per disc!

Customer Reviews

We would definitely recommend these (3) CD's to everyone!
annabanana
There are only a few missing chart-toppers, "Daytime Friends," "Love or Something Like It," "Share Your Love With Me" and "Tomb of the Unknown Love."
hyperbolium
Time Life has done a pretty decent job in selecting the material for this box and I think that most people will be pleased with this.
Jim Quinton

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kenny Fan on November 12, 2009
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I love Kenny , always have and always will. bought this box set for the 3 previously unreleased songs and I am glad I did, like all his music , it rocks. Kenny is the King and always will be. Despite his plastic surgery , as his song from 2006 says "I can't unlove you " Kenny.If you are just beginning to appreciate Kenny then this is for you, plenty of variety and plenty of quality.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Jim Quinton on November 7, 2009
Format: Audio CD
I've been a Kenny Rogers fan for a long time,and like probably most of you reading this have a lot of his cds & lps, including the previous box set "Through The Years". Time Life has done a pretty decent job in selecting the material for this box and I think that most people will be pleased with this. The original versions of the songs have never sounded better and I do like the way they've broken them down into 3 discs. The duets disc features some great tracks that were not necessarily singles but gives you a great feel for Kenny's music overall. I wasn't aware of the Tim McGraw track Or the Travis Tritt songs really before this box set. The new track with Dolly, "Tell Me That You Love Me", was the main reason for me buying this and I'm very glad I did. This is an excellent choice for someone who's just now starting to appreciate Kenny's music and will show he's got another 50 years ahead for sure, if we're all lucky! Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of this project, sit back and enjoy the hits and great cd/lp tracks from a true master at the top of his game!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Robert S. Harmon on January 29, 2010
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Kenny Rogers has maintained one of the longest and most successful careers in the music business by showing off a diverse and eclectic range of music styles from jazz, country-pop, folk, and everything in between. This box set is divided into three discs by mood, including duets with a wide range of singers from Don Henley of the Eagles to Dolly and Dottie, two of his favorite and most awarded singing partners. The three discs also contain one new recording each, including a surprisingly strong number with Dolly Parton that could be a hit single if modern country radio was not so age biased. Disc two features story songs including Rogers penchant for choosing some of the best and most original material the best songwriters in Nashville could offer. Disc three offers the love songs Rogers is so noted for like Lady, She Believes In Me and the underrated and jazzy Morning Desire, one of Rogers 21 number one singles on the country charts. The remastered sound on 50 Years is crisp and clean and his gravelly, but evocative voice has never sounded better. Another true highlight of the set is Rogers cover of Lionel Richie's Goodbye, sung with passion and grit as only Kenny can do in his unique but soothing vibrato. A nice booklet accompanys the package with an insightful essay by colin Escott.
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Time Life's 3-CD, 45-song set includes most of the hits you'd expect, but presents them in an original order. Rather than dividing Rogers' career into eras (pre-fame doo wop and jazz groups, New Christy Minstrels, First Edition, solo success), the discs each present a facet of his artistry: duets, stories and love songs. It's an interesting way to listen to Rogers' catalog, focusing first on the flexibility with which he partnered with a diverse range of country, pop and soul stars that include Dolly Parton, Sheena Easton, Gladys Knight and Kim Carnes. Disc two demonstrates Rogers' talent for telling dramatic and humorous stories, bringing characters to life in well-known country and pop hits and lesser-known album tracks like Mickey Newbury's "San Francisco Mabel Joy."

Disc 3 looks at Rogers' way with a love song, which typically found him singing ballads and moving from country to pop. Rogers was particularly successful in this vein in the late `70s and early `80s with hits that include "She Believes in Me," "You Decorated My Life" and "Lady," and also found success with mid-tempo numbers like "Love Will Turn You Around." Most of Rogers' biggest hits are here, stretching from the First Edition's "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town" through his most recent #1, "Buy Me a Rose," with Alison Krauss and Billy Dean, and his most recent chart entry, "Calling Me," with Don Henley. There are only a few missing chart-toppers, "Daytime Friends," "Love or Something Like It," "Share Your Love With Me" and "Tomb of the Unknown Love."

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By angie on April 6, 2014
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Thank u. It was first and in good shape. Went great with the collection. It was sealed which made it nicer
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By Kay on December 2, 2013
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FABULOUS CD trio! The Best of Kenny. Can't stop llistening to it! Brings back so many memories of good times. And the new songs are wonderful.

Here's to another 50 years Kenny
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By Wahoo Lady on March 24, 2013
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If you looking for a CD with lots of hits from Kenny, this one is the best
I love this CD
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Hands down this is the best collection of Kenny's music you are going to find. All of the tracks are grouped into three categories.
Duets, Love Songs and Story Songs. This is very effective and groups the songs into three wonderful discs. I found this to be a wonderful overview of Kenny's Career. If you want more than the standard 15 songs greatest hit collection this set it for you. It is still a greatest hits collection but digs much deeper over three disc of music. It all comes in a nice fold out digipak with 24 page booklet and liner notes by Colin Escott. Time Life did a great job on this collection. The First 50 Years is wonderful now we are ready for the next 50.
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