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

Kenny RogersAudio CD
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  • 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: #76,514 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!

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love Kenny 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
4.0 out of 5 stars Kenny's First 50 Years November 7, 2009
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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
5.0 out of 5 stars kenny still going strong after 50 years of music making 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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5.0 out of 5 stars Kenny fan April 6, 2014
By angie
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Have for Any Kenny fans December 2, 2013
By Kay
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Kenny's One of the Best 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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5.0 out of 5 stars Nice collection January 3, 2013
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This CD set was a gift, so I haven't heard it myself. I did get very positive feedback from the recipient, however, who thinks it's great. I did note that this set contains the largest number of most popular songs, which is the reason I chose it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars "SWEET MUSIC MAN"
THIS I HAVE HAD FOR YEARS..EACH "CD" CAN & WILL STAND BY ITSELF..I HAVE NOT EVER BEEN "DISAPPOINTED" WITH ANY OF HIS MUSIC, BOOKS OR PHOTOGRAPHY!!!!
Published 23 days ago by penny atchley
2.0 out of 5 stars Cheap pack
The contents are obviously good, as Kenny's music is but the pack is really really cheap. It arrived already damaged, being the board used ultra -thin
Published 19 months ago by Mibiza
5.0 out of 5 stars Awsome Kenny Rogers CD Collection
This 3 CD collection of Kenny Rogers is excellent. I grew up listening to Kenny Rogers and these CDs bring back many good memories. Read more
Published on May 16, 2012 by big-beck
5.0 out of 5 stars Rogers Musical Compendium
While his latest eye-lift may not have worked out all that well, his voice is still the rich baritone flavor of his youth. I highly recommend this CD set.
Published on September 28, 2011 by Thomas L. Mcgovern
5.0 out of 5 stars Kenny Rogers The First 50 Years
Absolutely Fantastic. Love to listen to all 3 of them. Couldn't be happier! Saw him in person recently and he was so good. Read more
Published on July 14, 2011 by annabanana
5.0 out of 5 stars huge Kenny Rogers fan
this is a great overview of his career, his voice always just hit home for me. he has feeling and flavor when he sings. Read more
Published on March 31, 2011 by mistermaxxx08
1.0 out of 5 stars Kenny Rogers: The First 50 Years (3 CD)
Excellent product. Good variety of popular songs from one of the greatest Country stars. Well worth collecting
Published on September 27, 2010 by Doug
5.0 out of 5 stars BEST COLLECTION
THIS IS THE BEST COLECTION OF AN ARTIST IN A LONG TIME. SO MANY HIT SONGS, ONE DISK OF DUETS, ONE OF LOVE SONGS, AND ONE OF ALL HIS BEST STORY TELLING SONGS!~
Published on May 31, 2010 by Andrea Martone
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