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

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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!

Track Listings

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)
  7. Calling Me (Kenny Rogers featuring Don Henley)
  8. Real Love (Dolly Parton with Kenny Rogers)
  9. Every Time Two Fools Collide (Kenny Rogers and Dottie West)
  10. If I Ever Fall in Love Again (Anne Murray with Kenny Rogers)
  11. All I Ever Need Is You (Kenny Rogers and Dottie West)
  12. If I Knew Then What I Know Now (Kenny Rogers duet with Gladys Knight)
  13. Don't Fall in Love with a Dreamer (Kenny Rogers vocal duet with Kim Carnes)
  14. If I Were You Kenny Rogers duet with Travis Tritt
  15. Tell Me That You Love Me (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED) (Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton)

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)
  7. Coward of the County
  8. San Francisco Mabel Joy
  9. Scarlet Fever
  10. Twenty Years Ago
  11. The Factory
  12. Ol' Red
  13. The Greatest
  14. Harder Cards
  15. Goodbye (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)

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
  7. Crazy
  8. I Prefer the Moonlight
  9. A Love Song
  10. Beautiful (All That You Could Be)
  11. The Vows Go Unbroken (Always True to You)
  12. Morning Desire
  13. Through the Years
  14. Buy Me a Rose (Kenny Rogers with Alison Krauss & Billy Dean)
  15. Natural Thing to Do (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)


Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 27, 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 (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #139,881 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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