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This CD is interesting to in that it is not really a greatest hits collection. Basically MCC went out and tried to find rare versions of songs and accumulated them all here for you in one great CD.
Truly one of the greatest singer-songwriters of this decade, this CD presents some of her best efforts. One of my first exposures to her music was actually the Super Bowl rendition that is on here. I'd heard her music before then but that was the first time I really noticed and decided it would be worth checking out some of here other songs.
There are a lot of great songs on here, "Down at the Twist and Shout" from the Superbowl previously mentioned just has a real New Orleans feel to it. "I Feel Lucky" though bordering on my corny issue that I mentioned above stays clear enough from it to still sound pretty good. "Passionate Kisses" is kind of sappy at times but nonetheless is a very romantic song. "Stones in the Road" is extremely contemplative, and suprisingly thought-provoking for a country song. Finally, "Party Doll" is one of the best renditions of this song since the Mick Jagger original.
Overall I recommend this CD to anyone who likes country music, but I also recommend it to those of you who are interested in hearing what a modern folk artist sounds like.
The album's true genius lies in the inclusion of live versions of several of Carpenter's biggest hits, with a slow, beautiful rendition of "Quittin' Time" and wonderful acoustic versions of "I Take My Chances" and "Stones in the Road" the obvious standouts. The only quibble is that all of her hits aren't presented this way, since the album versions of "I Feel Lucky," "Shut Up and Kiss Me," "Passionate Kisses," and "He Thinks He'll Keep Her" pale in comparison to the live versions she has presented in concert over the years.
Other inspired touches include the rare tracks presented within, including her cover of Mick Jagger's "Party Doll," which closes the album on a bittersweet note, the lovely lullaby "Dreamland," and her rendition of John Lennon's "Grow Old With Me," which is already a wedding favorite.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love this and gave a copy to my best friend. Her songs come right from the hart.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I bought this album several years ago, but someone liked it better than I. When I saw it on Amazon, it brought back great memories. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Neil E. Streit
A fascinating and varied greatest hits compilation available from many sellers at incredibly low prices. Not to be missed.Published 9 months ago by WEM51
Because some of these songs are live versions and different from the originals. This is not really A Greatest Hits. Read morePublished 19 months ago by john thomas