Very Best of John Michael Montgomery - (Import CD)
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- Contemporary Country
- Mono / Stereo
- The Very Best of John Michael Montgomery
Personnel includes: John Michael Montgomery (vocals); Bobby All, Billy Joe Walker Jr., Darrel Scott, Michael Spriggs (acoustic guitar); Brent Rowan, Bobby Terry, Mason Greenberg, Kenny Greenberg, John McFee, Dan Huff, Larry Byrom (electric guitar); Paul Franklin (pedal steel guitar); Tommy Spurlock (steel guitar); Rob Hajacos (fiddle); Terry McMillan (harmonica, percussion); Kirk "Jellyroll" Johnson (harmonica); Reese Wynans (piano, Hammond B-3 organ); Steve Nathan, Gordon Mote (keyboards); Willie Weeks, Glen Worf, Mike Brignardello (bass); Lonnie Wilson, Stephen Brewster, Eddie Bayers (drums); Chip Davis, John Wesley Ryles, Michael Jones, Curtis Young, Harry Stinsos, Dennis Wilson (background vocals).
Producers: Doug Johnson, Scott Hendricks, Csaba Petocz, Garth Flindis, Buddy Cannon.
Compilation producers: James Austin, Paige Levy.
Recorded between 1992 & 2002. Includes liner notes by Robert K. Oermann.
Audio Mixers: Mike Clute; Scott Hendricks .
Audio Remasterer: Keith Blake.
Liner Note Author: Robert K. Oermann.
Photographers: Janet Macoska; Jim Shea.
Though he has always essentially been a new traditionalist country singer in the vein of Aaron Tippin and George Strait, John Michael Montgomery found his greatest success with smooth, romantic ballads that recall the work of Glenn Frey as much as that of Merle Haggard. THE VERY BEST OF JOHN MICHAEL MONTGOMERY lives up to its title by including most of the singer's finest and highest-charting singles in both styles, in the process collecting a body of work that virtually defines the "new country" phenomenon. Montgomery has the kind of soothing pipes and perfect phrasing that endear him even to ardent country-haters, and his material has the kind of straight-for-the-gut forthrightness that is sure to attract anyone tired of the irony-drenched hipper-than-thou-isms of contemporary pop. In addition to the hits, the package includes two newly recorded tracks, which easily measure up to the rest of the material here with their characteristic mix of rootsy instrumentation and wonderfully tear-jerking melodrama.
- Country of Origin
- Warner Bros.
- WEA (Distributor)
- John Michael Montgomery
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Be My Baby Tonight
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Life's a Dance
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] I Swear
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Little Girl, The - (featuring Alison Krauss/Dan Tyminski)
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] If You've Got Love
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] I Love the Way You Love Me
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Cover You in Kisses
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Rope the Moon
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] I Can Love You Like That
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] How Was I to Know
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Hold on to Me
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] No Man's Land
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Home to You
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Friends
- [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Angel in My Eyes
- [ Disc 01 Track 17 ] Long as I Live
- [ Disc 01 Track 18 ] 'Til Nothing Comes Between Us
- [ Disc 01 Track 19 ] Cool
- [ Disc 01 Track 20 ] One Day Less
- Studio / Live
- Video Disabled
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