The Essential Alan Jackson

The Essential Alan Jackson

The Essential Alan Jackson

The Essential Alan Jackson


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Legacy's 2012 set The Essential Alan Jackson is a retitled reissue of 2010's 34 Number Ones, containing the same songs in the same sequence but bearing a different title and artwork. Upon its release, three of these cuts -- "Ring of Fire," "Look at Me," and the Zac Brown Band duet "As She's Walking Away" -- were new and several of the songs -- "Chasin' That Neon Rainbow," "Here in the Real World," "Tonight I Climbed the Wall," "(Who Says) You Can't Have It All," and "Who's Cheatin' Who" -- never topped the Billboard charts, so the title 34 Number Ones bent the truth a bit, but when placed under the Essential banner alongside all the number one hits from 1991 through 2008, there is no reason to quibble. Jackson certainly has more to offer than just number one singles -- his facility with slow-burning torch songs and gospel is absent here, as are several singles that never reached the upper echelon of the charts ("Pop a Top," "The Talkin' Song Repair Blues," "USA Today," "A Woman's Love," "www.memory," "It's Alright to Be a Redneck," "When Somebody Loves You") -- but by its very length The Essential Alan Jackson suggests the depth and breadth of his body of work, and it's a tremendously entertaining listen to boot.

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Product Details

Release Date: 04/17/2012
Label: Sony Legacy
UPC: 0886919679724
catalogNumber: 196797
Rank: 7210


Disc 1

  1. Ring of Fire
  2. Here In the Real World
  3. Wanted
  4. Chasin' That Neon Rainbow
  5. I'd Love You All Over Again
  6. Don't Rock the Jukebox
  7. Someday
  8. Dallas
  9. Midnight In Montgomery
  10. Love's Got a Hold On You
  11. She's Got the Rythm (And I Got the Blues)
  12. Tonight I Climbed the Wall
  13. Chattahoochee
  14. (Who Says) You Can't Have It All
  15. Summertime Blues
  16. Livin' On Love
  17. Gone Country
  18. I Didn't Even Know Your Name
  19. Tall, Tall Trees

Disc 2

  1. As She's Walking Away
  2. Look At Me
  3. I'll Try
  4. Home
  5. Little Bitty
  6. Who's Cheatin' Who
  7. There Goes
  8. Between the Devil and Me
  9. Right On the Money
  10. It Must Be Love
  11. Where I Come From
  12. Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)
  13. Drive
  14. It's Five O'Clock Somewhere
  15. Remember When
  16. Small Town Southern Man
  17. Good Time
  18. Country Boy

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Alan Jackson   Primary Artist,Vocals
Gary Prim   Piano
John Wesley Ryles   Background Vocals
Eddie Bayers   Drums
Larry Franklin   Fiddle
Paul Franklin   Steel Guitar
Brent Mason   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Jimmie Lee Sloas   Bass
Rafe Van Hoy   Acoustic Guitar
John Willis   Acoustic Guitar
Glenn Worf   Bass
Lee Ann Womack   Background Vocals
Clay Cook   Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Zac Brown   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Coy Bowles   Hammond B3
Jimmy de Martini   Fiddle,Background Vocals
John Driskell Hopkins   Bass,Background Vocals
Chris Fryar   Drums

Technical Credits

Tom T. Hall   Composer
George Jones   Composer
Paul Overstreet   Composer
Randy Travis   Composer
Eddie Cochran   Composer
Roger Miller   Composer
Harley Allen   Composer
Charlie Black   Composer
Jerry Capehart   Composer
Scott Hendricks   Producer
Alan Jackson   Composer
John Kelton   Engineer
Jim McBride   Composer
Bob McDill   Composer
Roger Murrah   Composer
Don Rollins   Composer
Keith Stegall   Composer,Producer
Merle Kilgore   Composer
Tracy Baskette-Fleaner   Art Direction
Bart Busch   Engineer
Carson Chamberlain   Composer
Jim Collins   Composer
Mark Irwin   Composer
Phil Vassar   Composer
Jerry Hayes   Composer
Don Sampson   Composer
Matt Rovey   Engineer
Jim "Moose" Brown   Composer
Jason Campbell   Production Accountant
Zac Brown   Composer,Producer
Ron Jackson   Composer
Andy Loftin   Composer
Charlie Craig   Composer
Wyatt Durrette   Composer
June Carter   Composer
Chris Willman   Liner Notes

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