The Greatest Hits Collection II

The Greatest Hits Collection II

by Brooks & Dunn


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On the second installment of their biggest hits, line-dancing duo Brooks & Dunn heat up the dance floor with more of their trademark barn burners, blending hard country, rock, and western swing with a yearning ballad here and there for the buckle polishers (read: slow dancers) in the crowd. Of the 17 tracks here, 14 are bona fide smash hits, while the other three are new offerings -- indeed, one of those, the steaming, Stones-y rocker "That's What It's All About," has already taken its place among the hits. But the familiar chart-toppers are about as formidable as they get in contemporary country, from the twang-heavy breakup laments "How Long Gone" and "I'll Never Forgive My Heart" to the rousing reminiscence of childhood glories and passages "Red Dirt Road"; from the pair's acoustic-based treatment of Roger Miller's poignant philosophical musings on wedded bliss gone sour, "Husbands and Wives," to the self-explanatory hard country sizzler "You Can't Take the Honky Tonk Out of the Girl" (with more Stones references from, appropriately, "Honky Tonk Woman"). The two other new tracks -- "It's Getting Better All the Time," a Springsteen-like ballad about heartbreak, work, and recovery, and "Independent Trucker," a pulsating paean to the big rigger, featuring a gnarly lead vocal by Kix Brooks -- figure to find their way onto another hits disc somewhere down the line. Keep 'em coming, B&D. We can take it.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/19/2004
Label: Arista
UPC: 0828766327120
catalogNumber: 63271

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Brooks & Dunn   Primary Artist
Reba McEntire   Vocals
Kix Brooks   Guitar,Vocals
Eric Darken   Percussion
John Wesley Ryles   Background Vocals
David Angell   Strings
Bekka Bramlett   Background Vocals
Mike Brignardello   Bass
J.T. Corenflos   Electric Guitar
Chad Cromwell   Drums
David Davidson   Strings
Dan Dugmore   Steel Guitar
Ronnie Dunn   Guitar,Vocals
Kim Fleming   Background Vocals
Larry Franklin   Fiddle,Mandolin
Kenny Greenberg   Electric Guitar
Anthony LaMarchina   Strings
Steve Nathan   Piano
Crystal Taliefero   Background Vocals
Kristin Wilkinson   Strings
John Willis   Acoustic Guitar
Glenn Worf   Bass
Reese Wynans   Piano,Hammond Organ
Wes Hightower   Background Vocals
Perry Coleman   Background Vocals
Sari Reist   Strings

Technical Credits

Larry Boone   Composer
Brooks & Dunn   Producer,Audio Production
Paul Brady   Composer
Roger Miller   Composer
Kix Brooks   Composer,Producer
Brett Beavers   Composer
Ronnie Bowman   Composer
Tony Brown   Producer,Audio Production
Shawn Camp   Composer
Don Cook   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Bob DiPiero   Composer
Dean Dillon   Composer
Greg Droman   Engineer
Tim DuBois   Producer,Audio Production
Janine Dunn   Composer
Ronnie Dunn   Composer,Producer
Connie Harrington   Composer
Scott Hendricks   Producer,Audio Production
Jennifer Kimball   Composer
Terry McBride   Composer
Paul Nelson   Composer
John Scott Sherrill   Composer
Kristin Wilkinson   Arranger
Craig Wiseman   Composer
Mark Wright   Producer,Audio Production
Tommy Lee James   Composer
Tom Shapiro   Composer
Ron Rogers   Composer
Jeffrey Steele   Composer
S. Wade Hunt   Art Direction
Ronan Keating   Composer
Steve McEwan   Composer
Rivers Rutherford   Composer
Chip Matthews   Engineer
Jeff Kersey   Engineer
Bart Allmand   Composer
Chris Stapleton   Composer

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