Greatest Hits, Vol. 1

Greatest Hits, Vol. 1

by Phil Vassar


There are seven new recordings on Phil Vassar's Greatest Hits, Vol. 1, but that doesn't necessarily mean that there are six brand-new songs. Most of these new songs are Vassar's versions of songs he wrote for other people: "Bye Bye" and "I'm Alright" were hits for Jo Dee Messina, "My Next Thirty Years" and "For a Little While" were cut by Tim McGraw, and Collin Raye recorded "Little Red Rodeo." They're joined by three brand-new Vassar tunes -- "Twenty One," "The Woman in My Life," and also "Last Day of My Life" -- on this generous 15-track collection, which does an excellent job of capturing Vassar's strengths as both a songwriter and a performer. Not that it features every one of his charting singles -- 2001's "Rose Bouquet" isn't here, and neither are "This Is God" and "Ultimate Love" from 2003, or 2005's "Good Ole Days" -- but they're not missed because of the presence of those aforementioned songs recorded by other artists. These tunes give a fuller picture of Vassar's talents, and explain why he needs a greatest-hits album a mere three years into his career. After all, his proper albums don't touch on these songs, which are among his best, and Vassar's versions match the original hit versions, helping to make Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 not just a good introduction to his music, but the most consistently entertaining album he's yet released.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/02/2006
Label: Arista
UPC: 0828767872926
catalogNumber: 78729

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Phil Vassar   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
Eric Darken   Percussion
Chad Cromwell   Drums
Larry Franklin   Fiddle
David Grissom   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Russ Pahl   Banjo,Electric Guitar,Steel Guitar,12-string Guitar
Glenn Worf   Bass
Aubrey Haynie   Fiddle
Bryan Sutton   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin
Jim "Moose" Brown   Keyboards,Hammond Organ
Steven J. Caldwell   Drums
Clayton Ryder Corn   Accordion,Hammond Organ

Technical Credits

Charlie Black   Composer
Rory Michael Bourke   Composer
Neal Cappellino   Engineer
Byron Gallimore   Producer
Vince Melamed   Composer
Tim Nichols   Composer
Craig Wiseman   Composer
Jason Lehning   Engineer
Tommy Rocco   Composer
Jerry Vandiver   Composer
Phil Vassar   Composer,Producer
Richard Barrow   Engineer
Frank Rogers   Producer
Mary Rockwood Crabtree   grooming

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Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
abigailJW More than 1 year ago
This is a very good cd. I love Phils voice and he has a way to make it sound great and sexy. I would buy his new cd when he comes out with one no doubt about it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Love Phil Vassar but this is not what I was expected, after listening i realized he really hasnt been around too long, might have been better to put this off a few years and blow us away
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought that the people he wrote for sang well...him singing them is 10 times better his voice is so controlled...must have many years of voice training