Thursday, October 23, 2008

They Have More Than Earned The Right To Release Their Greatest Hits (BUT..)

After spending more than twenty-five weeks at the top of the radio charts and selling more than 17 million albums while aggressively touring at the same time, Rascal Flatts, will release its first ever greatest hits collection on Tuesday, October 28. Early shipments include three limited edition Christmas standards

Greatest Hits Volume 1 gives fans a look back at thirteen of the band’s biggest hits and chronicles Rascal Flatts’s rise as the biggest selling country band of the decade. The project highlights the band's best songs that have made them the CMA, ACM, CMT and AMA reigning Group of the Year for several years running.

Early shipments of the band’s Greatest Hits Volume 1 will deliver something cool for the Rascal Flatts fan. It will come packaged in a foil embossed 2-disc package that contains not only thirteen singles but also three newly recorded Christmas songs as bonus tracks – the holiday classic “White Christmas,” “Jingle Bell Rock” and an a capella version of “I’ll Be Home For Christmas.”

RASCAL FLATTS GREATEST HITS VOLUME 1 TRACK LISTING
Prayin' For Daylight
I'm Movin' On
These Days
I Melt
Mayberry
Feels Like Today
Bless The Broken Road
Fast Cars And Freedom
Skin (Sarabeth)
My Wish
What Hurts The Most
Stand
Life Is A Highway

LIMITED EDITION BONUS TRACKS
White Christmas
Jingle Bell Rock
I'll Be Home For Christmas


Sadly, there's nothing new on this LP other than the bonus Holiday tracks. Hopefully, since "Here" has already been out for seven weeks and isn't on this collection, they'll have some new music for us early in 2009.

Country's core listeners and Rascal Flatts fans need as much fresh, new music and artists as possible, to keep all of our careers vital and growing (now that we know that none of us who still have jobs is retiring anytime soon!)...

2 comments:

Buzz Jackson said...

Often it seems that GH compilations are merely to jack up record company revenue. Yes, big fans will buy it (even though they already have all the songs), but labels are screwing their heaviest users.

Ask Tim McGraw.

Ditto for "deluxe editions."

Buzz @ KIIM

Laura said...

"Country's core listeners and Rascal Flatts fans need as much fresh, new music and artists as possible, to keep all of our careers vital and growing (now that we know that none of us who still have jobs is retiring anytime soon!)..."

This is so true! It seems to me Country Radio playlists are so small and stringently managed that they're contributing to a growing frustration in their listeners. We're having to turn to other sources to hear the mix of music we enjoy. Just keep in mind that It's just not the young folks who have IPods and Satellite radio! The music/artiest mix currently played at most radio stations, just doesn't include much for those of us in the 30 to 60 year old group!