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Shania Twain
"Greatest Hits"

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Year of Release: 2004

track listing
  • Forever And For Always
  • I'm Gonna Getcha Good
  • Up!
  • Come On Over
  • Man! I Feel Like
    A Woman
  • That Don't Impress
    Me Much
  • From This Moment On
  • Honey I'm Home
  • You're Still The One
  • Don't Be Stupid
    (You Know>
    I Love You)
  • Love Gets Me Every Time
  • No One Needs To Know
  • You Win My Love
  • (If You're Not In It
    For Love)
    I'm Outta Here
  • The Woman In Me
    (Needs The Man
    In You)
  • Any Many Of Mine
  • Whose Bed Have Your
    Boots Been Under
  • Party For Two
    (with Mark McGrath)
  • Don't
  • Party For Two
    (with Billy
  • I Ain't No Quitter

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    "Greatest Hits"

    Shania Twain debuts on the WSVNRadio website this week, with her 2004 release, Greatest Hits. As a fan like many, her original albums were part of many collectors. Then of course, when her popularity soars with those albums, so does a future Greatest Hits/Best Of package will emerge. As many collectors cringe when this happens, they cringe even more when they learn that not do we/own all of their original albums, the Greatest Hits/Best Of packages obviously has all the tracks, PLUS bonus/unreleased tracks. This forces the collectors to purchase the compilations, due to the new tracks. Having said this, Shania Twain's Greatest Hits presents a great cream of the crop assortment of her best-known hits from her albums (not in chronological order) Up!, Come on Over, The Woman In Me (Most collectors would argue that none of the track[s] from her first album [Shania Twain] are not here. Also, the tracks found here are not in chronological order either.)

    But this doesn't put a damper on the final review... It's an excellent collection of her music, whether it be for those first experiencing, or for the die hard fans. The album begins with tracks from her 2002 release, Up! : "Forever And Always," "I'm Gonna Getcha Good," [Red versions] and the title track (Green version). (And for those wondering: On the original Up! release, there were two tracks per song; a Red and Green version.)

    Going backwards from 2002, her 1997 release, Come On Over featured many tracks that put her on the map and on regular airplay on Country radio playlists: The title track, "Man! I Feel Like A Woman," "That Don't Impress Me Much," "From This Moment On," "Honey I'm Home," "You're Still The One," "Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)," "Love Gets Me Every Time." That's 8 tracks out of 16, from Come On Over. Notes: The original album versions were: The title track, "Man! I Feel Like A Woman," "Honey I'm Home,"Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)," "Love Gets Me Every Time." "That Don't Impress Me Much" is a "Greatest Hits version," "From This Moment On" is "The Right Mix radio edit," "You're Still The One" is an original radio edit (without intro)." Have to admit, that the videos for the tracks from Come On Over stands out as exceptional as the tracks themselves.

    From The Woman In Me, the first album that made Shania Twain a major Country star - There are 6 songs that were originally from this album: "No One Needs To Know" and "Any Man Of Mine" are the same from the album. Radio Edit versions of "You Win My Love," "(If You're Not In It For Love) I'm Outta Here," "The Woman In Me (Needs The Man In You)," "Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under" are all here on this compilation.

    The new tracks are two songs recorded with two different artists - "Party For Two." Mark McGrath of the band Sugar Ray, and Country artist Billy Currington. McGrath's version is labeled as "Pop" and Currington "Country." The version with Currington received heavy airplay on Country radio, as this version is the better of the two. The other two new tracks are "Don't" and "I Ain't No Quitter." All four tracks are very good, and evens out the compilation of "old and new" material.

    The original album tracks, and radio edits are on this compilation, and to some, they may or may not even notice. Maybe this would make the music collector/Shania Twain fan feel more at ease by purchasing it, knowing that they already have the "original" tracks. All in all, Shania Twain's Greatest Hits is a great collection. There is not a bad track here anywhere. The songs make you smile, and smile even more, if you've seen the videos.

    Since 2011, Shania Twain had mentioned that she would be releasing a new album. Since then, we have yet to see it. In late 2013, it was announced that she was still looking for the "right producer." Previously, she had released two singles in 2011. We patiently wait for the Diva to return. The question remains, will the album return to her star power and superstardom? We will have to wait and see.

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