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Outstanding country duo of the nineties
on 15 February 2003
This compilation was released in 1997 and contains all their big hits up to that point, as well as containing some songs that were new at the time. I became a fan of Brooks and Dunn from their very first album, represented here by five songs, all of them huge hits and four of which went to number one on the country charts. The five songs were Brand new man, Boot scooting boogie, Neon moon, Lost and found and My next broken heart.
Just about any song from that debut album could have been a single, something that was also true of their second album. It is also represented by five songs, these being Hard working man, That ain't no way to go, Rock my world (little country girl), We'll burn that bridge and She used to be mine. Again, they were all huge country hits.
Their third album was generally mellower, with more ballads and fewer up-tempo songs. While it was not what I expected at the time, it was a good move on their part to be a little different. Four tracks from that album are included here, all huge hits. These were You're gonna miss me when I'm gone, She's not the cheating kind, Whiskey under the bridge and Little Miss Honky-tonk.
Just two tracks represent their fourth album (My Maria and Mama don't get dressed up for nothing), but there were more than two hits so the others could be included on a second volume. Three songs specially recorded for the album complete the nineteen songs.
This is a brilliant collection with plenty of hard-rocking country, but with some wonderful slower songs too.