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The Definitive Collection

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Download links and information about The Definitive Collection by Kathy Mattea. This album was released in 2006 and it belongs to Country genres. It contains 40 tracks with total duration of 02:12:10 minutes.

Artist: Kathy Mattea
Release date: 2006
Genre: Country
Tracks: 40
Duration: 02:12:10
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Street Talk (Album Version) 2:42
2. Love At The Five & Dime (Album Version) 3:37
3. Walk The Way The Wind Blows (Album Version) 3:46
4. You're The Power (Album Version) 3:05
5. Train Of Memories (Album Version) 2:51
6. Goin' Gone (Album Version) 4:24
7. Eighteen Wheels And A Dozen Roses (Album Version) 3:19
8. Untold Stories (Album Version) 3:00
9. Life As We Knew It (Album Version) 3:18
10. Come From The Heart (Album Version) 3:08
11. Burnin' Old Memories (Album Version) 2:17
12. Where've You Been 3:44
13. She Came From Fort Worth (Album Version) 3:30
14. The Battle Hymn Of Love (Album Version) 2:52
15. Time Passes By (Album Version) 2:47
16. Lonesome Standard Time (Album Version) 2:49
17. Standing Knee Deep In A River (Dying Of Thirst) (Album Version) 4:07
18. Walking Away A Winner (Album Version) 3:29
19. 455 Rocket (Album Version) 4:08
20. Mary, Did You Know? (Album Version) 3:12
21. Street Talk (Album Version) 2:42
22. Love At The Five & Dime (Album Version) 3:37
23. Walk The Way The Wind Blows (Album Version) 3:46
24. You're The Power (Album Version) 3:05
25. Train Of Memories (Album Version) 2:51
26. Goin' Gone (Album Version) 4:24
27. Eighteen Wheels And A Dozen Roses (Album Version) 3:19
28. Untold Stories (Album Version) 3:00
29. Life As We Knew It (Album Version) 3:18
30. Come From The Heart (Album Version) 3:08
31. Burnin' Old Memories (Album Version) 2:17
32. Where've You Been 3:44
33. She Came From Fort Worth (Album Version) 3:30
34. The Battle Hymn Of Love (Album Version) 2:52
35. Time Passes By (Album Version) 2:47
36. Lonesome Standard Time (Album Version) 2:49
37. Standing Knee Deep In A River (Dying Of Thirst) (Album Version) 4:07
38. Walking Away A Winner (Album Version) 3:29
39. 455 Rocket (Album Version) 4:08
40. Mary, Did You Know? (Album Version) 3:12

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The Kathy Mattea entry in Universal Music's discount-priced hits series The Definitive Collection is the most extensive compilation on the country singer yet released, and it contains almost all of her major hits from the six-year period, 1986-1991, when she was one of the top hitmakers in country music. In addition, Robyn Flans' longer-than-usual liner notes benefit from a good interview with Mattea. When her most popular songs are played one after another, the listener is reminded anew of the surprisingly high quality of songwriting Mattea was able to identify within the Nashville publishing houses and the diversity of musical settings in which she placed them, not to mention the clarity and conviction with which she sang. In some cases, of course, she didn't have to look far to find material: the heartbreaking ballad "Where've You Been," a Grammy Award winner for Best Country Song, was co-written by her husband, Jon Vezner, with Don Henry. The only thing that mars this album is the omission of the Top Ten hit "A Few Good Things Remain," which cannot be an oversight. It is included on Mattea's previous compilation, A Collection of Hits, which was still in print when The Definitive Collection was released, and it is the only one of that album's ten songs not to be repeated on the later set. This is typically cynical record company marketing practice, deliberately leaving one hit off a hits collection to force fans to buy another disc. It is especially irritating when the album in question is given a title like The Definitive Collection, and it flies in the face of the tone of Flans' liner notes, which begin with the sentence, "Integrity is the first word that comes to mind when surveying the musical catalog of Kathy Mattea." If only that were also true when surveying the track list of this album.