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20 Greatest Hits (Kenny Rogers album)

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Released  1983
Length  72:51
Release date  1983
Genre  Country music
Recorded  1983
Artist  Kenny Rogers
Label  Liberty
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Similar  Kenny Rogers albums, Country music albums

20 Greatest Hits is a compilation album by Kenny Rogers released by Liberty Records in 1983.

Contents

Overview

20 Greatest Hits marks Rogers' third compilation album as a solo artist. This compilation covers the entire span of Rogers' glorious chart run through the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Among the 20 tracks on the album is Rogers' early smash hit "Lucille", which made Rogers a world-famous solo superstar. "The Gambler" – Rogers' chart-topping story song – also makes an appearance. The single that first appeared on Rogers' first solo Greatest Hits collection in 1980, "Lady" also makes it onto the album, as does "Love Lifted Me" from 1976 (his first solo single in ten years following his split with The First Edition).

Also included are popular duets with Sheena Easton ("We've Got Tonight"), Kim Carnes ("Don't Fall in Love with a Dreamer"), and Dottie West ("Till I Can Make It on My Own").

Based on hit singles from the Billboard charts, this is the strongest Kenny Rogers single disc compilation album released. Another version came in 1987 (see below). It was also re-released on CD in 1994.

Reissue

In 1987, Liberty issued a new disc featuring five additional tracks, covering Rogers' newest hits up to that point. The new tracks are the last five, including the title single "Love Is What We Make It" and "Sweet Music Man", the latter penned by Rogers himself.

Track listing

Track times differ from the 1983 release and all tracks are re-presented here.
  1. Lucille
  2. Lady
  3. Love Lifted Me
  4. We've Got Tonight
  5. Scarlet Fever
  6. Love or Something Like It
  7. She Believes in Me
  8. Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town
  9. Don't Fall in Love With a Dreamer
  10. You Were a Good Friend
  11. Gambler
  12. Through the Years
  13. Daytime Friends
  14. You Decorated My Life
  15. 'Til I Can Make It on My Own
  16. Reuben James
  17. Coward of the County
  18. I Don't Need You
  19. Something's Burning
  20. Love Will Turn You Around
  21. Abraham, Martin and John/Precious Memories
  22. Love Is What We Make It
  23. Green, Green Grass of Home
  24. Desperado
  25. Sweet Music Man

Songs

1Lucille3:36
2Lady3:52
3Love Lifted Me3:47

References

20 Greatest Hits (Kenny Rogers album) Wikipedia


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