Loretta Lynn Gets 'Definitive'

Published: 2005-06-07
The most revered of Jack White's friends, legendary country singer Loretta Lynn is laying out her four decades in music with a career-spanning compilation released today. Competing directly with Mr. White (whose new album, Get Behind Me Satan, also comes out today), Lynn will certainly lose the sales race, but odds are she won't mind losing to White.

Simply called The Definitive Collection, the 25-track "best of" owes its existence to MCA/Nashville. All of the songs, from "Coal Miner's Daughter" to "Trouble in Paradise," have been shined up and remastered, with a booklet stuffed full of liner notes and photos accompanying the release.

The last proper album Lynn released was 2004's brilliant Van Lear Rose, which won her a Grammy. The aforementioned Jack White produced the effort, wrote Lynn a song, and even provided vocals for second single Portland, Oregon.

Here's what you'll hear on Loretta Lynn's Definitive Colletion:

"Wine, Women and Song"
"Happy Birthday"
"Blue Kentucky Girl"
"You Ain't Woman Enough (To Take My Man)"
"Don't Come Home A-Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind)"
"Fist City"
"You've Just Stepped In (From Stepping Out on Me)"
"Woman of the World (Leave My World Alone)"
"Coal Miner's Daughter"
"After the Fire Is Gone"
"You're Looking at Country"
"Lead Me On"
"One's on the Way"
"Rated 'X'"
"The Pill"
"Love is the Foundation"
"Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man"
"As Soon As I Hang Up the Phone"
"Trouble in Paradise"
"When the Tingle Becomes a Chill"
"Feelins'"
"Out of My Head and Back in My Bed"
"Somebody Somewhere (Doesn't Know What He's Missin' Tonight)"
"She's Got You"
"I Can't Feel You Anymore"

Writer: Jaclyn Arndt

   

 

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Loretta Lynn is the best songwriter/artist since the late 1960's, she is simply the best, and it show's throughout her more than 40 year career in country music. Down home she is, and that's the way we love Loretta, her new collection of the definitive is a fine piece of work thoughout her rein as Country musics American Sweetheart. We love you Loretta and keep up the good work .
Posted by: Earl Dormer on June 26, 2005
Loretta Lynn is the GREATEST country singer ever!! Shes beautiful inside and out. She'll always be # 1 in my opinion.
Posted by: Anonymous on June 26, 2005
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