Westley | Stuck in my head | 12/22/2003
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I've been a Kenny Rogers fan since I was 10 years old, and I have a number of his CDs. Kenny, of course, was a huge hit machine in the late 70s and early 80s, and he made some truly great country-pop music. Unfortunately, this CD consists of 1991 re-recordings of his hits. I was not aware of this detail when I bought this CD, and the only warning is a miniscule reference on the CD back indicating that it's "newly recorded." Kenny's voice sounds fine on the CD, and some of the songs don't sound considerably different from the original versions. However, all of the songs have the same producer - resulting in an overly varnished sound that takes the edge off some of his best hits. Fortunately, a plethora of other Kenny Roger's greatest hits collections are available - including the incredible 4-disc "Through the Years: A Retrospective." Unless you're a Kenny completist, you should start with another greatest hits collection."