The Essential (2CD)

Gretchen Peters

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Country, Americana
Proper Records
January 29, 2016

Format: Compact Disc



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The Essential Gretchen Peters is a double album which includes both a retrospective of Peters' best work chosen from a 20 year recording career, and rarities never before released.

Disc One features a handpicked selection of tracks from past releases, plus brand new recordings of two of Peters' best loved songs: "On A Bus To St. Cloud", and "When You Love Someone", here performed as a duet with cowriter Bryan Adams.

Disc Two contains rare tracks, many never before released, which illuminate Peters' songwriting and recording journey since 1996, and will delight both the completist and the diehard fan. The early work tape for her song "Five Minutes"; a live, full band version of "Woman On The Wheel"; an unreleased performance of the Ben Bullington song "Ring Around The Moon", performed by Peters and husband/coproducer/pianist Barry Walsh; and an unreleased work tape of "Blackbirds", sung as a duet by cowriter Ben Glover are just a few of the highlights on Disc Two.

With liner notes written by esteemed rock critic and Bruce Springsteen biographer Dave Marsh, The Essential Gretchen Peters is just that - an essential piece of work from a fearless and creative singer-songwriter.


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Key Value
Catalogue number PRPCD134
Barcode 0805520031349
Number of items 1
Packaging type Jewel Case
Imported No
Weight 72g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 10mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Blackbirds 04:33
2. The Aviator's Song 04:41
3. The Secret Of Life 04:17
4. If Heaven 03:19
5. When All You Got Is A Hammer 03:48
6. On A Bus To St. Cloud 04:48
7. The Matador 04:16
8. Sunday Morning (Up And Down My Street) 04:10
9. Guadalupe (with Tom Russell) 05:40
10. Hello Cruel World 04:23
11. When You Love Someone (with Bryan Adams) 03:10
12. Five Minutes 05:00
13. When You Are Old 02:55

Disc 2

Track Listing — Disc 2

Song Title Time
1. The Way You Move Me (Demo) 03:28
2. Ring Around The Moon 03:22
3. Pretty Things (Radio Edit) 03:59:00
4. The Cruel Mother 06:21
5. Woman On The Wheel (Live) 05:09
6. When You Wish Upon A Star 03:03
7. I Saw Your Light 04:38
8. Love 03:29
9. The Chill Of An Early Fall (Demo) 03:47
10. Independence Day 04:41
11. Wild Horses (wih Matraca Berg and Suzy Bogguss) 05:33
12. The Answer (Work Tape) 03:24
13. Blackbirds (with Ben Glover) (Work Tape) 05:13
14. Five Minutes (Work Tape) 04:38