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The Essential Gretchen Peters

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The Essential Gretchen Peters
The Essential Gretchen Peters


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.


  1. Name
  2. Blackbirds
  3. The Aviator's Song
  4. The Secret Of Life
  5. If Heaven
  6. When All You Got Is A Hammer
  7. On A Bus To St. Cloud
  8. The Matador
  9. Sunday Morning (Up And Down My Street)
  10. Guadalupe (with Tom Russell)
  11. Hello Cruel World
  12. When You Love Someone (with Bryan Adams)
  13. Five Minutes
  14. When You Are Old
  15. The Way You Move Me (Demo)
  16. Ring Around The Moon
  17. Pretty Things (Radio Edit)
  18. The Cruel Mother
  19. Woman On The Wheel (Live)
  20. When You Wish Upon A Star
  21. I Saw Your Light
  22. Love
  23. The Chill Of An Early Fall (Demo)
  24. Independence Day
  25. Wild Horses (wih Matraca Berg and Suzy Bogguss)
  26. The Answer (Work Tape)
  27. Blackbirds (with Ben Glover) (Work Tape)
  28. Five Minutes (Work Tape)
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