Initial pressings of GREATEST HITS included a bonus DVD featuring the video "Blue." The CD also included the bonus tracks "O Holy Night" and "Silent Night."
Personnel includes: LeAnn Rimes (vocals); B. James Lowry, Dean Parks, Michael Herring (acoustic guitar); Jerry McPherson, Tom Bukovac, Dann Huff, Leland Sklar (electric guitar); Steve Robson (guitar, keyboards); Dominic Miller (guitar); Dan Dugmore (steel guitar); Gavin Wright, Chris Tombling (violin); Gustav Clarkson, Bruce White (viola); Jonathan Williams, Ben Chappell (cello); Cassandra O'Neal (piano); Patrick Warren (pump organ, synthesizer); Rohan Thomas, Steven Nathan, Tim Akers (keyboards); Glen Worf (bass); Shawn Lee (drums, percussion); Shannon Forrest (drums); Perry Coleman, Lisa Cochran (background vocals).
Producers include: Wilbur C. Rimes, Trevor Horn, Desmond Child, Dann Huff, Peter Amato.
Recorded between 1996 & 2003.
The American public (or at least the country-music-listening portion thereof) pretty much watched LeAnn Rimes grow up. She was only 13 when she recorded her smash album BLUE, which introduced the world to a remarkably precocious talent whose voice was on a par with that of Patsy Cline. Ever since then, she's gradually moved away from her traditional country beginnings--first toward a more contemporary country sound, and eventually to a straight-ahead pop approach not far removed from Mandy Moore or Jessica Simpson. This GREATEST HITS collection easily negotiates the drastic stylistic changes of Rimes's career, including a few tracks from each of the aforementioned phases. So whether she's crooning "Blue" like a born cowgirl, belting out "You Light Up My Life" like an MOR queen, or getting down with a Diane Warren pop tune on the 2003 track "We Can," Rimes can be seen as a work still very much in progress.