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.
Personnel: Steve Robson (guitar, keyboards); Dominic Miller (guitar); Michael Herring , Dean Parks, B. James Lowry (acoustic guitar); Michael Thompson , Michael Thompson (electric guitar, slide guitar); Dan Huff, Jerry McPherson, Tom Bukovac (electric guitar); Dan Dugmore (steel guitar); Warren Zielinski, Mark Berrow, Christopher Tombling, David Woodcock, Michele Richards, Peter G. Hanson, Joel Derouin, Peter Kent, Patrick Kiernan, Boguslaw Kostecki, Everton Nelson, Margaret Wooten, Gavyn Wright, Jackie Shave, Josefina Vergara, Berj Garabedian (violin); Gustav Clarkson, Peter Lale, Evan Wilson, Bob Becker , Bruce White (viola); Jonathan Williams , Suzie Katayama, Ben Chappell, Larry Corbett (cello); The London Session Orchestra (strings); Cassandra ONeal (piano); Patrick Warren (pump organ, string synthesizer); Rohan Thomas, Tim Akers, Steve Nathan (keyboards); Leland Sklar (electric bass); Shawn Lee (drums, percussion); Sheila E., Shannon Forrest (drums); Eric Darken (percussion); Lisa Cochran, Perry Coleman (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Tom Elmhirst; Jill Holbrook; Jeff Balding; Steve MacMillan.
Audio Remixer: Graham Stack.
Recording information: Norman Petty Studios, Clovis, NM; Northern Sky; Ocean Way, Nashville, TN; Olympic; Record One, Los Angeles, CA; Rosewood Studios; Sarm west.
Photographer: Ross Pelton.
Translator: John Sullivan Dwight.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Scott Welch; Mark Botting.
Arrangers: Greg Pagani; Pete Amato.
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.