Producers: Russ Reeder, Bob Webster, Gene Watson.
Compilation producer: Mike Ragogna.
Recorded between 1975 and 1989. Includes liner notes by Robyn Flans.
This is an enjoyable budget sampler featuring 23 of Gene Watson's Capitol and MCA honky tonk hits. These original recordings include his first hit from 1975, "Love in the Late Afternoon," "Got No Reason for Goin' Home," and "Memories to Burn." Besides the omission of the classic "Farewell Party," Ultimate Collection is recommended for those just getting familiar with Watson's mellow and soulful take on traditional country music. ~ Al Campbell