- Released: April 4, 2000
- Originally Released: 1999
- Label: Collectables Records
Description by OLDIES.com:
One of the most popular Country bands of the '80s, Exile was a mainstay on the Country Charts, with 10 chart topping singles recorded between 1983-87 alone! This collection features two of their albums from that period which included three of their #1 Country hits - "Hang On To Your Love", "It'll Be Me" and "She's Too Good To Be True".
- 1.Promises, Promises
- 2.I Could Get Used To You
- 3.Hang On To Your Heart
- 4.She Likes Her Lovin'
- 6.I Got Love
- 7.It'll Be Me
- 8.Practice Makes Perfect
- 9.She's Too Good To Be True
- 10.Proud To Be Her Man
- 11.Take Me To The River
- 12.Woke Up In Love
- 13.Red Dancing Shoes
- 14.We've Still Got Love
- 15.I Just Came Back To Break My Heart Again
- 16.This Could Be The Start Of Something Good
- 17.After All These Years (I'm Still Chasing You)
- 18.High Cost Of Living
- 19.I Don't Want To Be A Memory
- 20.Here I Go Again
2 LPs on 1 CD: HANG ON TO YOUR HEART (1985)/EXILE (1983).
Exile: J.P. Pennington, Les Taylor (vocals, guitar); Marlon Hargis (keyboards); Donny LaMaire (bass); Steve Goetzman (drums).
Includes liner notes by Mark Marymont.
Liner Note Author: Mark Marymont.
Recording information: 1983-1985.
The group's best album of the 1980s (and one of the best country albums of that decade) paired with a record representing one of the key phases in getting them there. The mix of sounds is strange, since the band seems to "devolve" in harmonies and sophistication, as well as originality, between the first ten cuts here (from the later album) and the second. But any CD with "Hang on to Your Heart" on it is worth owning, and it's interesting and entertaining to compare those cuts with the less-developed work on Exile. The sound is excellent, and the annotation is thorough. ~ Bruce Eder