Personnel: Bill Wyman (vocals, keyboards, percussion); Terry Earl Taylor (vocals, guitar, slide guitar, dobro, background vocals); Albert Lee , Andy Fairweather Low (vocals, guitar); Ian Siegal (vocals, slide guitar); Mike Sanchez (vocals, piano, background vocals); Georgie Fame (vocals, organ); Beverley Skeete (vocals, background vocals); Mark Knopfler, Martin Taylor, Tommy Emmanuel, Tim Cansfield (guitar); Nick Payn (flute, harmonica, saxophone, horns); Frank Mead (harmonica, saxophone, horns); Brice Winston (saxophone); Sid Gould (trumpet); Chris Stainton (piano, bass synthesizer); Axel Zwingenberger, David Hartley (piano); Graham Broad (drums, percussion); Frank Ricotti (percussion); Linzi Hunter (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Brian Tench.
Recording information: Berlin, Germany; Fairfield Hall, Croyden Surrey, England; The Concert Hall, Oslo, Norway.
Arranger: Andy Fairweather Low.
The billing of this 2009 two-fer suggests that Greatest and Latest contains Bill Wyman's first (i.e., "Greatest") and last (i.e., "Latest") albums, when it just pairs two albums -- Just for a Thrill and Rhythm Kings Live -- originally released on Fuel 2000 in 2005. There are no bonus tracks, and therefore not much to entice the hardcore fans who already own these two enjoyable latter-day sessions, but anybody in the market to get these two albums will find this an easy, affordable way to get them both. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine