Greatest Hits 2

Greatest Hits 2

by Toby Keith


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Toby Keith's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 picks up where his first hits collection, 1998's Greatest Hits, Vol. 1, left off -- in 1999, when Keith signed to DreamWorks. Unfortunately, it doesn't cover everything Keith released between 1999's How Do You Like Me Now?! and Greatest Hits, Vol. 2's release in November 2004. It inexplicably bypasses his 2003 album Shock'n Y'All entirely, which means that number one hits "I Love This Bar," "American Soldier," and "Whiskey Girl" are nowhere to be found. Instead, there are three selections from his first three DreamWorks albums -- How Do You Like Me Now?!, 2001's Pull My Chain, and 2002's Unleashed -- adding three new recordings plus live takes of "You Ain't Much Fun" and "Should've Been a Cowboy," which he originally cut for Mercury. This means this hits collection is far from complete, missing not just Shock'n Y'All, but smaller DreamWorks hits like "When Love Fades," and the new material doesn't quite make up for their absence, even if the straight-ahead "Go With Her" and the carnivalesque "Stays in Mexico" are enjoyable (his update of the James Taylor/Carly Simon duet on Inez & Charlie Foxx's "Mockingbird," recorded with Krystal, is another matter entirely). So, Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 isn't as comprehensive or accurate as it should have been, but what is here is for the most part enjoyable, and a good way to get for casual fans to get most of his biggest hits of the 2000s in one place.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/09/2004
Label: Dreamworks Nashville
UPC: 0602498620762
catalogNumber: 000232302
Rank: 14221

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Toby Keith   Primary Artist,Vocals
John Wesley Ryles   Background Vocals
Mark Douthit   Saxophone
Shannon Forrest   Drums
Paul Franklin   Steel Guitar
Kenny Greenberg   Electric Guitar
Clayton Ivey   Piano,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Hammond B3
Julian King   Horn,Background Vocals
Brent Mason   Electric Guitar
Jerry McPherson   Electric Guitar
Steve Nathan   Piano,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Hammond B3
Michael Rhodes   Bass
Biff Watson   Acoustic Guitar
Glenn Worf   Bass
Lisa Cochran   Background Vocals
Scotty Emerick   Acoustic Guitar
Wes Hightower   Background Vocals
Shannon Forest   Drums
Roman Dudok   Horn
Willie Roy   Horn
Gaika James   Horn
Roman Dudock   Horn

Technical Credits

Bobby Braddock   Composer
Toby Keith   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Lari White   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Chuck Cannon   Composer
Robert Dennis   Engineer
Dean Dillon   Composer
Inez Foxx   Composer
Charlie Foxx   Composer
Carl Goff   Composer
Julian King   Engineer
James Stroud   Producer,Audio Production
Richard Hanson   Engineer
Scotty Emerick   Composer
Tim James   Composer
Rand Bishop   Composer
Rick Humes   Sound Crew
Darren Welch   Art Direction

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Greatest Hits 2 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i got this cd a cupple weeks back and just love it. toby keith is a musical genius and puts a lot of heart and soul into his music has lots of good hits plus the new song stays in mexico is awesome
Guest More than 1 year ago
Toby Keith does a really great job of satirizing country music in all its bone-headed, jingoistic glory. You almost believe he's serious! (But nobody can be that stupid.)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I will definitely buy this CD. I have all his others and this is his best on one. The only song missing is I Love This Bar. I like what he has done in the last couple of years. His patriotic songs make me proud and he has funny ones that make me laugh in these stressful times. Way to go Toby!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Toby has by far gotten better and better with each new CD. And I will own it as well as everyone I know. His music has a purpose and a meaning and is well worth listening to IF you have a soul...
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a huge Toby Keith fan and will buy this CD regardless, but I am very disappointed that none of the hits from "Shock'n Y'all" are included in this CD. Having "I Love This Bar", "Whisky Girl", and "American Soldier" would have made this a much better collection of his greatest hits from 1998 to present.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Defintely something I will not be buying. Toby Keith has went downhill since 2000. Now he is just a cartoon of himself and defintely his music and his ego are not for me. He is too full of himself and his music shows it. Writing is medicore at best and his last album was the worst of his career. Maybe if he has a flop with this one it will wake him up and get him back to the great music he made prior to 2000. This one goes in the trash already know the hits on it and they are not worth having.
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