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Kenny Rogers: Twenty Greatest Hits

Kenny Rogers: Twenty Greatest Hits

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Kenny Rogers: Twenty Greatest HitsThis robust collection is as good a place as any to start for those interested in revisiting Kenny Rogers’s long, glorious run on the country and pop charts through the 1970s and early 1980s. It includes early countrified milestone hits like “Lucille” and “The Gambler,” as well as later pop-flavored outings like “Lady” and “You Decorated My Life.” It’s rounded out with a sampling of the smooth pop duets he recorded with leading ladies like Sheena Easton (“We’ve Got Tonight”), Kim Carnes (“Don’t Fall in Love with a Dreamer”), and the late Dottie West (“‘Till I Can Make It on My Own”). All told, this is among the strongest of the many single-CD compilations that have been culled from Rogers’s long, prolific, and varied career. –Bob Allen

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The Gambler

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Kenny Rogers’ The Gambler from Capitol Records Nashville s storied catalog reissued on 180-gram vinyl. The album has been mastered for vinyl by Ron McMaster at Capitol Mastering and is packaged in true-to-original LP sleeves with restored artwork.

Released in 1979, Kenny Rogers’ The Gambler was a pop crossover success, topping Billboard’s Country Albums chart at #1 and reaching #12 on the Billboard 200. The album’s smash hit ballad, She Believes In Me, topped Billboard’s Country and Adult Contemporary Singles charts and peaked at #5 on the Hot 100. The album’s title track won two GRAMMY Awards: Best Country Vocal Performance, Male and Best Country Song. The album is five-times Platinum-certified by the RIAA with U.S. sales totaling more than five million copies.

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