Their Finest Collection

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Their Finest Collection
The Judds--Their Finest Collection.jpg
Compilation album by
ReleasedNovember 2, 1991,
1996
Recorded1983–1988
GenreCountry[1]
Label
ProducerBrent Maher
The Judds chronology
Love Can Build a Bridge
(1991)
Their Finest Collection
(1991)
Greatest Hits Volume Two
(1991)

Their Finest Collection is a compilation album by American country duo The Judds. It was released in 1991 and 1993 via the Curb and Dino record labels. The album was the duo's third compilation release issued in their career. It was also their first compilation issued to international markets in Europe and Australia.

Background and release

Their Finest Collection consisted of previously recorded material by The Judds during their career in the 1980s. The album contained songs first produced by Brent Maher.[2] The same year of the album's release, Naomi Judd announced her retirement from the duo after being diagnosed with Hepatitis C. Their final studio album was released the previous year.[3] The album contained a total of 16 tracks, 15 of which had previously been released as singles. Of the singles, 14 of them had been number one hits for the duo. This included "Mama He's Crazy," "Why Not Me" and "Rockin' with the Rhythm of the Rain."[2]

Their Finest Collection was first released On November 2, 1991, but only to international markets outside their home market, the United States. It was released in Australia as both a vinyl LP[2] and a compact disc.[1] It was also released to markets in The Netherlands the same year.[4] In 1993, the album was introduced to the German market.[5] The album charted on one major publication. In The Netherlands, it reached number 61 on their albums chart.[6]

Track listing

Compact disc versions

Their Finest Collection (1991)(1993)[1][5]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Mama He's Crazy"Kenny O'Dell3:14
2."Grandpa (Tell Me 'Bout the Good Old Days)"Jamie O'Hara4:14
3."Rockin' with the Rhythm of the Rain"2:40
4."Don't Be Cruel"2:28
5."Why Not Me"3:28
6."Water of Love"Mark Knopfler4:12
7."Give a Little Love to Me"3:08
8."Girls' Night Out"
  • Jeffrey Bullock
  • Maher
2:54
9."Maybe Your Baby's Got the Blues"3:30
10."Young Love"4:21
11."Have Mercy"Kennerley3:22
12."Love Is Alive"Robbins3:59
13."Change of Heart"Naomi Judd3:32
14."Turn It Loose"
3:40
15."I Know Where I'm Going"
  • Bickhardt
  • Maher
  • Schlitz
3:37
16."Cry Myself to Sleep"Kennerley3:40

Cassette and LP versions

Side one (1991)[4][2]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Mama He's Crazy"O'Dell3:14
2."Grandpa (Tell Me 'Bout the Good Old Days)"O'Hara4:14
3."Rockin' with the Rhythm of the Rain"
  • Maher
  • Schlitz
2:40
4."Don't Be Cruel"
  • Blackwell
  • Presley
2:28
5."Why Not Me"
  • Howard
  • Maher
  • Throckmorton
3:28
6."Water of Love"Knopfler4:12
7."Give a Little Love to Me"
  • Bickhardt
  • Maher
  • Don Potter
3:08
8."Girls' Night Out"
  • Bullock
  • Maher
2:54
Side two (1991)[4][2]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Maybe Your Baby's Got the Blues"
  • Lyle
  • Seals
3:30
2."Young Love"
  • Kennerley
  • Robbins
4:21
3."Have Mercy"Kennerley3:22
4."Love Is Alive"Robbins3:59
5."Change of Heart"Judd3:32
6."Turn It Loose"
  • Bickhardt
  • Maher
  • Schlitz
3:40
7."I Know Where I'm Going"
  • Bickhardt
  • Maher
  • Schlitz
3:37
8."Cry Myself to Sleep"Kennerley3:40

Chart performance

Chart (1991) Peak
position
Netherlands MegaCharts Top Albums 61

Personnel

All credits are adapted from the liner notes of Collector's Series.[2]

Musical and technical personnel

  • The Judds – lead vocals, harmony vocals
  • Brent Maher – producer

Release history

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Australia November 2, 1991 Vinyl Dino Music [2]
Compact disc [1]
Netherlands [4]
Germany 1996
[5]

References

  1. ^ a b c d "The Judds -- Their Finest Collection (1991, CD)". Discogs. Retrieved 31 August 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Judds, The (1991). "Their Finest Collection (Album Information)". Curb Records/Dino Music.
  3. ^ Huey, Steve. "The Judds: Biography & History". Allmusic. Retrieved 31 August 2020.
  4. ^ a b c d "The Judds -- Their Finest Collection (Netherlands)". Discogs. Retrieved 31 August 2020.
  5. ^ a b c "The Judds -- Their Finest Collection (1993, CD)". Discogs. Retrieved 31 August 2020.
  6. ^ "Dutch Charts -- The Judds". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 27 August 2020.