Clint Black - Greatest Hits II
From 1989's "Walkin' Away," to a couple duets from 1999 ("Been There" with Steve Wariner and "When I Said I Do" with his wife Lisa Hartman Black), the first dozen songs on the disk are a great mix of hits spanning a decade of fantastic music. Those songs alone would have made Greatest Hits Volume 2 a CD well worth the money, so the bonus tracks are exactly that: a bonus.
The first extra track is the new duet with his wife "Easy for Me to Say." Nothing like the other husband/wife duets country radio loves to play, this song is beautiful and a true love song. Another extra is a blues version of "Put Yourself in My Shoes." Same lyrics but much different music, it makes you want to turn it up real loud, close your eyes and just sit back and absorb it. My favorite bonus tracks however, has to be "Little Pearl and Lily's Lullaby." It's a completely beautiful song that celebrates the arrival of their first child, Lily Pearl. The song literally gave me chills and brought tears to my eyes.
As far as greatest hits CDs go, I'm not generally a big fan of them. This one though is very much a welcome addition to my CD collection. A country music fan in general, and a Clint Black fan in particular, will find Volume 2 to be everything they might have felt was missing from the first one.
Reviewed by Trisha Huenke