Personnel includes: Jeannie C. Riley (vocals).
Producer: Shelby Singleton, Jr.
Compilation producers: Cary E. Mansfield, Michael Balzer.
Recorded between 1968 & 1971. Includes liner notes by Michael Balzer, Bruce Kotzky.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Liner Note Author: Michael Balzer.
Varese Sarabande's 18-track 2002 collection The Very Best of Jeannie C. Riley replaces the company's previous 15-track 1996 compilation, The Best of Jeannie C. Riley. All but two of the songs from the older collection carry over to this disc, and the two that are left behind were '80s recordings that gave that CD a sour aftertaste, so they're hardly missed. The five songs on Very Best that weren't on Best -- "Am I That Easy to Forget," "Games People Play," "Okie From Muskogee," "If You Could Read My Mind," "Help Me Make It Through the Night" -- are all from her 1968-1971 peak, so this is a better collection in every way, showcasing one of the best, yet unheralded, country singers of her time. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine