Vassar - Greatest Hits Volume 1
Nightingale, CSO Contributing Journalist
Vassar’s Greatest Hits Album includes fifteen songs, some that many
people, including me, didn’t know he wrote. Some songs
such as “I’m Alright,” “My Next Thirty Years” and
“Little Red Rodeo” will sound familiar because they were
originally sung by Jo Dee Messina, Tim McGraw and Colin Raye. The
new versions on this album, sung by Vassar, give the songs a
whole new feeling. “Bye Bye,” initially sung by Messina
and “For a Little While,” a Tim McGraw hit, are also
included on the album.
Woman In My Life,” “Twenty One” and “Last Day of My
Life” are three new songs that Vassar wrote because of
experiences or people that tremendously impacted his life.
“The Woman In My Life” was written because Vassar is the
only man in the family; he has daughters, sisters who have
daughters, a wife, his mother and grandmothers. The song is
special to him, not only because his wife, Julie, helped him
write it, but also because it is for the women who mean the most
to him. “Twenty One” is a song that describes the past
and how as we grow up, we learn that we didn’t know
everything, despite how sure we were that we did know everything
at the time. “Last Day of My Life” was written when he
lost one of the best friends he ever had.
somebody that is so close to you dies, your own mortality is
just thrown right in your face. Every day is a gift.
You’re not guaranteed anything.” Phil Vassar
only song on the album that Vassar did not write himself is the
last song, “I’ll Take That As a Yes.” He included
this song because he thought it was a fun song that he could use
to show people “that side of me that nobody knows about.”
this album is great even for those who have been fans for a long
time. Normally, greatest hits albums are so full of songs
that many people already have on all of their other CDs. This
time it’s different; you get three new songs, as well as some
you have heard, just not from their original creator.
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the album cover.
1. Bye Bye
2. In A Real Love
4. I'm Alright
5. Last Day Of My Life
6. My Next Thirty Years
7. Little Red Rodeo
8. American Child
9. Twenty One
10. Just Another Day In Paradise
11. For A Little While
12. The Woman In My Life
13. Six-Pack Summer
14. That's When I Love You
15. I'll Take That As A Yes (The Hot Tub Song)
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