Collector's Series (The Judds album)

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Collector's Series
The Judds--Collector's Series.jpg
Compilation album by
ReleasedAugust 21, 1990 (1990-08-21) (Canada)
February 23, 1993 (1993-02-23) (U.S.)
Recorded1983–1988
Genre
Label
ProducerBrent Maher
The Judds chronology
Across the Heartland
(1989)
Collector's Series
(1990)
Great Video Hits of The Judds
(1990)

Collector's Series is a compilation album by American country duo The Judds. It was released on August 21, 1990 via Curb Records and RCA Nashville. It was produced by Brent Maher and consisted of eight tracks of previously-recorded material. The album was part of RCA's "Collector's Series" compilations, which had also been released by several artists.

Background, release and reception

Collector's Series contained eight tracks of material that had previously been released on The Judds's studio albums.[1] The sessions were produced by Brent Maher, who had worked with the duo during their time at RCA and Curb Records. Music on the album dated as far back as 1984's extended play, Wynonna & Naomi. Three of the album's tracks were previously singles that had been major hits: "Love Is Alive," "Have Mercy" and "Cry Myself to Sleep." The fourth track, "Water of Love," had been released as a single internationally but did not chart. The remaining tracks were album cuts from the duo's previously-released albums. However, the tenth track had not been released on a studio effort until the release of this compilation.[2]

Collector's Series was released on August 21, 1990 in Canada only. It had been issued there as a compact disc.[3] The album was not released in the United States until February 23, 1993 and was issued as a compact disc and cassette.[4][5] The album did not reach any peak positions on national publication charts, notably Billboard. It also did not spawn any singles to radio.[6] In later years, the album received a rating from Allmusic, which gave it three out of five stars.[1] In June 1993, Collector's Series was certified gold in sales from the Recording Industry Association of America, becoming their third compilation to receive an RIAA certification.[7]

Track listing

CD versions

Collector's Series (1990)(1993)[2][4][3]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Love Is Alive"Kent Robbins3:54
2."Isn't He a Strange One"Robbins3:25
3."Sleepless Nights"Felice and Boudleaux Bryant2:28
4."Water of Love"Mark Knopfler4:18
5."Have Mercy"Paul Kennerley3:18
6."Cry Myself to Sleep"Kennerley3:37
7."I Wish She Wouldn't Treat You That Way"
2:58
8."Tears for You"Mickey Jupp3:52

Cassette version

Side one (1993)[5]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Love Is Alive"Robbins3:54
2."Isn't He a Strange One"Robbins3:25
3."Sleepless Nights"Felice and Boudleaux Bryant2:28
4."Water of Love"Knopfler4:18
Side two (1993)[5]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
5."Have Mercy"Kennerley3:18
6."Cry Myself to Sleep"Kennerley3:37
7."I Wish She Wouldn't Treat You That Way"
  • Iglehart
  • Welch
2:58
8."Tears for You"Jupp3:52

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

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[8] Gold 500,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

Release history

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Canada August 21, 1990 Compact disc RCA Records [3]
United States February 23, 1993
[2][4]
Cassette [5]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Collector's Series: The Judds: Songs, Reviews, Credits". Allmusic. Retrieved 31 August 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d Judds, The (1990). "Collector's Series (Album Information and Liner Notes)". Curb Records/RCA Records.
  3. ^ a b c "The Judds -- Collector's Series (1990, CD) (Canada)". Discogs. Retrieved 31 August 2020.
  4. ^ a b c "The Judds -- Collector's Series (1993, CD)". Discogs. Retrieved 31 August 2020.
  5. ^ a b c d "The Judds -- Collector's Series (1993, Cassette)". Discogs. Retrieved 31 August 2020.
  6. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. ISBN 978-0-89820-177-2.
  7. ^ "Gold & Platinum: The Judds". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 1 September 2020.
  8. ^ "American album certifications – The Judds – Collector's Series". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved September 1, 2020.