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The Essential Gretchen Peters out now!

The Essential Gretchen Peters

“It’s rare that a compilation warrants an album of the year tag, but this most certainly does.” – Folk Radio UK

“One of Nashville’s greatest talents of the past two decades… still equipped with the ability to stop clocks with a well-turned phrase.” – Uncut (9/10 stars)

Named one of the “60 Greatest Female Singer-songwriters Of All Time” – Telegraph (UK)

Two time 2016 UK Americana Awards winner – International Album of the Year & International Song of the Year for Blackbirds  

“An Americana tour de force. Her time is definitely now.” – UK Sun

 “…a profound, poetic, career-defining album from a singer and songwriter of the highest order.” –


Released on January 29, 2016, The Essential Gretchen Peters is a double album which includes both a retrospective of Peters’ best work chosen from a 20 year recording career, and rarities never before released. Disc One features a handpicked selection of tracks from past releases, plus brand new recordings of two of Peters’ best loved songs: “On A Bus To St. Cloud”, and “When You Love Someone”, here performed as a duet with cowriter Bryan Adams. Disc Two contains rare tracks, many never before released, which illuminate Peters’ songwriting and recording journey since 1996, and will delight both the completist and the diehard fan. The early work tape for her song “Five Minutes”; a live, full band version of “Woman On The Wheel”; an unreleased performance of the Ben Bullington song “Ring Around The Moon”, performed by Peters and husband/coproducer/pianist Barry Walsh; and an unreleased work tape of “Blackbirds”, sung as a duet by cowriter Ben Glover are just a few of the highlights on Disc Two. With liner notes written by esteemed rock critic and Bruce Springsteen biographer Dave Marsh, The Essential Gretchen Peters is just that – an essential piece of work from a fearless and creative singer-songwriter.

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