Product Code: 805520031349
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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.

Disc 1


  1. Blackbirds
  2. The Aviator's Song
  3. The Secret Of Life
  4. If Heaven
  5. When All You Got Is A Hammer
  6. On A Bus To St. Cloud
  7. The Matador
  8. Sunday Morning (Up And Down My Street)
  9. Guadalupe (with Tom Russell)
  10. Hello Cruel World
  11. When You Love Someone (with Bryan Adams)
  12. Five Minutes
  13. When You Are Old


Disc 2


  1. The Way You Move Me (Demo)
  2. Ring Around The Moon
  3. Pretty Things (Radio Edit)
  4. The Cruel Mother
  5. Woman On The Wheel (Live)
  6. When You Wish Upon A Star
  7. I Saw Your Light
  8. Love
  9. The Chill Of An Early Fall (Demo)
  10. Independence Day
  11. Wild Horses (wih Matraca Berg and Suzy Bogguss)
  12. The Answer (Work Tape)
  13. Blackbirds (with Ben Glover) (Work Tape)
  14. Five Minutes (Work Tape)


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