Personnel includes: Barbara Mandrell, George Jones (vocals).
Compilation producer: Mike Ragogna.
Includes liner notes by Robyn Flans.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Liner Note Author: Robyn Flans.
Photographers: Harry Langdon; Dick Zimmerman; Barbara Mandrell.
Like most of the entries in Hip-O's excellent Ultimate Collection, Barbara Mandrell's volume of Ultimate Collection pretty much fulfills the promise of the title, offering 23 tracks, including nearly all of her biggest hits. A few cuts are indeed missing, but all the iconic numbers are here -- "Sleeping Single in a Double Bed," "I Was Country When Country Wasn't Cool," "Happy Birthday Dear Heartache" among them -- and the quality of the material is consistently high, making this a great summary of her career. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine