The Essential Gretchen Peters out now!

My new album, The Essential Gretchen Peters comes out today! It’s available at my website, on iTunes, at Amazon, and for folks in the UK, at Proper Records.

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

Track list, Disc One:

1. Hello Cruel World (from Hello Cruel World, 2012)


2. The Aviator’s Song (from Halcyon, 2004)

3. The Secret of Life (from The Secret of Life, 1996)

4. If Heaven (from Halcyon, 2004)

5. When All You Got Is A Hammer (from Blackbirds, 2015)

6.  On A Bus To St. Cloud (previously unreleased)

7. The Matador (from Hello Cruel World, 2012)

8. Sunday Morning (Up And Down My Street) (from Burnt Toast & Offerings, 2007)

9. Guadalupe (from One To The Heart, One To The Head with Tom Russell, 2009)

10. Blackbirds (from Blackbirds, 2015)

11. When You Love Someone featuring Bryan Adams (previously unreleased)

12. Five Minutes (from Hello Cruel World, 2012)

13. When You Are Old (from The Secret of Life, 1996)

Track list, Disc Two:

1. The Way You Move Me – Nashville demo, 2008

2. Ring Around The Moon (Ben Bullington) – unreleased, 2014

3. Pretty Things (Gretchen Peters/Ben Glover) – radio edit, 2015

4. The Cruel Mother (traditional) – Blackbirds bonus track, recorded 2011

5. Woman On The Wheel – recorded live at The Rutledge, Nashville, TN, 2012

6. When You Wish Upon A Star (Leigh Harline/Ned Washington) from Bandaged Together, 2009

7. I Saw Your Light – Gretchen Peters bonus track, 2000

8. Love (John Lennon) – from And We All Shine On, a tribute to John Lennon, 2012

9. The Chill Of An Early Fall (Gretchen Peters/Green Daniel) demo, 2004

10. Independence Day (acoustic version) – Blackbirds bonus track, recorded 2014

11. Wild Horses (with Matraca Berg & Suzy Bogguss) (Mick Jagger/Keith Richards) Wine, Women & Song – The Sewanee Sessions, 2008

12. The Answer (Gretchen Peters/Lori McKenna) – work tape, 2011

13. Blackbirds (duet with Ben Glover) (Gretchen Peters/Ben Glover) – work tape, 2013

14. Five Minutes – work tape, 2011