Even for a budget-price collection, Vince Gill & Friends feels a little skimpy. Clocking in at only eight tracks where most budget-line comps feature ten, the collection sports a title that suggest it's a duet album. It's not. It's a collection of eight tracks that happen to have backing vocals by the likes of Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Bonnie Raitt, Carl Jackson, Janis Oliver and the Sweethearts of the Rodeo. Of course, there are some very good songs here -- "Turn Me Loose," "What if I Say Goodbye," "Oklahoma Borderline," "Oh Carolina," "Everybody's Sweetheart" -- but the brevity of the disc, plus the misleading title, make it appear something less than a bargain.
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine