10 Years of Hits

10 Years of Hits

by Ronan Keating


10 Years of Hits boasts quite a title; at the time of its release, Ronan Keating had only been a solo artist for four years, and not one of his hits from the six previous years as lead singer for Boyzone is featured in its original form. The three Boyzone hits, re-recorded for this collection, were all previous hits for other artists -- "Baby Can I Hold You" by Tracy Chapman, "Words" by the Bee Gees, and "Father & Son" by Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens). If it is a misleading title, it is also a forgivable one, because 13 U.K. Top Ten hits are included in the collection, as well as duets with Yusuf Islam, LeAnn Rimes, and Lulu, and Bryan Adams's "The Way You Make Me Feel," on which he sings background vocals. It is a comprehensive collection of Keating's material up to 2004, and if one doesn't find anything of interest on it, one will probably not find much of interest on the individual albums, because he has a very set sense of style, and seldom strays from it. The other artists mentioned are an indication of that style, which reflect his love for country, pop, folk, ballads, and light -- very light -- rock. Signature Keating ballads include the U.K. number one "When You Say Nothing at All," which he recorded for the Julia Roberts film Notting Hill and began his solo career, a cover of Garth Brooks' "If Tomorrow Never Comes," which reached number one in the U.K., and his self-penned "The Long Goodbye," which reached number three in the U.K. and won him the BMI European Song-Writing Award. It was also covered by Brooks & Dunn in the U.S. and reached number one on the Billboard Country Chart. His other number one hit is the pop song "Life Is a Rollercoaster." The CD booklet offers a photo collage, scans of the singles covers, a letter by Keating, and track notes and thoughts. All in all, a respectable artist, and a respectable collection of songs.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/16/2004
Label: Universal I.S.
UPC: 0602498685723
catalogNumber: 9868572

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ronan Keating   Primary Artist,Vocals
Sue Ann Carwell   Background Vocals
Phil Thornalley   Guitar
Rusty Anderson   Bouzouki,Guitar,Electric Guitar
Paul Bushnell   Bass
Andy Duncan   Drums
Denny Fongheiser   Percussion,Cymbals,Tom-Tom
David Frank   Drums,Keyboards,Pipe organ
Paul Gendler   Guitar
Katie Kissoon   Background Vocals
Greg Kurstin   Keyboards
London Session Orchestra   Strings
Mac McKenna   Background Vocals
James McNally   Accordion,Human Whistle
Dominic Miller   Guitar
David Munday   Guitar
Tessa Niles   Background Vocals
Rick Nowels   Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Keyboards,Background Vocals,Mellotron,Wurlitzer
Steve Pearce   Bass Guitar
John Pierce   Bass,Bass Guitar
Tim Pierce   Electric Guitar
Steve Robson   Guitar,Keyboards
Chuck Sabo   Drums
Alfie Silas   Background Vocals
Jackie Smiley   Background Vocals
Miriam Stockley   Background Vocals
John Themis   Bouzouki,Guitar
Yvonne Williams   Background Vocals
Gavyn Wright   Leader
Dave Arch   Piano
Mary Scully   Bass
Andy Caine   Background Vocals
Adey Wilson   Guitar
Steve Mac   Piano,Keyboards,Wurlitzer
Shawn Lee   Percussion,Drums
Ray Hedges   Keyboards
Adam Phillips   Guitar
David Pyatt   Horn
Wayne Hector   Background Vocals
Chris Laws   Drums
Crystal Murden   Background Vocals
Pete Murray   Keyboards
Mark Read   Background Vocals
Cliff Masterson   Piano,Conductor
Wayne Rodriguez   Drums,Keyboards
Rohan Thomas   Keyboards
Eddie Hession   Accordion
Mark Cooper Smith   Bass
Brian Rowling   Drums
Tuff Session Singers   Background Vocals
Stephen Lipson   Guitar,Bass Guitar
Wil Malone   Conductor
Sylvia Mason James   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Garth Brooks   Composer
Paul Overstreet   Composer
Paul Brady   Composer
Tracy Chapman   Composer
Yusuf (Cat Stevens)   Composer
Robin Gibb   Composer
Gregg Alexander   Composer,Producer
Phil Thornalley   Composer,Producer
Anne Dudley   String Arrangements
Barry Gibb   Composer
David Frank   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer
Maurice Gibb   Composer
Isobel Griffiths   String Contractor
Dann Huff   Vocal Engineer
Nick Ingman   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Paula Jones   Engineer
Jack Kugell   Engineer
Heff Moraes   Engineer
Rick Nowels   Composer,Producer
Bill Padley   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Instrumentation
Steve Robson   Composer,Producer
Bob Seger   Composer
Ren Swan   Engineer
Mark Taylor   Producer,Engineer
Dave Arch   String Arrangements
Ray Burmiston   Cover Photo
Randy Wine   Engineer
Steve Gibbs   Composer
Keith McDonnell   Engineer
Kent Blazy   Composer
Ash Howes   Producer
Steve Mac   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Gerard Navarro   Engineer
Marty Phillips   Programming
Ronan Keating   Composer
Tia Sillers   Composer
Ray Hedges   Producer,String Arrangements
Wayne Hector   Composer
Chris Laws   Engineer
Paul Barry   Composer
Ed Colman   Engineer
Cliff Masterson   String Arrangements
Jem Godfrey   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Instrumentation
Reece Gilmore   Programming
Wayne Rodriguez   Programming,drum programming
Joshua Binder   Engineer
Stephen Lipson   Programming,Producer
Chris Brown   Engineer
Wil Malone   String Arrangements
Avril Mackintosh   Programming,Vocal Producer
Chris Garcia   Engineer

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10 Years of Hits 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have no idea why Ronan Keating isn't as big in the States as he is in the UK and other countries...I absolutely love his music. I found him by accident while watching a LeAnne Rimes video and instantly fell in love with his voice.
Joyachiever More than 1 year ago
I first heard of Ronan Keating back around 2001-2002 when I listened to his song “Rollercoaster” from one of the European music import cds that I purchased while stationed overseas (through the military).  I purchased “10 Years of Hits” by Ronan Keating after several months later in June 2010 (when I was still living in Orlando, Florida).  “When You Say Nothing At All”, “Lovin Each Day”, “The Way You Make Me Feel”, and the “Last Thing On My Mind” (feat. Leann Rimes) are some of the multiple songs available on “10 Years of Hits.” There are a total of 17 songs in all.