Comprehensive Nanci Griffith Discography

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These are collections which consist primarily of previously-released material. While there may be an occasional new or unreleased track on some of these, most of songs on these albums can be found on Nanci's other albums.

This page last updated on 7/25/2010

Best Rounders - Nanci Griffith (1987)
Rounder, A28C-47
01. Marilyn Monroe/Neon & Waltzes
02. Once in a Very Blue Moon
03. Ghost in the Music
04. Roseville Fair
05. Friend out in the Madness
06. I'm not Drivin' These Wheels
07. Time Alone
08. Ballad of Robin Winter-Smith
09. Year Down in New Orleans
10. West Texas Sun
11. Montana Backroads
12. John Philip Griffith
13. Lookin' for the Time
14. Goin' Gone
15. Love's Found a Shoulder
16. Fly by Night
17. The Last of the True Believers
18. Love at the Five & Dime
19. St. Olav's Gate
20. Banks of the Ponchartrain

This was a Japan-only release; sort of a "best of" collection of tracks from Nanci's four Rounder Records releases. It has been out-of-print for many years.

The MCA Years: A Retrospective (1993)
MCA Records,
MCAD-10914
01. Trouble in the Fields
02. From a Distance
03. I Don't Wanna Talk About Love
04. Deadwood, South Dakota (Live)
05. Love at the Five and Dime (Live)
06. Listen to the Radio
07. Gulf Coast Highway (duet with
Mac MacAnally)
08. I Wish It Would Rain
09. Ford Econoline
10. So Long Ago
11. If Wishes Were Changes
12. The Wing and the Wheel (Live)
13. Late Night Grande Hotel
14. It's Just Another Morning Here
15. Drive-In Movies and Dashboard
Lights
16. There's a Light Beyond These
Woods (Mary Margaret) (1987 studio version)
17. Outbound Plane
18. It's a Hard Life Wherever You Go
This was the first retrospective of Nanci's music released in the United States. It contains songs from her five MCA albums (the four studio albums plus the live album).

This CD is out-of-print, but copies are still easy to find.

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The Best of Nanci Griffith (1993)
MCA Records, MCD 10966
01. Trouble In the Fields
02. From a Distance
03. Speed of the Sound of Loneliness
04. Love at the Five and Dime (Live)
05. Listen to the Radio
06. Gulf Coast Highway (duet with Mac
MacAnally)
07. I Wish It Would Rain
08. Ford Econoline
09. If Wishes Were Changes
10. The Wing and the Wheel (Live)
11. Late Night Grande Hotel
12. From Clare to Here
13. It's Just Another Morning Here
14. Tumble and Fall *
15. There's a Light Beyond These
Woods (Mary Margaret) (1987 studio version)
16. Outbound Plane
17. Lone Star State of Mind
18. It's a Hard Life Wherever You Go
19. The Road to Aberdeen (Live) *
* Previously unreleased on an album
This U.K. CD release is very similar to the U.S. release The MCA Years: A Retrospective, but it has several significant differences. The main difference is the inclusion of two tracks that had never been previously released on a Nanci Griffith album -- "Tumble and Fall," which was a bonus track on the CD single for "Heaven," and "The Road to Aberdeen (live)," which had never been released before in any form. This CD also contains tracks from Other Voices Other Rooms, which had been released on MCA Records in England but on Elektra in the U,S,

As with The MCA Years, this CD is out-of-print, but since this CD was not released in the United States, it is somewhat difficult to find here.

Country Gold (1997)
MCA Records,
MCAD-21000
01. Trouble in the Fields
02. Cold Hearts/Closed Minds
03. I Knew Love
04. Anybody Can Be Somebody's
Fool
05. From a Distance
06. Never Mind
07. Once in a Very Blue Moon (Live,
without spoken intro)
08. I Wish It Would Rain
09. Listen to the Radio
10. Drive-In Movies and Dashboard
Lights
This is another compilation of material from Nanci's MCA albums. While not as comprehensive as The MCA Years, it is a nice collection with a very low price.

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Wings to Fly and a Place to Be: An Introduction to Nanci Griffith (2000)
Universal MCA Music
(UK), MCLD 19395/112 169-2
01. From a Distance
02. I Wish It Would Rain
03. Lone Star State of Mind
04. Listen to the Radio
05. It's a Hard Life Wherever You Go
06. Trouble In the Fields (Live)
07. Outbound Plane
08. Ford Econoline
09. Gulf Coast Highway (duet with
Mac MacAnally)
10. Love at the Five and Dime (Live)
11. I Knew Love
12. Sweet Dreams Will Come
13. Spin On a Red Brick Floor (Live)
14. I Don't Want to Talk About Love
This is sort of the U.K. equivalent of the Country Gold collection -- a budget-priced release compiling songs from four of Nanci's MCA releases: Lone Star State of Mind, Little Love Affairs, One Fair Summer Evening and Storms. With 14 tracks, it is similar to, but with a few different songs from, her MCA retrospective.)

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The Best of Nanci Griffith: 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection (2001)
MCA Nashville,
088 170 191-2
01. Once In A Very Blue Noon (Live)
02. Lone Star State Of Mind
03. Trouble In The Fields
04. From A Distance
05. There's A Light Beyond These
Woods (Mary Margaret) (1987 studio version)
06. It's A Hard Life Wherever You Go
07. I Knew Love
08. Outbound Plane
09. Late Night Grande Hotel
10. Love At The Five And Dime (Live)
11. The Wing And The Wheel (Live)
Yet another "best of" collection, containing songs from the same four MCA releases. There is nothing new here other than a couple of nice vintage photos of Nanci.

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From a Distance: The Very Best of Nanci Griffith (2002
MCA Nashville,
088 170 301-2
01. Lone Star State of Mind
02. Cold Hearts / Closed Minds
03. From a Distance
04. Ford Econoline
05. Trouble in the Fields
06. There's a Light Beyond These
Woods (Mary Margaret) (1987 studio version)
07. Looking for the Time (Workin'
Girl) (live)
08. I Don't Want to Talk About Love
09. Drive-In Movies and Dashboard
Lights
10. It's a Hard Life Wherever You Go
11. If Wishes Were Changes
12. Once in a Very Blue Moon (live)
13. Anyone Can Be Somebody's Fool
14. I Knew Love
15. Gulf Coast Highway (duet with
Mac McAnally)
16. I Wish It Would Rain
17. Outbound Plane
18. Love at the Five and Dime (live)
19. It's Just Another Morning Here
20. Late Night Grande Hotel
21. Hometown Streets
22. The Wing and the Wheel (live)
Again, another "best of" collection with songs from the MCA albums. There's nothing rare or unreleased here, but this is a pretty nice collection. The liner notes are quite extensive, and there are some really cool photos there, too. The all-important spoken intros to the live tracks are intact, thankfully. If this collection had included "Beacon Street" and "So Long Ago," instead of a few of the songs that are there, I would consider this the perfect collection of her MCA work...

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The Complete MCA Studio Recordings (2003)
MCA Nashville/Universal
Music, B0000447-02
DISC 1:
1. Tumble And Fall (previously
unreleased in the U.S.)
2. Lone Star State Of Mind
3. Cold Hearts, Closed Minds
4. From A Distance
5. Beacon Street
6. Nickel Dreams
7. Sing One For Sister
8. Ford Econoline
9. Trouble In The Fields
10. Love In A Memory
11. Let It Shine On Me
12. There's A Light Beyond These
Woods (Mary Margaret)
13. Anyone Can Be Somebody's Fool
14. I Knew Love
15. Never Mind
16. Love Wore A Halo (Back Before
The War)
17. So Long Ago
18. Gulf Coast Highway (duet with
Mac McAnally)
19. Little Love Affairs
20. I Wish It Would Rain
21. Outbound Plane
22. I Would Change My Life
23. Sweet Dreams Will Come (duet
with John Stewart)
24. Wooden Heart (previously
unreleased in the U.S.)

DISC 2:
1. I Don't Want To Talk About Love
2. Drive-In Movies And Dashboard
Lights
3. You Made This Love A Teardrop
4. Brave Companion Of The Road
5. Storms
6. It's A Hard Life Wherever You Go
7. If Wishes Were Changes
8. Listen To The Radio
9. Leaving The Harbor
10. Radio Fragile
11. It's Just Another Morning Here
12. Late Night Grande Hotel
13. It's Too Late
14. Fields Of Summer
15. Heaven
16. The Power Lines
17. Hometown Streets
18. Down 'N' Outer
19. One Blade Shy Of A Sharp Edge
20. The Sun, Moon, And Stars
21. San Diego Serenade
22. Stand Your Ground (previously
unreleased)
This is a 2-CD set collecting all four of Nanci's studio albums recorded for MCA Records: Lone Star State of Mind, Little Love Affairs, Storms and Late Night Grande Hotel. Included with these recordings are three non-album tracks: "Wooden Heart," recorded in 1990 and never commercially released in the United States, and two tracks from the Late Night Grande Hotel sessions, "Tumble and Fall," also never commercially released in the U.S., and "Stand Your Ground," not previously released. All tracks were digitally remastered from the original master tapes, and the sound is much improved!

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