Thursday, August 25, 2011

12 GREATEST HITS - Patsy Cline

YEAR: 1967/1988

LABEL: Decca

TRACK LISTING: Walkin' After Midnight, Sweet Dreams (Of You), Crazy, I Fall To Pieces, So Wrong, Strange, Back In Baby's Arms, She's Got You, Faded Love, Why Can't He Be You, You're Stronger Than Me, Leavin' On Your Mind

IMPRESSIONS: While other "greatest hits" cds might include many more songs, the brevity of this collection distills the magic that was Patsy Cline down to a pure diamond. This is also the first Patsy Cline album I ever owned so it's sequencing of songs is particularly potent and familiar to me.

MY FAVOURITE TRACKS: I don't think it's too much of a cop out to say ALL OF THEM. There are only 12 tracks and I can't think of any I'd leave off the list of faves. Every song here is a stone classic!

GUEST ARTISTS: The Jordanaires (background vocals)

FACT SHEET: 12 GREATEST HITS is the 1988 repackaging for cd of the original 1967 album simply entitled "PATSY CLINE'S GREATEST HITS" with no variation in the song order. The album contains hit singles released between 1957 and 1963 and was released four years after the singer's death. The greatest hits LP is one of the biggest selling albums of all-time by a female country artist and the first double platinum album for a female country artist. The album has the Guinness world record for staying the most weeks on the US country music charts by a female artist; in 2001 the album was still on the charts 722 weeks after it originally entered the charts. The version of "Walkin' After Midnight" heard here is actually the 1961 re-recording of her original 1957 single.

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