Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Sings Tommy Collins
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
Out of print for 30 years, Sundazed presents this reissue taken from the original masters, and stuffed with rare photos and complete sessionographies. This particular album was Buck's tribute to one of his songwriting hero... more »
Out of print for 30 years, Sundazed presents this reissue taken from the original masters, and stuffed with rare photos and complete sessionographies. This particular album was Buck's tribute to one of his songwriting heroes. Contains 12 tracks. 1997 Sundazed reissue of 1963 Capitol album.
+1/2 -- Not as snug a fit as Owens' own material
hyperbolium | Earth, USA | 12/30/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Having already established himself as a gifted songwriter, Owens isn't as well-served by this album of covers as he was by his original material. Having spent time as a guitarist in Collins' band, Owens gained an inside view of his mentor's catalog, allowing dig past the hits ("If You Ain't Lovin' (You Ain't Livin')") and novelties ("It Tickles," "I Always Get a Souvenir," "You Gotta Have a License").The waltz-time "My Last Chance with You" and "High On a Hilltop" show off Owens' double-tracked harmony singing and Jay McDonald's steel playing, with Don Rich's fiddle winding through the latter, and his Telecaster on "Smooth Sailing." Throughout the album, the slower, sadder tunes, like "No Love Have I," provide Owens with the most meat, and making upbeat ditties like "What'cha Gonna Do Now?" sound lightweight. Only "Down, Down, Down" provides the sort of bounce that really energizes Owens' sound.Unlike most of Sundazed's reissues on Buck Owens, this one features no bonus tracks - just the original twelve tracks. Owens didn't cut a bad album for Capitol, and this one's no exception - it just doesn't measure up the brilliance of his catalog's highpoints. It's worth picking up to flesh out a complete collection, but not the place to start appreciating super fine Sundazed's reissues.3-1/2 stars, if allowed fractional ratings."