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Conway Twitty Collection
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
No Description Available No Track Information Available Media Type: CD Artist: TWITTY,CONWAY Title: COLLECTION Street Release Date: 09/27/1994
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Street Release Date: 09/27/1994
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Jerry McDaniel | 12/05/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"i love this box-set. the booklet that accompanies it is full of pictures and information highlighting the career(s) of Conway from 1957 through 1993. we have all the Top-40 pop hits plus several that charted in the Hot 100 but peaked below #40. we have almost every Top-10/#1 hit he had as a country artist. the only bad thing is that the box set is by MCA and therefore only the MCA hits get much fan-fare. His Warner Brothers era, 1982-1986, is represented by just a couple of songs from 1982 and 1984. his 50th #1 hit from 1985, "Don't Call Him a Cowboy", isn't included neither is his 1986 #1 hits "Desperado Love" and "Fallin' For You For Years". a fellow reviewer lamented that "Lost in the Feeling" from 1983 was also left off. well, the Warner Brothers material always gets ignored. buy this box-set and seek out the 1988 collection "#1's: The Warner Brothers Years" if anyone wants to hear Conway at the peak of his #1 popularity. one of the things that might make you scratch your head is the 1975 Russian version of "Hello Darlin" that Conway recorded for a space mission. along the way you'll hear un-released songs like "I Just Had You On My Mind", "Sweet, Sweet Spirit", "I'll Always Find My Way To You", and a live version of "Why Me, Lord?". one of my favorites on here is "Clinging To a Saving Hand". on of the reviewers said that this box-set contained all 55 of Conway's #1 hits. that's a tiny error. the #1 hits that they left out are: "We Really Did But Now You Don't" (1982); "Lost in the Feeling" (1983); "Ain't She Somethin' Else?" (1985); "Don't Call Him a Cowboy" (1985); "Desperado Love" (1986); and "Fallin' For You For Years" (1987). so, technically we have 49 of his 55 #1 hits in addition to all his Top-10 pop and country singles that didn't quite make #1. Conway placed a total of 96 singles onto the "Top-40" charts from 1958-1993. Of those 96, a whopping 78 made Top-10 status. Of those 78 Top-10 hits, 55 would peak at #1 (meaning that 23 would peak below #1 of course). this means that just 18 Top-40 singles wouldn't make the Top-10 in that 1958-1993 time span. amazing! Robert Oerman wrote the liner notes. the booklet relies on the Billboard charts, this is why on the singles discography it only shows 41 #1 hits. 14 additional Top-10 Billboard singles hit #1 on the other music charts, giving him his 55 total. because they didn't hit #1 in Billboard, most historians ignore them and don't promote them as "#1" when in fact they should."
Rizzo | Denver, CO | 03/30/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"With plenty of Number 1 hits with a genre ranging from rockabilly, gospel, southern rock, honky tonk, blues to pop, something must be done right.
This Conway Twitty collection is the ultimate, a gem! It has everything you ever needed to know about the giant of a man, Conway Twitty, An informative booklet is included and attached to the cover of the CD book. It is filled with history, pictures, quotes, etc. There is an impressive discography: The albums, country single discography, rock single discography, gold/platinum listing, and a list of sings written or co-written by Conway.
Every song in the 4-CD collection with 89 songs is listed including the year and a short synopsis of the origination of the song, its awards, inspiration etc.
Harold Lloyd Jenkins grew up influenced by music. As a young boy in Friars Point, Miss. he would hear the Dixieland and minstrel music from the showboats that would occasionally stop at the small town. He learned from a bluesman who played harmonic and guitar. And he credits a strong influence from the "holiness churches."
I was pleased to have his collection of hits from the "pretty boy rock and roll era" Especially good are: "Lonely Blue Boy", "What Am I Living For", "Such a Night" and my all time favorites "Make Believe" and "Last Date."
The duet career with Loretta Lynn is covered extensively. And the classics are here:
"Hello Darlin'" (also a Russian version), "Image of Me", "Fifteen Years Ago", "Tight Fittin' Jeans" "Play Guitar Play" etc., etc. Included are many not as popular but equally impressive Conway tunes.
You will find out how "that growl thing" happened, his shocking decision to go from rock and roll to country and the history of his astonishing career into country music.
It is been said that Conway sang TO the women and sang FOR the man. He would sing the words a woman wanted to hear and sing the words a man needed to say.
When he died, a legend died. Excellent collection....MzRizz"
Great Collection of classic country!
G. Clark | San Diego | 10/11/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Overall an excellent collection of legendary hits! However, like all Greatest Hits/Best of collections, this boxset is missing some very substantial material. Some of the hits that were not included: We Did But Now You Don't, Georgia Keeps Pulling On My Ring, Don't Cry Joni (w/ daughter Joni), Don't Call Him a Cowboy, Between Blue Eyes and Jeans, I Can't See Me Without You, Desperado Love, Tight Fittin' Jeans (original single version), Lost In the Feeling, Fallin' For You For Years, Ain't She Something Else and Heartache Tonight. My recommendation to fans: buy the boxset, and also the other greatest hits/best of CD's that have these other "essential" hits. Hopefully soon we will see a comprehensive collection that includes every top 10 hit by this amazing artist. But 'til then ...."