Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Golden Classics: 20 Classic Tracks
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
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A Good CD
William D. Ferrell | Poca, WV United States | 03/02/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a good collection, however, do not think that you're getting those original 1970's recordings. These are the "re-recordings" that COnway recorded for Warner Brothers/Electra records in 1980 for his "Conway's # 1 Classics, vols 1 & 2" albums.
That being said, these are good songs, as well as good recordings... some even better than the originals, while some don't quite come upto the standards set on the 1970's MCA and Decca recordings.
Let me elaborate a little. Some of the songs, such as "Linda On My Mind", "Fifteen Years Ago", and "Hello Darlin'" are just not as good as the original (he should've left that one as it was in 1970), and some, like "I'm Not Through Loving You Yet", "Baby's Gone" and "It's Only Make Believe" far surpass the original recordings (and I'm not into "remakes").
Anyway, it's a budget collection that's floating around under many different titles (the way to tell if you're getting these remakes is that on the back it will say that the songs are owned by "Tree Publishing"). It's worth having simply for the fact that this is the late, great Conway Twitty and he did put a lot of work into these recordings.
Only in these remakes will you find Conway singing a solo version of "As Soon As I Hang Up The Phone"... I like this version, but to be honest the original duet with Loretta where she is singing the song and Conway is trying to "break up" with her over the phone is a little corny. I much prefer this version of the song.
Buy this, it's worth your money. However, don't overlook the original recordings of these classic songs either.