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Best of Jim Reeves
Genres: Country, Pop
Although Jim Reeves is classified as a country singer, his smooth delivery is pure cosmopolitan croon. He makes Barry White sound like an overexcited amateur. For Reeves, the key was understatement. The material would be p... more »
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Although Jim Reeves is classified as a country singer, his smooth delivery is pure cosmopolitan croon. He makes Barry White sound like an overexcited amateur. For Reeves, the key was understatement. The material would be produced with just enough of everything and by the best session players available: Chet Atkins on guitar, Floyd Cramer on piano, the Jordinaires on backing vocals. Reeves's best material is seductive even as tragedy fouls his plan. "The Blizzard" is a horrible weeper, "He'll Have to Go," the ultimate in sexual confidence, and "Four Walls" is an open admission of loneliness. Reeves sound is slick but never soulless. --Rob O'Connor
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A.M.Boughey | Rochester, MN | 11/10/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The transition from original recordings to digital is crisp and clear, if a little sibilant, and really dramatizes Jim's wondeful balladeering. The Blizzard remains endearingly haunting in it's simple, but powerful story telling, and no collection would be complete without "He'll have to Go". Unfortunately though, however good this album is, it is annoyingly short, how an album can be packaged as "best of" with only 8 tracks! and a total playing time of under 30 minutes tends to leave you feeling sold short and wanting more. The truth is that there are equally good albums available with many more of Jims multitude of hits and great ballads, and though they may lack a little in sound quality, they are much better value for money."
A waste of money
W. Grandy | windsor, nova scotia Canada | 03/22/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This album is only 20+ minutes long and doesn't start to cover the career of a truly great singer. Was he country or pop? Does it matter? The quality on this album is not great. Go for one of the longer and remastered releases."