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Essential Patsy Cline
Patsy Cline
Essential Patsy Cline
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
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All Artists: Patsy Cline
Title: Essential Patsy Cline
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: RCA
Original Release Date: 2/11/1997
Release Date: 2/11/1997
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Classic Country, Oldies & Retro, Classic Vocalists
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 078636698328, 078636698342

CD Reviews

Some good songs but definitely not ALL the "essentials"
Greg Brady | Capital City | 07/21/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Anything that bills itself as "essential" should surely include Patsy's best country chart singles but this misses the mark by quite a bit. M.I.A. are "I Fall to Pieces" (#1 country,#12 pop, one of Patsy's most well-known numbers!),"Crazy"(#2 country,#9 pop,Patsy's SIGNATURE song), "She's Got You" (#1 country,#14 pop),"When I Get Through with You"(#10 country,#53 pop),"Leavin' on your Mind" (#8 country,#83 pop chart),"Sweet Dreams" (#5 country,#44 pop), and "Faded Love" (#7 country,#96 pop).

That's 7 solid country chart hits that aren't here! Even if you argue that a singer's "best" material isn't necessarily the hits, it's hard to say that their hits are NEVER their best stuff...which seems to be the case this CD would like to make.

If you don't have "Crazy" and "I Fall to Pieces", you're missing out on 2 of her MOST essential cuts. You might be able to argue for or against the other selections but those 2 are huge commercial AND artistic successes. They simply can't be excluded.

Get the remastered "DEFINITIVE PATSY CLINE (ASIN B0002B163W) instead. It has all her country hits except "Yes I Understand" and "Anytime" (two of her lower charters) and 1981 studio duet "Have you Ever Been Lonely?" with Jim Reeves (hit #5 country). You also get two songs that charted pop but not country in "Strange" and "Heartaches"."