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Anniversary: 20 Years of Hits
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
Most of the world knows Tammy Wynette only because "Stand by Your Man" cracked the pop Top 20. There's so much more to Wynette, though, than just that misunderstood hit, and Anniversary is a superb one-disc introduction to... more »
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Most of the world knows Tammy Wynette only because "Stand by Your Man" cracked the pop Top 20. There's so much more to Wynette, though, than just that misunderstood hit, and Anniversary is a superb one-disc introduction to the wide world of Wynette: the heart-wrenchingly realistic tales of crumbling marriages and confused kids ("D-I-V-O-R-C-E," "I Don't Wanna Play House"); the sweet duets with husband George Jones ("Golden Ring"); the sisterly advice ("Woman to Woman"); the gratefulness for true love ("Good Lovin',"); the struggle for independence ("Til I Can Make It on My Own"). The 20 hit singles here flesh out the complex point of view behind "Stand by Your Man," reminding that gender politics are always emotional, personal, and capable of breaking your heart. --David Cantwell
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Outstanding collection of "The First Lady of Country Music"
Paul Tognetti | Cranston, RI USA | 06/28/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I picked up this disc recently to replace a woefully inadequate 10 song collection I had purchased on vinyl a decade ago. Let me tell you this one is the real deal. After her debut single "Apartment #9" hit the Top Country Singles chart back in 1966 Tammy Wynette would go on to totally dominate these charts for the next decade. During her "salad" days from 1967 through 1976 Tammy would amass a total of 17 #1 country hits. And her hits with her then husband George Jones are among the finest country duets of all-time. Although "Anniversary: 20 Years of Hits" features only about half of her really big hits it should be more than adequate for most fans and collectors. Her most popular and familiar tunes are here including "D-I-V-O-R-C-E",
the heartbreaking "I Don't Wanna Play House" and the tune that would become her signature song "Stand By Your Man" You will also find three duets with George Jones including "We're Gonna Hold On", "Golden Ring" and "Two Story House". But perhaps my favorite song on the disc is 1973's #1 smash "Kids Say The Darndest Things". The included liner notes here were somewhat disappointing but all in all this is a very fine collection. For those diehards seeking more of Tammy's music check out her 3 CD box set "Tears of Fire" released in 1992. Sadly Tammy Wynette passed away in 1998. Later that year she was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame."
A Legacy of Hits
Joe Taylor | 07/21/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Although it has been over a decade now since this tribute to the First Lady of Country Music's many hits was released, it is still one of the best chronicles of the style, sound and emotion that made Wynette the "queen of heartache" in a country song. But remember, the 20 cuts here are just the tip of the iceberg. There are MANY more musical gems out there by this legendary performer waiting for your enjoyment!"
Sharon Ellison | Morristown,TN USA | 08/29/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the best compilation that I have found. It has all of her best songs and they sound great! I am so glad to finally have this cd. She truly was the best! Anyone who likes Tammy will certainly enjoy having this selection in their collection."