Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
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(2 out of 5 stars)
"Calling myself a huge fan of Tammy Wynette is an understatement. She has always been #1 in my mind, therefore I have been anxious to find new CD releases of her albums. I bought the Collector's Edition which was remixed by Billy Sherrill himself and immediately wondered what went wrong. I love the idea of having an "uncut" version of the songs and being able to hear Tammy, Billy, and the studio musicians conversing with one another, but all of the previously unreleased numbers were evidently mastered on a different speed machine. It's like listening to a 33 rpm record played at 45 rpm. Common Epic Records! The First Lady of Country Music deserves much more than she got out of this tribute. I've never heard of a recall on a CD, but Epic needs to remaster this one and recall and replace the entire stock with a carefully crafted tribute to Tammy. Needless to say, I am disappointed in this release. Epic, Tammy gave her all. Now it's your turn."
There IS a recall on this CD
austinjeep | Austin, TX USA | 10/22/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I haven't taken advantage of the recall, but Tammy's husband did mention that CBS would replace the "speeded-up" Wynette with a correctly mastered copy upon request. I hope I had something to do with it ... I actually wrote to him and said, "what's wrong with these recordings?"
Anyway, I haven't asked for the new one yet, 'cos I don't want to part with my copy for even a day. I never know when I might NEED it.
Also of note, the CD advertises that 5 songs are unreleased ... that's not exactly true. 3 of the SONGS were not released before, but including those there are a total of 8 unreleased tracks ... and technically ALL of them are new (with the recording/mastering screw-up!) This includes a completely different version of "Stand By Your Man" and some cute studio patter with Tammy.
Though Tammy DID record a song with The Chipmunks, she never recorded a song AS a chipmunk as far as I know.
It's still worth the gamble -- no matter if you get a bad or a good copy -- and you CAN exchange a bad one."
An EPIC let down
Joe Taylor | 11/18/1998
(3 out of 5 stars)
"First off, it is not Tammy Wynette that disappoints in this collection, it is EPIC Records that fails. They present this collection undocumented, boast more "unreleased" songs than are contained in the collection and their remixing of these early recordings is poor to say the least, with Wynette's voice sounding sped up to sometimes near Minnie Mouse quality. EPIC (Sony Music) should show as much loyalty to Tammy as she did them. Future (and hopefully there will be more) releases should be placed in more considerate production hands."