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Essential Tammy Wynette
Tammy Wynette
Essential Tammy Wynette
Genres: Country, Pop


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All Artists: Tammy Wynette
Title: Essential Tammy Wynette
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sony
Release Date: 3/30/2004
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genres: Country, Pop
Styles: Roadhouse Country, Classic Country
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 827969064528, 082796906452

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Tammy rates five stars, but this short collection doesn't
James E. Bagley | Sanatoga, PA USA | 03/31/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Legacy did a great job with their recent double-disc Essential volumes on Earl Scruggs and Kris Kristofferson (as well as previous sets on Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson). Now it was Tammy Wynette's turn to be Essentialized and surely she would receive similar treatment, right? A retrospective that would contain all 40 of her top ten hits (unlike the single disc sets that only hint at her brilliance), surrounded by little filler (unlike her unfocused Tears Of Fire box set)? Seems like a no-brainer, right? Afterall, Wynette - the queen of unstable domesticity - was unsurpassed in capturing the effects a rocky marriage has on the kids in such sagas as "D-I-V-O-R-C-E," "Bedtime Story," "I Don't Wanna Play House," and "Kids Say The Darndest Things." As evidenced on her signature tune "Stand By Your Man," she would try her best to make a relationship work. But when that wasn't ultimately possible, she would get on with her life, be it hesitantly ("Til I Can Make It On My Own") or defiantly ("Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad"). While all of those landmark hits are here, not much else is, unfortunately. Wynette's Essential volume - while remastered - inexplicably contains a mere 14-tracks, making it even inferior to the long existing single disc sets Anniversary and 20 Greatest Hits. What a shame! Tammy deserves far better!"
Sony Music NOT Doing Tammy's Catalog Justice...
Stevie The Saint | Ballwin, MO United States | 04/28/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I continue to be amazed as to why Sony continues to hack the Wynette music legacy. Where are tunes like "I L-O-V-E Y-O-U" and "There Goes That Old Steel Guitar" and Jones duet "We Beleive In Each Other"!?! Is it a question of 'who owns the gold' (the Wynette family?) or is Sony just SO short-sighted that they can't get the QUEEN of County Music (REAL country music as far as I'm concerned, instead of these dolled up imitations we've got today) from the 60's/70's music catalog RIGHT.As good as the music is here, 3 stars, but that's not the point; this is soooooo disappointing to see the see the same line-up of songs on compilation after compilation. I grew up with this stuff, lived it to an extent, but vinyl records only last so long. This woman's LPs rank up there with anyone's - start doing it right for once, Sony.(There, I've said it...)"
What a joke!
S. SMITH | COLONY 9, PLUTO | 02/04/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Only 14 tracks??? Tammy had 20 #1 Country hits, and almost 20 other Top 10s, yet Sony thinks they can release this & everyone will be satisfied? At the very least, Tammy deserves a nice 2-disc collection with between 50-60 tracks. Better yet, give her the royal 4-disc box set treatment. Come on, Sony!"