"I got tricked into thinking this was the newest, remastered, and most comprehensive Goldsboro anthology there is. Instead I got newly recorded fake versions of the original. Saddest is Goldsboro being an active participant in the project, and he didn't bother to make it more respectable (it even comes without a booklet!) What I don't get the most is they've used real strings and drums, and Goldsboro's vocal was fine, but it was utterly spoiled by cheesy synth embellishments. Get the Honey compilation, or better still, the Honey/Summer two-for-one remastered CD from the UK...don't get this substitute."
NOT the original recordings.
(2 out of 5 stars)
"FYI--these are not the original hit recordings, but newly recorded by BG. Liner notes state: "All tracks were digitally mastered and RECORDED at the Soundshop Studios, Nashville, Tennessee, February 1999." Look for another collection if you are looking for his original hit versions."
Refreshing versions of hit songs
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a collection of 21 hits performed (and most of them written) by Bobby Goldsboro. They aren't the original hit versions, but most changes are subtle and a refreshing change to the originals commonly found on CDs. Compared to early recordings, Bobby's voice sounds more refined on this CD. A favorite remake of this reviewer is "Broomstick Cowboy". The remake sounds cleaner than the original with a better piano arrangement. On the other hand, the original arrangement of "Little Green Apples" is preferred. Fans will find something they like on this CD. For this fan, the "Collections" CD sits right next to the "Classic" CD (Honey: The Best Of Bobby Goldsboro). The "Collections" CD gets listened to more often."
It's disgusting passing off rerecordings as "Greatest Hits"
S. Hansen | Boston Burbs, MA | 09/12/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Okay...not only are these versions very noticably different from the originals, but nowhere are you able to tell that these are rerecordings until after you open the package. This is a disgusting practice! Is it any wonder that many artists/labels feel an "us against them" feeling with the buying public?"
Setting the Record Straight...
zTrek | 05/24/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The first three reviews listed here do not apply to this CD. I found these exact same reviews listed for an entirely different "greatest hits" BG CD. Be assured that this particular CD includes the ORIGINAL songs that we all know and love. Given that these are indeed the original songs with their lush original arrangements, the sound quality is quite good and because they were not remastered, the songs will sound just like you remember them but better. The ONLY problem I have with this CD is the absence of "I'm a Drifter", one of Bobby's best songs. Now I should warn you that the other "Curb" offerings (Best of Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 for $5.98 each) are re-recorded fakes and I don't recommend them. But be assured the "Curb" product above entitled "All-Time Greatest Hits" is indeed the original stuff and it sounds good too. I would have rated it 5 stars had it included "I'm a Drifter"."