|All Artists: Pat Boone|
Title: Greatest Hits
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Release Date: 4/24/2007
Album Type: Import
Styles: Easy Listening, Oldies, Teen Pop, Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
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Fine tribute to Pat Boone--as far as it goes, that is (thre
Matthew G. Sherwin | last seen screaming at Amazon customer service | 03/04/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Pat Boone - Greatest Hits comes from the Curb Records label which manufactures a great many budget priced CDs. This CD of hits by Pat Boone doesn't do him justice. The ten measly tracks we get are really just too short a track set. Of course, what we hear is excellent music with Pat Boone singing his heart out; but it's just too short for my taste. The sound quality is good; and the cover artwork is done well.
The CD tracks start off with "Love Letters In The Sand;" this huge hit for Pat Boone features him squarely in the spotlight singing with all his heart and soul. Pat's excellent diction bolsters his performance; and the brass arrangement works wonders for this melancholy love ballad. "April Love" has a great backup group as Pat sings this sweetly; and Pat never misses a beat. Pat's delivery of "April Love" really strikes me as superior to other versions of this song and I like it very much.
"Remember You're Mine" is a tender love song as Pat tells his one true love not to stray; the percussion and backup chorus add to the number as Pat bats this straight out of the ballpark! Pat could really croon with the best of them.
"Moody River" has a more upbeat arrangement; Pat sings, however, of a love affair that has gone terribly awry. Pat delivers this like the pro that he always was and he doesn't sing a superfluous note. "Speedy Gonzales" has a type of rock beat that can't be beat and Pat sings this perfectly. However, there are a few lines in "Speedy Gonzales" that are embarrassingly dated--ouch!
"Don't Forbid Me" has Pat crooning beautifully with panache; Pat delivers this with sensitivity and this impresses me a lot. "A Wonderful Time Up There" has a faster tempo and Pat does this religious tune up right!
Overall, Pat Boone was probably one of the very best vocalists of the entire twentieth century. Too bad we don't get more songs by him on this album. This will appeal to more casual fans of Pat Boone's; his diehard fans will want more substantial CDs by him."