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Patsy Cline Story
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
One of the pioneers of the country pop "Nashville Sound" of the late '50s and early '60s, Patsy Cline's remarkable voice still resonates amongst vocalists today, in pop as well as country. Her earthy yet studied approach a... more »
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One of the pioneers of the country pop "Nashville Sound" of the late '50s and early '60s, Patsy Cline's remarkable voice still resonates amongst vocalists today, in pop as well as country. Her earthy yet studied approach as a singer gave such records as '57's "Walkin' after Midnight" and 1961's "Crazy" (penned by Willie Nelson) a unique quality unmatched since her death in a 1963 plane crash. This 24-track retrospective was originally released shortly thereafter and includes all of her classics such as the above tracks as well as "She's Got You," and "Sweet Dreams." It also features some nice extras, such as her takes on standards such as "San Antonio Rose" and "The Wayward Wind." --Billy Altman
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They're All Fine When Sung By Patsy Cline
D. Davis | Southern CA | 07/01/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The most haunting and lovely voice ever to come out of country music belonged to Patsy Cline, whose life was cut tragically short in 1963 by a plane crash. This collection captures Cline's spirit and breath-takingly beautiful voice. It does not, however, cover the span of her career--those early honky-tonk/rockabilly records that she made for labels like FourStar. These songs come from the sessions produced by Owen Bradley in the early 60s. One of Cline's biggest hits (both country and pop) from 1957 was a very haunting and twangy rendition of "Walkin' After Midnight." A different version of that song is on this collection--a brighter, more up-tempo version of a very lonely and very "country" song--seek out the original. Two of the most succulent ballads, country or otherwise, ever recorded--Willie Nelson's "Crazy," and "I Fall to Pieces"--are also included on this collection. Next time you're in a bar, play "Crazy," and see what it does to the place; that's the magic of Patsy Cline. There are also some other pop standards here which Cline treats rather well: Gogi Grant's "The Wayward Wind" is sung in a slow and deliberate fashion. "You Belong to Me" is also mellow, and backed, I believe, by the Jordanaires. And there's a very lovely version of "South of the Border," a tale, like many of the songs Cline sings, of unrequited love. "Sweet Dreams" is a haunting and, in some ways, disturbing melody, as we know that it was one of the songs included in the last sessions Cline ever recorded, weeks, I believe, before her untimely death. If you're new to Patsy Cline's voice, this is the collection for you to begin with. You won't regret it. It will provide you with listening pleasure forever."
What more can you say about the best singer that ever lived
Peter Durward Harris | 11/18/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I really enjoyed this because all the recordings were originial- no redubbings. This music could be played next to modern pop hits, and not be challenged or "dated" in any fashion."
A beautiful presentation
Peter Durward Harris | 10/06/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have never been a country and western fan, but I recently stumbled across this cd and was amazed at the clarity and fullness of Patsy Cline. She is a rare artist that transcends music genres. This Owen Bradley production surrounds her strong voice with lush instruments and horns, and lets you drown in the words and thoughts of many of country's best songwriters. This is an album you buy because you appreciate good music. Quite frankly, I'm embarrassed I didn't appreciate her sound years ago after hearing this album."