Not Long Enough
Karen Jones | Des Moines, IA USA | 08/29/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Two strong, easy-to-listen-to voices that were tragically taken well before their time! Jim Reeves mellow, soothing vocals were always a treat to listen to alone-----very romantic. Patsy's voice was strong and passionate, but both sang from the core of their hearts. Mixed together, it's a classic combination. The only problem I found was the CD was not long enough! There could have been 20 - 25 songs done by those two great gone-too-soon artists!!"
Could We Use These 2 Today!
Mcgivern Owen L | NY, NY USA | 02/16/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Remembering" is classic country. How tragic that both Jim and Patsy were killed in separate plane crashes in the early '60s at the height of their careers. How we could use these 2 today! While the album may not represent the best work of either star, I recommend it on its' own merits. Patsy gives us a plaintive "Why Can't He Be You" and a pleasantly authoritative "Leavin' On Your Mind". (She'll just find another guy!) Jim gives us two huge posthumous hits; "Missing You" and a wonderful "Distant Drums", with that fade in and fade out thumping. Rising to #1 in early '66, how appropriate it must have been for the Vietnam- bound soldier, not to mention his family and girl friend. Jim had 31 Billboard hits AFTER his death. "Remembering" also presents a pseudo duet, "I Fall to Pieces", produced electronically in the studio. It may have been Patsy's solo hit in real life, but so what? In fact, with Jim and Patsy, what's not to like? Buy it and enjoy the work of 2 great pros, both of whom are surely turning in their graves at what their "successors" have done to the industry."