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25 all-time greatest recordings the 4-Star sessions 1955-1960
Cline, Patsy, 1932-1963.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Studio City, Calif. : Varèse Sarabande, [2000]

Physical Description:
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Notes by Colin Escott laid in container; discographical information on back of container.
church, a courtroom, and then goodbye -- Hidin' out -- I don't wanta (alternate version) -- I cried all the way to the altar -- Dear God -- Walkin' after midnight -- poor man's roses (or a rich man's gold) -- Pick me up on your way down -- stranger in my arms -- Then you'll know -- Three cigarettes in an ashtray -- I don't wanta -- Hungry for love -- That woderful someone -- I can't forget -- Stop the world (and let me off) -- Walking dream -- If I could see the world (through the eyes of a child) -- Cry not for me -- Yes I understand -- Life's railway to heaven -- Just a closer walk with thee -- Lovesick blues -- How can I face tomorrow -- Crazy dreams -- There he goes.
Format :
Music CD


Call Number
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Home Location
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COUNTRY .C641 TW Compact Disc Central Library
COUNTRY .C641 TW Compact Disc Open Shelf

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Varese's 2000 collection is billed as 25 All-Time Greatest Recordings but pay attention to the subtitle -- it makes clear that this is "The 4-Star Sessions 1955-1960," recordings made before Patsy Cline signed to Decca and started to have big hits. So, this does not live up to its billing as her "greatest recordings," but that doesn't mean it doesn't serve a purpose. As a matter of fact, it's very useful in collecting the best moments of her early 4-Star recordings, when Cline not only cut pure country but also sides that bordered on rockabilly. This has been released in many different forms before, including complete sets that will appeal to the serious collectors, but those who just want a well-produced sampling of this era won't go wrong with this. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine