The three albums that Glen Campbell made for the Atlantic American label between 1982 and 1985 are on this 2CD set together with a rarity – the bonus track ‘They Still Dance To Waltzes In England’. This track was specially recorded for British release to coincide with his appearance at the 1984 International Festival of Country Music held in Wembley.
Here we have the four albums that Tanya Tucker recorded for Columbia Records available for the first time in one package: “Delta Dawn” (1972), “What’s Your Mama’s Name” (1973), “Would You Lay With Me (In A Field Of Stone)” (1974) and “You Are So Beautiful” (1977).
Marty Robbins’ music diversity shows through in the four albums brought together for this collection, headed up with his much beloved western songs. “The Drifter” is the original 1966 release and includes ‘Mr. Shorty’, a lengthy story song that ranks among the finest of his gunfighter ballads.
So here we have Tammy’s first two solo albums from 1967 and 1968 containing two No. 1 singles ‘Take Me To Your World’ and Grammy winner ‘I Don’t Wanna Play House’. Other hit singles featured are ‘Apartment #9’ and ‘Your Good Girl’s Gonna Go Bad’.
Includes cover versions of top country songs of the time ‘Ode To Billie Joe’, ‘There Goes My Everything’, ‘Walk Through This World With Me’, ‘Almost Persuaded’ and ‘Don’t Come Home A’Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ On Your Mind).
This collection of 40 tracks from four complete albums provides plenty of opportunity for listeners to agree that country music really doesn’t get any better than this. It contains 14 hit singles including 11 #1s and 2 #2s.
Phil’s, was the higher register voice of the legendary Everly Brothers.
These are the two solo albums that Phil Everly recorded in London for the UK’s PYE label in 1974 and 1975.
“There’s Nothing Too Good For My Baby” (Released in the US as “Phil’s Diner”) was co- produced by Phil and Terry Slater who also co- wrote nine of the eleven songs, with help on ‘It’s True’ from Warren Zevon who had worked in the backing band of the Everlys and was about to launch his own solo career.
The four albums contained in this collection were released consecutively during the period 1977-1980, the productions broadened the boundaries of country music with their musicianship and song content, creating a framework in which Milsap’s vocals fitted perfectly.
“It Was Almost Like A Song” (1977), was Ronnie Milsap’s eighth album for RCA and produced two No. 1 singles, the title track and ‘What A Difference You Made In My Life’. It won the CMA “Album of the Year” award.
Tammy Wynette, known as the “First Lady of Country Music”, was one of the music’s truly iconic figures. This much beloved entertainer who, during a twenty-seven year recording career saw the release of 42 studio albums and charted 73 singles.
“You And Me”, with its title track scoring a two week run at the top of the Billboard Country charts in October 1976, headed up an album featuring a diverse range of material. Willie Nelson’s ‘Little Things’ is a catch-up ‘phone conversation between a separated couple, ‘Jesus Send A Song’ equates religion with the Nashville music scene surroundings, and southern emotions live on with ‘Dixieland (You Will Never Die)’.
“Let’s Get Together” from 1977 was well- acclaimed, not least of all because several songs came close to her recordings of a few years earlier, her inimitable “sob-in-the-voice” letting the listener know about holding your man, losing your man and what to do afterwards. Among the songwriters who contributed to the collection are the Statler Brothers Don and Harold Reid (‘You Could Be Coming To Me’) and Rafe Van Hoy (‘Cheatin’ Is’) while Tammy shared credit with George Richey on ‘Loving You, I Do’.
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Tammy Wynette, known as the “First Lady of Country Music”, was one of music’s truly iconic figures. This much beloved entertainer who, during a twenty seven year recording career saw the release of 42 studio albums and charted 73 singles. These two highly acclaimed albums from 1985 and 1987 saw Tammy rising to the challenge of meeting Country Music’s changing times with recordings that veered away from her own traditions.
As it’s been said many times, by many people, Marty Robbins was a truly original stage entertainer and a recording artist without music barriers, although country was his natural forte. The two vintage albums in this collection clearly proved his country status and why he was – and remains, in the view of numerous fans worldwide – one of this music’s finest.