Born to Be Hurt: The Anthology 1966-1982

Born to Be Hurt: The Anthology 1966-1982

by Sandy Posey
     
 

At 29 tracks on a single CD, Raven's 2004 release Born to Be Hurt: The Anthology 1966-1982 is by far the biggest Sandy Posey collection yet released, and it's also the most comprehensive, being the first collection to cover all of her major labels. Prior to this, the two main Posey CDs, Collectables' 1996 release The Best of Sandy Posey and RPM's 2002See more details below

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At 29 tracks on a single CD, Raven's 2004 release Born to Be Hurt: The Anthology 1966-1982 is by far the biggest Sandy Posey collection yet released, and it's also the most comprehensive, being the first collection to cover all of her major labels. Prior to this, the two main Posey CDs, Collectables' 1996 release The Best of Sandy Posey and RPM's 2002 disc A Single Girl: The Very Best of the MGM Recordings, covered only her MGM recordings, which admittedly were her most popular work, containing the hit singles "Born a Woman," "Single Girl," "I Take It Back," and "What a Woman in Love Won't Do." However, her story did not end there. After leaving MGM in 1968, she turned toward country, signed with Columbia, and went through several labels during the '70s -- Monument, Warner, and, finally, Audiograph in the early '80s -- before leaving the music business, and Born to Be Hurt is the first time any of this material has been released on CD. Over half of the CD is still devoted to the MGM recordings, but only ten of those tracks overlap with RPM's collection (and only six overlap with the Collectables release, including "Silly Girl, Silly Boy," which doesn't appear on A Single Girl), and there's a fair amount of MGM-era songs on the Raven disc that don't appear on RPM, either, which means the hardcore need to have all three in their collections. But for those looking for a single Posey disc in their collections, it comes down to this: A Single Girl focuses on Posey at her peak and is preferable for those who only want her '60s recordings, while Born to Be Hurt gets the nod as an overview and introduction. Her '70s country recordings -- including the two hits "Bring Him Safely Home to Me" and "Why Don't We Go Somewhere and Love," both included here -- are excellent pieces of country-pop, and while some of the overly clean late-'70s/early-'80s material featured here is a far cry from the dense pop and countrypolitan sound of the '60s and '70s, there are still some strong cuts, like "Why Do We Carry On (The Way We Do)," that make up for the slightly sterile soft rock that ends the collection. Admittedly, it would have been nice if Raven had included some discographical annotation -- it's impossible to tell where or when the 29 tracks were released. Still, Born to Be Hurt is a very welcome release overall -- not only is it the first comprehensive Sandy Posey collection, but it's hard to imagine a disc that covers this same material better than this.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/09/2004
Label:
Raven [australia]
UPC:
0612657018620
catalogNumber:
186
Rank:
52652

Tracks

  1. Born a Woman
  2. Single Girl
  3. See Ya Round on the Rebound
  4. Here Comes My Baby Back Again
  5. What a Woman in Love Won't Do
  6. Hey Mister
  7. Bread and Butter
  8. Love of the Common People
  9. I Take It Back
  10. Standing in the Rain
  11. Sunglasses
  12. Are You Never Coming Home?
  13. Just You, Just Me (And Love for Company)
  14. One Man Woman
  15. Silly Girl, Silly Boy
  16. Deep in Kentucky
  17. Ways of the World
  18. Your Conception of Love
  19. Bring Him Safely Home to Me
  20. Why Don't We Go Somewhere and Love?
  21. Lonesome City Blues
  22. Happy Happy Birthday Baby
  23. Don't
  24. Why Do We Carry On (The Way We Do)
  25. It's Midnight (Do You Know Where Your Baby Is?)
  26. Born to Be With You
  27. Love, Love, Love/Chapel of Love
  28. Love Is Sometimes Easy
  29. Can't Get Used to Sleeping Without You

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sandy Posey   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Ray Stevens   Arranger
Dottie West   Composer
P.F. Sloan   Composer
Joe South   Composer,Producer
Ellie Greenwich   Composer
Linda Hargrove   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Larry Henley   Composer
Don Robertson   Composer
Phil Spector   Composer
Sandy Posey   Composer
Dan Penn   Composer
Jeff Barry   Composer
Buddy Buie   Composer
Larry Butler   Composer
Tommy Cogbill   Producer
Sunny David   Composer
Raymond Davis   Composer
Bobby Emmons   Composer
John Hurley   Composer
Gilbert Lopez   Composer
John D. Loudermilk   Composer
Teddy McRae   Composer
Chips Moman   Producer
Spooner Oldham   Composer
Richard Perry   Producer
Doc Pomus   Composer
Billy Sherrill   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Margo Sylvia   Composer
Billy West   Composer
Ronnie Wilkins   Composer
Toni Wine   Composer
James Cobb   Composer
Kenny O'Dell   Composer
Billy Robinson   Composer
Martha Sharp   Composer
Sidney Wyche   Composer

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