Best of Billie Jo Spears [EMI]

Best of Billie Jo Spears [EMI]

by Billie Jo Spears
     
 

Although it's not a standard hits collection, EMI's The Best of Billie Jo Spears goes a long way toward fulfilling the promise of the title. Concentrating on the late '60s through the mid-'70s, her most artistic period, it includes the majority of her biggest hits: "Blanket on the Ground," "Misty Blue," and "WhatSee more details below

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Although it's not a standard hits collection, EMI's The Best of Billie Jo Spears goes a long way toward fulfilling the promise of the title. Concentrating on the late '60s through the mid-'70s, her most artistic period, it includes the majority of her biggest hits: "Blanket on the Ground," "Misty Blue," and "What I've Got in Mind" (all of which hit the Top Ten). Granted, it's missing both a late hit, 1977's "If You Want Me," and an early one, 1969's "Mr. Walker, It's All Over," a superb tale of urban and male kiss-off. Included instead of the standard hits are Spears' covers of songs better known by other singers, although her interpretive skills transform these into excellent performances. She makes Patsy Cline's "I Fall to Pieces" possibly even more heartbreaking than the original, captures the disappointment and ennui in the Ray Price hit "For the Good Times," and does a captivating version of "What the World Needs Now Is Love." Even "Bridge Over Troubled Water" and "I Will Survive" get some pretty sympathetic treatment from one of country's most neglected singers. Listeners may have to pair this collection with another one to get all of her hit material, but that doesn't make the material here any less moving.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/20/2005
Label:
Emi Gold Imports
UPC:
0094631156120
catalogNumber:
3115612
Rank:
27929

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Billie Jo Spears   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Tom T. Hall   Composer
Kris Kristofferson   Composer
Tammy Wynette   Composer
Paul Simon   Composer
Joe South   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Larry Henley   Composer
Leon Payne   Composer
Mark James   Composer
Roger Bowling   Composer
Johnny Christopher   Composer
Hal David   Composer
Dino Fekaris   Composer
Harlan Howard   Composer
Chips Moman   Composer
Freddie Perren   Composer
Billy Sherrill   Composer
Johnny Slate   Composer
Kenny O'Dell   Composer
Janice Torre   Composer
Martin Hutchinson   Liner Notes
Fritz Spielmann   Composer
Bob Montgomery   Composer
Wayne Thompson   Composer
H. Howard   Composer
H. Cochran   Composer
L. Butler   Composer
Jeffrey Tweel   Composer
Janice Dyer   Composer

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