Best of David Houston [Collectors' Choice]

Best of David Houston [Collectors' Choice]

by David Houston
     
 

Collectors' Choice Music's 1999 collection The Best of David Houston is easily the most comprehensive collection of Houston's work yet assembled. Spanning 24 tracks over the course of one disc, this contains all of his country Top Ten hits for Epic, from "Mountain of Love" in 1963 to "Can't You Feel It" in 1974. No other collection comes close to the scope ofSee more details below

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Collectors' Choice Music's 1999 collection The Best of David Houston is easily the most comprehensive collection of Houston's work yet assembled. Spanning 24 tracks over the course of one disc, this contains all of his country Top Ten hits for Epic, from "Mountain of Love" in 1963 to "Can't You Feel It" in 1974. No other collection comes close to the scope of this set, which is a little bit of a mixed blessing because, frankly, Houston's soaring falsetto can be a bit much to take over the course of 24 tracks, particularly when so many of the songs have the same slow tempo and the same gentle production. There are brilliant moments, of course, when Billy Sherrill's sweeping production and Houston's voice perfectly mesh, and those are the big hits, "Mountain of Love," "Almost Persuaded," "My Elusive Dreams," and "Livin' in a House Full of Love" among them. No matter how alluring they are in small doses, they can seem a little samey -- and Houston's voice can seem a little mannered -- when taken in one long sitting like this. Then again, the length of this collection does give room to songs that switch up the tempo a little or give Houston a chance to stretch his voice, as he does on "After Closing Time" when he builds on Jerry Lee Lewis' trademark delivery to great effect. So, even if this collection offers nearly too much to digest at once, it does offer more variety than other Houston collections -- which, after all, tend to recycle the same handful of songs -- and it's also easily the best and most thorough single-disc collection to ever be assembled on David Houston and will likely remain the standard by which all other Houston comps are judged.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/19/1999
Label:
Collector's Choice
UPC:
0617742009422
catalogNumber:
94

Tracks

  1. Mountain of Love  - David Houston
  2. Livin' in a House Full of Love  - David Houston
  3. Almost Persuaded  - David Houston
  4. A Loser's Cathedral  - David Houston
  5. With One Exception  - David Houston
  6. My Elusive Dreams  - David Houston
  7. You Mean the World to Me  - David Houston
  8. Have a Little Faith  - David Houston
  9. Already It's Heaven  - David Houston
  10. Where Love Used to Live  - David Houston
  11. My Woman's Good to Me  - David Houston
  12. I'm Down to My Last "I Love You"  - David Houston
  13. Baby Baby (I Know You're a Lady)  - David Houston
  14. I Do My Swinging at Home  - David Houston
  15. Wonders of the Wine  - David Houston
  16. After Closing Time  - David Houston
  17. A Woman Always Knows  - David Houston
  18. Nashville  - David Houston
  19. Maiden's Prayer  - David Houston
  20. Soft, Sweet and Warm  - David Houston
  21. Good Things  - David Houston
  22. She's All Woman  - David Houston
  23. I Love You, I Love You  - David Houston
  24. Can't You Feel It  - David Houston

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

David Houston   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Colin Escott   Liner Notes
Curly Putman   Composer
Billy Sherrill   Composer
Glenn Sutton   Composer
Norris Wilson   Composer
Don Choate   Composer
Vega DelRio   Composer
Harold Kenneth Dorman   Composer
Danny Walls   Composer
Gordon Anderson   Executive Producer
Taylor   Composer
Harvey   Composer
Laura Martin   Composer
Wayne   Composer
Herman Parker   Composer
Richey   Composer
Lyons   Composer
Claude "Curly" Putman   Composer

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