The Definitive Collection

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
All things considered, The Definitive Collection is an excellent single-disc sampler of Patsy Cline. One could easily point out that there have been a lot of Patsy Cline compilations, many of them in print on the day this one was released, and validly ask just why the world or even the U.S. needs another one. From Universal's point of view, there remained an unfilled niche in the marketplace for a full-length CD compilation selling for more than the short discount albums but less than the multi-disc sets. That is where The Definitive Collection, with its 22 tracks, selling for a mere $14.99, comes in. The track list, sequenced in roughly chronological order, presents ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
All things considered, The Definitive Collection is an excellent single-disc sampler of Patsy Cline. One could easily point out that there have been a lot of Patsy Cline compilations, many of them in print on the day this one was released, and validly ask just why the world or even the U.S. needs another one. From Universal's point of view, there remained an unfilled niche in the marketplace for a full-length CD compilation selling for more than the short discount albums but less than the multi-disc sets. That is where The Definitive Collection, with its 22 tracks, selling for a mere $14.99, comes in. The track list, sequenced in roughly chronological order, presents all 14 of Cline's country chart hits, among them "Walkin' After Midnight" heard here in the original hit recording, not the re-recording found on Patsy Cline's Greatest Hits, "I Fall to Pieces," "Crazy," and "She's Got You." The eight additional tracks have been judiciously selected and include two songs that made the pop, but not the country, singles charts "Heartaches" and "Strange"; two B-sides written by noteworthy country artists Hank Cochran's "Why Can't He Be You," and Bob Montgomery's "Back in Baby's Arms"; and a handful of pop and country standards Hank Williams' "Lovesick Blues" and "Half as Much," the Bing Crosby/Grace Kelly hit "True Love," written by Cole Porter, and Bob Wills' "San Antonio Rose". The result is a well-rounded 58-plus minutes of Cline about one-fifth of her total recorded output that presents the highlights of her career. True, a few more tracks could have fit on the CD, but then the publishing royalties might have necessitated a higher price.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/22/2004
  • Label: Mca Nashville
  • UPC: 602498614907
  • Catalog Number: 000179102
  • Sales rank: 9,395

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Patsy Cline Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Don Gibson Composer
Willie Nelson Composer
Mel Tillis Composer
Irving Berlin Composer
Carl Perkins Composer
Irving Mills Composer
Justin Tubb Composer
Owen Bradley Producer
Hank Cochran Composer
Cliff Friend Composer
Bob Hilliard Composer
Harlan Howard Composer
Webb Pierce Composer
Cole Porter Composer
Wayne Walker Composer
Curley Williams Composer
Bob Wills Composer
Milton DeLugg Composer
Alan Block Composer
Danny Dill Composer
Bobby Montgomery Composer
Bud Scoppa Liner Notes
John Wills Composer
Al Hoffman Composer
Don Hecht Composer
John Klenner Composer
Fred Burch Composer
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