Country Love Songs [Sony Triple Disc]

Country Love Songs [Sony Triple Disc]


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Country Love Songs [Sony Triple Disc]

Wow, there are just so many great songs on Sony's Country Love Songs collection, so many. Sure, the name of this triple-disc, 40-song compilation is awfully mundane -- if you tried, you couldn't count on three hands the number of generic collections sharing this same title over the years -- but its contents are far from mundane. For this well-rounded release, Sony's Custom Marketing Group rummaged through its deep vault, digging as far back as 1963 to come up with an astounding lineup of mostly huge hits that span four decades (the most recent inclusion dating from 2002). Consequently, the lineup also spans numerous stylistic changes -- beginning with some vintage Johnny Cash ("Ring of Fire," "If I Were a Carpenter"), then moving on to prime-era Nashville countrypolitan (Tammy Wynette's "Stand By Your Man," George Jones' "A Picture of Me [Without You]," Barbara Mandrell's "Tonight My Baby's Coming Home") before offering up some especially peppy urban cowboy hits from the early-to-mid-'80s (Ricky Skaggs' "Love Can't Ever Get Better Than This," Charly McClain's "Paradise Tonight," Ronnie McDowell's "You're Gonna Ruin My Bad Reputation") along with some adult contemporary ballads from that same era (Tammy Wynette's "Sometimes When We Touch," Willie Nelson's "Always on My Mind," Rosanne Cash's "I Don't Know Why You Don't Want Me") and finally some boot-scootin' contemporary country (Patty Loveless' "Blame It on Your Heart," Travis Tritt's "Love of a Woman," Dolly Parton's "Why'd You Come in Here Lookin' Like That"). The songs are divided up into three discs -- "Country Men," "Country Duets," "Country Women" -- and are chronologically mixed well. Practically every song is a highlight, regardless of its era or style. That makes these discs not only a delightful listen, especially for those of you hopeless romantics who enjoy a good love song (or, better yet, 40 of them), but also a historical study, especially for those of you laddies and damsels who aren't too familiar with the vintage inclusions. A great collection that sticks to its theme without short-changing you one cent, Sony's triple-disc Country Love Songs is the all-too-rare collection of this sort that actually understates itself. These here aren't just country love songs, they're great country love songs!

Product Details

Release Date: 08/31/2004
Label: Sony Cmg Mkt Group
UPC: 0074647462422
catalogNumber: 74624

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Technical Credits

Rosanne Cash   Composer
Rodney Crowell   Composer
Mickey Newbury   Composer
Dolly Parton   Composer
Charlie Rich   Composer
Taylor   Composer
Mel Tillis   Composer
Tammy Wynette   Composer
Tim Hardin   Composer
Dan Hill   Composer
Dave Loggins   Composer
Carl Perkins   Composer
Joe South   Composer
Don Everly   Composer
Barry Mann   Composer
Stacy Dean Campbell   Composer
Carl Butler   Composer
Bobby Braddock   Composer
Bob Carlisle   Composer
Franne Golde   Composer
Mark James   Composer
Tom Bahler   Composer
Brian Baker   Composer
Craig Bickhardt   Composer
June Carter Cash   Composer
Johnny Christopher   Composer
Steve Diamond   Composer
Tony Haselden   Composer
Paul Hollowell   Composer
Harlan Howard   Composer
Irene Kelley   Composer
Kostas   Composer
Cam Mullins   Arranger
Curly Putman   Composer
Mike Reid   Composer
George Richey   Composer
Mark Sanders   Composer
Allen Shamblin   Composer
Billy Sherrill   Composer
Stephony Smith   Composer
Glenn Sutton   Composer
Sonny Throckmorton   Composer
Zack Turner   Composer
Rafe Van Hoy   Composer
Marijohn Wilkin   Composer
Lonnie Wilson   Composer
Norro Wilson   Composer
Norris Wilson   Composer
Mark Wright   Composer
Bill Kenner   Composer
Jack Sundrud   Composer
Danny Dill   Composer
Merle Kilgore   Composer
Joel Zimmerman   Art Direction
Jeffrey Steele   Composer
Randy Thomas   Composer
Michael Porter   Composer
Wayne Carson Thompson   Composer
Sammy Lyons   Composer
Vic McAlpin   Composer
Andy Spooner   Composer
Gladys Stacey   Composer
Kevin Brandt   Composer
Louise Certain   Composer
Jeff Crossan   Composer
Danny Walls   Composer
Allen Ray   Composer
A. Anderson   Composer
Nancy Montgomery   Composer
Robinella Contreras   Composer
Ed Berghoff   Composer
Jason Deere   Composer

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