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Best UK compilation of Patsy�s music
on 28 February 2005
Patsy set the standard for female country singers, with many of those that followed trying (or so it seemed) to be the next Patsy Cline - even today, over forty years after her death in a plane crash. Many compilations are available but most of them seem to miss something important. All of Patsy's essential classic songs can be found here, although I am a little disappointed that Poor man's roses was omitted.
Crazy was a top ten pop hit in America and (in 1990) a top twenty hit in Britain. Heartaches was Patsy's first American top forty pop hit. Don Gibson wrote Sweet dreams and had a big country hit with it, but once Patsy recorded it, it became much more popular and will be forever thought of as a Patsy Cline song. She's got you was an American top twenty pop hit and was also Patsy's first British hit, albeit only a minor one I fall to pieces was yet another top twenty pop hit in America. Walking after midnight is the song that began it all for Patsy in the fifties. Back in baby's arms and Leaving on your mind are other Patsy classics included here. Faded love, a cover of a Bob Wills song that, like Sweet dreams, is regarded as a Patsy Cline classic despite being a cover.
Also here are Patsy's fine interpretations of Your cheating heart, I can't help it if I'm still in love with you (Hank Williams), I love you so much it hurts, Anytime (both Eddy Arnold), Crazy arms (Ray Price), Always (written by Irving Berlin) and many other fine songs.
If you just want one CD of Patsy's music, this is a good one to choose.