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Great collection for the country music newbie
on 15 October 2008
Let me begin my saying that such a low price for 101 songs is great value in any case, but when around 95 of the songs are brilliant, it's bargain basement stuff.
This is a wonderful collection of country music hits. It is fair to say that the majority of tracks here are from the golden age of country music, but interspersed throughout the album are a few catchy modern tracks that make the collection beautifully balanced, allowing for a smoother, less overwhelming experience for the modern listener. Many of the tracks are instantly recognisable, with all the massive hits there, "The Gambler", "9 to 5", "Always on my Mind", "Ring of Fire" to name a few. But there are also a few hidden gems here, melodically and lyrically, that aren't nearly as well known, and it is these that make the album so impressive.
For the country music veteran (which I am most certainly not), this album is no doubt superfluous to your collection, but for someone fairly new to country music, this is a fantastic starting point well worth investing in. Or maybe if you just want a casual album to brighten up a car journey, this album is perfect.