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The greatest country singer?
on 29 August 2011
An excellent best-of selected from Jerry's country material from the Mercury days. Not only does it include a lot of material from the two albums which established Jerry's reputation in the country field, "Another Place, Another Time" and "She still comes around (to love what's left of me" it also goes back further to the earlier attempt at breaking the country market, "Country Songs for City Folks". From that album we get the great "Green Green Grass of Home2 and "Detroit City" which, unfortunately were hits for self-confessed Jerry Lee fan Tom Jones but not for the Killer himself.
From slightly later albums we get the man's take on a great Mickey Newbury song, "She Even woke me up to say goodbye" and Kristofferson's "Help me make it through the night".
I really can't fault any of this and is it any surprise that after recording such material, Jerry Lee was wont to call himself the greatest country singer as well as the greatest rock'n'roll singer of all time with some claim to legitimacy!
There is another Mercury based country collection, "Killer Country" which isn't bad but I'd pick this one of the two due to the songs selected.