When it comes to the legends of country music, they don’t get much more iconic than Patsy Cline. Her trailblazing sound blended country with pop and rockabilly, inspiring k.d. lang and countless others. Like Johnny Cash or Dolly Parton, her persona is larger than life, and her appeal transcends country — even people who don’t have any other country albums in their collection often own a Patsy Cline record. And when they do, it’s usually a collection like this one, which hones in on her prime period, offering classic cuts like the famed “Walkin’ After Midnight,” with its lonesome, wee-hours lope, and “Stop, Look and Listen,” with its raw rockabilly feel. While the absence of blockbuster hits “Sweet Dreams,” “I Fall to Pieces,” and “Crazy” keeps this from being a full-fledged “greatest hits” anthology, it’s hard to argue with the notion that the ten tunes offered here are among Cline’s very finest. And while the fidelity on this package may not equal some more meticulously remastered collections, how much high-fidelity sheen does anyone really need from these old-school country classics?
Source: LimeWire Music Blog