This is the longest selling album in the history of country music. Released in 1967, this collection of a dozen gems from country music's greatest female voice raced to #5 on the country charts upon release and has spent over 630 weeks on the country catalog charts since reissue on CD in 1988. Digitally remastered/HDCD. MCA. 2003.
In the late 1950s and the '60s, country music was essentially a singles medium. This album, first released in 1967 and reissued on compact disc in 1988, collects Patsy Cline's biggest hits--all of them from the country singles market--including "Walkin' After Midnight," "Sweet Dreams (Of You)," "Crazy," and "I Fall to Pieces." Producer Owen Bradley surrounds Cline's full-throated, emotionally charged vocals with lush, sophisticated arrangements that set the standard for Nashville's "countrypolitan" sound. Before Shania Twain found a new (though not necessarily improved) way to combine country and pop in the 1990s, this was the top-selling country album of all time by a female artist. --Rick Mitchell
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Earned Being In the Country Music Hall Of Fame, June 25, 2010
By Jo Jo
In 1973 Patsy Cline was the first woman as a solo singer to be elected into the
Country Music Hall of Fame, because of the clarity of her notes and the energy
of her emotions in each verse of her songs. The sentiments of her songs are so
timeless that she can tugs at your heart at the speed of light, and hence
becomes a blessing to each generation of song lovers. Shes the Greatest!