at Sterling Sound
at Sterling Sound direct from the 1/4-inch master tape. This was a
straight transfer, bypassing the console altogether. There was no EQ
of any kind. A true direct transfer. You're hearing the master tape!
just will not believe how good the sound is from these two
50-year-old classics (Patsy Cline's Greatest
on SACD from the Analogue Productions label." — Joe Tang, AV
of course, created both the template for the heartbroken,
angst-ridden C&W warbler ... This perfect package contains a
dozen of her hits, milestones from a career tragically cut short when
she died at the age of 30 in a plane crash, 50 years ago this March.
'Walking After Midnight,' 'I Fall To Pieces,' 'Crazy,' 'She's Got
You,' 'Sweet Dreams' — her output of only three LPs in her lifetime
remains a textbook study of the genre, every performance faultless,
the production sublime, every C&W cliché present in all their
honky-tonk glory." — Sound Quality: 93% - Ken Kessler, Hi
the late 1950s and the '60s, country music was essentially a singles
medium. This album, first released in 1967, collects a dozen of 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.