“Sentimentally Yours” by Patsy Cline - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1962Album Chart of the Decade: 1960s

TJR says

Patsy’s third album was recorded in Nashville by producer Owen Bradley (for the third time in a row) between August 1961 and February 1962, and was issued in August 1962 – the last album to be released in her lifetime. In January 1962, “She’s Got You” had been the perfect follow up to “I Fall to Pieces” and “Crazy”; it immediately went to No. 1 on the Hot C&W Sides country chart and to No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also gave the singer her first UK chart entry. At this time, she was simply on the form of her life. The lyrics and song presentation are pure, perfect, country heartbreak: “I’ve got the records that we used to share, and they still sound the same as when you were here, the only thing different, the only thing new, I’ve got the records, she’s got you”. It’s Hank Cochran who delivers the killer song-writing goods – just as he did with “I Fall to Pieces”. Shouldn’t these two have just got together for a complete album? Out of the twelve songs on “Sentimentally Yours”, only two were new compositions; “She’s Got You” and its flip side, “Strange”. The ten remaining tracks were cover versions of standards, including Jo Stafford’s “You Belong to Me”, Rosemary Clooney’s “Half as Much”, and Hank Williams’ “Your Cheatin’ Heart” – one of three Hank Williams covers to make the LP. This girl could easily have made a stone classic LP – the pop safety play was a hindrance not only to the hard-core country fans, but to progressive music fans in general. Whatever, one thing’s for sure; we would sure miss her when she was gone…

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A1 [02:59] 9.7.png Patsy Cline - She’s Got You (Hank Cochran) Country
A2 [02:11] 5.2.png Patsy Cline - Heartaches (Al Hoffman, John Klenner) Big Band / Jive / Swing
A3 [03:01] 6.7.png Patsy Cline - That’s My Desire (Helmy Kressa, Carroll Loveday) Country
A4 [02:19] 7.7.png Patsy Cline - Your Cheatin’ Heart (Hank Williams) Country
A5 [01:57] 5.6.png Patsy Cline - Anytime (Herbert Lawson) Pop
A6 [02:45] 6.5.png Patsy Cline - You Made Me Love You (I Didn’t Want To Do It) (Joseph McCarthy, James V. Monaco) Pop Ballad
B1 [02:13] 6.6.png Patsy Cline - Strange (Mel Tillis, Fred Burch) Pop
B2 [03:03] 6.3.png Patsy Cline - You Belong To Me (Pee Wee King, Chilton Price, Redd Stewart) Pop Ballad
B3 [01:56] 4.9.png Patsy Cline - You Were Only Fooling (While I Was Falling In Love) (Billy Faber, Larry Fotine, Fred Meadows) Pop
B4 [02:28] 6.9.png Patsy Cline - Half As Much (Hank Williams) Country
B5 [02:56] 6.4.png Patsy Cline - I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still In Love With You) (Hank Williams) Country
B6 [02:32] 7.0.png Patsy Cline - Lonely Street (Carl Belew, Kenny Sowder, William McCall) Country

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