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12 Classics

Ed BruceAudio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 22, 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Varese Sarabande
  • ASIN: B00008WI86
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,803 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys
2. The Last Cowboy Song
3. Girls, Women And Ladies
4. (When You Fall In Love) Everything's A Waltz
5. You're The Best Break This Old Heart Ever Had
6. Ever, Never Lovin' You
7. My First Taste Of Texas
8. After All
9. You Turn Me On (Like A Radio)
10. Nights
11. In The Garden
12. The Lord's Prayer

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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
You have to look pretty carefully on the back of this CD to find the minuscule, typed explanation: "Contains new recordings of Ed Bruce's greatest hits, recorded April 1997." After finding it, one might be inclined to think this was some quick knock-off to fill out a contractual obligation or cash in via a TV offer. But a quick spin through the tracks finds Bruce's voice in good shape, supported by well-crafted productions that are neither chintzy (okay, there are some less than stellar uses of keyboards), nor overblown with modern studio techniques.
The album opens with Bruce's largest success as a songwriter, "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys." Though known for its chart-topping version by Waylon & Willie, Bruce himself actually took it to the top-20 three years earlier. Bruce covers eleven additional tunes, seven from his own pen, including a nice rendition of "The Last Cowboy Song" (on which he is remindful of Waylon, himself).
As with most re-recordings, this is not the place to start your appreciation of the artist's catalog. The best place for that would be Varese's now out-of-print "The Best of Ed Bruce," featuring most of these songs in their original versions. On the one hand, Bruce's maturity and rethinking of his songs is worth hearing, on the other, recording many years worth of hits in a short series of sessions can't help but compress the range these songs originally presented. While these are anything but throwaways, they're also no substitute for the originals, leaving them mostly for Ed Bruce fans and completists.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not the Same Ed Bruce June 19, 2003
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Although Ed Bruce has the words right, the lacks his original voice as in the original recordings. The music is lackluster and does not meet up to the standards of Ed Bruce recordings.
The best bet would be to hang in there until "Ed Bruce's Greatest Hits" are available.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Ed???? How could you? July 29, 2006
Format:Audio CD
I just can't understand why a stand up guy like Ed Bruce would be a party to a sleazy, underhanded, lowdown RERECORD like this. Maybe he needs the money. Or nobody told him the dates on the CD would be so poorly marked unsuspecting fans would get duped. Whatever the reason, it's not a very good way to say thanks to those who have supported him all these years. Even if this is the only way to make these songs available, people still deserve to know what they are getting. So much for Ed, what about Varese Sarbande Record company? They have a good reputation in this country for selling quality CDs-- with original recordings. And amazingly Ed Bruce Greatest Hits contained original recordings--but they pulled it off the market. And now it sells used on Amazon for $80!!! Maybe they lost the rights to market Ed Bruce's greatest hits, but a rerecord is hardly a solution!!! After all, it makes me want to question the authenticity of all their other C&W CD's [Wilburn Brothers, Donna Fargo, Joe Stamply, Susan Raye, Jeanne Pruett, Paul Overstreet]. Do they contain original or rerecordings? If those are real, then why are they trying to palm off this bogus Ed Bruce greatest hits CD? Man, that burns me up. Varese! You have taken money from millions of C&W fans under false pretenses. Unless you want us storming your office -- in Paris, here's what you should do. Pay whatever you have to pay to put the ED Bruce Greatest Hits containing original recordings back on the US market. And we'll call it even.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Ed Bruce 12 classics July 30, 2010
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I purchased this cd for one song, After All. I have the original song on 45 that I bought new in the early '80's. I couldn't wait to hear it on cd. It turns out it is Ed Bruce singing to a karaoke version. He and his wife wrote the song, but you couldn't tell. He is so off beat, it is disturbing to listen to. I put it on my shelf never to listen to it again. I was so dissapointed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Ed Bruce 12 Classics CD January 28, 2012
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Ed Bruce has been one of my favorite voices for years. This CD is a little disappointing as it has either been re-recorded or re-mastered. It does not seem to be the original recordings of these songs. His voice is still strong but seems to lack some of the resonant baritone from his younger days. He is still one prolific writer and singer after all this time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars June 27, 2014
By Andrea
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Great singer and CD
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ed Bruce that's all you need to say. May 4, 2014
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This is real country and such a treat to listen to. I can't believe that Ed is not on the charts at the present. He has so many great tunes and this is just a few, love the Cd, can recommend it to anyone. What a great voice. Can't stop listening to it and you will like it as well if you ever enjoyed and of Ed's songs this is the CD for you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Album March 9, 2014
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Ed Bruce is a wonderful singer and this selection of songs cannot be beat. Highly recommend this one to anyone that loves music
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
good. but not the one I thought it was. Some of the songs have better versions.
Published 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I wish I had his voice and talent.
Published 14 days ago by Richard Hacker
5.0 out of 5 stars Hard to Find
Very hard to find, thank you so much! My husband has been asking for this for a long time, he was so surprised and pleased!
Published 5 months ago by Vickie
5.0 out of 5 stars 12 classics Ed Bruce audio music c d
I wanted another by Ed Bruce,,but there must be a pricing error,,it was listed at 5 or 600 dollars,,,and that's complete lot
of line
Published 8 months ago by Robert Rowlee
4.0 out of 5 stars Good album
Ed Bruce is one of those artists who should be more famous than he is.
great, deep baritone country voice.
Published 14 months ago by Robert C. Riley
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Ed Bruce songs
Ed Bruce has a really good voice. I noticed, however, that these are not all original recordings. I would have preferred his original recordings, and don't know why these are a... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Linda Mills
5.0 out of 5 stars Ed Bruce
I watch Country's Family Reunion; on RFD TV waiting for a few of my favorite performers. Ed Bruce never disappoints me.
Published 16 months ago by Birgeen King
5.0 out of 5 stars 12 Classics
Ed Bruce could sing the songbook and I would love it. I love to hear him on Larry Black's RFD show's. He is as good-looking as always.
Published 17 months ago by Blueyes512
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Mix
Although the other CDs have some of these songs, we are enjoying the mix of titles.We especially are enjoying In the Garden and the Lord's Prayer.
Published 19 months ago by Jean Ranstrom
5.0 out of 5 stars a true cowboy & a great singer of country ballads
A true cowboy & a great singer /song - writer of country ballads.
All the best to Ed Bruce, keep on singing
Published 22 months ago by Josey
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