50 Years Of Hits [3 CD] Box set
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And, as this 50 song collection covers a full 50 years, from his earliest recordings to some of his most recent. These songs include some of the best known "hits", as well as some terrific songs that didn't get much radio play. The sound quality is very impressive, with the songs from the 1960's having wonderful sound quality that closely matches today's highest quality recordings.
The other thing this collection does is to make clear that George Jones is one of the rare musicians who got better as he got older. Both his voice and his song writing got stronger and more expressive as he got older.
This collection is a rare bargain. It brings together songs from many prior "greatest hits" albums, as well as some rarely heard songs that are very difficult to find. This is an astounding amount of great music that has been lovingly remastered and made available at a bargain price.
There is only ONE weakness in this collection: George Jones recorded HUNDREDS of great songs...not even a collection of 50 of his best can begin to cover the range and scope of his career. I am looking forward to a future box set with 200 or 300 of his best recordings, remastered at the same superb level as this collection...yes, his career included at LEAST that many great recordings. When singers are eligible to be placed on Mount Rushmore, George Jones will be the first.Read more ›
Another thing that made George's music so special is that he was able to produce so many fine songs despite his personal problems--perhaps in fact his personal problems made him all the more likely to release tunes with great sensitivity and poignancy.
When George Jones sang, people listened. He could make millions of fans happy with his wonderful baritone voice and there was true sincerity, honesty and passion in his voice when he sang. George performed songs so passionately simply because every one of them took something from his personal life and put it right out there so that everyone could experience his feelings as he performed. His songs could make the airwaves sizzle, too! Another thing that makes these CDs special is that they include songs that didn't always get a lot of airplay although I hope that changes with time and continued sales of CD box sets like this one.
While the musical accompaniments always fit in well with George's vocals, he remains squarely front and center, only sharing the spotlight when he performed with other artists. And when he did perform with others, wow how good they sounded!Read more ›
The album is broken down into one decade on each of the three CDs - the 60s, 70s and 80s. Although some of his hits have been left off the collection, it would be impossible to include all of them. The man is a legend in country music, and has been churning out the hits for forty years! I'm glad they didn't put any of his duets with Tammy Wynette in the collection - they deserve their own album. Each and every one of George's hits show his honesty, his partying nature, and some of his heartbreak and regrets. Very few other singers in any genre can match the emotion that George puts in his songs.
If you're looking for one great collection of his hits, this is the one!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Absolute must have for any person who appreciates great music no matter the genre. You will smile, grin, laugh and cry with the lyrics and phrasing.Published 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
A Christmas gift for my husband. George is his favorite and he listens to it in his truck all-the-time. Loves it.Published 9 days ago by Judith A Salmons
Takes from early in his career to later. One of the true greats of his genre. If I could only make it longer...Published 14 days ago by JMed
Not my favorite but good, waited 5 months to get a back order of this, not that hot to wait for.Published 22 days ago by Quality Assurance Specialist
Arrived on time,excellant cd,don't get any better than this,fair price. ThanksPublished 22 days ago by Tom
Many of the songs are amazingly good, and brought back great memories of George's skill. I'm not a fan of ALL his music, but the ones I love -- I truly love -- so it is great to... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Texas Lady
yes, this compilation was hard to find. I couldn't even get it from the George Jones website! Thank you, I will treasure it.