Country Croonin'

January 15, 2008 | Format: MP3

$13.49
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: May 31, 2005
  • Release Date: May 31, 2005
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: EMI Music Canada
  • Copyright: (C) 2002 EMI Music Canada
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  • Total Length: 1:40:36
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  • ASIN: B001E52QKW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #52,493 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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AM's clear voice and great phrasing only adds to her choice of music.
everbeeneatin
Country Croonin' ranks with Anne Murray's self-titled album of 1996 as the best she's ever done.
Lakewood_Greg
Anne's duet with Vince Gill of "Let it be me" is especially beautiful.
majormusiclover

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Peter Durward Harris HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on October 26, 2002
Format: Audio CD
Anne's hitmaking days are over and she now seems content to record covers. I don't mind that, because Anne has a lovely, warm voice which is well suited to these classics. This time, Anne has covered a great selection of songs, mostly from the fifties and sixties although there are songs from other periods too.
It has always been difficult to classify Anne's music and this album confirms that difficulty, since many of the original artists were country singers who went pop, or pop singers who sang country. Most of the songs are covers of songs associated with Eddy Arnold, the Everly brothers, Don Gibson, Kris Kristofferson, Elvis. Les Paul and Mary Ford, Ray Charles and Patsy Cline, as I showed on one of my Listmania lists.
This is not the first time Anne has covered the Everly brothers as she recorded a brilliant version of Walk right back in the late seventies. Anne clearly loves Tennessee waltz (which was a huge hit for Patti Page and also a big hit for Les Paul and Mary Ford), having previously recorded it for the same album (Let's keep it that way) that included Walk right back.
I don't have any particular favorites, perhaps because I got exactly what I expected. Some people complain that Anne is too predictable, but that's exactly why I love about her music. It won't win any new fans for her, but if you enjoy Anne's previous music, you will enjoy this, because Anne's voice is as good as ever.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Lakewood_Greg on November 8, 2002
Format: Audio CD
Country Croonin' ranks with Anne Murray's self-titled album of 1996 as the best she's ever done. The musicians are clearly having a ball with the material - wait 'til you hear the laughing clarinet echoing the sentiments of the lyric on the second track, 'Someday.' It gets better with every song, and there's 30 of them (for the price of a single CD)! Murray still delivers her trademark understated reading of the lyrics with perfect pitch, but the voice is grittier, and well suited to some of the more uptempo rockabilly numbers here - 'Oh Lonesome Me,' 'Singing the Blues,' 'Bye Bye Love,' and 'Blue Blue Day.' Some of the midtempo numbers stand out as well - 'A Fool Such as I,' and 'Anytime,' but the showstopper on the album is the honky tonk, 'Take These Chains.' And once you've heard her update of 'I Fall to Pieces,' you'll no longer want to call it a Patsy Cline song. Anne Murray has always been a fine singer, but since she took control of her career and moved her production back to Canada, the integrity of her music has improved consistently, and she has never sounded better. While Nashville tries to figure out where country music has gone, Murray has created a wonderful archive of its early days, and she has made it sound so simple, so effortlessly.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Jerry Bull on August 2, 2003
Format: Audio CD
We had the pleasure of hearing Anne Murray in person last fall in Nashville, backed up by the Symphony Orchestra. To our delight, in her late 50's, Anne's voice is just as sultry and clean as it was 25 years ago! She took the opportunity in this concert to showcase quite a few of the tracks on this CD, a 30-song (!!) collection of early country music powerhouse hits. We bought the CD just days later after being thrilled with what we heard. Anne's classic country band -- drums, acoustic and electric guitar, piano, bass, with an occasional light sax or Dixieland clarinet -- coupled with judicious use of string sections and background singers, makes for a most harmonious background to her strong alto vocals. Even though the theme throughout is hits from the 40's and 50's, such classics as "For The Good Times", "I Fall To Pieces", and the "Tennessee Waltz" are complemented with early "cross-over" hits like "End of the World" and the Everly Brothers' "'Til I Kissed You" and "All I Have To Do Is Dream". For variety, Anne lays down catchy and upbeat covers of "Oh Lonesome Me", "Anytime", and "Blue, Blue Day." There's also plenty of lush ballads to choose from, including "Let It Be Me", featuring duet-meister Vince Gill.
For like three albums for the price of one, this dual CD is sure to please and entertain for a couple of hours. With lovely arrangements and clear straightforward vocals, this is one for everybody's country collection, featuring the enchanting Anne Murray at her finest!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 26, 2002
Format: Audio CD
Having once been a fan of Ms. Murray early on in her career, I had, with the exception of buying an occasional album now & then, pretty much lost track of her. However, a couple of years ago, after being given a "What A Wonderful World" CD as a gift, I immediately became a "born-again" fan. I remember thinking that, this is it - she will never sound - or make another album -any better than this. I was wrong. With "Country Croonin'", that once stunningly pure voice has matured, warmed, & ripened into absolute gold! One need not be a fan of country music - or of Anne Murray for that matter - to thoroughly fall in love with this beautifully made - in every aspect - album.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 22, 2002
Format: Audio CD
Country Croonin' is probably the best album Murray has ever done! This is a double cd album with 30 songs total. They are all classed as country songs that became pop hits. Murray and her co-producer, Tommy West, had the daunting task of narrowing a list of 100 songs down to 30 and their selection was terrific in my opinion. My personal favorites are; "Always On My Mind", "Sea Of Heartbreak", "She'll Have To Go", and "For The Good Times". This album should satisfy the musical ear of many, many people. Anne Murray's voice has matured and has an even more mellow, warm quality to it. So, whether you are a country music fan, a pop music fan, or only class yourself as an Anne Murray fan, you will NOT be disappointed with this album......it's well worth the listening and the keeping.
By the way, the arrangements are wonderfully done and having strings for backup on many of the songs is an extra bonus as they compliment her voice so well. Enjoy!
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