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  • Audio CD (June 28, 2005)
  • Original Release Date: June 28, 2005
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B0009RQSD2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,878 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. I'll Go On Alone
2. I Couldn't Keep From Crying
3. That's All Right
4. I Can't Quit (I've Gone Too Far)
5. Singing The Blues
6. Mister Teardrop
7. Knee Deep In The Blues
8. A White Sport Coat (And A Pink Carnation)
9. The Story Of My Life
10. She Was Only Seventeen (He Was One Year More)
See all 20 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Cigarettes And Coffee Blues
2. Begging To You
3. Ribbon Of Darkness
4. The Cowboy In The Continental Suit
5. Faleena (From El Paso)
6. Tonight Carmen
7. The Shoe Goes On The Other Foot Tonight
8. I Walk Alone
9. You Gave Me A Mountain
10. My Woman, My Woman, My Wife
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Editorial Reviews

These 40 MCA and Columbia classics include 15 #1s: Singing the Blues; Don't Worry; Devil Woman; El Paso; A White Sport Coat (and a Pink Carnation); I'll Go Alone; The Story of My Life; Just Married; Ruby Ann; Begging to You; I Walk Alone; Tonight Carmen , and more!

Customer Reviews

This duo of DVD's is a must for all Marty fans.
William Hatfield
His voice is a wondrous musical instrument that charms and thrills listeners with it's sensitivity and sincerity.
D. F. Corne
Recommend the Marty Robbins Anthology for a good glimpse of a really great singer and song writer.
Claude Villar

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By hyperbolium on September 11, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Robbins' musical legacy is often popularly pinned to his nostalgic song of the West, "El Paso," but over a 30-year recording career he waxed an astounding variety of honky-tonk, pop, blues, rockabilly, and standards. He moved mixed-up his core country and western sounds to jazz, tin-pan alley and Hawaiian influences. It's nearly incomprehensible how one person could sound so at home among the steel twang of honky-tonk ("I'll Go Alone"), hillbilly rock and blues ("That's All Right" "Singing the Blues" "Knee Deep in the Blues" "I Walk Alone"), sophisticated '50s teen ballads ("Mister Teardrop" "A White Sport Coat (And a Pink Carnation)"), and of course his beloved Westerns ("The Hanging Tree" "El Paso" "Big Iron"), but Robbins made it seem effortless.

What's particularly impressive is that Robbins wasn't a chameleon who reinvented himself with the style-of-the-day, he was a renaissance man whose singular style fit different genres with remarkable authority. In isolation, any one of these tracks seems to define Robbins' essence, but taken together, it's clear what a versatile singer and songwriter he was. After conquering the country and pop charts he added a Latin flavor with his 1962 original "Devil Woman" and a bit of New Orleans rock 'n' roll with "Ruby Ann," only to return to his roots with the countrypolitan "Cigarettes and Coffee Blues" and yodeling honky-tonk of "Begging to You." Throughout the '60s he zigzagged back and forth from genre to genre, penning hit originals (including a prequel and post-modern sequel to El Paso, "Faleena (From El Paso)" and "El Paso City," respectively) and cherry-picking songs from up-and-coming songwriters like Gordon Lightfoot.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By S. SMITH on July 6, 2005
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This is a nice way to get most of Marty's highlights throughout his career at a relatively cheap price. The problem with this compilation & the others is that they leave off far too many Top 10 Country hits. For example, where's "It's Your World"? That single went to #3, and it even went to #51 on the Pop charts, yet it's curiously absent here. There are also several Top 100 Pop hits missing. Maybe the folks putting these collections together should look at Joel Whitburn's books now and again! My feeling is that if you're doing an "essential" collection by a country artist, you should include at least all of their Top 10 Country hits & Top 40 Pop hits. Is that too much to ask? I guess it is. Anyway...this is actually a pretty decent set if you enjoy Mr. Robbins' work but don't really care if it's missing some chart hits. But for a completist like me, it's somewhat frustrating. I just hope that some day Sony will get on the ball and do a 4-cd box set with all of his hits & some nice rarities.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jess on August 23, 2006
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Here's a good compilation of Marty Robbins' recordings. Beginning with his Do-Wop 1950's Rock-n-Roll sound, to his famous western ballads, and on up to his work on "Honky Tonk Man". All in all, a very good collection, although there are obviously some songs that could've been provided (for instance, where is "The Chair"?). The sound on this 2-CD set is great, no complaints there. Well worth your money and ear. B+
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JEEP on July 17, 2006
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I can't reccomend this collection enough. The last thing you'll

do is waste your money. The new country cd's are a waste of money. There's only a few songs I don't like on this one. It's

confusing though to have 2 Essential Marty Robbins (One's a Box Set. The other one's not) I have both. I'm only 39 yrs old & I love his music. You won't be dissapointed
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He was one of the true Country-Western singers ~ with the emphasis on Western.
Born in Arizona in 1925 & surrounded by poverty his grandfather told him tales of the Old West.
Robbin's worked odd jobs so he could see Gene Autry Westerns at the Saturday Matinee.
Those South-westerner roots are reflected repeatedly through-out Robbin's extensive career.

This collection starts with Robbin's first charted country single in 1952 ~ 'I'll go on alone'
and contains 32 top ten hits ~ 3 top twenty's & 1 top forty ~
(plus 4 others not on country chart ~ later explained).
The last song of this C.D. ~ Honkytonk man ~ is Robbin's last top ten hit in 1982 ~
he had 3 more song chart through 1983 ~ none made the top 40 & are not here.

Of Robbin's 92 charted singles 81 made the country top 40 ~
36 of those 81 are here ~ which is much of his best known.
But for some who have followed his career you're likely to notice a few of your favorites missing.

Personally I'd rather have had some more hits then these four tracks ~
1. Mr. Teardrop ~ 1956 released for single but didn't chart.
2. You gave me a mountain ~ 1969 album cut from L.P. 'It's a sin'.
3. Ballad of the Alamo ~ 1960 top forty on the pop chart only.
4. Faleena ~ 1966 from the movie El Paso.

Even so ~ this is still one of the best pockets of Marty Robbin's hits available.
All original recordings ~ re-mastered stereo and has excellent sound.
Includes a ten page booklet detailing track information & Robbin's career.
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