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  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Columbia
  • ASIN: B0000026RY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #435,909 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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My Mother and I both love Billy Joe Royal.
Barbara Stephens
He has an extremely unique voice that adds such a deep emotion to every song.
Jamie Jeffords
Had the same album on a cassette back in the day!
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 24, 2001
Format: Audio CD
This is simply a transfer of the LP master done when CDs were just getting started. The quality is inferior to other collections and the selection is weaker. Go for the Collectables twofer instead. Much better sound and more cuts.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By majorgsd@aol.com on December 23, 1998
Format: Audio CD
Burned Like A Rocket, I Miss You Already, Old Bridges Burn Slow, Love Has No Right.. just a few super examples of Billy Joe's work. Over 20 years ago, I saw him put on a wonderful performance, to include being appreciative of his audience. Perhaps he needs a better manager to get his talent out in the public and on the air again as he was one of the first really talented cross-over pop/country artists that just hasn't been given the promotion he deserves. His pop & country selections can be easily understood and the majority can easily be danced to. The icing on the cake is that he has written or co-written some of his recordings. The range he commands lends itself to respectible clean verbage. My records and cassetts of his early days were stolen not too long ago and it aggrivates me to have to lose those originals but I am finding the clarity of replacing his work through CD's makes it a little less painless. This Greatest Hits album is a winner. Burned Like A Rocket is my favorite on this CD. I couldn't and don't get enough of it on the radio. If Billy Joe hasn't retired then someone needs to reintroduce him to the new country generation and give his God-given talents a new opportunity for success.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Jamie Jeffords on March 2, 2003
Format: Audio CD
I first heard Billy Joe Royal's "Down in the Boondocks" when my parents were playing LPs one nigh when I was about six. I was hooked from that moment. I have yet to hear a song from Royal that I haven't liked. He has an extremely unique voice that adds such a deep emotion to every song. I'm sure it has to do with his acute stage fright. He really *is* packing in the intense emotion!
This isone of a few CDs that I can put in and play start to finish and usually plat again. The only thing that could make it better is if the song, 'The Hard Times" was on it. Evidently, that was not a nig hit for Royal at any point. Too bad, as it is my all time favorite of his. I have a nasty habit of falling in love with obscure songs that rarely pop up anywhere. It's my curse, I suppose.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Donald Bruce Jones on January 29, 2006
Format: Audio CD
A good collection of Billy Joe's music with one exception. Where is the duet with Donna Fargo? One of the best country duets of all time "Members Only"!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Carol on February 16, 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
The CD was wonderful. I had the tape years ago, and it finally broke from all of the playing time. To hear the music again was delightful.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Barbara Stephens on January 27, 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
My Mother and I both love Billy Joe Royal. His voice is just soothing and the words to his songs are great.
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Format: Audio CD
This BILLY JOE ROYAL CD is actually pretty good, as it contains the ORIGINAL Columbia label recordings of DOWN IN THE BOONDOCKS, CHERRY HILL PARK and the rest. It has some good album cuts like the Gene Pitney sounding HEARTACHES AND TEARDROPS and the Tommy Roe written KING OF FOOLS. He is a very underrated blue-eyed soul singer , and the best example of some of BJR's most soulful songs are the amazing HUSH, YO-YO , I'VE GOT TO BE SOMEBODY and I KNEW YOU WHEN. Packaging is very cheap with no bio or photos, and this is the original record company that he recorded for. But with so many re-recorded versions that he did on cheap budget labels, it's the music that counts. These are the original authentic recordings and don't settle for a cheap re-recorded CD. They're just NOT the same.
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By TINA L BOSTWICK on July 28, 2000
Format: Audio CD
I fell in love with Billy Joe Royal music as a young girl, my mom had his album, which I have now, he put into his music his heart and soul, which make me want to close my eyes and just feel his and hear his most awesome voice. I did get to see him here in my home town of Biloxi,Ms at one of the casinos, with my parents, after leaving his concert we all had this smile in our hearts and on our faces, which I can truley say, I seen one of the best. The reason I am on line I no longer have a record player, and in hope of finding "Billy Joe Royal Down In The Boondocks" on CD. If it is on CD please let me know by email at TLAWCA@aol.com . Thanks and to all you that want to hear an awesome artist I suggest to get it and listen.
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