Look What Thoughts Will Do

January 28, 1997 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: January 28, 1997
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Columbia/Legacy
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  • Total Length: 1:27:44
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  • ASIN: B00138KGL6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #72,072 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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The liner notes are a good read, also.
J. Cheely
One of the pioneers of country and he left a tremendous legacy of music for the generations.
NMoore
Sound quality is excellent throughout, crisp and clean.
James W. Durney

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By N. Dorward on January 16, 2001
Format: Audio CD
I've only recently been listening seriously to country music, so I actually came to this collection backwards, by hearing fine covers of Frizzell tunes (e.g. Iris DeMent's lovely take on "Mom and Dad's Waltz" on her _My Life_). It's one of Columbia's most impressive compilation efforts, & should be enough to turn the head of anyone previously unfamiliar with Frizzell's music. (Columbia has not always been so good about reissues and compilations; they have, for instance, often habitually substituted alternate takes for the originals, a practice that damages their _Essential Bob Wills_ collection & has also on occasion affected albums by Miles Davis, Bill Monroe, Mingus and Ellington. Mercifully they haven't messed around with the music here.) The focus here is mostly on Lefty's early 1950s sides, recorded before the familiar twin devils struck: too much fame too fast, followed by the inevitable bewildering loss of popularity as the decade came to an end and traditional country music lost ground to rock (you can hear him make attempts to modernize his sound in reaction in the last few tracks here--one even has a saxophone solo).
Frizzell's music is most remarkable for two things: first, his lovely voice, its gentle bends and slurs remarkably expressive, almost mesmerizing. It's an unusually intimate sound--singing that seems always to be verging on speech--and it gives many of the songs the flavour of an internal monologue or a confession. The number of singers who copied Frizzell's approach must be countless. Secondly, his abilities as a writer and as an interpreter are second to none, encompassing everything from the bright "If You've Got the Money...
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Bob Martinez on April 1, 2002
Format: Audio CD
I don't understand the bad reviews on this CD. The sound is very good, and it represents every major hit Lefty ever had. This is honky tonk music at its best. My favorites: I Want To Be With You Always, Always Late, Mom and Dad's Waltz, and Cigarettes and Coffee Blues. His major period from 1950-55 is well represented with every hit and a scattering of good hits from 1955-65. The only omission I wish was on here is "My Baby's Just Like Money, which was the flip side to I Want To Be With You Always. 34 hits,nicely packaged with dates etc. and a wonderful documentation of one of the giants of the 20th Century. It's the only Lefty Frizell CD you' d need unless you're a fanatic.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By James W. Durney TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 19, 2006
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Lefty is one of the great honky tonkers and this set showcases his talents. If you like his music, this is the set to buy. All the major hits and most of his standards are presented in this two CD set. Sound quality is excellent throughout, crisp and clean. It is great fun to put this on, listen and remember those days when this music was not mainstream and did not try to be.

Long Black Viel was taken to the top by others but no one sings it like this. This is a must have set for your collection.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jess on April 2, 2006
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There's noone like Lefty. Never was, never will be. Fortunately, here's a 2 CD collection covering the biggest of Lefty's Hits, in their original form. All of his biggest numbers are here, and there's quite a few less-known songs here, as well. All of them are signature Lefty and they're all sure to please. No real complaints, although a better set of liner notes would be appreciated; but for the affordability of this set, I really cannot complain. Well worth your money.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Angelina Smith on November 2, 2005
Format: Audio CD
I was young when Lefty Frizzell was at his best but I had an older brother who was in a country-rock band and he thought Lefty was a great talent for both his song writing and performing. Now that I am old enough to appreciate honky tonk music I understand that my brother was right. This CD surpassed my expectations and I would recommend it to anyone who likes original country music.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Wbondjr@aol.com on January 29, 1999
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Everyone talks about Hank, but, after listenting to this collection of songs you have to admit that Lefty was right up there with ole Hank. His smooth delivery and exceptional song writing skills are on full display in this album. From "If You've Got the Money I've Got the Time" to the haunting "Long Black Veil" his singing talent is fully exposed. A true American original.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Ronald George Reagan on November 9, 2000
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Once again, I have to complain about the way American record companies treat their material. Neither disc in this set runs full length with both clocking at less than 50 minutes. This could've either have been reduced down to one CD (as the RCA essential series) or expanded with lesser known (but still worthy) cuts such as "Out of You", "There's No Food In This House" & "Watermelon Time In Georgia". When Bear Family can come up with a 12 disc set that all CD's run full-length, it's pitiful that the best Sony can do for Lefty is a two CD set with neither CD running full length.
What's here is presented in a clean, re-mastered version. It does serve as a decent sampler and/or intro to one of the greats of country music, but casual fans aren't going to want to pay the price for a two CD set to get introduced to his music and serious fans will have most of this already which essentially leaves "Essential" without an audience.
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