Pat Boone

A Date with Pat Boone

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A Steady Date with Pat Boone is a seemingly random collection of his recordings from the '50s and early '60s. "Long Tall Sally" and "Blue Suede Shoes" sit alongside such pop fare as "Three Coins in the Fountain" and "Personality," which makes for a jarring listening experience that could have been minimized with better sequencing. Boone made many wonderful recordings during this period, but A Date with Pat Boone dwells on the obscure and mediocre. Highlights include "Friendly Persuasion" and a version of "Running Bear," but overall this is a poorly chosen selection that bypasses his best work.

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