Mostly taken from '70s and '80s country hits, Classic Country Love Songs is another cover album from Madacy records' house band, the Countdown Singers. These 20 songs are covered by Madacy's session musicians quite well, with several sounding almost exactly like the original. The only problem is that many of these songs are already quite dated and have lost much of their original appeal through the years. Of course, there will always be fans of this time period in the genre, but country music made some drastic changes in the late '80s/early '90s that has dated much of this material. Plus, the point of the Countdown Singers is to provide an inexpensive way to collect these songs together, but most of these songs are old enough to be quite available on most budget collections already. This album is a failure, but not for any other reason except the source material is completely wrong for the concept of the Countdown Singers. In their defense, they really do work well with country music, but with so many other collections offering the original renditions, this simply cannot be recommended.
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AllMusic Review by Bradley Torreano
Track Listing - Disc 1
Track Listing - Disc 2