Don Gibson

I Love You So Much It Hurts

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I Love You So Much It Hurts is a ten-song budget album that collects assorted recordings from the early '60s, including Gibson's second hit version of "Sweet Dreams" from 1960. "My Hands Are Tied" and "The Streets of Laredo" date from 1960 as well, and the latter track gives an indication of the album's overall thrust. The budget albums of major country artists in this era usually aimed at broad appeal, and I Love You So Much It Hurts is no exception with country classics like "It Makes No Difference Now," "Foggy River," and "Born to Lose." Gibson's readings of these favorites are surprisingly subdued when compared to his country-pop hits, but his approach is fitting in light of the downcast aura of the aforementioned standards.

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