Superb countrypolitan pop by the man who practically invented the format, near the peak of his powers as a singer. Supported by the Anita Kerr Singers, as well as a lush string section, Jim Reeves' rich baritone sounds even more alluring than usual. It was his own song, "I'm Gettin' Better," that became the Top Three country hit (and a crossover chart placement as well) from The Intimate Jim Reeves, but the rest of the repertory includes such pop standards as "Oh, How I Miss You Tonight," "Room Full of Roses," and "Have I Stayed Away Too Long."
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AllMusic Review by Bruce Eder