Patsy Cline / Loretta Lynn

On Tour No. 1

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Loretta Lynn and Patsy Cline had much in common. They were both titans in country music, they were both produced by Owen Bradley, and they both were the preeminent female country vocalists of their time. However, they did not tour together in their prime, no matter what the title of MCA Special Products' Loretta Lynn & Patsy Cline On Tour #1 may indicate. The "On Tour" section of the title should only be seen as an indication that the enclosed recordings were cut in concert, not the studio. That said, the compilation is actually fairly entertaining as it alternates between classics from Patsy ("Walking After Midnight," "Sweet Dreams," "I Fall to Pieces," "She's Got You," "Heartaches") and Loretta ("The Other Woman," "Success," "Wine Women & Song," "I'm a Honky Tonk Girl," "Blue Kentucky Girl"). These aren't necessarily the best versions either artist recorded, but the end result is considerably more enjoyable than the average budget-line disc.

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