No group of the first rock & roll era harmonized quite like the Everly Brothers; inspired by the close harmonies of great sibling country acts like the Louvin Brothers and the Stanley Brothers, Don and Phil Everly took that sound and adapted it to pop music, giving it a new and lively touch without robbing their songs of their emotional power. While the Everly Brothers cut plenty of upbeat rock & roll tunes, their style strongly lent itself to romantic numbers, and Love Songs features 20 memorable songs that celebrate the joys of togetherness and the agony of heartache. Most of the selections are drawn from the duo's early years with Cadence Records, though a smattering of later-period hits are also included. Selections include "All I Have to Do Is Dream," "Crying in the Rain," "Devoted to You," "(Til) I Kissed You," "Maybe Tomorrow," "Walk Right Back," and many more.
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AllMusic Review by Mark Deming