For a brief period in the early 1970s, Eddy Arnold severed his decades-long association with RCA Records and signed with MGM. This new partnership lasted only four years, culminating in Arnold's return to the RCA fold. While at MGM, Arnold did what most hit makers do when they switch labels: he re-recorded all his hits. MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS includes 11 of these re-recordings, plus two singles Arnold first recorded for MGM ("Oh, Oh I'm Falling In Love Again" and "If The Whole World Stopped Lovin'").
The recordings on MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS are well-executed and perfectly adequate, although several veer dangerously close to the "easy listening" category. Regardless, they are no substitute for Arnold's earlier classic takes on these songs. To find these, invest in a copy of THE ESSENTIAL EDDY ARNOLD. Those looking for Arnold's earliest, more countrified hits should consider EARLY HITS OF THE TENNESSEE PLOWBOY.