According to Sony, they'd have you believe that these "all time greatest hits" are somehow all Ray Price original performances. They're not, particularly the older honky tonk material. In fact, all of this material comes from Price's most popular period -- that much is true -- as a country music crooner with a golden voice and a load of strings behind him and a studio band. That doesn't mean this material is in any way second-rate, most of it is awesome stuff. It's simply that the compilers felt that even later recordings such as "Bridge Over Troubled Water," and "Little Green Apples" are of the same stripe with Price's harder early material. It's not. That said, out of these 20 cuts, 12 of them are simply the stuff that made Price a legend.
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AllMusic Review by Thom Jurek