The Patsy Cline Story is a double-record, 24-track collection that Decca released in 1963, shortly after her tragic death. The compilation remains one of the strongest and most thorough retrospectives ever assembled, featuring most of her biggest hits -- "Walking After Midnight," "She's Got You," "Crazy," "I Fall to Pieces," "Sweet Dreams" -- plus a number of lesser-known gems like "Why Can't He Be You" and "Leavin' on Your Mind." The presence of these relatively unfamiliar tracks means that the album gives a more rounded and complete picture of Cline's career than 12 Greatest Hits, even if it isn't as thorough as the subsequent four-disc box set The Patsy Cline Collection. In short, The Patsy Cline Story is the ideal introduction for a listener who wants a little more than the basics, but doesn't want to invest in a box set.
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine