Various Artists

Country Greatest, Vol. 1

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The 12 tracks on Country Greats, Vol. 1 only provide at best adequate representation of these artists. These are re-recorded tracks by Mel McDaniel, Merle Haggard, T. Graham Brown, the Kendalls, Johnny Lee, Bill Anderson, Eddy Raven, Roger Miller, Conway Twitty, Ed Bruce, Lee Greenwood, and Don Gibson. However, unlike some compilations of similar content, these versions sound very close to the originals. While it's obvious the time was taken to copy the original hits note for note, an occasional bassline or vocal nuance skews the arrangement. This is a decent bargain bin find, but the originals aren't that hard to track down, so stick with those.

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