Conway Twitty

Country Music Legends [RCR]

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This double-CD entry in the COUNTRY MUSIC LEGENDS series makes it clear--if it was ever in doubt--that Conway Twitty was one of the foremost exponents of the sophisticated, melodramatic country ballad. Featuring 20 songs, including "It's Only Make Believe," which was also a big hit for Elvis Presley, and his duet with Loretta Lynn, "As Soon As I Hang Up the Phone," this collection has tear-jerkers galore, notably "Linda on My Mind," "I Hurt Her More Than She Loves Me," and "The Games Daddies Play." But the set isn't all melancholy balladry--a particular highlight here is the racy "You've Never Been This Far Before," a riveting cheating song that was also one of Twitty's biggest country hits.

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