Patsy Cline

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A nice collection of Cline in her (mostly) hard country mode, recorded between 1957 and 1961. Highlights, apart from the familiar "Walkin' After Midnight," include "A Church, A Courtroom and The Goodbye," a divorce song to end all divorce songs, driven by mournful pedal steel guitar and fiddle and featuring the immortal line "I hate the sight of that courtroom/where man made laws push god's laws aside" (sung by Cline with the utmost gravitas); "Gotta Lot of Rhythm in My Soul," a Wanda Jackson-esque number that's as close to rockabilly as Cline ever got; and "Walkin' Dream," with faux Jordannaires harmony probably employed in an early attempt at crossing over to the pop (read teenage) market.

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