Waylon Jennings

Platinum & Gold Collection

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There are hits on Waylon Jennings' installment of BMG Heritage's Platinum & Gold Collection, some of them quite big, but there are many missing, including "Stop the World (And Let Me Off)," "Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line," "You Can Have Her," "I'm a Ramblin' Man," "Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way," "Bob Wills Is Still the King," "Good Hearted Woman," "Walk on Out of My Mind," "You Ask Me To," "Dreaming My Dreams With You," "The Wurlitzer Prize (I Don't Want to Get Over You)," and "Just to Satisfy You," for starters. Which means that this is not quite the definitive mid-priced sampler that it seems. With singles as good and popular as "Rainy Day Woman," "The Taker," "Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)," "Theme from the Dukes of Hazzard (Good Ol' Boys)," "Cedartown, Georgia," "Are You Ready for the Country," and "Waymore's Blues," this certainly is an enjoyable listen, but it feels more like a Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 (or even Vol. 3) than a Greatest Hits. It doesn't provide the iconic hits it should, which means this should not be used as an introduction. But if it's used as a sampler of some of Waylon's big songs, it's pretty fun.

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