Don't take the title of Walkin' After Midnight: The Very Best of Patsy Cline too literally, because the disc is not a hits compilation. Instead, it's a collection of 24 songs she recorded for 4 Star Music before she had her breakthrough hit, "Walkin' After Midnight." That single is included here, along with covers of familiar country hits from that era, plus a number of lesser-known country tunes. The material may be a little uneven, but throughout it all, Cline's voice shines. Furthermore, the collection earns points for offering a generous number of lesser-known recordings which aren't always that easy to acquire on CD. As long as you're not expecting a hits package and you're a dedicated fan, Walkin' After Midnight is a good disc to have.
AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine