Jim Reeves

Yours Sincerely, Jim Reeves

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The insatiable demand for new Jim Reeves product following his death resulted in unusual releases like Yours Sincerely, Jim Reeves. The first side of the album consists of a tape recording Reeves made during a European tour in 1964 when a disc jockey asked him to tell his life story. The track listing gives the impression that the program is mostly music, but the songs typically appear in excerpts when referenced in Reeves' narration. There are a few rarities: a snippet of a 1948 newscast Reeves made in his days as an announcer and two nearly complete songs performed during an early radio broadcast. Side two has Reeves' original recordings of six popular tunes interspersed with brief introductions taken, presumably, from a radio transcription or interview. Reeves' anecdotes about his childhood experiences are interesting, but most listeners will find that Yours Sincerely, Jim Reeves is good for no more than one listen.

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