The Everly Brothers

I Wonder If I Care as Much

Composed by Don Everly / Phil Everly

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Originally cut by the Everlys in the late '50s, the duo re-recorded this fabulous song for their Roots album. Recasting the country classic in a modern, neo-psychedelic framework, it worked like a charm. The atmosphere on this version is almost too similar to the Hollies' version of "The Air That I Breathe." Updating old songs is often thought to be a step backward, but for the Roots project, it fit like a glove.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
The Everly Brothers [Cadence] 1958 Ace 2:14
No Image 1962
Sing Great Country Hits 1963 Collectors' Choice Music 0:00
Roots 1968 Warner Archives / Warner Bros. 2:59
No Image 1971 Barnaby
No Image 1984 Ace
All They Had to Do Was Dream 1985 Rhino 2:24
Cadence Classics: Their 20 Greatest Hits 1986 Rhino 2:16
Greatest Recordings 1986 Ace 2:14
Classic Everly Brothers 1992 Bear Family Records 2:21
Walk Right Back: The Everly Brothers on Warner Bros. 1993 Warner Archives 2:57
Fabulous Flips 1993
Various Artists
Ace 2:14
All I Have to Do is Dream [Delta] 1994 Laserlight / Delta Distribution 2:13
Heartaches & Harmonies [Box Set] 1994 Rhino 2:58
No Image 1994 GSC
Original British Singles 1995 Ace 2:14
The Best of the Everly Brothers 1957-1960 1995 Music Club Records
Essential Collection [Delta] 1996 Laserlight 2:13
Golden Classics: 20 Original Cadence Recordings 1996 Masters Intercontinental 2:13
This Is the Everly Brothers: 16 of Their Greatest Hits 1997 Music Club Records 0:00
EP Collection 1997 See For Miles Records 2:14
The Very Best of the Everly Brothers [Crimson] 1998 Crimson Productions 2:11
Brothers in Rhythm 1998 Recall (UK)
Wake Up Little Susie: The Best of the Everly Brothers 1998 Delta Distribution 2:13
20 Great Love Songs 2000 Disky 2:13
Devoted to You: Love Songs 2000 Varèse Vintage / Varese 2:15
Collector's Edition [Two Disc] 2000 Madacy 2:16
Greatest Hits [Delta] 2000 Delta Distribution 2:13
Story [EMI Plus] 2000 EMI Music Distribution 2:11
Wake Up, Little Suzie [Delta] 2000 Delta Distribution 2:12
The Complete Cadence Recordings: 1957-1960 2001 Varese 2:17
The Ultimate Collection 2002 Madacy 2:16
The Definitive Everly Brothers 2002 WEA International 2:15
The Essential Cadence Singles 2003 Varèse Sarabande 2:17
Hall of Fame 2003 Laserlight 2:13
The Trip: Curated by Jarvis Cocker & Steve Mackey 2006
Various Artists
Family Recordings 2:50
Purely...Everly Brothers 2011 Delta Leisure Group 2:14
Long Play Collection 2012 Goldies 2:13
Walk Right Back: The Singles Collection, 1956-1962 2016 Hoo Doo Records 2:13
Greatest and Original Hits 2017 10Ten Media
No Image Arista
No Image Ace
No Image Barnaby 2:09
No Image Ace