Recorded between 1956 and 1962. Includes liner notes by Jay Orr.
Many of these tracks originate from radio transcriptions made by Grand Ole Opry engineers for national syndication. LIVE AT THE OPRY collects 12 appearances across the span of the singer's career, beginning with "A Church, A Courtroom, and Then Goodbye," recorded at the Opry in 1956, a year before at Cline's first ever recording session.
Things get progressively more interesting as the collection reaches the early 1960s, when Cline's studio recordings were becoming poppier. The version of "I Fall To Pieces" heard here amounts to a stripped-down version of the tune, with Cline and the Jordanaires singing over bass, brushes, piano, and a few steel guitar fills. Earlier tunes help convey what the excitement was all about when Cline performed her more rocking material live in the late '50s.This collection includes detailed liner notes as well as providing performance dates.