For many legendary artists, it's difficult to choose what material should be commemorated on a best-of compilation. The tough question inevitably arises, "What does one leave out?" Because Patsy Cline died tragically in an airplane crash at the age of 30, she left behind only about 100 songs. Nonetheless, the compilers of the single-disc DEFINITIVE COLLECTION must have still had to make difficult decisions here, since the genius of Cline was that once she sang a tune, not only did she make it her own, she turned it into an ineradicable hit.
THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION presents many of these chart-toppers, including the classic singles "Walkin' After Midnight," "She's Got You," and "I Fall to Pieces." Of particular note, this album contains Cline's original version of "Walkin' After Midnight," not the 1961 remake that is heard on the ever-popular GREATEST HITS. Of course, Willie Nelson's "Crazy" is also included on this album, as are many other Cline favorites. If you are looking to buy a well-thought-out anthology of Patsy Cline, THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION is the perfect choice.