- Number of Discs: 2
- Released: January 28, 1997
- Originally Released: 1997
- Label: Sony
Rolling Stone - 6/12/97, p.114
"...the intimate drawl of his vocals influenced every country singer who followed in his footsteps....puts this honky-tonk prince in proper perspective..."
Entertainment Weekly - 1/3/97, p.59
"...This two-CD set gives Frizzell, with his chart-whomping honky-tonk, his due by unearthing the alternately heartrending and happy-go-lucky oeuvre of his early-'50s zenith."
- Rating: A
Tracks on Disc 1:
- 1.I Love You A Thousand Ways
- 2.If You've Got The Money I've Got The Time
- 3.Shine, Shave, Shower (It's Saturday)
- 4.Don't Think It Ain't Been Fun, Dear (Cuz It Ain't)
- 5.Look What Thoughts Will Do
- 6.You Want Everything But Me
- 7.I Want To Be With You Always
- 8.Give Me More, More, More (Of Your Kisses)
- 9.How Long Will It Take (To Stop Loving You)
- 10.Always Late (With Your Kisses)
- 11.Mom And Dad's Waltz
- 12.You Can Go On Your Way Now
- 13.Travelin' Blues
- 14.My Rouigh And Rowdy Ways
- 15.Don't Stay Away (Till Love Grows Cold)
- 16.Forever (And Always)
- 17.Lost Love Blues
Tracks on Disc 2:
- 1.I'm An Old, Old Man (Tryin' To Live While I Can)
- 2.I'll Try
- 3.(Honey, Baby, Hurry) Bring Your Sweet Self Back To Me
- 4.All Of Me Loves All Of You
- 5.Run 'Em Off
- 6.I Love You Mostly
- 7.It Gets Late So Early
- 8.Treat Her Right
- 9.Just Can't Live That Fast (Any More)
- 10.Sick, Sober And Sorry
- 11.You're Humbuggin' Me
- 12.Cigarettes And Coffee Blues
- 13.The Long Black Veil
- 14.Forbidden Lovers
- 15.Don't Let Her See Me Cry
- 16.Saginaw Michigan
- 17.She's Gone, Gone, Gone
Includes liner notes by Patrick Carr.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Personnel: Lefty Frizzell (vocals, guitar).
Audio Mixer: Debra Parkinson.
Liner Note Author: Patrick Carr.
Recording information: 07/25/1950-02/10/1965.
Photographer: Michael Ochs.
A lovingly remastered and beautifully packaged 34-track compilation, 1997's LOOK WHAT THOUGHTS WILL DO is possibly the finest of the many Lefty Frizzell greatest hits packages. In large part, this is due to the excellent track selection and sequencing, ranging from early '50s hits like "I Love You a Thousand Ways" and the remarkable "If You've Got the Money, I've Got the Time" to tracks recorded shortly before Frizzell's 1975 death.
Even more impressively, LOOK WHAT THOUGHTS WILL DO also includes seven previously unreleased gems, including the dry "Don't Think it Ain't Been Fun, Dear (Cuz it Ain't)." Those wanting to discover one of country's finest vocalists need look no further. Unlike many Frizzell compilations, LOOK WHAT THOUGHTS WILL DO features the superior original mono mixes of these songs rather than their more familiar, electronically reprocessed stereo counterparts. Three late '50s tracks are, however, in true stereo.