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
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.