- Number of Discs: 2
- Released: April 30, 2001
- Originally Released: 2004
- Label: Collector's Choice
Tracks on Disc 1:
- 1.Goin' Steady
- 2.I Can't Wait (For The Sun To Go Down)
- 3.A Place For Girls Like You
- 4.If You Ain't Lovin' (You Ain't Livin')
- 5.Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young
- 6.Forgive Me, Dear
- 7.All Right
- 8.Go Back You Fool
- 9.It's A Great Life (If You Don't Weaken)
- 10.For The Love Of A Woman Like You
- 11.You're Still Mine
- 12.I've Got Five Dollars And It's Saturday Night
- 13.Sweet Dreams
- 14.Until I Met You
- 15.Turn Her Down
- 16.I'll Be Satisfied With Love
- 17.I Miss You Already (And You're Not Even Gone)
- 18.I'm Gonna Live Some Before I Die
- 19.The Shrine Of St. Cecilia
- 20.Love Has Finally Come My Way
- 21.Alone With You
Tracks on Disc 2:
- 1.Everytime I'm Kissing You
- 2.That's The Way I Feel
- 3.I Hate Myself
- 4.A Long Time Ago
- 5.Last Night At A Party
- 6.That's The Way It's Gotta Be
- 7.Country Girl
- 8.I Hear You Talkin'
- 10.Face To The Wall
- 11.Your Old Used To Be
- 12.There's Not Any Like You Left
- 13.Forget The Past
- 14.A World So Full Of Love
- 15.Hello Walls
- 18.Three Days
- 19.The Comeback
- 20.Down By The River
Personnel includes: Faron Young (vocals, guitar); The Hubert Long Choir, The Jordanaires.
Includes liner notes by Colin Escott.
Liner Note Author: Colin Escott.
This is a truly excellent double-disc collection by one of the great, unjustly overlooked honky-tonkers. From his first hit, "Goin' Steady," in 1952, to "The Comeback" 10 years later, Faron Young recorded a steady stream of singles for Capitol, most of which reached the country charts, making Young a superstar. Despite a deep debt to Hank Williams ("Goin' Steady," though credited to Young, is actually a Williams song; Williams gave it to Young after stealing his girlfriend), Young stakes his claim to the genre with a half-hillbilly/half-pop singing style and a masterful command of his material.
All of Young's biggest hits are here, including the impossibly catchy "Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young," Young's self-penned "All Right," the jaunty "Alone with You," the Elvis-inspired "Country Girl," and his timeless take on Willie Nelson's "Hello Walls" (Young was one of the first to record Nelson's work). Though cleaner and more commercial than some of the raw-edged honky-tonk that preceded him (and that followed him in later roots revivals), Young's performances are of a remarkably high caliber, making this set an essential addition to any traditional-country library.