- Released: October 21, 2003
- Label: RCA
- 1.What Is Life Without Love?
- 2.I'll Hold You in My Heart (Till I Can Hold You in My Arms)
- 4.Bouquet of Roses
- 5.Just a Little Lovin' (Will Go a Long Way)
- 6.One Kiss Too Many
- 7.I'm Throwing Rice
- 8.Kentucky Waltz
- 9.I Wanna Play House With You
- 10.Somebody's Been Beatin' My Time
- 11.I Really Don't Want to Know
- 12.Cattle Call
- 13.Just Call Me Lonesome
- 14.Trouble in Mind
- 15.What's He Doing in My World
- 16.Make the World Go Away
- 17.I Want to Go With You
- 18.The Tip of My Fingers
- 19.Somebody Like Me
- 20.Turn the World Around
Producers: Chet Atkins, Steve Sholes, Charles Grean.
Compilation producer: Rob Santos.
Recorded between 1946 & 1967. Includes liner notes by Rich Kienzle.
Liner Note Author: Rich Kienzle.
Recording information: 03/20/1946-04/24/1967.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Eddy Arnold; Tennessee Plowboy & His Guitar; Eddy Arnold & His Tennessee Plowboys; Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra; Hugo Winterhalter.
Arranger: Bill Walker .
Another chapter in it the BMG Heritage "Ultimate" series, the Eddy Arnold volume has virtually everything any "common" fan, or mid-level country music historian, would ever want on a single disc. Twenty Top Three singles covering 21 years of Arnold's tenure with RCA are compiled here with completely remastered sound. From "What Is Life Without Love," which topped the country charts in 1946, to "I Wanna Play House with You" in 1951, to "Make the World Go Away" in 1965, and beyond, they are all here. Liner notes were written by Rich Kienzle and added to by Chet Atkins. For anyone curious about Arnold -- and there is a lot to be curious about -- this is an awesome place to start. ~ Thom Jurek