- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 2004
- Label: Collectables Records
- Original Album #1: RCA Camden CAL-741
- Original Album #2: RCA Camden CAL-798
Description by OLDIES.com:
This 22-track audio CD contains two Eddy Arnold albums originally released on the RCA Victor budget label Camden.
- 1. Cuddle Buggin' Baby
- 2. Chained To A Memory
- 3. Take Me In Your Arms And Hold Me
- 4. You Know How Talk Gets Around
- 5. The Echo Of Your Footsteps
- 6. There's Been A Change In Me
- 7. There's Not A Thing (I Wouldn't Do For You)
- 8. Many Tears Ago
- 9. Easy Rockin' Chair
- 10. To My Sorrow
- 11. Eddy's Song
- 12. Roll Along Kentucky Moon
- 13. There's No Wings On My Angel
- 14. When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
- 15. Condemned Without Trial
- 16. Why Should I Cry?
- 17. Chip Off The Old Block
- 18. The Day You Left Me
- 19. I'm A Good Boy
- 20. The Worst Night Of My Life
- 21. One Kiss Too Many
- 22. Kentucky Waltz
2 LPs on 1 CD: COUNTRY SONGS I LOVE TO SING (1963)/ EDDY'S SONGS (1964).
In the early to mid-'60s, country crooner Eddy Arnold released Country Songs I Love to Sing, a collection apparently gleaned from his late-'40s to early-'50s work, and Eddy's Songs, another group of country songs with unidentified origins. Although Collectables' 2004 reissue of both albums as a single package doesn't mesh perfectly, it's doubtful that a country fan will give a flip. Despite Arnold's rep as a somewhat popular crooner, the use of fiddles and steel guitar on both albums identifies him as solid country. The best material here comes from Country Songs I Love to Sing, an album that convinces the listener that yes, he really does love to sing these songs. Of course, certain pieces like "Cuddle Buggin' Baby" are hopelessly outdated, though perhaps more entertaining for their sheer silliness. The pure joy, though, is Arnold's fine vocal delivery backed by heavy steel guitar on oldies like "Chained to a Memory" and "Many Tears Ago." The material on Eddy's Songs suffers in comparison, leading to the suspicion that it was actually recorded in the '60s, a dozen years after Country Songs I Love to Sing. Nonetheless, Eddy's Songs, when compared to contemporary country, sounds like the real deal. An enjoyable package from a fine country artist. ~ Ronnie D. Lankford Jr.