- Number of Discs: 16
- Released: July 1, 1994
- Label: Bear Family
DISC 10: Where Does A Broken Heart Go?; Pride Goes Before A Fall; Little Ole You; I'm Gonna Change Everything; Welcome TO My World; Tahiti; Bolandse Nooient Jie; Ek Verlang Na Jou; Die Ou Kalahari; I Love You Because; Roses Are Red (My Love); Just Out Of Reach; Memories Are Made Of This; Stand In; After Loving You; One That Got Away, The; I'd Fight The World; Waltzing On Top Of The World; When You Are Gone; Once Upon A Time; O Little Town Of Bethlehem; An Old Christmas Card; Silent Night; Mary's Little Boy Child; Oh Come All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles); White Christmas; Jingel Bells; Merry Christmas Polka, The; Blue Christmas; Senor Santa Claus; C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S.
DISC 11: Dear Doer In Die Bosveld; Ding Dong; Draf Maar Aan Ou Ryperd; Die Blonde Matroos; Jy Is My Liefling; In Die Skadu Van Ou Tafelberg; Sarie Marais; Geboorteplasie; Net 'N Stille Uurt Jie; Nooient Jie Van Die Ou Transvaal; Verre Land; My Blinde Hart; Good Morning Self; Is This Me?; Missing Angel; Teardrops On The Rocks; Heartbreak In Silhouette; Auf Wiedersehen Sweetheart; Golden Memories And Silver Tears; Blue Canadian Rockies; White Cliffs Of Dover, The; Guilty; Hawaiian Wedding Song, The; True; Old Kalahari, The; I'm Crying Again; Tabiti; You Are My Love.
DISC 12: Lonely Music; There's A Heartache Following Me; You Kept Me Awake Last Night; Talking Walls, The; Before i Died; Little Ole Dime; Bottle, Take Effect; World You Left Behind, The; I've Enjoyed As Much Of This As I Can Stand; Don't Let Me Cross Over; From A Jack To A King; Silver Bells; Born To Be Lucky; Kimberley Jim; Could I Be Falling In Love; Search Is Ended, The; Stike It Rich; I Grew Up; Diamonds In The Sand; Stranger's Just A Friend, A;
Roving Gambler; Dolly With The Dimpled Knees; Nickel Piece Of Candy, A; Love Is No Excuse; Look Who's Talking.
DISC 13: Mexicali Rose Carolina Moon; Moon River; When I Lost You; It's Only A Paper Moon; Roses; There's A New Moon Over My Shoulder; One Dozen Roses; Moonlight And Roses; What's In It For Me; Rosa Rio; Oh What It Seemed To Be; I Guess I'm Crazy; Angels Don't Lie; Not Until The Next Time; I Won't Come In While He's There; This Is It; Make The World Go Away; There's That Smile Again; You'll Never Know; Is It Really Over?; I Can't Stop Loving You; In The Misty Moonlight; Missing You; Maureen.
DISC 14: Distant Drums Blue Side Of Lonesome; Storm, The; Trying To Forget; I Heard A Heart Break Last Night; That's When I See The Blues; When Two Worlds Collide; Nobody's Fool; Gypsy Feet; Writing's On The Wall, The; Am I That Easy To Forget; I'd Fight That World; You Belong To Me; You'll Never Know; I Love You Because; It's Nothin' To Me; Little Ole Dime; You're The Only Good Thing; Don't Let Me Cross Over; Oh, How I Miss You Tonight; Take Me In Your Arms And Hold Me; There's Always Me; Have You Ever Been Lonely; I Fall To Pieces; Jim Reeves Medley, The; Image Of Me, The.
DISC 15: My Mary When Did You Leave Heaven?; Christmas Alone; Once Upon A Time; God Be With You; Jesus Is Calling; Wagonload Of Love (1); Letter Edged In Black, The; Chicken Hearted; I've Never Been So Blue; My Heart's Like A Welcome Mat; Teardrops Of Regret; I Could Cry; You're The Sweetest Thing; Wagonload Of Love (2); Whispering Willow; I'll Tell The World I Love You; Girl I Left Behind, The; Chittlin' Blues; Dissatified; Penny For Your Thoughts, A; Near The Cross; Humpty Dumpty Heart; Naughty Angeline; Got You On My Mind; You Belong To Me; Take Me In Your Arms And Hold Me; Tijuana; Yonder Comes A Sucker; Mary Carter Paint (1); Mary Carter Paint (2); Mary Carter Paint (Instrumental)(3); Mary Carter Paint (4).
DISC 16: Distant Drums The Storm; Trying To Forget; Nobody's Fool; Gypsy Feet; Writing's On The Wall, The; I'm Glad You're Better; Please Forgive; Right Words; One Little Rose; I'd Rather Not Know; Ballad Of 96; Lonesome Waltz; Your Wedding; Read This Letter; I Let The World Pass Me By; Send Me Back My Love; My Hnads Are Clean; Crying In My Sleep; Deep Dark Water; Before You Came Along; Crying Is My Favorite Mood; He Will; Make Me Wonderful In Her Eyes; Beyond The Clouds.
WELCOME TO MY WORLD is exactly the sort of staggeringly huge box set that made the Bear Family label's stellar reputation. This 16-disc set features, in chronological order, every studio track Jim Reeves recorded between his first sessions for the tiny Texas label Macy in 1949 to his death in July 1964. The chronology factor is important here, because it allows the listener to put all of Reeves's songs in their proper context.
Amazingly, although Reeves's career was cut short by a plane crash, producer Chet Atkins had recorded so much material with him between '55 and '64 that Reeves was still having country hits in the US and England (where he was perhaps country's biggest star) until 1984. These somewhat controversial singles were overdubbed by Atkins after Reeves's death to keep them current with country music trends; disc 13 contains all of these altered recordings. From the early honky-tonk sides recorded for various indie labels to the mature ballad material that created the Nashville Sound, it quite literally is all here, including unreleased alternate takes, two full discs of demos, and a book-length set of photos and liner notes.