Eddy Arnold There's Been a Change in Me (1951-1955) (7-CD Box Set)

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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 7
  • Released: December 9, 2008
  • Label: Bear Family

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Tennessee Hillbilly Ghost
  • 2.Rollin' And Tossin'
  • 3.I Wanna Play House With You
  • 4.Call Her Your Sweetheart
  • 5.He Knows
  • 6.Puppy Love
  • 7.I Wish I Knew
  • 8.Heart Strings
  • 9.Bundle Of Southern Sunshine
  • 10.When You And I Were Young, Maggie
  • 11.A Sinner's Prayer
  • 12.I Wanna Play House With You
  • 13.Roll Along Kentucky Moon
  • 14.Trouble In Mind
  • 15.When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
  • 16.No One Will Ever Know
  • 17.Wild Flower
  • 18.White Azaleas
  • 19.I'll Still Belong To You
  • 20.Somebody's Been Beating My Time
  • 21.That Little Boy Of Mine
  • 22.Open Thy Merciful Arms
  • 23.The Old Rugged Cross
  • 24.Have Thine Own Way, Lord
  • 25.Take My Hand, Precious Lord

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Anything That's Part Of You
  • 2.Easy On The Eyes
  • 3.This Is The Thanks I Get (For Loving You)
  • 4.That's What Love Is All About
  • 5.Someone Calls Me Daddy
  • 6.(Don't Ever Take The) Ribbons From Your Hair
  • 7.A Full Time Job
  • 8.Shepherd Of My Heart
  • 9.You Gotta Be Mine
  • 10.Puppy Love
  • 11.I'll Do As Much For You Someday
  • 12.Have Thine Own Way, Lord
  • 13.My Desire
  • 14.When I've Done My Best
  • 15.I Want To Thank You Lord
  • 16.Smokey The Bear
  • 17.Horace The Horse
  • 18.I'd Trade All Of My Tomorrows
  • 19.Older And Bolder
  • 20.Lovin' Up A Storm
  • 21.The Missouri Waltz
  • 22.Condemned Without Trial
  • 23.You Always Hurt The One You Love
  • 24.Moonlight And Roses
  • 25.I'm Waiting For Ships That Never Come In
  • 26.The Old Rugged Cross
  • 27.Have Thine Own Way, Lord
  • 28.Someday, Somewhere
  • 29.Today (Evening Song)

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.Angry
  • 2.I Got Bad News For You
  • 3.When Your Hair Has Turned To Silver
  • 4.I'm Gonna Lock My Heart (And Throw Away The Key)
  • 5.Ready, Willing And Able
  • 6.I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter
  • 7.Eddy's Song
  • 8.This Is The Thanks I Get (For Loving You)
  • 9.If I Never Get To Heaven
  • 10.Your Left Over Kisses
  • 11.How's The World Treating You
  • 12.Free Home Demonstration
  • 13.A Second Fling
  • 14.Mama, Come Get Your Baby Boy
  • 15.I Really Don't Want To Know
  • 16.I'll Never Get Over You
  • 17.My Everything
  • 18.Unfaithful Love
  • 19.It Is No Secret (What God Can Do)
  • 20.Crying In The Chapel
  • 21.Beyond The Sunset
  • 22.I Really Don't Want To Know
  • 23.Whispering Hope
  • 24.The Chapel On The Hill
  • 25.This Is The Thanks I Get (For Loving You)
  • 26.I Was Foolish When I Fell In Love With You
  • 27.Through A Stranger's Eyes
  • 28.My Everything

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.The Chapel On The Hill
  • 2.Robe Of Calvary
  • 3.Prayer
  • 4.I Called On The Master
  • 5.'Twas The Dawn Of A Beautiful Day
  • 6.When It's Round-Up Time In Heaven
  • 7.The Touch Of God's Hand
  • 8.Just Call Me Lonesome
  • 9.Hep Cat Baby
  • 10.The Mills Of The Gods
  • 11.A Dozen Hearts
  • 12.When You Said Goodbye
  • 13.Hep Cat Baby
  • 14.If She Will
  • 15.Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young
  • 16.This Is The Thanks I Get (For Loving You)
  • 17.When You Said Goodbye
  • 18.No One To Cry To
  • 19.Shame On You
  • 20.Cold Cold Heart
  • 21.So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed
  • 22.I Love You So Much It Hurts
  • 23.Christmas Can't Be Far Away
  • 24.Someday (You'll Want Me To Want You)
  • 25.Sittin' On Santa Claus' Lap
  • 26.Slow Poke

Tracks on Disc 5:

  • 1.You Can't Be True Dear
  • 2.(Now And Then, There's) A Fool Such As I
  • 3.Tennessee Waltz
  • 4.Do You Miss Me
  • 5.Don't Forget
  • 6.I've Been Thinking
  • 7.I Always Have Someone To Turn To
  • 8.I Wouldn't Know Where To Begin
  • 9.I'm Your Private Santa Claus
  • 10.I Don't Hurt Anymore
  • 11.(Gonna Get Myself A) Brand New Sandman
  • 12.Two Kinds Of Love
  • 13.In Time
  • 14.Each Time You Leave
  • 15.It Took A Miracle
  • 16.A Present For Santa Claus
  • 17.The Horse In Striped Pajamas
  • 18.Why Daddy?
  • 19.Unchained Melody
  • 20.His Hands
  • 21.Silver Moon
  • 22.Making Believe

Tracks on Disc 6:

  • 1.The Cattle Call
  • 2.The Richest Man
  • 3.The Kentuckian Song
  • 4.I Walked Alone Last Night
  • 5.Home On The Range
  • 6.Wanderin'
  • 7.On Top Of Old Smokey
  • 8.Sweet Betsy From Pike
  • 9.The Lonesome Road
  • 10.The Wayfaring Stranger
  • 11.Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
  • 12.Barbara Allen
  • 13.Across The Wide Missouri
  • 14.Down In The Valley
  • 15.Red River Valley
  • 16.I Gave My Love A Cherry
  • 17.Careless Love
  • 18.The Rovin' Gambler
  • 19.If She Will
  • 20.That Do Make It Nice
  • 21.I'll Be Satisfied
  • 22.I'll Be Satisfied
  • 23.Do You Know Where God Lives?
  • 24.Bayou Lullaby
  • 25.You Don't Know Me

Tracks on Disc 7:

  • 1.Puppy Love
  • 2.Heart Strings
  • 3.Bundle Of Southern Sunshine
  • 4.Trouble In Mind
  • 5.Trouble In Mind
  • 6.Wild Flower
  • 7.I'll Still Belong To You
  • 8.Somebody's Been Beating My Time
  • 9.Have Thine Own Way, Lord
  • 10.This Is The Thanks I Get (For Loving You)
  • 11.This Is The Thanks I Get (For Loving You)

Product Description:

Personnel: Eddy Arnold (vocals, guitar); Douglas Kirkham, Dorothy Ann Dillard, Jack Brown, Betty McCormick, David Vogel, Keith Booth, Ralph Nyland, Merrill Ostrus, Marilyn Palmer, Sylvia Textor, Robert Spiro, William Guilford Wright, Jr., Lillian Clark, Marcia Neil, Anita Kerr, Lois Winter, Louis Dean Nunley, Millie Kirkham, Jimmy Leyden, Brock Speer (vocals); Al Chernet (guitar, banjo); Danny Perri, Jack Shook, Allan Hanlon, James Ulysis 'Guy' Willis, Tony Gottuso, Louise Innes (guitar); Walter L. Garland (electric guitar, banjo); Chet Atkins, George Barnes, Harold Bradley (electric guitar); Ivan Leroy 'Little Roy' Wiggins (steel guitar); Harry Glickman, Lillian Hunt, Howard Carpenter, Wilda Tinsley, Irving Finkstein, Ed Stover, Joyce McIlvaiin, Ovid Collins, Maurice Golodner, Seymour Miroff, Felix Orlewitz, Sylvan Shulman, Maurice Wilk, Maurice Hershaft, David Novales (violin); C. R. 'Skeeter' Willis (fiddle); Samuel Persoff, Jules Whiteman, John W. Kline, George Brown , Howard Kay (viola); Milton Prinz, Thomas D. Thomas, Lucien Schmit, Martin Lake (cello); Henry Ross, Bernard Kaufman, Harold Feldman (saxophone); Arthur Berv, Walden Wilber, John Rossi (French horn); Marvin H. Hughes (piano, celesta, organ); Cy Levitan, John Guarniori, J. Vic Willis, "Papa" John Gordy (piano); Marty Gold (celesta, organ); Eddie Litvin (organ); Jack Saunders, Phil Kraus (vibraphone, drums); James Burks (vibraphone); Bob L. Moore, Sam Hollingsworth, R. 'Chuck' Wright, Ernie Newton, George Duvivier, Frank Carroll, Charles Randolph Grean (bass instrument); Polk Moore, Walter Lenk, Terry Snyder, Clifford Leeman, Farris Coursey (drums).
Arranger: Larry Wilcox.
Eddy Arnold's approach to country and his rich, expressive baritone voice always seemed closer to pop singers like Bing Crosby and Perry Como than it did to more rustic country stars like Hank Snow and Ernest Tubb, and he worked with pop songwriters out of New York as much or more than he used Nashville ones. His approach reaped dividends, certainly, and he charted countless hits in an a truly astounding seven-decade career, and if he was never fully embraced by the public as a pop singer, he brought a kind of urbane dignity and grace to country music in the bargain, prefiguring the so-called Nashville countrypolitan sound as early as 1955. This expansive seven-disc, 166-track box charts Arnold's RCA Victor years from 1951 to 1955, and it reveals a fascinating transformation from Arnold's early tenure as a hillbilly singer to his later stance as the man who melted country and pop together into what was essentially a whole new musical form. The early stuff here, like the opening track "Tennessee Hillbilly Ghost," is surprisingly sturdy and energetic, and shows that Arnold could have easily made a successful career out of the rustic material that most country singers turned to, but he was really after something else, and possessing a near faultless ear for a good song, he went in an entirely different direction, and by the time he recorded songs like "I Walked Alone Last Night," with its beautiful string ensemble backing, he was just a sweater or two away from being Perry Como. Still, Arnold never completely turned his back on Nashville, keeping his home base there, and he continued to record songs like Floyd Tillman's "I Love You So Much It Hurts" and Merle Travis' lovely "Bayou Lullaby," giving them a kind of easy and sincere smoothness. He also foresaw the urban folk revival in 1955 when he released a wonderful album of traditional material, and his beautifully orchestrated and elegantly dressed up re-imagining of folk classics like "The Wayfaring Stranger," which is included here, are among his finest tracks. Also worth noting are Arnold's versions of the slow waltz "I Wish I Knew," "(Now and Then, There's) A Fool Such as I," the organ-laced "You Always Hurt the One You Love" and Tommy Dilbeck's "This Is the Thanks I Get (For Loving You)," which is represented here in five versions that show the evolution of Arnold's approach to the song. As usual, Bear Family Records captures it all, and this is simply a gorgeously produced and annotated set that no Eddy Arnold fan will want to skip. ~ Steve Leggett

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