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The Essential Eddy Arnold

Eddy Arnold

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Album Review

The Essential Eddy Arnold contains the majority of Eddy Arnold's biggest hits, including "Make the World Go Away" and "Cattle Call." It's the only single-disc retrospective that offers a reasonably thorough overview of his hit singles, making it an ideal introduction and — considering that the two-disc box set Last of the Love Song Singers contained an entire disc of newly recorded material — the only currently available retrospective that could be considered definitive.

Customer Reviews

he's OK

My dad had this album and I put on itunes and I really liked it.

Country as it used to be

The title of this review pretty much says it all. Mr. Arnold's smooth voice and and lack of raucous accompaniment (as opposed to today's arena productions) make for a great sound. His songs are down to earth and pure music. Many years ago in a nearly forgotten war, songs such as "I Really Don't Want to Know" and "Make the World Go Away" gave nearly all of us wistful thoughts of home. I'm not a country music fan by any means, but this man's offerings transcend genre and have extraordinary appeal even to an old rock fan like me.

Biography

Born: May 15, 1918 in Hendersonville, TN

Genre: Country

Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

Eddy Arnold moved hillbilly music to the city, creating a sleek sound that relied on his smooth voice and occasionally lush orchestrations. In the process, he became the most popular country performer of the 20th century, spending more weeks at the top of the charts than any other artist. Arnold not only had 28 number one singles, he had more charting singles than any other artist. More than any other country performer of the postwar era, he was responsible for bringing the music to the masses, to...
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