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- 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Faron Young
Full title: 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best Of Faron Young.
Producers: Shelby Singleton, Jerry Kennedy.
Compilation producer: Mike Ragogna.
Includes liner notes by Rich Kienzle.
Digitally remastered by Jeff Wilkens (Universal Mastering Studios East, Edison, New Jersey).
Liner Note Authors: Jerry Kennedy; Rich Kienzle.
The 1950s and the early '60s are viewed as the most crucial years of Young's recording career. Since this compilation covers only the years 1964-1972, it might not be fair to categorize these tracks as truly the "best" of Young. Nonetheless, it was certainly a successful period for him commercially, with all dozen of these songs making the country Top Ten, one of them ("It's Four in the Morning") heading all the way to the top. If it's not his best or earthiest material, it's certainly respectable straight country, and, with some exceptions toward the later end of that time scale, not as slickly produced as much country-pop from the era was. Young was also important for getting songs by several top county writers wide exposure, as heard on this disc via his hit interpretations of tunes by Justin Tubb ("Keeping Up With the Joneses," sung with Margie Singleton), Mel Tillis ("Unmitigated Gall"), Kris Kristofferson and Shel Silverstein (who co-wrote "Your Time's Comin'"), Tom T. Hall ("If I Ever Fall in Love (With a Honky-Tonk Girl)"), and Jeannie Seely ("Leavin' and Sayin' Goodbye"). ~ Richie Unterberger
- Universal Distribution
- Faron Young
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Keeping Up With the Joneses
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Walk Tall
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Unmitigated Gall
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] I Just Came to Get My Baby
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Wine Me Up
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Your Time's Comin'
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] If I Ever Fall in Love (With a Honky Tonk Girl)
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Goin' Steady
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Step Aside
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Leavin' and Sayin' Goodbye
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] It's Four in the Morning
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] This Little Girl of Mine
- Studio / Live
- Video Disabled
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