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The Buck starts here
Datum: 2010-08-02

Buck Owens spesielle versjon av country har vist seg å ha svært lang levetid. Det innebærer at det fra tid til annen er marked for en ny samleplate. Denne gangen er det Time Life som tar jobben, og benytter anledningen til å smette inn noen country-snobb godbiter. Her er selskapets pressemelding og platas utvalg:

Time Life is proud to release the definitive Buck Owens collection. BUCK OWENS: ALL-TIME GREATEST HITS includes over a dozen #1 tracks plus many of his best-known songs that didn't reach #1, such as »Under Your Spell Again,« »Above & Beyond,« and »Crying Time« (originally a B-side, and later a big hit for Ray Charles).

BUCK OWENS: ALL-TIME GREATEST HITS also includes the rare original version of »Streets of Bakersfield,« (re-recorded 15 years later by Buck and Dwight Yoakam and a #1 hit). Not only is this definitive collection packed with signature songs and rarities omitted from previous best-of collections, but it won't disappoint his casual fan with 13 #1 hits like »Act Naturally,« »Love's Gonna Live Here,« »Together Again,« »Sam's Place,« »My Heart Skips a Beat« and »Before You Go.«

No other country artist dominated the 1960s like the Bard of Bakersfield. Buck Owens' twisted, long syllables and twangy interplay with guitarist Don Rich put a signature stamp on material ranging from the up-tempo »I've Got a Tiger by the Tail« -- a pop crossover smash as well-to the heartfelt »Together Again« and »Only You (Can Break My Heart).« Back in 1965 he issued his pledge to country music: He vowed to only be a country singer his entire career -- and naturally, he did just that to the very end.

01 Act Naturally 02 Under Your Spell Again 03 Above And Beyond 04 Foolin' Around 05 Love's Gonna Live Here 06 My Heart Skips A Beat 07 Together Again 08 I Don't Care (Just As Long As You Love Me) 09 Close Up The Honky Tonks 10 I've Got A Tiger By The Tail 11 Cryin' Time 12 Before You Go13 Only You (Can Break My Heart)14 Waitin' in Your Welfare Line 15 Think Of Me 16 Open Up Your Heart17 Sam's Place 18 Sweet Rosie Jones 19 Tall Dark Stranger 20 Streets Of Bakersfield

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