8 Classic Albums – Faron Young

8 Classic Albums – Faron Young

EU four CD set containing six albums from the late Country great: Sweethearts Or Strangers, Object of My Affection, This Is Faron Young, My Garden of Prayer, Talk About Hits, Sings the Best of Faron Young, Hello Walls and the Young Approach.

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Live in Branson Mo

Faron Young ~ Live In Branson Mo

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5 Responses to 8 Classic Albums – Faron Young

  • The BarnKeeper says:
    30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Classics Are Becoming Affordable, July 2, 2012
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    This review is from: 8 Classic Albums – Faron Young (Audio CD)
    This is a great collection of Faron Young’s first eight Capitol albums. A similar set put out by Jasmine records goes for $6.00 more than this collection and only has 4 of these 8 early albums (See my review of “Live Fast, Love Hard Die Young-The early album collection). You can’t beat this price -95 recordings for under $13.00. This is due to the fact that in Europe recordings pass into the public domain after 50 years and this is an import. Some drawbacks include the fact that there are no liner notes or writer credits. Also three of the albums which were originally issued in real stereo are reproduced here in mono. But at this price who cares! The most important thing is the music and there is plenty of that. Now for the individual albums:
    1. “Sweethearts Or Strangers”. A very traditional collection which contains standards and original material. “I’m A Poor Boy” is funny as hell while “You Call Everybody Darling” really swings.
    2. “The Object Of My Affection”. This is a collection of POP standards from the 30s and 40s. I particularly like “Who Wouldn’t Love You” and “It All Depends On You”. The arrangements are early Nashville sound and the choruses are a bit over worked. But Faron does put new life into these old chestnuts.
    3. “This Is Faron Young”. A collection of early Capitol singles including “I Got Five Dollars And It’s Saturday Night”, a Ted Daffan song which Faron makes his own.
    4. “My Garden Of Prayer”. This is Faron’s only sacred LP. He is in fine voice but the arrangements are a little monotonous. I wish that they would have included material from his sacred EP like “He Was There” and “How Long Has It Been”. But again we do have 95 cuts in the box set so I really shouldn’t complain.
    5. Talk About Hits”. This is a collection of country standards from the early 50s. I particularly like the version of “Chattanooga Shoe Shine Boy”.
    6. “Earon Young Sings The Best Of Faron Young”. A collection of singles from 1958 to 1960 including his biggest seller “Alone With You”.
    7. “Hello Walls”. Faron discovers Willie Nelson! “Believing It Yourself” is a very moving track.
    8. “The Young Approach. The album contains a re-recording of “Goin’ Steady”, a song which he was to record 3 times. On tracks like “A Moment Isn’t Very Long” he sounds a little too much like Willie Nelson.
    Despite the drawbacks mentioned, if you, like I, are a rabid Faron Young fan this set is a must. On the original liner notes to “Sweethearts or Strangers’, the author states “…if you like country music, you like Faron Young. It’s as simple as that” How true!
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  • Dennis J. McCarn says:
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Faron Young, January 15, 2014
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    Dennis J. McCarn (KENT, WASHINGTON, US) –

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    A great Country & Western artist, this CD set allows you to hear many of his early works, that may have been forgotten. He had a very smooth voice and could sing any type of song, which he proves by covering many songs by other artists. His version of “Sweet Dreams” is possibly one of the best country songs of all time. If you are looking for an introuduction to great Country music, this is a great place to start. For the price, you get classic Country by a legend.
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  • finnmom says:
    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Faron Young- wow, July 19, 2013
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    Anyone who likes Old Country would like this. There are songs I am familiar and several that I haven’t heard before. I am very happy with my purchase.
    The set was in pristine condition and the case was wrapped.
    The service was fast and courteous. I would recommend.
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  • Luckyoldsun says:
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Three Stars, July 22, 2017
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    its ok
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  • Diane Diekman says:
    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Unnoticed Gem, December 31, 2007
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    Luckyoldsun (New York New York) –

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    This is a great recording of a great entertainer at work. Amazingly–for a guy who was active for more than three decades–it’s Faron Young’s only live record. The label did not treat it with anything near the respect that it warranted. It got no promotion and the packaging is bare. But it’s a true live recording of a performance at Gilley’s in Branson, not some budget-line amalgam of performances from who knows where, with crowd noises interspersed. It has an ebb and flow with great singing and great storytelling including jokes about his ex-wife and anecdotes about Willie Nelson. The sound quality is excellent. Too bad the disc is not longer, with a few more songs, but the 40 minutes or so that’s here is well worth hearing.
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