Patsy Cline posthumous discography

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Patsy Cline discography
Releases
Studio albums 3
Live albums 3
Compilation albums 19
Singles 35
Video albums 4
Music videos 1
Soundtracks 1
Decca and MCA compilations 21
Other appearances 1

The posthumous discography of Patsy Cline, an American country music artist, consist of three studio albums, three live albums, nineteen compilation albums, one soundtrack, four video albums, and thirty five singles. For material released during the artist's lifetime, see Patsy Cline discography.

Between January and February 1963, Cline had been recording new material intended for a fourth studio album to be released in April entitled, Faded Love. Because of her death on March 5, 1963, her label, Decca instead released the double compilation album, The Patsy Cline Story that June.[1] The album peaked at #9 on the Billboard Magazine Top Country Albums list and #74 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, certifying platinum in United States by the 1980s.[2] Three singles released that year became Top 10 hits on the country chart in 1963: "Leavin' on Your Mind", "Sweet Dreams (of You)", and "Faded Love". Decca also released two posthumous studio albums in 1964 of previously unreleased material: A Portrait of Patsy Cline and That's How a Heartache Begins. The latter produced the charting single, "He Called Me Baby," released at the end of 1964.[3] In 1967, Decca issued Patsy Cline's Greatest Hits, which debuted at #17 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart.[4] The album became the highest-selling female country album for the twenty eight years until Shania Twain surpassed her record in 1995. Greatest Hits was reissued three additional times and eventually was certified diamond in sales in the United States.[1] Cline's label would continually release singles between 1965 and 1973, including a cover version of "Anytime," which was her only charting single from those releases.

In 1980, MCA Records (which Decca later was called) overdubbed Cline's original vocals on selected songs for the album, Always. It spawned a version of "Always," which reached #18 on the Billboard Country Chart. In 1981, RCA and MCA records created electronically produced duets between Cline and deceased country artist, Jim Reeves. Their cover of Ernest Tubb's "Have You Ever Been Lonely (Have You Ever Been Blue)" reached #5 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, and a cover of Cline's, "I Fall to Pieces" from the compilation, Remembering Patsy Cline & Jim Reeves reached #54.[3] In 1985 a biopic about Cline's life entitled, Sweet Dreams was released, spawning a soundtrack of the same name to be issued, which certified gold in the United States. Cline's vocals were again overdubbed on the film's soundtrack.[1][3] The movie brought renewed interest to her recordings, and MCA therefore issued a series of compilations during the late 1980s and throughout the 1990s.[3] This included 1985's Heartaches (which certified platinum), Songwriter's Tribute (1986), The Last Sessions (1988), and Faded Love (1988). MCA also released an album of live material recorded at the Grand Ole Opry, which was entitled, Live at the Opry. In 1991, MCA released the box set, The Patsy Cline Collection, which certified platinum and also peaked at #29 on Billboard Top Country Albums and #166 on the Billboard 200 charts.[5] Today it is one of highest-selling country music box sets.[1]

During the late 1980s and early 1990s, additional labels released compilation albums of Cline's material. In 1989, Rhino Records released three separate volumes of her 1950s recordings at Four Star Records. In 1990, her original version of "Crazy" reached #14 in the United Kingdom, and "I Fall to Pieces" peaked at #87. Both songs were then included on her 1992 British compilation, The Definitive Patsy Cline.[6] In 1995 the MCA compilation, Patsy Cline Sings Songs of Love sold one million records in the United States. In 1999, Mercury Records released Patsy Cline Duets, Volume 1, which peaked at #67 on the Top Country Albums chart. In addition it spawned two singles including an overdubbed version of "There He Goes" with John Berry, which peaked at #70.[7] In 2004, MCA's The Definitive Collection peaked at #52 on the Billboard Country Albums chart, and Patsy Cline Gold (2005) reached #43.[8] Patsy Cline has sold 15 million records posthumously according to the Recording Industry Association of America.[9]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak positions
US Country
[8]
A Portrait of Patsy Cline
  • Release date: June 15, 1964
  • Label: Decca (DL #74508)
That's How a Heartache Begins
  • Release date: November 2, 1964
  • Label: Decca (DL #74586)
Always
  • Release date: 1980
  • Label: MCA (#3263)
27
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Collaborations with Jim Reeves[edit]

Title Details Peak positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US Country
[8]
Greatest Hits of Jim Reeves & Patsy Cline
  • Release date: 1981
  • Label: RCA (#4127)
8
Remembering Patsy Cline & Jim Reeves
  • Release date: 1982
  • Label: MCA (#5319)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Soundtracks[edit]

Title Details Peak chart
positions
Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US Country
[8]
UK
[6]
Sweet Dreams
  • Release date: September 16, 1985
  • Label: MCA (#6149)
6 18

Live albums[edit]

Title Details Peak positions
US Country
[8]
Live at the Opry
  • Release date: April 4, 1988
  • Label: MCA (#42142)
60
Live, Vol. 2
  • Release date: 1989
  • Label: MCA (#42284)
Live at the Cimarron Ballroom 32
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Compilation albums[edit]

Decca and MCA releases[edit]

Title Details Peak chart
positions[8]
Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US Country US
The Patsy Cline Story[A]
  • Release date: June 10, 1963
  • Label: Decca (#71-76)
9 74
  • US: Platinum
Patsy Cline's Greatest Hits[B]
  • Release date: March 13, 1967
  • Label: Decca (#74854)
17
  • US: Diamond
The Sound of Patsy Cline
  • Release date: 1968
  • Label: MCA Ltd. (#316)
The Country Hall of Fame - Patsy Cline
  • Release date: 1979
  • Label: MCA (#8077)
Today, Tomorrow, and Forever
  • Release date: 1985
  • Label: MCA (#4163)
Heartaches
  • Release date: 1985
  • Label: MCA (#20265)
  • US: Platinum
Stop, Look & Listen
  • Release date: 1986
  • Label: MCA (#1440)
Songwriter's Tribute
  • Release date: 1986
  • Label: MCA (#25019)
Faded Love
  • Release date: 1988
  • Label: MCA (#20468)
The Last Sessions
  • Release date: 1988
  • Label: MCA (#25199)
The Patsy Cline Collection
  • Release date: October 22, 1991
  • Label: MCA (#33-3027)
23 166
  • US: Platinum
My Greatest Songs
  • Release date: June 22, 1992
  • Label: MCA (#18768)
The Best of Patsy Cline[C]
  • Release date: June 27, 1994
  • Label: MCA Ltd. (#19504)
Patsy Cline Sings Songs of Love
  • Release date: July 4, 1995
  • Label: MCA (#20879)
  • US: Platinum
Patsy Cline Sings More Great Songs of Love
  • Release date: August 1, 1995
  • Label: MCA (#20887)
The Very Best of Patsy Cline
  • Release date: June 24, 1996
  • Label: MCA (#11483)
20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection -
The Very Best of Patsy Cline
  • Release date: July 20, 1999
  • Label: MCA Nashville (#70095)
True Love: A Standards Collection
  • Release date: April 25, 2000
  • Label: MCA Nashville (#088-112-249-2)
The Definitive Collection
  • Release date: June 24, 2004
  • Label: MCA Nashville (#B0001791-02)
52
Patsy Cline Gold
  • Release date: March 1, 2005
  • Label: MCA Nashville (#BOOO4119-02)
43
Playlist Your Way
  • Release date: August 5, 2008
  • Label: MCA Nashville
Icon: Patsy Cline
  • Release date: August 31, 2010
  • Label: MCA Nashville
38 197
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
Notes
  • A^ The Patsy Cline Story was reissued in 1988, peaking at #71 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and #14 on the RPM Canadian Country Albums chart.
  • B^ Patsy Cline's Greatest Hits was also reissued and retitled as 12 Greatest Hits in 1988, peaking at #27 on the Top Country Albums chart.
  • C^ The Best of Patsy Cline peaked at #21 on the UK Albums Chart.

Other releases[edit]

Title Details Peak chart
positions
US Country
[8]
UK
[6]
Here's Patsy Cline
  • Release date: July 5, 1965
  • Label: Vocalion (#73753)
Country Great!
  • Release date: 1969
  • Label: Vocalion (#73872)
After Midnight
  • Release date: 1984
  • Label: CBS (#17652)
Patsy Cline, The Legend
  • Release date: 1985
  • Label: Four Star (#1/2/3)
Dreaming...
  • Release date: October 19, 1988
  • Label: Prism (#303)
55
20 Golden Hits
  • Release date: 1989
  • Label: Deluxe (#91983)
70
Walkin' Dreams: Her First Recordings, Vol. 1
  • Release date: January 30, 1989
  • Label: Rhino (#70048)
Hungry for Love: Her First Recordings, Vol. 2
  • Release date: January 30, 1989
  • Label: Rhino (#70049)
The Rockin' Side: Her First Recordings, Vol. 3
  • Release date: January 30, 1989
  • Label: Rhino (#70050)
The Definitive Patsy Cline
  • Release date: 1992
  • Label: Arcade (#94992)
11
Patsy Cline at Her Best
  • Release date: August 29, 1992
  • Label: Hollywood (#124827)
63
Forever and Always
  • Release date: September 22, 1992
  • Label: Sony(#53018)
In Care of the Blues
  • Release date: October 19, 1993
  • Label: Rhino (#71457)
Walkin' After Midnight
  • Release date: October 19, 1993
  • Label: Rhino (#71458)
Loved and Lost Again
  • Release date: July 15, 1993
  • Label: Sony (#18282)
The Birth of a Star[A]
  • Release date: June 8, 1996
  • Label: Razor & Tie (#2108-2)
The Essential Pasty Cline
  • Release date: February 11, 1997
  • Label: BMG (#07863-66983-2)
Patsy Cline Duets, Volume 1 67
The Ultimate Collection 49
Patsy Cline 73
Sweet Dreams:
Her Complete Decca Masters 1960-1963
  • Release date: April 20, 2010
  • Label: Hip-O (#001379302)
Deluxe: Greatest Hits
  • Release date: July 30, 2012
  • Label: Puzzle Productions
70
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
Notes
  • A^ The Birth of a Star also peaked at #13 on the RPM Canadian Country Albums Chart.

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US Country
[11]
US
[11]
UK
[6]
1963 "Sweet Dreams"[A] 5 44 The Patsy Cline Story
"Faded Love" 7 96 A Portrait of Patsy Cline
"When You Need a Laugh" 47
1964 "Someday (You'll Want Me to Want You)" 123
"That's How a Heartache Begins" That's How a Heartache Begins
"He Called Me Baby" 23
1965 "Just a Closer Walk with Thee" (live) non-album single
"Your Cheatin' Heart" The Patsy Cline Story
"South of the Border (Down Mexico Way)"
"I Love You So Much It Hurts"
1966 "Shoes" non-album singles
"You Were Only Foolin' (While I Was Falling in Love)"
"That's My Desire"
1967 "You Took Him Off My Hands"
"Hidin' Out"
"True Love"
1968 "Always"
"You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want to Do It)"
"Anytime" 73
1969 "Crazy Arms"
1973 "Crazy" Patsy Cline Showcase (reissued)
"I Fall to Pieces"
"Crazy Arms" (re-release) A Portrait of Patsy Cline (reissued)
"Walkin' After Midnight" Patsy Cline (reissued)
1978 "Life's Railway to Heaven" 98 non-album single
1980 "Always"[B][C] 18 Always
"I Fall to Pieces"[C] 61
1985 "Sweet Dreams (of You)" Sweet Dreams (soundtrack)
1987 "Crazy"[D] 79 The Definitive Patsy Cline
1990 "Crazy" (re-release)[D] 14
1991 "I Fall to Pieces"[D] 87
1999 "That Wonderful Someone" (with Bob Carlisle) Patsy Cline Duets, Volume 1
"There He Goes" (with John Berry) 70
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles with Jim Reeves[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country
[11]
CAN Country
[12]
1981 "Have You Ever Been Lonely?" 5 1 Greatest Hits of Jim Reeves & Patsy Cline
1982 "I Fall to Pieces" 54 41 Remembering Patsy Cline & Jim Reeves
Notes
  • A^ "Sweet Dreams (Of You)" also peaked at #15 on the US Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart.
  • B^ "Always" also peaked at #21 on the RPM Canadian Country Tracks chart.
  • C^ Overdubbed versions of songs previously recorded by Patsy Cline.
  • D^ Songs released in the United Kingdom only.

Video albums[edit]

Title Details Certifications
(sales thresholds)
The Real Patsy Cline
  • Release date: April 16, 1985
  • Label: Hallway Productions
Remembering Patsy Cline
  • Release date: September 9, 1997
  • Label: White Star
Sweet Dreams Still: The Anthology
  • Release date: September 27, 2005
  • Label: MPI Home Video
Crazy - A Portrait of Patsy Cline
  • Release date: July 21, 2006
  • Label: Immortal

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director[14]
1991 "Crazy" John Lloyd Miller

Other appearances[edit]

Year Song Album
1990 "I Fall to Pieces" Billboard Top Country Hits: 1961[15]
"She's Got You" Billboard Top Country Hits: 1962[16]
"Crazy"
1993 "Lovesick Blues"
(with Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, and Tammy Wynette)
Honky Tonk Angels[17]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "The Patsy Cline Story > Charts". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-11-15. 
  3. ^ a b c d Wolff, Kurt (2000). Country Music: The Rough Guide. Rough Guides Ltd. pp. 300–301. ISBN 1-85828-534-8. 
  4. ^ "Patsy Cline's Greatest Hits > Charts". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-11-15. 
  5. ^ "The Patsy Cline Collection > Charts". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-11-15. 
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  7. ^ "Patsy Cline Duets, Vol. 1 > Charts". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-11-15. 
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  9. ^ "RIAA Gold & Platinum - Top Selling Artists in the United States". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2009-11-15. 
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  12. ^ "Search results for "Patsy Cline"". RPM. Retrieved 2009-11-15. 
  13. ^ "RIAA Gold & Platinum - Patsy Cline Videos/DVDs". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2009-11-15. 
  14. ^ "Patsy Cline: Music Videos". Country Music Television. Retrieved 2009-11-16. 
  15. ^ "Billboard Top Country Hitd: 1961 > Overview". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-11-13. 
  16. ^ "Billboard Top Country Hits: 1962 > Overview". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-11-13. 
  17. ^ "Honky Tonk Angels > Overview". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-11-15. 

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