The Definitive Collection (Patsy Cline album)

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The Definitive Collection
Compilation album by Patsy Cline
Released 2004
Recorded 1960s
Genre Country Pop
Label MCA Records
Patsy Cline chronology
The Ultimate Collection
The Definitive Collection

The Definitive Collection is an album released by MCA records, to show all of legendary Country singer, Patsy Cline's work.

This is one of Patsy Cline's better-known compilations. The album consists of all Cline's big early-1960s hits. Unlike the massive-selling 12 Greatest Hits album, the version of "Walkin' After Midnight" on this album is the original version, not the remake. It also features her signature tune, "Crazy", as well as her other big hit "I Fall to Pieces", along with her 1963 hits, and even singles released after her death, like "He Called Me Baby" and "Always".

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Walkin' After Midnight"   Alan Block, Donn Hecht 2:35
2. "A Poor Man's Roses (Or a Rich Man's Gold)"   Milton De Lugg, Bob Hilliard 2:47
3. "Lovesick Blues"   Cliff Friend, Irving Mills 2:20
4. "I Fall to Pieces"   Hank Cochran, Harlan Howard 2:48
5. "True Love"   Cole Porter 2:08
6. "San Antonio Rose"   Bob Wills 2:20
7. "Crazy"   Willie Nelson 2:44
8. "Strange"   Fred Burch, Mel Tillis 2:12
9. "She's Got You"   Cochran 2:59
10. "Heartaches"   Al Hoffman, John Klenner 2:11
11. "Half as Much"   Curley Williams 2:29
12. "When I Get Through with You"   Howard 2:39
13. "Imagine That"   Justin Tubb 2:55
14. "So Wrong"   Carl Perkins, Danny Dill, Tillis 3:01
15. "Why Can't He Be You"   Cochran 3:26
16. "Leavin' on Your Mind"   Wayne Walker 2:25
17. "When You Need a Laugh"   Cochran 2:50
18. "Back in Baby's Arms"   Bob Montgomery 2:03
19. "Faded Love"   B. Wills, John Wills 3:45
20. "Always"   Irving Berlin 2:42
21. "He Called Me Baby"   Howard 2:41
22. "Sweet Dreams (Of You)"   Don Gibson 2:32

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]

The Definitive Collection received a perfect five stars from William Ruhlmann of Allmusic.[1] In his review, Ruhlmann describes the collection as "an excellent single-disc sampler of Patsy Cline."[1]

Chart performance[edit]

The Definitive Collection peaked at number 52 on the U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums chart.[2]

Chart (2004) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 52


  1. ^ a b c Ruhlmann, William. "The Definitive Collection review". Allmusic. Retrieved 7 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Chart listing for The Definitive Collection". Allmusic. Retrieved 7 December 2010.