The Patsy Cline Story

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The Patsy Cline Story
Compilation album by Patsy Cline
Released June 10, 1963
Recorded November 16, 1960 – February 5, 1963
Genre Country, traditional pop
Length 60:54
Label Decca (1963)
MCA (1988)
Producer Owen Bradley
Patsy Cline chronology
Sentimentally Yours
The Patsy Cline Story
A Portrait of Patsy Cline
1988 Re-issued cover
In 1988, the album was digitally remastered on a CD format with a new cover, as shown above.
Singles from The Patsy Cline Story
  1. "Leavin' on Your Mind"
  2. "Sweet Dreams (Of You)"
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

The Patsy Cline Story is a double album compilation consisting of American country music singer Patsy Cline's best-known songs between 1961 and 1963. The album was released four months following Cline's death on June 16, 1963, but was reissued twice in the next two decades.


The Patsy Cline Story is a 24-track two-disc collection Cline's label, Decca Records released following Cline's death in a plane crash in March of that year. The album contains Cline's biggest hits, including "Walkin' After Midnight" (the 1961 remake), "I Fall to Pieces," "Crazy," "She's Got You," and "Sweet Dreams." It also contains lesser-known songs that weren't necessary hits for Cline, including "You're Stronger Than Me." [2] The Patsy Cline Story replaced Cline's fifth studio album that was supposed to be released in the end of March 1963, Faded Love, but due to her death in early March, it was never released.[3] The album included two singles that were released posthumously in 1963, "Leavin' on Your Mind" and "Sweet Dreams (Of You)," both of which reached the Top 10 on the Billboard Country Chart.

When Decca Records changed to MCA Records in 1973, the album was re-issued and the insert in the gatefold was also changed. Shortly afterward, copies eliminated the gatefold completely, and therefore both of the records were contained in a single sleeve. In 1988, the album was digitally remastered and reissued again on a CD format with a new cover.[4]

Individual tracks[edit]

While the album features Cline's most well-known hits, the album also contains additional extras [5] including Bob Wills' "San Antonio Rose" and Gogi Grant's "The Wayward Wind," both from Cline's 1961 studio album, Patsy Cline Showcase. It also contains her 1962 hits, "So Wrong" and "Imagine That," which were never released on albums before.

Track listing[edit]

1963 & 1973 LP version[edit]

Record 1[edit]

Side 1

  1. "Heartaches" – 2:09 (Al Hoffman, John Klenner)
  2. "She's Got You" – 2:58 (Hank Cochran)
  3. "Walkin' After Midnight" – 2:00 (Alan Block, Don Hecht)
  4. "Strange" – 2:12 (Fred Burch, Mel Tillis)
  5. "Leavin' on Your Mind" – 2:25 (Webb Pierce, Wayne Walker)
  6. "South of the Border (Down Mexico Way)" – 2:25 (Michael Carr, Jimmy Kennedy)

Side 2

  1. "Foolin' 'Round" – 2:11 (Harlan Howard, Buck Owens)
  2. "I Fall to Pieces" – 2:47 (Cochran, Howard)
  3. "A Poor Man's Roses (Or a Rich Man's Gold)" – 2:34 (Milton DeLugg, Bob Hillard)
  4. "Tra Le La Le La Triangle" – 2:14 (Burch, Marijohn Wilkin)
  5. "True Love" – 2:06 (Cole Porter)
  6. " Imagine That" – 2:53 (Justin Tubb)

Record 2[edit]

Side 1

  1. "Back in Baby's Arms" – 2:03 (Bob Montgomery)
  2. "Crazy" – 2:41 (Willie Nelson)
  3. "You're Stronger Than Me" – 2:52 (Cochran, Jimmy Key)
  4. "Seven Lonely Days" – 2:11 (Marshall Brown, Alden Shuman, Earl Shuman)
  5. "Sweet Dreams (Of You)" – 2:33 (Don Gibson)
  6. "Your Cheatin' Heart" – 2:20 (Hank Williams)

Side 2

  1. "San Antonio Rose" – 2:19 (Bob Wills)
  2. "Why Can't He Be You" – 3:26 (Cochran)
  3. "The Wayward Wind" – 3:20 (Stanley Lebowsy, Herb Newman)
  4. "So Wrong" – 3:00 (Carl Perkins, Danny Dill, Mel Tillis)
  5. "I Love You So Much it Hurts" – 2:12 (Floyd Tillman)
  6. "You Belong to Me" – 3:03 (Pee Wee King, Chilton Price, Redd Stewart)

1988 Reissued CD version[edit]

Song lengths remain the same on the 1988 reissue, except where noted.

  1. "Heartaches"
  2. "She's Got You"
  3. "Walkin' After Midnight" – 1:58
  4. "Strange"
  5. "Leavin' on Your Mind"
  6. "South of the Border (Down Mexico Way)"
  7. "Foolin' 'Round"
  8. "I Fall to Pieces" – 2:48
  9. "A Poor Man's Roses (Or a Rich Man's Gold)"
  10. "Tra Le La Le La Triangle"
  11. "True Love"
  12. "Imagine That"
  13. "Back in Baby's Arms"
  14. "Crazy" – 2:42
  15. "You're Stronger Than Me"
  16. "Seven Lonely Days"
  17. "Sweet Dreams (Of You)"
  18. "Your Cheatin' Heart"
  19. "San Antonio Rose"
  20. "Why Can't He Be You"
  21. "The Wayward Wind"
  22. "So Wrong"
  23. "I Love You So Much it Hurts"
  24. "You Belong to Me"


Chart positions[edit]

AlbumBillboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1963 Country Albums 9
Pop Albums 74

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1963 "Leavin' on Your Mind" Country Singles 8
Pop Singles 84
"Sweet Dreams (Of You)" Country Singles 5
Pop Singles 44
Adult Contemporary Singles 15


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Thomas Erlewine, Stephen. "The Patsy Cline Story album review". allmusic. Retrieved 2008-09-28. 
  3. ^ Flood, Lisa. "Patsy Cline biography - Trouble & Honey". Retrieved 2008-09-28. [dead link]
  4. ^ "The Patsy Cline Story profile". Patsy Retrieved 2008-09-28. 
  5. ^ Altman, Billy. " review for "Patsy Cline Story"". Retrieved 2008-09-28.