A Portrait of Patsy Cline

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A Portrait of Patsy Cline
Patsy Cline - A Portrait.jpg
Studio album by Patsy Cline
Released June 15, 1964
Recorded February 28, 1962 – February 7, 1963
Genre Country, traditional pop
Length 31:30
Label Decca (1963)
MCA (1973, 1988)
Producer Owen Bradley
Patsy Cline chronology
The Patsy Cline Story
A Portrait of Patsy Cline
That's How a Heartache Begins
Singles from A Portrait of Patsy Cline
  1. "Faded Love"
    Released: August 5, 1963
  2. "When You Need a Laugh"
    Released: October 28, 1963
  3. "Your Kinda Love"
    Released: February 20, 1964

A Portrait of Patsy Cline is a 1964 compilation album containing lesser-known recordings by American country music singer Patsy Cline. It was released on June 15, 1964 on Decca Records, and would later be reissued twice by Decca's successor, MCA Records.


A Portrait contained Patsy Cline's less-familiar recordings, including country and pop standards. The album's highlights includes her cover versions of "Faded Love" and "Blue Moon of Kentucky".[1] A Portrait of Patsy Cline would be one of a string of posthumous released Decca and later MCA records would release. It was released a little over a year after Cline was killed in a plane crash. The album spawned three singles that were released to country radio between 1963-64: "Faded Love," (which was a Top ten hit), "When You Need a Laugh" and "Your Kinda Love".

In 1973, the album was reissued by MCA Records (Decca's successor), then digitally remastered and reissued on CD in 1988. It was also released in the UK by Brunswick Records in 1964, as well as Australia and New Zealand by Festival Records the same year.[2] The album was one of two Patsy Cline albums released by Decca Records in 1964. The other was That's How a Heartache Begins, released shortly after.

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Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Faded Love" (Bob Wills, John Wills) - 3:43
  2. "I'll Sail My Ship Alone" (Henry Bernard, Morry Burns, Lois Mann, Henry Thurston) - 2:20
  3. "When You Need a Laugh" (Hank Cochran) - 2:45
  4. "Crazy Arms" (Ralph Mooney, Chuck Seals) - 2:23
  5. "Always (Irving Berlin) - 2:40
  6. "When I Get Thru with You" (Harlan Howard) - 2:34

Side two[edit]

  1. "Blue Moon of Kentucky" (Bill Monroe) - 2:02
  2. "Someday (You'll Want Me to Want You)" (Jimmie Hodges) - 2:49
  3. "Who Can I Count On" (Sammy Masters) - 2:14
  4. "You Took Him Off My Hands" (Howard, Skeets McDonald, Wynn Stewart) - 2:58
  5. "Your Kinda Love" (Roy Drusky) - 2:29
  6. "Does Your Heart Beat for Me" (Arnold Johnson, Russ Morgan, Mitchell Parish) - 2:37


Because the album is a compilation, songs were recorded various times between February 28, 1962 and February 7, 1963 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Chart positions[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1964 Country Albums N/A
Pop Albums N/A

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1963 "Faded Love" Country Singles 7
Pop Singles 96
"When You Need a Laugh" Country Singles 47
1964 "Your Kinda Love" Country Singles N/A


  1. ^ Bedard, George. "A Portrait of Patsy Cline album review". allmusic. Retrieved 2008-09-29. 
  2. ^ "A Portrait of Patsy Cline album profile". patsycline.info. Retrieved 2014-09-22.