Don Williams - The Definitive Collection

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    Liner Note Author: Scott Schinder. Don Williams's mellow, amiable baritone and easygoing approach made him one of the biggest country stars of the 1970s. With simple arrangements, straightforward songs, and an emotionally honest but endearingly laconic delivery, Williams had an instantly appealing signature sound. He rarely strayed far from that template, but there was little reason to, especially with the outpouring of hits he scored throughout the '70s. A hefty helping of those hits is presented here, from the aging-singer meditation "Amanda" to the funky "Tulsa Time" (later covered by Williams acolyte Eric Clapton). Though Williams generally keeps things slow and easy (it wouldn't be unfair to call him the Bing Crosby of country music), there are infectious rhythmic undercurrents throughout (an R&B lope here, a Waylon Jennings beat there), and no matter how mellow he gets, he's never lugubrious. While one could quibble over some of the omissions (the sharp murder ballad "Miller's Cave," the perky "Big Ole Brew," memorably sung by Bill Murray in STRIPES), THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION is pretty much what its title promises.


    UPC 602498623084
    Runtime 77 min.
    Type Performer
    Genre Country
    Label MCA Records Nashville
    Producer Don Williams; Garth Fundis; Mike Ragogna (Compilation)
    Number of Discs 1
    Track Listing Disc 1
    • 1. Come Early Morning
    • 2. Amanda
    • 3. I Wouldn't Want to Live If You Didn't Want Me
    • 4. Ties That Bind, The
    • 5. You're My Best Friend
    • 6. (Turn Out the Lights and) Love Me Tonight
    • 7. Till the Rivers All Run Dry
    • 8. Say It Again
    • 9. She Never Knew Me
    • 10. Some Broken Hearts Will Never Mend
    • 11. I'm Just a Country Boy
    • 12. I've Got a Winner in You
    • 13. Rake and Ramblin' Man
    • 14. Tulsa Time
    • 15. It Must Be Love
    • 16. Love Me Over Again
    • 17. Good Ole Boys Like Me
    • 18. I Believe in You
    • 19. Lord I Hope This Day Is Good
    • 20. Listen to the Radio
    • 21. If Hollywood Don't Need You
    • 22. Love Is on a Roll
    • 23. Nobody But You
    • 24. That's the Thing About Love
    • 25. Heartbeat in the Darkness
    Format Compact Disc
    Spars Coding n/a
    Artists Williams, Don

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    • Rose
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      This was for my husband he just loves this cd his original one is stuck in his dvd player in his truck.

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    • Excellant collection
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      Outstanding collection by one of the greats in country music.

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    • Timeless Treasure and value incomparable
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      "For listeners who are into good "old country ballads " and smooth voice tones, this is a gift to the heart and soul, as well as the ears. And the price is such a wonderful value compared to stores you drive to or go to on the internet."

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    • Excellent, turn around time from order to receiving was extremely fast.

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    • Great collection of Don's best. It is a remake and some songs are slightly different than when originally released. Love it anyhow

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