Re: The Great Jim Reeves
Posted by Tony Wall on May 19, 2014, 6:19 am, in reply to "The Great Jim Reeves"
The New CD set. |
Through the letterbox Saturday morning arrived a complimentary copy of the new 8 cd set
H & H / Voice Masters “The Great Jim Reeves” of which the presentation is superb.
So it goes without saying it was straight in my stereo system....
The first cd. “Early years” and the 2nd cd “Rarities & Alternative Vocals
Although previously released with new instrumentation and arrangements, when listening on my studio monitors and then on my B&O highfi until you own this set you will not appreciate the clarity of Jim’s voice! This is evident throughout the whole 8 cd’s.
CD 3 “Gospel”
I would pay the full price of this package just for this cd alone.
Oh Gentle Shepherd, I’d rather have Jesus, Have thine own way, lord (You will feel like Jim’s sitting next to you) that’s how clear his voice is.
Padre of San Antone, unlike the original, vocal clear yet smooth. The new arrangements have been applied with care and feel, and I am sure you will hear where I am coming from when you play them.
I just love this cd.....
In all there are plenty of classics with new instrumental arrangements that I feel are exceptional throughout the set but the real noticeable is Jim’ voice.
If you are a Jim Reeves fan, I can’t see you not wanting this collection, you won’t be disappointed.
I have no doubt I have now made a bigger wedge between my fellow Jim Reeves fans in Europe by posting this opinion of the new release but it is exceptional, however, please consider that R.C.A or BMG/Sony do not seem to be active in releasing anything special, not that they have that much I suppose. I wish Mr Curb in Nashville would go through his many Jim Reeves Enterprises acetates and live show tapes that he has (I have seen them) those that feature Jim would be well received.
I have come off the fence with this posting, I had to, it’s a significant release.