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Sentimentally Yours is the third studio album by American country music singer, Patsy Cline, released August 7, 1962. The album was the final studio album Cline would record before her death in a plane crash less than a year later.

BackgroundEdit

Sentimentally Yours featured two of Cline's major hits singles that year. The first single, "She's Got You" was released early in 1962 and became a #1 hit on the Billboard Country Chart and crossed over into the Pop chart to #14, becoming another major crossover hit for Cline. The second single, a cover of "Heartaches", charted only on the Billboard Pop Chart in the United States. Both singles charted on the United Kingdom Singles Chart in 1962, becoming Cline's first singles to do so. The album did not include all of Cline's hits from that year. Her other hits included the Top 10 "When I Get Thru' With You" / "Imagine That" and the Top 15 hit "So Wrong," which were not released on albums.

The original version consisted of a two-sided LP, with six songs on each side. The album was re-released when the Decca label changed to the name, MCA in 1973. The album was then digitally remastered on a CD format for the third re-issue in 1988, which was also released on MCA Records. The original-released cover did not contain the yellow text underneath Cline's name. After "Heartaches" became a hit on the Pop charts in late 1962, the text "and featuring Heartaches" was added to the cover.[3]

Recording the albumEdit

The first recordings for the album began August 25, 1961 and ended six months later on February 28, 1962. All sessions were produced by Owen Bradley, and held at the Bradley Film and Recording Studios in Nashville.[1]On December 17, Cline recorded "She's Got You" only. Between then and February, Cline did an additional four more recording sessions to complete the amount of songs needed for the album (12 songs were on this album).

Individual tracksEdit

Out of the twelve songs this album consisted of, only two songs were new songs, "She's Got You" and the "She's Got You"'s flip side, "Strange". The ten remaining tracks were cover versions of standards. Some of the standards on this album included Jo Stafford's "You Belong to Me", Hank WilliamsHalf As Much, and Hank Williams' "Your Cheatin' Heart." The single "Heartaches" was also a standard recording. Cline did mainly standards for this album because it was an attempt to appeal to the Pop market.[4]

Track listingEdit

Side 1

  1. "She's Got You" — (Hank Cochran) 2:59
  2. "Heartaches" — (Al HoffmanJohn Klenner) 2:11
  3. "That's My Desire" — (Helmy Kressa, Carroll Loveday) 3:01
  4. "Your Cheatin' Heart" — (Hank Williams) 2:19
  5. "Anytime" — (Herbert "Happy" Lawson) 1:57
  6. "You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want to Do It)" — (Joseph McCarthyJames V. Monaco) 2:45

Side 2

  1. "Strange" — (Fred Burch, Mel Tillis) 2:13
  2. "You Belong to Me" — (Pee Wee KingChilton PriceRedd Stewart) 3:03
  3. "You Were Only Fooling (While I Was Falling In Love)" — (Billy Faber, Larry Fotine, Fred Meadows) 1:56
  4. "Half As Much" — (Hank Williams) 2:28
  5. "I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)" — (Hank Williams) 2:56
  6. "Lonely Street" — (Carl Belew, Kenny Sowder, W.S. Stevenson) 2:32

PersonnelEdit

Chart positionsEdit

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1962 "She's Got You" Country Singles 1
Pop Singles 14
Adult Contemporary Singles 3
"Strange" Pop Singles 97
"Heartaches" Pop Singles 73

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