Album Review

Curb's All-Time Greatest Hits may be a budget-line collection, but there has been a dearth of collections of Crystal Gayle's '70s recordings for Decca as well as United Artists/EMI, which is arguably her best work. So, this 12-track collection is worthwhile because it contains some of the best of those recordings, including her Decca debut single, "I've Cried (The Blue Right Out of My Eyes)," and the big hits "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue" and "You'll Never Miss a Real Good Thing ('Till He Says Goodbye)." This could have been presented with more care, and have more tracks, but it's as effective a sampler as any Gayle collection currently on the market -- which is a bit of a shame, because this should be replaced by a nice, thorough collection spanning her Decca, UA, Elektra, and Warner Bros. recordings.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue
  2. I'll Get Over You
  3. Talking in Your Sleep
  4. Why Have You Left the One You Left Me For
  5. I'll Do It All over Again
  6. Wrong Road Again
  7. Somebody Loves You
  8. When I Dream
  9. You Never Miss a Real Good Thing ('Till He Says Goodbye)
  10. I've Cried (The Blue Right Out of My Eyes)
  11. Everybody Oughta Cry
  12. I Hope You're Havin' Better Luck Than Me