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.