A Portrait of Patsy Cline

A Portrait of Patsy Cline is a 1964 compilation album containing lesser-known recordings by American country music singer Patsy Cline. It was released on June 15, 1964, on Decca Records, and would later be reissued twice by Decca's successor, MCA Records.

A Portrait of Patsy Cline
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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 15, 1964
RecordedAugust 24, 1961–February 7, 1963
GenreCountry, traditional pop
LabelDecca (1963)
MCA (1973, 1988)
ProducerOwen Bradley
Patsy Cline chronology
The Patsy Cline Story
A Portrait of Patsy Cline
That's How a Heartache Begins
Singles from A Portrait of Patsy Cline
  1. "Faded Love"
    Released: August 5, 1963
  2. "When You Need a Laugh"
    Released: October 28, 1963
  3. "Your Kinda Love"
    Released: February 20, 1964


A Portrait contained Patsy Cline's less-familiar recordings, including country and pop standards. The album's highlights includes her cover versions of "Faded Love" and "Blue Moon of Kentucky".[1]A Portrait of Patsy Cline would be one of a string of posthumous released Decca and later MCA records would release. It was released a little over a year after Cline was killed in a plane crash. The album spawned three singles that were released to country radio between 1963-64: "Faded Love," (which was a Top ten hit), "When You Need a Laugh" and "Your Kinda Love".

In 1973, the album was reissued by MCA Records (Decca's successor), then digitally remastered and reissued on CD/LP/Cassette in 1988. It was also released in the UK by Brunswick Records in 1964, as well as Australia and New Zealand by Festival Records the same year.[2] The album was one of two Patsy Cline albums released by Decca Records in 1964. The other was That's How a Heartache Begins, released shortly after.

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Track listingEdit

Side oneEdit

  1. "Faded Love" (Bob Wills, John Wills) - 3:43
  2. "I'll Sail My Ship Alone" (Henry Bernard, Morry Burns, Lois Mann, Henry Thurston) - 2:20
  3. "When You Need a Laugh" (Hank Cochran) - 2:45
  4. "Crazy Arms" (Ralph Mooney, Chuck Seals) - 2:23
  5. "Always (Irving Berlin) - 2:40
  6. "When I Get Thru with You" (Harlan Howard) - 2:34

Side twoEdit

  1. "Blue Moon of Kentucky" (Bill Monroe) - 2:02
  2. "Someday (You'll Want Me to Want You)" (Jimmie Hodges) - 2:49
  3. "Who Can I Count On" (Sammy Masters) - 2:14
  4. "You Took Him Off My Hands" (Howard, Skeets McDonald, Wynn Stewart) - 2:58
  5. "Your Kinda Love" (Roy Drusky) - 2:29
  6. "Does Your Heart Beat for Me" (Arnold Johnson, Russ Morgan, Mitchell Parish) - 2:37


Chart positionsEdit

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1963 "Faded Love" Country Singles 7
Pop Singles 96
"When You Need a Laugh" Country Singles 47


  1. ^ Bedard, George. "A Portrait of Patsy Cline album review". allmusic. Retrieved 2008-09-29.
  2. ^ "A Portrait of Patsy Cline album profile". patsycline.info. Retrieved 2014-09-22.