Showcase (Patsy Cline album)

Showcase is a studio album by American country music singer Patsy Cline, recorded with The Jordanaires and released November 27, 1961. It was Cline's second studio album and her first since Patsy Cline in 1957.

Showcase
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 27, 1961
RecordedNovember 16, 1960 —
August 25, 1961[1]
StudioBradley Studios, Nashville, Tennessee
GenreCountry, traditional pop
Length28:35
LabelDecca (1961)
MCA (re-release; 1973 & 1988)
ProducerOwen Bradley
Patsy Cline chronology
Patsy Cline
(1957)
Showcase
(1961)
Sentimentally Yours
(1962)
Re-released cover
The cover of the re-released album in 1963
Singles from Showcase
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic [2]

Background edit

The album produced two singles that became hits on both the Billboard country and pop charts. The first, "I Fall to Pieces," became Cline's first number one hit on the Billboard country chart and also reached the Top 15 on the pop Top 100 in 1961. The follow-up single, "Crazy," was also a huge hit, peaking in the top five on the Billboard country chart and in the Top 10 on the pop Top 100. "Crazy" was recorded after Cline's month-long hospitalization following a near-fatal car accident that June.

The original cover showed three different photos of Cline from a 1957 promotional photograph, according to Jay Orr and Ron Roy in the album's liner notes.[3]

After her death, the album was re-released on Decca in 1963 and peaked for the first time on the Billboard 200, reaching number 73. The cover was changed to the more familiar shot of Cline in a white blouse, red capri pants and gold booties,.[4] The album was reissued in 1973 by MCA Records (which took over Decca in 1973) and it was later digitally remastered and re-released on a CD/LP/Cassette in 1988, which included the same cover as the 1963 re-release.

Showcase was also released internationally. In 1961, the album was released in the United Kingdom by Brunswick Records and in New Zealand by Festival Records.[4]

Recording sessions edit

Recording began November 16, 1960 at the Bradley Film and Recording Studios in Nashville, Tennessee over five sessions, ending August 25, 1961. Showcase was the first set of sessions after Cline's near-death in a car crash in 1961. The recordings teamed her up with The Jordanaires,[5] who recorded also on Cline's 1962 album on Decca. Legendary country producer Owen Bradley produced the album. Bradley helped smooth Cline's sound to develop her own style of the Nashville sound.

Individual tracks edit

This album includes many cover versions of previously recorded hits on the country and pop charts by other artists. The remakes include pop singer Gogi Grant's "The Wayward Wind," Bonnie Lou's "Seven Lonely Days," Cole Porter's "True Love," and Bob Wills' "San Antonio Rose."

In addition, Cline recorded remakes of her 1957 hits, "Walkin' After Midnight" and "A Poor Man's Roses (Or a Rich Man's Gold)."[5]

Track listings edit

Vinyl version edit

Compact disc version edit

Showcase with the Jordanaires (CD version)[7]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."I Fall to Pieces"
  • Cochran
  • Howard
2:47
2."Foolin' Round"
  • Howard
  • Owens
2:12
3."The Wayward Wind"
  • Lebowsky
  • Newman
3:15
4."South of the Border (Down Mexico Way)"
  • Carr
  • Kennedy
2:25
5."I Love You So Much It Hurts"Tillman2:11
6."Seven Lonely Days"
  • Brown
  • E. Shuman
  • A. Shuman
2:05
7."Crazy"Nelson2:41
8."San Antonio Rose"Wills2:13
9."True Love"Porter2:06
10."Walkin' After Midnight"
  • Block
  • Hecht
2:00
11."A Poor Man's Roses (Or a Rich Man's Gold)"
  • Hilliard
  • DeLugg
2:30
12."Have You Ever Been Lonely (Have You Ever Been Blue)"
  • Brown
  • DeRose
2:10

Digital version edit

Showcase with the Jordanaires (all songs are credited to Patsy Cline featuring The Jordanaires)[8]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."I Fall to Pieces"
  • Cochran
  • Howard
2:50
2."Foolin' Round"
  • Howard
  • Owens
2:13
3."The Wayward Wind"
  • Lebowsky
  • Newman
3:20
4."South of the Border (Down Mexico Way)"
  • Carr
  • Kennedy
2:26
5."I Love You So Much It Hurts"Tillman2:14
6."Seven Lonely Days"
  • Brown
  • E. Shuman
  • A. Shuman
2:12
7."Crazy"Nelson2:43
8."San Antonio Rose"Wills2:20
9."True Love"Porter2:07
10."Walkin' After Midnight"
  • Block
  • Hecht
2:00
11."A Poor Man's Roses (Or a Rich Man's Gold)"
  • Hilliard
  • DeLugg
2:36
12."Have You Ever Been Lonely (Have You Ever Been Blue)"
  • Brown
  • DeRose
2:10

Personnel edit

All credits are adapted from the original 1961 liner notes of Showcase.[6]

Musical personnel

Technical personnel

  • Owen Bradley – producer

Chart performance edit

Chart (1963) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[9] 73

References edit

  1. ^ "Patsy Cline's Recording Sessions - The Decca Years". Patsy Cline.info. Retrieved 2008-12-20.
  2. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/r92008
  3. ^ "Patsy Cline Showcase with the Jordanaires CD". CD Universe. Retrieved 2008-12-20.
  4. ^ a b "Patsy Cline Showcase profile". Patsy Cline.info. Retrieved 2008-12-20.
  5. ^ a b Koda, Cub. "Patsy Cline Showcase album review". allmusic. Retrieved 2008-12-20.
  6. ^ a b c Cline, Patsy (November 27, 1961). "Showcase (LP Liner Notes and Album Information)". Decca Records. DL 4202.
  7. ^ Cline, Patsy (1988). "Showcase with the Jordanaires (CD Liner Notes and Album Information)". MCA Records. MCAC-87.
  8. ^ "Showcase (feat. The Jordanaires) by Patsy Cline". Apple Music. Retrieved 6 April 2021.
  9. ^ "Patsy Cline Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved April 6, 2021.