JIM REEVES "I'VE FORGOTTEN YOU"
VoiceMasters is once again proud to present a collection of Jim Reeves rarities, including vocal tracks that have never before been released, all new instrumental accompaniment and extended versions of familiar songs.
You've no doubt heard Jim sing "Am I Losing You, "but you've never heard our version. We unearthed what may arguably be the best performance Jim ever recorded on this self-penned song. We've added Bosendorfer piano, strings and a background singers to update this pretty song.
For a change of pace, we present a lively new contemporary rendition of "Gypsy Feet," with an acoustic ensemble. It would fit right in at any country dance club! We present Jim's extended version of "Crying Is My Favorite Mood," with an arrangement reminiscent of Nelson Riddle. VM is also proud to present a song that Mary Reeves never released or overdubbed -- our title track, "I've Forgotten You."
Mr. Reeves never forsook his country roots, as he proves with "Each Time You Leave." We bring a new backing to “How's the World Treating You.” Another standard is “Have I Told You Lately That I Love You,” which likewise has a fresh arrangement that will make the song sound very different to you.
Jim also liked up-tempo numbers and on “I Get the Blues When It Rains,” he sings it differently than he had before. Another chestnut is “My Lips Are Sealed.” You will delight in this polished number, with an orchestra backing and melodic chorus. You have heard “Trying To Forget” before, but we have a longer version, plus transformed it with new instruments and even a French horn. Thus it takes on a whole new feel. Another new one is the country-flavored “You're the Sweetest Thing.”
Jim is smooth as velvet on “Blues In My Heart,” with the Anita Kerr singers and strings behind him, and he does a finger-snapping, toe-tapping Big Band version of “Everywhere You Go.”
This CD made history by debuting a different rendition of “I’m A Hit Again.” Since the song had its birth as an unfinished demo in Jim Reeves' basement studio, we decided to return to its place of origin and record the overdub right there in Jim's former home just outside Nashville (where there is still a working studio).
You're sure to enjoy the extensive liner notes by Reeves biographer Larry Jordan, including never-before-seen photos. This is a limited pressing not sold in stores!