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Best of Don Williams, Vol. 2

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Most performers warrant a single-volume greatest-hits package. Legends sometimes get two depending on whether or not there was a major division in their career or they switched labels. {$Don Williams} has three and he needs it. Here's the kicker: {^Volume 2} is a better collection than {^Volume 1} was. There are 11 tracks here, and they capture {$Williams} at the absolute peak of his powers, the mid- to late '70s. While it's easy to complain that a track or two were left off or one was included that shouldn't have been, {$Williams} satisfies all the arguments here by issuing the cuts that sold the best as singles, from {&"Love Me Tonight"} and the {$Williams Halyfied} classic {&"'Till the Rivers All Run Dry"} to {&"Some Broken Hearts Never Mend,"} {&"Rake and Ramblin' Man,"} {&"Falling in Love,"} {&"I've Got a Winner in You,"} {&"Say It Again,"} {&"Tulsa Time,"} {&"She Never Knew Me,"} and others, all but one produced by {$Williams} ({&"Tulsa Time"} is {$Williams} and {$Garth Fundis}). In sum, this is the sound {$Williams} would patent and others would work so hard to copy in the 1980s. Cats like {$Johnny Lee}, {$David Frizzell}, {$Ronnie McDowell}, and countless others ended up sounding like crummy {\pop} singers while {$Williams} never sounded like anything but a {\country} singer. In the CD era it's possible to get all three best-ofs on a single two-disc collection, but whatever way they're available, find them. You won't be sorry. ~ Thom Jurek, All Music Guide
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 (Turn Out the Light And) Love Me Tonight Don Williams 2:21
  3. 2 Til the Rivers All Run Dry Don Williams 3:29
  4. 3 Rake and Ramblin' Man Don Williams 2:53
  5. 4 I'm Just a Country Boy Don Williams 3:5
  6. 5 Some Broken Hearts Never Mend Don Williams 2:47
  7. 6 Tulsa Time Don Williams 3:10
  8. 7 She Never Knew Me Don Williams 2:48
  9. 8 Falling in Love Don Williams 2:17
  10. 9 I've Got a Winner in You Don Williams 2:36
  11. 10 You're My Best Friend Don Williams 2:48
  12. 11 Say It Again Don Williams 2:59

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