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A Portrait of Patsy Cline

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Released  June 15, 1964
Artist  Patsy Cline
Producer  Owen Bradley
Length  31:30
Release date  15 June 1964
Label  Hallmark Records
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Recorded  February 28, 1962 – February 7, 1963
A Portrait of Patsy Cline (1964)  That's How a Heartache Begins (1964)
Genres  Country music, Traditional pop music
Similar  Patsy Cline albums, Country music albums

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 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". 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 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. 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.

Side one

  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 two

  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


Because the album is a compilation, songs were recorded various times between February 28, 1962 and February 7, 1963 in Nashville, Tennessee.

  • Harold Bradley - electric guitar
  • Owen Bradley - producer
  • Patsy Cline - vocals
  • Floyd Cramer - piano, organ
  • Ray Edenton - rhythm guitar
  • Buddy Harman - drums
  • Hoyt Hawkins - backing vocals
  • Randy Hughes - rhythm guitar
  • Joe Jenkins - bass
  • Grady Martin - electric guitar
  • Neal Matthews - backing vocals
  • Bob Moore - bass
  • Wayne Moss - electric bass
  • Bill Pursell - vibraphone
  • Hargus "Pig" Robbins - piano
  • Gordon Stoker - backing vocals
  • Ray C. Walker - backing vocals
  • Rita Faye Wilson - autoharp
  • Chart positions

    Album - Billboard (North America)

    Singles - Billboard (North America)


    1Faded Love3:45
    2I'll Sail My Ship Alone2:31
    3When You Need a Laugh2:51


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