Best of Jack Scott

by: Jack Scott

Curb's 2004 release The Best of Jack Scott opens up with two slick latter-day re-recordings of two of Scott's biggest hits -- "What in the World's Come Over You" and "Burning Bridges" -- before it settles into a selection of 13 recordings that Scott recorded for Carlton between 1958 and 1960. While this is prime Scott, it doesn't contain two of his signature songs from the Carlton era -- neither "Leroy" or "The Way I Walk" are here, for some inexplicable reason -- and the presence of the re-recorded hits is frustrating for anybody looking for the Carlton sides. So, this is a mixed bag: it's better than a set of nothing but re-recordings, yet apart from "My True Love," most of his biggest hits are missing. That's good enough to make this worthwhile if it's picked up at a good price on impulse, but anybody looking for a set of vintage Jack Scott should go elsewhere. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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