The Times have published their end of year review, and the Bobbie Gentry boxset The Girl From Chickasaw County has been chosen as their number one boxset of the year, and gets a solid gold 5* out of 5: “One of the most underrated songwriters of the 20th century… This is a fitting tribute to a great talent.”
The Great reviews for ‘The Girl From Chickasaw County’ boxset continue!
Sunday Times: Must have re-issue ‘Her talent for richly detailed songwriting roamed far and wide, as this fascinating box set shows.’
The Times: 5/5 ‘One of the most underrated songwriters of the 20th century, This handsome box set is a fitting tribute.’
The Sun: 4 1/2 / 5 ‘This sumptuous, beautifully curated box set rounds up all of her releases. A hidden treasure’.
Daily Mirror: 4/5 ‘This long overdue expansive eight-disc set shows her legacy is so much more than ‘Ode To Billie Joe’.
Daily Mail: 4/5 ‘This eight-disc CD retrospective is a fitting tribute to her enigmatic talent.’
Record Collector: 5/5 ‘A powerhouse of a woman, and a wonderful compilation to celebrate that.’
HiFi Choice: 5/5 ‘Brings her legacy sharply back into focus; what emerges is a revelation.’
The Arts Desk: Re-issue of the week ‘The Girl From Chickasaw County amply makes it clear that Gentry is a significant artist and this essential box set renders Bobbie Gentry more fascinating than ever’.
Shindig!: 5/5, ‘The box would be a formidable collection in it’s own right, but the rare and unreleased material make it unmissable – a stunning feat of excavation from compiler Andrew Batt’.
Music Week: ‘A strong and intriguing collection. Gentry was a versatile performer, with pop, soul, swamp funk, jazz and blues influences.’
AllMusic: 4 1/2 / 5 ‘The rarities deepen her work and add to the mystery, making The Girl from Chickasaw County a box set as endlessly beguiling as Bobbie Gentry herself.’
The first reviews are in for The Girl From Chickasaw County box set.
Uncut 9/10 “The previously unreleased material offers further fascinating insights… Gentry’s brilliance leaves you lamenting what she might have gone on to achieve.”
Mojo 4/5 “Shining a dark light on the other Bobbie Gentry…All the (re-mastered studio albums) are reason to invest in this retrospective, but the real clincher is the rare and unreleased recordings.”