A pair of Decca albums from Conway Twitty – back to back on a single CD! I Love You More Today is late 60s magic from the great Conway Twitty – a set from a time when the artist was really coming into his own as a country singer, and starting to hit the tippy top of the field! As part of that Twitty's moved far past his roots as a rocker, and more strongly embraces both mainstream country styles and some of its ideology too – as noted in some of the themes of the record. Twitty can definitely see the dark side of the street, but also clearly has a strength that shows that he's not getting pulled down as much as some of his contemporaries – and the set also features a few bigger crossover tracks, countrified nicely by Conway. Titles include "Star Spangled Heaven", "Games People Play", "Proud Mary", "The Bottle In The Hand", "One For The Money", "World Of Forgotten People", "I Love You More Today", and "I'll Share My World With You". The second album is even better – To See My Angel Cry – and Conway Twitty's really hitting his stride here – strongly focusing on the blue-tinged ballads that proved to be perfect for his voice! That classic Twitty twang is really right at home on the sad songs – the kind of melancholy tracks that he inherited as the legacy of Hank Williams or Patsy Cline
, and which he here delivers at a level that's right up there with the best that country music had to offer at the end of the 60s. Twitty's vocals really stretch nicely on these sad tunes – bringing in more feeling than we might have expected years before – and titles include "Be Proud Of Your Man", "My Heart Knows", "I'd Rather Be Gone", "That's When She Started To Stop Loving You", "Girl At The Bar", "All I Have To Offer You Is Me", and "These Lonely Hands Of Mine".