was nearing the end of his second stay at Decca Records when he recorded this album, a smooth countrypolitan-style adaptation of his established sound, with the Anita Kerr Singers
providing mostly pretty restrained accompaniment, all under the direction of Owen Bradley
, working with some of the best players in Nashville. It's a long way from "Blue Tail Fly," but it still works as a countrified twist on Ives
' folk/pop sound. And he does amazingly well with a jaunty, almost pop-style rendition of Johnny Cash
's "I Walk the Line."