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Fallen Angel/cross Country CD 1 of 1

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Format: CD
Sku: 221808392
UPC: 682970001265
UPC 14: 00682970001265
Release Date: 6/28/2011
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Fallen Angel
2. Rose and a Thorn, A
3. Let Forgiveness In
4. So Used To Loving You
5. There's More Pretty Girls Than One
6. Forgive Me
7. Truck Driver's Blues
8. Is My Ring On Your Finger
9. My Rough and Rowdy Ways
10. Walk on the Wild Side of Life, A
11. No One But Me
12. Last Night
13. Heartaches By the Number
14. You Are My Life
15. Waterloo
16. Cry Cry Darling
17. Free of the Blues
18. I'm Letting You Go
19. Take Time
20. Someday You'll Call My Name
21. Alla My Love
22. Crazy Wild Desire
23. I'm Fallin' In Love With You
24. I Close My Eyes
25. Drifting Texas Sand

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: John Philibert.
Muze PNote Of all the performers from the golden era of country & western music -- the early 1950s until 1969 -- among the most stubborn about his honky tonk sound had to be Webb Pierce. In the '50s alone, Pierce racked up 40 Top Ten singles, among them 13 number ones. He continued to chart well into the '60s even as the countrypolitain sound overwhelmed hardcore honky tonk. Thanks to Hux, we get a pair of Pierce classics from the early '60s on a single disc, Fallen Angel and Cross Country. The first of these albums from 1961 boasted the Top Five title track, "Let Forgiveness In" -- a self-penned cut that charted in the Top Ten -- the hardcore shuffle "Truck Driver's Blues," and a fine version of the classic Jamie Rodgers' tune "My Rough and Rowdy Ways." Hux was also kind enough to include the bonus cut "Drifting Texas Sand," which appeared in place of "Last Night" on some pressings of the record. The former cut was chosen by Bob Dylan for Best of the Bob Dylan Theme Time Radio Hour compilation. Cross Country boasted a double A-side hit in the shimmying "Take Time," that borrowed plenty from early vocal group rock & roll, and the strolling, pedal steel-whining honky tonker "Crazy Wild Desire." Speaking of honky tonk, the opening track on Cross Country is an excellent version of Harlan Howard's "Heartaches by the Number." The sound here is as crisp and clean as can be, there is an historic liner essay by Jon Philibert, and complete lyrics. For Pierce fans, this is a treasure trove of music that's been out of print for decades. ~THom Jurek

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Pure Country Classics Number 1 Hits
Muze Music Compilations Classic Country Gold
Muze Music Compilations The Hills Have Eyes
Muze Music Compilations Tbd
Muze Music Compilations Help (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations Country Love Songs
Muze Music Compilations Best Of Country

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 06/27/2011
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2011
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : HUX 126
Music Label Name Label : Hux Records (Label)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00682970001265

Professional Reviews

Uncut (magazine)
- 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]hese two albums catch him in fine voice -- nasal and abrasive -- as he essays such classics as 'Crazy Wild Desire' and the tearstained 'Fallen Angel'..."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Pierce,Webb
Product attributeLabel:   Hux Records
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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