Fallen Angel/cross Country CD (2011)

Artist: Webb Pierce

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Product Overview


Label HUX Records/ka
SKU 221808392
UPC 682970001265
UPC 14 00682970001265
Format CD
Release Date 6/28/2011
Author Webb Pierce
Technical Info
CatalogID HUX 126
Lable Name Hux Records (Label)
Released 06/27/2011
Original Release 2011
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 60m : 54s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00682970001265
Album Notes and Credits
Liner Note Author: John Philibert.
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
Professional Reviews
Uncut (magazine) (p.93) - 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'..."
Disc 1
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
Product Attributes
Artist Pierce,Webb
Label Hux Records
Music Format Compact Disc
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