Unreleased Recordings CD (2008)

Artist: Hank Williams

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Product Overview

Specifications

Label Time Life Music
SKU 209759586
UPC 610583246025
UPC 14 00610583246025
Format CD
Release Date 10/28/2008
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Author Hank Williams
Associated Artist/Work Butler, Larry
Associated Artist/Work Clark, Roy
Associated Artist/Work Iron Horse (Bluegrass)
Associated Artist/Work Jones, George
Associated Artist/Work Nelson, Willie
Associated Artist/Work Orbison, Roy
Associated Artist/Work Original Cast
Associated Artist/Work Original Cast Recording
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Pass, Joe
Associated Artist/Work Pride, Charley
Associated Artist/Work Snow, Hank
Associated Artist/Work Williams, Don
Associated Artist/Work Williams, Hank, Jr.
Technical Info
Producer Colin Escott (Compilation); F. Keith Adkinson (Compilation); Jett Williams (Compilation); Mike Jason (Compilation); Colin Escott (Reissue)
CatalogID 80031D
Lable Name Time/Life Music
Released 10/27/2008
Original Release 2008
Number of Discs 3
SPARE Code n/a
Length 164m : 51s
Mono/Stereo Mono
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00610583246025
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Hank Williams (vocals, guitar); Cousin Louie Buck (spoken vocals); Samuel K. "Sammy" Pruett (guitar); Jerry Rivers (fiddle); Howard Watts (bass guitar); Audrey Williams (background vocals).
Liner Note Authors: Colin Escott; Jett Williams.
Authors: F. Keith Adkinson; Jett Williams.
As important as any country music release in the digital era, HANK WILLIAMS: THE UNRELEASED RECORDINGS finds Williams delivering some of the most impactful performances of his career. Captured during his artistic zenith in 1951 for the Mother's Best Flour Company, these sessions' acetates were forgotten until the 1970s. Eventually Williams's daughter Jett won a protracted legal battle and partnered with Time Life for their release. Mastered without the severe compression that bedeviled his most famous studio recordings, the 143 tracks foreground Williams's expressive vocal delivery as it seesaws between a yearning rustic croon and shiv-sharp, reedy wail. A loose Hank jokes with his studio band and even tells stories about some of the songs as he introduces them. Touching upon his classics like "Cold, Cold Heart," "Hey, Good Lookin'," and "I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love with You)," the bulk of the three discs comprises songs that pop up nowhere else in the country god's catalog. Among these many standouts include charged readings of "On Top of Old Smokey," the cowboy standard "Cool Water," and the Luke the Drifter song "Pictures from Life's Other Side" (with a never-before-heard extra verse). An essential purchase for country music fans and enthusiasts of all stripes.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.132) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "Williams' nasally drawl is crisp and strong, like the young Dylan without the sandpaper; he holds the long, desolate notes in 'Cool Water' with stunning force."
Dirty Linen (p.41) - "Not only do the tracks brim with raw, unrestrained emotion, but they project a certain warmth and conviction, not to mention finesse, that give each song the necessary emotion it needs."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.119) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "With a host of hymns, traditional songs and covers Williams never otherwise recorded, and one or two hitherto unknown originals, it's a thrilling new insight into a 20th century music colossus."
Record Collector (magazine) (p.102) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "There's a looseness to many of Hank's performances....A mesmerizing and intimate portrait of country music's first superstar."
Disc 1
1 Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain,I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love with You),Pictures from Life's Other Side
2 Dust on the Bible,Seaman's Blues,I'll Fly Away
3 I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry,Prodigal Son, The,Cold, Cold Heart
4 I Heard My Savior Calling Me,Cherokee Boogie,Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
5 Precious Lord, Take My Hand,Where He Leads Me,When God Dips His Love in My Heart
6 Hey, Good Lookin',From Jerusalem to Jericho,Thy Burdens Are Greater Than Mine
7 On Top of Old Smokey,Cool Water,When the Saints Go Marchin' In
8 I Can't Tell My Heart That,I've Got My One-Way Ticket to the Sky,I'll Sail My Ship Alone
9 I Dreamed That the Great Judgement Morning,Searching for a Soldier's Grave,Wedding Bells
10 Next Sunday Darling Is My Birthday,California Zephyr,Mind Your Own Business
11 At the First Fall of Snow,Softly and Tenderly,You Blotted My Happy Schooldays
12 Dear John,Just When I Needed You,Where the Soul Never Dies
13 Blind Child's Prayer, The,Gathering Flowers for the Master's Bouquet,Pins and Needles (In My Heart)
14 I'll Have a New Life,Why Should We Try Any More,Tennessee Border
15 On the Banks of the Pontchartrain,Old Country Church, The,There's Nothing as Sweet as My Baby
16 Low and Lonely,May You Never Be Alone,Wait for the Light to Shine
17 Drifting Too Far from the Shore,When the Fire Comes Down,If I Didn't Love You
18 I'm Gonna Sing,Lonely Tombs,Pale Horse and His Rider, The
Disc 2
1 Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain,I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love with You),Pictures from Life's Other Side
2 Dust on the Bible,Seaman's Blues,I'll Fly Away
3 I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry,Prodigal Son, The,Cold, Cold Heart
4 I Heard My Savior Calling Me,Cherokee Boogie,Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
5 Precious Lord, Take My Hand,Where He Leads Me,When God Dips His Love in My Heart
6 Hey, Good Lookin',From Jerusalem to Jericho,Thy Burdens Are Greater Than Mine
7 On Top of Old Smokey,Cool Water,When the Saints Go Marchin' In
8 I Can't Tell My Heart That,I've Got My One-Way Ticket to the Sky,I'll Sail My Ship Alone
9 I Dreamed That the Great Judgement Morning,Searching for a Soldier's Grave,Wedding Bells
10 Next Sunday Darling Is My Birthday,California Zephyr,Mind Your Own Business
11 At the First Fall of Snow,Softly and Tenderly,You Blotted My Happy Schooldays
12 Dear John,Just When I Needed You,Where the Soul Never Dies
13 Blind Child's Prayer, The,Gathering Flowers for the Master's Bouquet,Pins and Needles (In My Heart)
14 I'll Have a New Life,Why Should We Try Any More,Tennessee Border
15 On the Banks of the Pontchartrain,Old Country Church, The,There's Nothing as Sweet as My Baby
16 Low and Lonely,May You Never Be Alone,Wait for the Light to Shine
17 Drifting Too Far from the Shore,When the Fire Comes Down,If I Didn't Love You
18 I'm Gonna Sing,Lonely Tombs,Pale Horse and His Rider, The
Disc 3
1 Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain,I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love with You),Pictures from Life's Other Side
2 Dust on the Bible,Seaman's Blues,I'll Fly Away
3 I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry,Prodigal Son, The,Cold, Cold Heart
4 I Heard My Savior Calling Me,Cherokee Boogie,Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
5 Precious Lord, Take My Hand,Where He Leads Me,When God Dips His Love in My Heart
6 Hey, Good Lookin',From Jerusalem to Jericho,Thy Burdens Are Greater Than Mine
7 On Top of Old Smokey,Cool Water,When the Saints Go Marchin' In
8 I Can't Tell My Heart That,I've Got My One-Way Ticket to the Sky,I'll Sail My Ship Alone
9 I Dreamed That the Great Judgement Morning,Searching for a Soldier's Grave,Wedding Bells
10 Next Sunday Darling Is My Birthday,California Zephyr,Mind Your Own Business
11 At the First Fall of Snow,Softly and Tenderly,You Blotted My Happy Schooldays
12 Dear John,Just When I Needed You,Where the Soul Never Dies
13 Blind Child's Prayer, The,Gathering Flowers for the Master's Bouquet,Pins and Needles (In My Heart)
14 I'll Have a New Life,Why Should We Try Any More,Tennessee Border
15 On the Banks of the Pontchartrain,Old Country Church, The,There's Nothing as Sweet as My Baby
16 Low and Lonely,May You Never Be Alone,Wait for the Light to Shine
17 Drifting Too Far from the Shore,When the Fire Comes Down,If I Didn't Love You
18 I'm Gonna Sing,Lonely Tombs,Pale Horse and His Rider, The
Product Attributes
Artist Williams,Hank
Label Time Life Music
Music Format Compact Disc
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