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Format: CD
Sku: 209759586
UPC: 610583246025
UPC 14: 00610583246025
Release Date: 10/28/2008
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain ~ Hank Williams
2. Dust on the Bible ~ Hank Williams
3. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry ~ Hank Williams
4. I Heard My Savior Calling Me ~ Hank Williams
5. Precious Lord, Take My Hand ~ Hank Williams
6. Hey, Good Lookin' ~ Hank Williams
7. On Top of Old Smokey ~ Hank Williams
8. I Can't Tell My Heart That ~ Hank Williams
9. I Dreamed That the Great Judgement Morning ~ Hank Williams
10. Next Sunday Darling Is My Birthday ~ Hank Williams
11. At the First Fall of Snow ~ Hank Williams
12. Dear John ~ Hank Williams
13. Blind Child's Prayer, The ~ Hank Williams
14. I'll Have a New Life ~ Hank Williams
15. On the Banks of the Pontchartrain ~ Hank Williams
16. Low and Lonely ~ Hank Williams
17. Drifting Too Far from the Shore ~ Hank Williams
18. I'm Gonna Sing ~ Hank Williams
Disc 2
Song Title
1. I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love with You) ~ Hank Williams
2. Seaman's Blues ~ Hank Williams
3. Prodigal Son, The ~ Hank Williams
4. Cherokee Boogie ~ Hank Williams
5. Where He Leads Me ~ Hank Williams
6. From Jerusalem to Jericho ~ Hank Williams
7. Cool Water ~ Hank Williams
8. I've Got My One-Way Ticket to the Sky ~ Hank Williams
9. Searching for a Soldier's Grave ~ Hank Williams
10. California Zephyr ~ Hank Williams
11. Softly and Tenderly ~ Hank Williams
12. Just When I Needed You ~ Hank Williams
13. Gathering Flowers for the Master's Bouquet ~ Hank Williams
14. Why Should We Try Any More ~ Hank Williams
15. Old Country Church, The ~ Hank Williams
16. May You Never Be Alone ~ Hank Williams
17. When the Fire Comes Down ~ Hank Williams
18. Lonely Tombs ~ Hank Williams
Disc 3
Song Title
1. Pictures from Life's Other Side ~ Hank Williams
2. I'll Fly Away ~ Hank Williams
3. Cold, Cold Heart ~ Hank Williams
4. Have I Told You Lately That I Love You ~ Hank Williams
5. When God Dips His Love in My Heart ~ Hank Williams
6. Thy Burdens Are Greater Than Mine ~ Hank Williams
7. When the Saints Go Marchin' In ~ Hank Williams
8. I'll Sail My Ship Alone ~ Hank Williams
9. Wedding Bells ~ Hank Williams
10. Mind Your Own Business ~ Hank Williams
11. You Blotted My Happy Schooldays ~ Hank Williams
12. Where the Soul Never Dies ~ Hank Williams
13. Pins and Needles (In My Heart) ~ Hank Williams
14. Tennessee Border ~ Hank Williams
15. There's Nothing as Sweet as My Baby ~ Hank Williams
16. Wait for the Light to Shine ~ Hank Williams
17. If I Didn't Love You ~ Hank Williams
18. Pale Horse and His Rider, The ~ Hank Williams

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote 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).
Muze PNote Liner Note Authors: Colin Escott; Jett Williams.
Muze PNote Authors: F. Keith Adkinson; Jett Williams.
Muze PNote 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.

Producer: Colin Escott (Compilation); F. Keith Adkinson (Compilation); Jett Williams (Compilation); Mike Jason (Compilation); Colin Escott (Reissue)
Entertainment Reviews
Expert Review Hank Williams - The Unreleased Recordings - CD Review
By: Richard Marcus Reviews
Published on: 11/24/2008 6:54 AM
Hank Williams wasn't around very long to enjoy the spotlight, as he didn't come to the public's attention in a big way until 1949 and was dead four years later, so there has never been a huge library of his recordings available for fans to listen too. However, back in 1950-51 he recorded a series of radio shows that were sponsored by Mother's Best Flour, and because of his extensive touring schedule he was forced to pre-record the shows on acetate discs. It's these recordings that Time Life have used as the source for their new release Hank Williams: The Unreleased the full review

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Associated Artists and Works

Butler, Larry
Clark, Roy
Iron Horse (Bluegrass)
Jones, George
Nelson, Willie
Original Cast
Original Cast Recording
Original Soundtrack
Pass, Joe
Pride, Charley
Snow, Hank
Williams, Don
Williams, Hank, Jr.

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 10/27/2008
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2008
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 80031D
Music Label Name Label : Time/Life Music
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 3
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Mono
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00610583246025

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)
- 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)
- 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."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Williams,Hank
Product attributeLabel:   Time Life Music
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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