Will The Circle Be Unbroken: Vol. 1(Bonus Tracks) CD (2002)

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Label Capitol Records
SKU 60542764
UPC 724353514822
UPC 14 00724353514822
Format CD
Release Date 3/26/2002
Links
Author Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Compilation Appearance Appalachian Stomp-Bluegrass Cl
Compilation Appearance Folk Live From Mountain Stage (Live)
Compilation Appearance Best Of Bluegrass
Compilation Appearance Telluride Bluegrass Festival:thirty
Compilation Appearance 32 Country Gospel Favorites
Compilation Appearance Bluegrass Top 20 Gospel Songs Of Ohe
Compilation Appearance Casey Kasem: Driving In The 70's
Compilation Appearance Where The Action Is Los Angeles Nugge
Compilation Appearance Singers Songwriters
Compilation Appearance Icon:country
Compilation Appearance Country Daze:15 Original Hits
Compilation Appearance Dylan, Cash and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City
Artist Influence Bill Monroe
Artist Influence Buck Owens
Artist Influence Buffalo Springfield
Artist Influence Chet Atkins
Artist Influence Doc Watson
Artist Influence Flatt & Scruggs
Artist Influence Gid Tanner & His Skillet Lickers
Artist Influence Jimmie Rodgers (Country)
Artist Influence Merle Travis
Artist Influence The Band
Artist Influence The Beatles
Artist Influence The Byrds
Artist Influence The Carter Family
Artist Influence The Everly Brothers
Artist Influence The Louvin Brothers
Artist Influence Webb Pierce
Artist Contemporary Alabama
Artist Contemporary Eagles
Artist Contemporary Emmylou Harris
Artist Contemporary Exile (Country)
Artist Contemporary Firefall
Artist Contemporary Gosdin Brothers
Artist Contemporary Hearts and Flowers
Artist Contemporary Highway 101
Artist Contemporary Ian Matthews
Artist Contemporary Jackson Browne
Artist Contemporary Jerry Jeff Walker
Artist Contemporary Jimmy Buffett
Artist Contemporary John Hartford
Artist Contemporary Linda Ronstadt
Artist Contemporary Little Feat
Artist Contemporary Little River Band
Artist Contemporary Michael Nesmith
Artist Contemporary Neil Young
Artist Contemporary New Riders of the Purple Sage
Artist Contemporary Ozark Mountain Daredevils
Artist Contemporary Poco
Artist Contemporary Pure Prairie League
Artist Contemporary Souther-Hillman-Furay Band
Artist Contemporary Steve Young
Artist Contemporary The Allman Brothers Band
Artist Contemporary The Band
Artist Contemporary The Bellamy Brothers
Artist Contemporary The Dillards
Artist Contemporary The Flying Burrito Brothers
Artist Follower Alison Krauss
Artist Follower Big & Rich
Artist Follower Brooks & Dunn
Artist Follower Dixie Chicks
Artist Follower Old Crow Medicine Show
Artist Follower Rascal Flatts
Artist Follower Sawyer Brown
Artist Follower The Mavericks
Artist Follower Yonder Mountain String Band
Technical Info
Producer William E. McEuen
CatalogID 5351482
Lable Name Capitol/EMI Records
Released 03/26/2002
Original Release 1972
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code AAD
Length 108m : 0s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00724353514822
Musical Guests
Doc Watson
Emmylou Harris
Roy Huskey, Jr.
Bela Fleck
Maybelle Carter
Michael Martin Murphey
Jimmy Martin
John Hiatt
Roger McGuinn
Merle Travis
Norman Blake
Bruce Hornsby
Earl Scruggs
Johnny Cash
Vassar Clements
Album Notes and Credits
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: Les Thompson (vocals, mandolin); Jimmie Fadden (vocals, harp); Jim Ibbotson (vocals, drums); Jeff Hanna (vocals, washboard); John McEuen (banjo, mandolin).
Additional personnel includes: Maybelle Carter (vocals, guitar, autoharp); Jimmy Martin, Doc Watson, Merle Travis (vocals, guitar); Earl Scruggs (guitar, banjo); Vassar Clememts (guitar, fiddle); Randy Scruggs (guitar, autoharp); Pete "Oswald" Kirby, Norman Blake (dobro); Roy "Junior" Huskey, Ellis Padgett (bass).
Recorded At Woodland Studios, Nashville, Tennessee.
It's ironic that the 30-year anniversary of this classic album coincides with the runaway success of the O BROTHER WHERE ART THOU soundtrack, one of the best-selling movie soundtracks in history. Both albums find contemporary folk-rock musicians reaching back to the sounds of bluegrass, country, and folk (often lumped together under the heading "old-timey music"). The difference is that when the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band did it in 1972 it was a new (even risky) idea.
Harry Smith's 1952 ANTHOLOGY OF FOLK MUSIC had inspired rock-generation kids like those who would form the Dirt Band to seek out traditional American music. The NGDB went a step further with this triple album by getting the old-timey artists themselves to collaborate on a tribute to the traditional American musical tapestry. Thus, we have Doc Watson singing "Tennessee Stud," Roy Acuff taking on the Hank Williams spiritual "I Saw the Light," and Earl Scruggs picking the "Nashville Blues," with the Dirt Band and various country/bluegrass luminaries backing them up. The most amazing thing about WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN is that it all works so well and fits together so seamlessly. An undertaking like this could easily have been a train wreck; instead it's a triumph.
Artist Overview
Their earliest incarnation was as a large, fun-loving jug-band/trad folk group in mid-1960s California. Eventually the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band evolved into a tight, critically lauded country-rock ensemble, and had a Top Ten hit in 1970 with the poignant "Mr. Bojangles." The band was also legendary for assembling informal recording sessions with Nashville veterans such as Merle Travis and Roy Acuff, the results of which, 1972's MAY THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN, inspired two more volumes, a 30th anniversary reissue, and a box set. Through many lineup changes and a brief name change (the Dirt Band), their career has extended through the millennium and shows no signs of letting up.
Professional Reviews
Uncut (8/02, p.112) - 4 out of 5 - "...Revolutionary....deserves a place in the collection of anyone remotley interested in the development of American roots music."
Uncut (8/02, p.112) - 4 out of 5 - "...Revolutionary....deserves a place in the collection of anyone remotley interested in the development of American roots music."
Mojo (Publisher) (8/02, p.122) - "...A defining work....in the eyes of many, 'the' country rock album....Excellent musicianship and mood throughout."
Disc 1
1 Grand Ole Opry Song,Lonesome Fiddle Blues
2 Keep On The Sunny Side,Cannonball Rag
3 Nashville Blues,Avalanche
4 You Are My Flower,Flint Hill Special
5 Precious Jewel, The,Togary Mountain
6 Dark As A Dungeon,Earl's Breakdown
7 Tennessee Stud,Orange Blossom Special
8 Black Mountain Rag,Wabash Cannonball
9 Wreck On The Highway, The,Lost Highway
10 End Of The World, The,Doc Watson And Merle Travis: First Meeting - (dialogue)
11 I Saw The Light,Way Downtown
12 Sunny Side Of The Mountain,Down Yonder
13 Nine Pound Hammer,Pins And Needles (In My Heart)
14 Losin' You (Might Be The Best Thing Yet),Honky Tonk Blues
15 Honky Tonkin',Sailin' On To Hawaii
16 You Don't Know My Mind,I'm Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes
17 My Walkin' Shoes,I Am A Pilgrim
18 Wildwood Flower
19 Soldier's Joy
20 Will The Circle Be Unbroken
21 Both Sides Now
22 Foggy Mountain Breakdown - (previously unreleased)
23 Warming Up For "The Opry" - (previously unreleased, talk)
24 Sunny Side - (previously unreleased, talk)
25 Remember Me - (previously unreleased)
Disc 2
1 Grand Ole Opry Song,Lonesome Fiddle Blues
2 Keep On The Sunny Side,Cannonball Rag
3 Nashville Blues,Avalanche
4 You Are My Flower,Flint Hill Special
5 Precious Jewel, The,Togary Mountain
6 Dark As A Dungeon,Earl's Breakdown
7 Tennessee Stud,Orange Blossom Special
8 Black Mountain Rag,Wabash Cannonball
9 Wreck On The Highway, The,Lost Highway
10 End Of The World, The,Doc Watson And Merle Travis: First Meeting - (dialogue)
11 I Saw The Light,Way Downtown
12 Sunny Side Of The Mountain,Down Yonder
13 Nine Pound Hammer,Pins And Needles (In My Heart)
14 Losin' You (Might Be The Best Thing Yet),Honky Tonk Blues
15 Honky Tonkin',Sailin' On To Hawaii
16 You Don't Know My Mind,I'm Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes
17 My Walkin' Shoes,I Am A Pilgrim
18 Wildwood Flower
19 Soldier's Joy
20 Will The Circle Be Unbroken
21 Both Sides Now
22 Foggy Mountain Breakdown - (previously unreleased)
23 Warming Up For "The Opry" - (previously unreleased, talk)
24 Sunny Side - (previously unreleased, talk)
25 Remember Me - (previously unreleased)

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