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Hank Williams: Revealed
Hank Williams
Hank Williams: Revealed
Genres: Country, Blues, Special Interest, Pop
 
  •  Track Listings (18) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (16) - Disc #2
  •  Track Listings (16) - Disc #3

At the peak of his career in 1951, Hank Williams recorded 143 songs for the Mother's Best Flour Company, Hank sang with his regular studio band and recorded his hits as well as songs he never recorded commercially anywhere...  more »

      
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All Artists: Hank Williams
Title: Hank Williams: Revealed
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Time Life Entertainment
Original Release Date: 1/1/2009
Re-Release Date: 11/3/2009
Album Type: Box set
Genres: Country, Blues, Special Interest, Pop
Styles: Cowboy, Roadhouse Country, Classic Country, Poetry, Spoken Word & Interviews
Number of Discs: 3
SwapaCD Credits: 3
UPC: 610583316520

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At the peak of his career in 1951, Hank Williams recorded 143 songs for the Mother's Best Flour Company, Hank sang with his regular studio band and recorded his hits as well as songs he never recorded commercially anywhere else. From this amazing legacy, Time Life is proud to release the second 3-disc set Hank Williams: Revealed, another historic 3-CD, 54-track collection drawn from the Mother's Best recordings. It's a rare, informal glimpse into the heart and soul of country music's greatest star who passed away on New Year's Day 1953, at age 29.
This second three-CD set drawn from the Mother's Best shows includes a little more conversation, and each disc also includes a complete show. The highlights are many. On one of the earliest surviving shows, Hank plays the just-released Cold, Cold Heart without any idea of what it will do for his career. On one of the later shows, his back pain is so crippling he has to sing sitting down. The spinal problems he'd had since birth had been aggravated by the year's punishing itinerary. In the songs and chatter, Hank Williams takes us back to his world. These days, we count ourselves lucky if we find an alternate take or two by any late giant of American music. To find eighteen hours of music and talk is truly without precedent. Set the time machine for 1951.

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CD Reviews

Mothers Best complete shows
Roger J. Milsten | Ramsey, Minnesota | 11/05/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Hank Williams Revealed is just as good as the previous set, re-mastered superbly, the big difference is fewer singles and 3 complete shows in their place. I have supplied a link to an older release from Readers Digest that also includes 3 complete shows. It's titled The Legendary Hank WilliamsThe Legendary Hank Williams - 4 CD Set It's a 4 CD set. The first 3 are identical to the CD's in the first box set "Unreleased Recordings". The fourth CD is three complete shows. No new material except that the shows are complete and include all the dialog and all three are different than any of the three in the new box set "Revealed". I don't know how many copies are still available, so if you're interested, I would act fast. Thanks to all who had a hand in this Mothers Best project, I think they got it right on this project."
Hank Continues To Amaze.
Pawpaw Bruce | Asheville, NC United States | 01/17/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The second in a series often is a disappointment. Not true here. This second in the series of Hank Williams live radio broadcasts from 1951 reveals the country music legend at the peak of his performances. The live versions of many Williams hits on disc one actually sound better than the studio versions in some cases. It is incredible that this wonderful collection had to be rescued from the trash so we can enjoy it today. Hank not only performs well, he clearly enjoys himself. Hank's addictions and other health problems are well known and it's amazing to think that this man who would be dead from his life style choices in less than two years could perform so well. Not only is he performing well, but his chatter reveals a very active mind and a very good command of the English language for a man who had little formal education. Each of the three discs concludes with an entire Mother's Best program. Disc three features Luke The Drifter, Hank's pseudonym for his narrations. The set includes a wonderful 40 page booklet. Do we really have to wait until next November for the third volume in this series?"
HANK WILLIAMS REVEALED
Jimmy Stewart | CHATTANOOGA, TN | 12/05/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"WHAT CAN I SAY, TIME LIFE HAS DONE IT AGAIN WITH THIS GREAT RELEASE ON HANK. LONG AWAITED FOR YEARS BY HANK COLLECTORS AND FANS, THIS IS ONCE AGAIN A SUPERB COLLECTION OF THESE TREASURES AND VERY PROFESSIONALLY PUT TOGETHER PACKAGE ON THIS, TO ME- "KING OF COUNTRY MUSIC" FIGURE."