Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Hank Williams Sr.|
Your Cheatin' Heart: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Genres: Country, Pop, Soundtracks
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Great singing-outtakes are excellent
Ronald G. Reagan | Steele, Mo. | 04/25/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Great singing for a teenager. "Your Cheatin' Heart" was a movie better heard than seen according to one reviewer & for those who are familiar with the movie, we know why! Anyway, what you have here is the original LP plus a wealth of outtakes/alternate takes. The outtakes which are mostly vocal/guitar demos, put you in the mind of the many home recordings that Hank, Sr. performed-simple, laidback. If you own the original LP, buy this as there is a much better sound quality (even though first generation masters couldn't be found) plus the many outtakes. Kudos to RHINO for releasing this on CD. Maybe we can get "Songs My Father Left Me" released on CD next!My e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org"
Fine 1960s "countrypolitan" version of Hank's songs.
Gerald Russell | Knoxville, TN | 06/01/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Shades of Patsy Cline and Floyd Cramer! This soundtrack is a time machine of the early 1960s "countrypolitan" sound. Ah, those were the good old days before the youth revolution of the late 60's and the country outlaw movement of the 1970s. When this film was released, the black-and-white Andy Griffith Show was still being aired in primetime. Young Hank does a commendable job on the soundtrack, and the movie itself was about as good as a 90-minute Andy Griffith Show. The movie was good but not great, and Hank Sr. certainly deserved better.
1. "I'm so Lonesome I Could Cry" is awesome. This song spawned the hugely successful B. J. Thomas version and could itself have been a top ten country single, especially backed by the great movie version of "Cold, Cold Heart." This was one of the rare times when Hank Jr. outdid Hank Sr.
2. The demos are even more fascinating. "Long Gone Lonesome Blues" is better than the one used in the movie, and I'm curious as to why they didn't use this demo. The same is true of this demo version of "I Saw the Light."
3. The booklet is surprising and contains not only many shots from the film but a photo of Hank and the infant Hank Jr. that I've never seen.
Yes, you can order this and burn a copy and probably make a profit when you re-sell it. But parting with the great art work would hurt!
It's a classic
Gerald Russell | 10/17/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've been in Hank's fan club since 1978. Have all original albums dating back from 1964, and this is one of the best. Great songs, strong voice for a young man . It is great to release an album that has such feelings. No one else could have done it better. I fyou dont have it, you need to purchase it ...well worth the money."