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I Saw the Light
Hank Williams Sr
I Saw the Light
Genres: Country, Pop, Christian
 
  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #1

"Most people don't understand that Hank Williams was preaching to them just as fervently as a Baptist preacher on Sunday," the songwriter Harlan Howard has said. But sometimes he used a pulpit. On I Saw the Light Williams ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Hank Williams Sr
Title: I Saw the Light
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polygram Records
Release Date: 6/22/1993
Genres: Country, Pop, Christian
Styles: Roadhouse Country, Classic Country, Country & Bluegrass
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: I Saw the Light
UPCs: 084646503248, 042281190025

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"Most people don't understand that Hank Williams was preaching to them just as fervently as a Baptist preacher on Sunday," the songwriter Harlan Howard has said. But sometimes he used a pulpit. On I Saw the Light Williams administers directly to the soul in 12 songs of redemption ("How Can You Refuse Him Now"), salvation ("Jesus Remembered Me"), and warning ("The Angel of Death"). From the title cut on, these performances throb with unsettling power, since they come from a man who knew he'd soon meet his maker, and who already looked pre-dead, a comely corpse in a Nudie suit. If such naked spiritual yearning is strictly passé in today's hip country marketplace, Williams's passion is as stark and bone-rattling as it gets. Don't be surprised if you end up on your knees. --Alanna Nash

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A must have for country gospel fans!
Ronald George Reagan | Steele, MO | 09/27/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"My compliments to Mercury for giving us an original Hank LP on CD complete with liner notes in sterling sound quality. You get Hank's early Sterling recordings such as "Calling You", "Wealth Won't Save Your Soul", "When God Comes & Gathers His Jewels", two duets with Audrey "Jesus Remembered Me" & "Dear Brother", the now standard "I Saw The Light" and a host of tastefully overdubbed non-session demo's-"Angel of Death", "A House of Gold", "How Can You Refuse Him Now?", "I'm Gonna Sing" and "Message To My Mother". Last but not least, you have to take note of the vocal/guitar demo on "Thank God" written by Fred Rose. This is the side of Hank that is rarely seen anymore, but deserves a closer look. If you're a country gospel fan wanting to know about Hank, this is the set to buy. This is more effective than the out of print "Wait For The Light To Shine" that was issued some 6 years later than this and is a must have for any fan of country gospel or of Hank."
The spiritual side of Hank
barbara f. hever | Lyndonville, VT United States | 12/13/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"These songs are like no others you have ever heard on his other CD's or Albums. I now know why I love his music. He sings these songs, with a message, straight from the heart. His belief in Christianity is evident and I believe he truely knew his Savior. The songs really "hit home" when it comes to the reality of death and faith. They are extremely moving. A different side of Hank. We will meet him in heaven some day."
Some of the best country gospel recordings ever recorded
Bradley Olson | Bemidji, MN United States | 04/03/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"These songs come from one of the great singer/songwriters in country music. Some highlights aside form the title track include "When God Comes and Gathers His Jewels," "Jesus Remembered Me," "House of Gold," and "How Can You Refuse Him Now," but the entire collection is great and as Harlan Howard said, he was preaching just as fervantly as the minister on Sunday. This is a must have as all of the music is great and is emotional."