Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
25 Rare Overdubs, 6 Alternate Demos on this 8-volume set!
Gerald L. Russell | Knoxville, TN USA | 04/01/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Even if you own the COMPLETE HANK WILLIAMS, you need this 8-c.d. set. Hank is to 20th Century American country music as Frank Sinatra is to 20th Century American popular music. While Sinatra recorded way too much during his sixty-year career ever to be completely collected, the same can't be said about Hank's six-year career. Here are 31 tracks that never made it to the COMPLETE HANK WILLIAMS. This c.d. is one of the best in the set and contains four tracks to be found on no other Hank Williams c.d.:
(1) A rare version of "A House of Gold" different from the ones on THE COMPLETE HANK WILLIAMS and RARE DEMOS. It's shorter than the others and of inferior quality, but very interesting nevertheless.
(2) An alternate version of "The Apology" than found on THE COMPLETE HANK WILLIAMS. This was apparently the original, as there's background noise (probably Lycretia) and Hank's discription of the surgery is more graphic.
(3) A rare overdubbed version of "Mother is Gone" different from the version found on THE COMPLETE HANK WILLIAMS. This was no doubt recorded much earlier. It was found on the 1961 l.p., THE SPIRIT OF HANK WILLIAMS.
(4) A rare overdubbed version of "Fool about You" recorded as a rock and roll version. It was found on the 1961 l.p., THE SPIRIT OF HANK WILLIAMS.
Also, the liner note booklet contains a fascinating story of Hank's casket being opened as it was being moved to Montgomery, Alabama, for burial. Go ahead. BUY this PolyGram c.d. If Mercury Records won't offer you the rare tracks, you can always burn the rare tracks and re-sell the c.d., right?"