Hank Williams achieves even more success from beyond.
Years after the early loss of the lonesome rebel, Hank Williams continues to garner positive press from even the biggest of critics. Spin Magazine, The Tennessean, Country Weekly, CMT and many more have been showering this boxed collection, “Hank Williams: The Complete Mother’s Best Recordings…Plus!” with so many compliments it could give a girl a toothache!
These timeless recordings are from the pinnacle of Williams’ career and he prerecorded his Mother’s Best shows when he was planning to be out on tour. The acetates miraculously survived and give the listener a personal, intimate connection with this American music legend, where Williams was unguarded in both his conversation and choice of songs. Fans can hear him perform songs from his childhood and debut two new recordings at the time, “Cold, Cold Heart” and “I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still In Love With You).” The sound quality of these exceptional radio shows is at least comparable to his studio recordings, and many critics have remarked that the “direct-to-disc” Mother’s Best recordings actually have more presence and clarity.
This collection features fifteen audio discs and a bonus DVD. The shows contain so many priceless moments, including many songs he never recorded elsewhere such as “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” and “On Top of Old Smoky.” On the DVD, two of Hank’s original band members give their last interviews on tape, Don Helms and Big Bill Lester. The project also contains a 108 page book, written by respected music writer and Hank Williams historian, Colin Escott, along with an introduction by Hank Williams, Jr. and afterword by Jett Williams. This deluxe, limited box set is packaged in an antique working radio where the listener presses the radio dial and selections of Williams will play.Country Music Photo Gallery