Third Man Records
180 Gram Vinyl Record
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The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams, an album of previously unrecorded Hank Williams lyrics set to music and performed for the first time by Bob Dylan, Jack White, Norah Jones, Alan Jackson and other top artists.
From heartbreak to honky-tonking, from Jesus to gin mills, Hank Williams wrote about life's deepest truths and sang with an ethereal authority on such unforgettable songs as "Your Cheatin' Heart," "I Saw The Light," "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry," "Cold, Cold Heart" and many more.
When Hank Williams died, at the age of 29, in the back of his Cadillac sometime early morning on New Year's Day 1953, he left behind a scuffed, embroidered brown leather briefcase, which he used to carry bound notebooks, among other items, darkening their pages with lyrics and song ideas. Some were fully finished, some just started.
Spearheaded by Bob Dylan, The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams has a wide spectrum of current artists putting the music to Williams' lyrics with fantastic results. The record premieres the first-ever performance of 12 previously unheard Hank Williams lyric compositions newly set to music by 13 artists whose own sensibilities have been profoundly shaped by Williams.
The odyssey of Hank Williams' notebooks is recounted in the album's liner notes, penned by Michael McCall from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, who observes, "The history of Hank's notebook is as complex as the legend himself. Yet, in the end, what matters most are the songs, and these new works rise from the ether with ghostly relevance. As with his many standards, these new recordings tap straight into the soul of man. This is songwriting at its most artful and most powerful."
|1. You've Been Lonesome, Too - Alan Jackson|
|2. The Love That Faded - Bob Dylan|
|3. How Many Times Have You Broken My Heart? - Norah Jones|
|4. You Know That I Know - Jack White|
|5. I'm So Happy I Found You - Lucinda Williams|
|6. I Hope You Shed a Million Tears - Vince Gill and Rodney Crowell|
|7. You're Through Fooling Me - Patty Loveless|
|8. You'll Never Again Be Mine - Levon Helm|
|9. Blue Is My Heart - Holly Williams|
|10. Oh, Mama, Come Home - Jakob Dylan|
|11. Angel Mine - Sheryl Crow|
|12. The Sermon on the Mount - Merle Haggard|