Jones, George - Birth Of A Legend - The Truly Complete Starday And Mercury Recordings 1954-1961 (6-CD)
Country at his best
Nie war das "Possum" oder "No Show Jones" authentischer, härter, ursprünglicher, als in diesen Aufnahmen. Das ist Hardcore-Country, und nichts ist weichgespühlt. - Eine wunderbare CD-Box mit einem gleichfalls gut recherchierten Buch, das keine Fragen offen läßt.
AUDIO 3-17 "George Jones erkennt man stets an seinem Stimmumfang vom Falsett bis hinunter zum Bass. Von den 200 Tracks dieser vorbildlichen 6-CD-Box erleben hier 20 ihre Tonträger-Premiere.
Amazing and essential collection!!!
I have been secretly wishing for a Bear family box containing all early recordings by George Jones. These early recordings are what George Jones for me is all about. Raw personality, intensity, emotions, just recorded, not produced or even over-produced and just commercial stuff! This is THE real thing after Hank Williams. I did not dare hope for this collection but when I saw it was indeed issued and available and also very affordable! I directly ordered one. The sound quality is great - although I will not sell my original Starday and Mercury LP's :-) It is very interesting to hear some of the alternative takes/outtakes and unissued sides. Cannot stop listening and wait for the next track, although I already knew most of them. And then as a surprise the high quality bound book!!!! Unbelievable and included in the price of this et! Amazing! Get it! and you won't ever regret it! Thank you Richard Weize!!!! And thanks again for the fantastic Johnny Horton DVD!!!! I bought 3 of them, 1 for my son, 1 for me and 1 spare!
An Incredible Box Set
Bear Family has done all country music fans a great service in compiling every single recording that George Jones made for Starday and Mercury. For various legal reasons, which I don't understand, these recordings have never been compiled in a single offering. The remastering is impeccable, and the accompanying books contains a treasure trove of information about Jones during this period of his career. Of particular interest are two rare tracks Jones recorded with Arlie Duff that feature Jones flatpicking lead guitar, a skill I did not know he had. My understanding is that there are licensing issues that currently prevent this box set from being sold by third party sellers in the United States, which is why I ordered my set directly from Bear Family. It's well worth the price!