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An Article From Life: The Complete Recordings

An Article From Life: The Complete Recordings

(Boxed Set)
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Price: $398.12

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- Newly-researched biography and discography!- Many previously unseen photos from the Frizzell family!- A new designed 264 page hardcover book!- Newly remastered!- Many previously unissued recordings!- Bonus: audio book on 8 CDs with Lefty's life history, written and read by his brother David. This is the cornerstone of every Country music collection! - Colin Escott, May 2018Who was the greatest Country singer of all time? Some might say Merle Haggard, but Merle disagreed. 'There's no way I can describe the effect Lefty Frizzell had,' Merle told us. 'The soul of Hank Williams, the appeal of Johnny Cash and the charisma of Elvis Presley. He had it all. He was dressed all in white - heroes usually are. The impact he had on Country Music, and on me is not even measurable.' George Jones began his career almost as a Lefty tribute act. Much of Willie Nelson's phrasing comes from Lefty Frizzell. When Roy Orbison joined the Traveling Wilburys, it was as Lefty Wilbury. Lefty's songs brought newfound poetry to Country music. Lefty Frizzell's influence is incalculable.A little history. We at Bear Family have always championed Lefty Frizzell. Back in 1984, when Lefty had almost been written out of the Country music story, we issued a comprehensive 14-LP box, 'His Life, His Music,' comprising all his known recordings. It wasn't one of our best-sellers, but it needed to be done because Lefty was that important. Then Merle Haggard's new recordings began shading closer to Lefty, and so did Keith Whitley's records. People began talking about Lefty again. Willie Nelson recorded a tribute album, From Willie to Lefty, and Lefty's younger brother, David, brought the Frizzell name back into the charts. Lefty was finally inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. And then the CD era arrived, so in 1992 we reissued our LP box as a 12-CD set, 'Life's Like Poetry,' adding many newly-discovered non-session recordings, and redesigning the book to include many newly-found photos. So now it's more than 25 years after the CD edition. Even more recordings and many more photos have been found together with much more information about Lefty's brief, incendiary life. Now it's time for Bear Family to release the last word on the first name in Country music. This time it's TWENTY CDs, including David Frizzell's audio biography that was not on our original LP box, and many that weren't on the first CD box! The book is now a hardcover and greatly expanded in every way.

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Artist: Lefty Frizzell
Title: An Article From Life: The Complete Recordings
Genre: Pop
Attributes: Boxed Set
Release Date: 9/11/2018
Label: Bear Family
Number of Discs: 20
Media Format: CD
UPC: 5397102175404

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