STEP BACK IN TIME WITH A COUNTRY MUSIC ICON —
MUSICAL TREASURES FROM HANK WILLIAMS IN 15 CD + 1 DVD BOX SET!
At the peak of his career in 1951, Hank Williams recorded 143 songs for the Mother’s Best Flour Company for a local radio show. Hank performed with his regular studio band and recorded his hits as well as songs he never recorded commercially anywhere else.
From this amazing legacy, Time Life is proud to release the deluxe box set of THE COMPLETE MOTHER'S BEST RECORDINGS...PLUS!
, a historic 15 CD + 1 DVD collection drawn from the Mother's Best recordings. It's a rare, informal glimpse into the heart and soul of country music's greatest star who passed away on New Year's Day 1953, at age 29.
These recordings give us a deeper insight into Hank’s life and music, showing a personality that had never been revealed previously. In this casual setting, it showcases his humor as he jokes with his band and the emcee, his love of music as he talks unguardedly about his favorite songs, and captures him in his prime. These shows are the first truly three-dimensional portrait of one of the giants of American music. What emerges is a full, rounded portrait of Williams at his creative and commercial peak. GRAMMY NOMINATION FOR BEST HISTORICAL ALBUM!
It's a time capsule, taking listeners back to early morning country radio in 1951, featuring many performances available here for the first time. 15 full length CDs, with 143 songs by the king of country music. This collection increases the number of Hank Williams recordings by 50%!
Plus 1 bonus DVD featuring a moving conversation with the last two members of Hank's Mother's Best Band, “Big Bill” Lister and Don Helms, as well as a revealing chat with Hank’s daughter, Jett Williams. WHY BUY?
- Hank Williams is Regarded as one of the most significant and influential American singers and songwriters of the 20th century.
- This is classic country in its truest sense--a treasure trove from an musical legend.
- 15 CDs plus Exclusive Bonus DVD not available anywhere else, featuring the last on-camera interviews with two of Hank Williams' bandmates.
- 143 songs including Hank’s biggest hits such as I Saw the Light, Cold, Cold Heart, I’ll Fly Away and Move it on Over to songs only available on this collection like Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain.
- Painstakingly restored for superb audio quality.
- 32-page booklet featuring vintage photos and full discography.
- Released in conjunction with the Sony Pictures Classic biographical drama: I Saw the Light in theatres on March 25th, 2016