5-CD Box-Set (LP-size) + 76-page hardcover book
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First-ever reissue of the majority of these classic Smith recordings!
More than a dozen previously unissued recordings written by classic country songwriters such as Dallas
Frazier, Kris Kristofferson, Mel Tillis and Don Gibson!
Includes all the recordings from the years that fans and Connie herself call her strongest. Upbeat hard
country, searing heartbreak ballads, sacred songs, and even some Smith takes on pop of the day.
Her duet albums with Dallas Frazier and Nat Stuckey are included.
Connie Smith belongs in the top tier of all country singers. Or, as Dolly Parton once said, "There's only three real female singers:
Barbra Streisand, Linda Ronstadt, and Connie Smith. The rest of us are only pretending." What earned her the respect of her peers
and sales that number in the millions? Clarity. Emotion. Sheer power. And some of the era's greatest songs.
This 5-CD set includes all of Connie's recordings from February 1968 through November 1972. It follows BEAR FAMILY's 'Born To
Sing' set that comprised all of Connie's RCA recordings from 1964 until '67. Included here are enduring hits like Run Away Little
Tears, Just One Time, Where Is My Castle? and If It Ain't Love (Let's Leave It Alone), as well as How Great Thou Art, one of the
most requested of all Smith songs. And included in their entirety are prized Connie Smith LPs, including her duet collaborations
with Nat Stuckey and Dallas Frazier and her modern sacred song collection 'Come Along And Walk With Me.'
The era's most-acclaimed songwriters held their songs for Connie Smith's sessions, and the best of the best of Nashville musicians,
including leading players from the legendary A-Team, steel guitar giants Weldon Myrick and John Hughey, and visiting
Texas fiddling ace Johnny Gimble, back Connie throughout these recordings. And there are 14 unreleased recordings as well, including
songs by Dallas Frazier, Kris Kristofferson, Mel Tillis, Dottie West, and Don Gibson.
This set also includes a book incorporating Barry Mazor's full-length exploration of the intersection of Connie's music and life
during these years, previously unseen photos from Connie's own collection, and a detailed discography by Richard Weize.