Release Date: 06/22/21
This quintessential release features Marty Robbins' most celebrated album, originally issuedon the label: Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs (1959). With his cowboyalbums, Robbins helped keep western music alive during the late '50s and early '60s, andthe warm, affectionate spirit of this music illustrates why. Here you will find such countryfavorites as 'El Paso,' 'Big Iron' and 'Cool Water,' as well as classic versions of 'Streetsof Laredo' and ' Billy the Kid,' among other western standards. These songs are aboutwork, love, travel, death, the beauty of the American West, and living life on your own terms(and paying the price for it). Robbins' subject is mostly the West of myth and movie, whichbenefits from his ability as a storyteller - most of the tracks may tell tales heard or seen 100times onscreen, but he makes listeners feel like this is the first time they're hearing them,creating the excitement and anticipation of a poet in the middle of a spellbinding recital. Thissensational album has been remastered and packaged in this very special collector's edition,which also includes 4 bonus tracks from the same period. AND A BONUS 7' EP (45RPM): An exclusive collector's re-release of the very rare 1960 German 7' EP BALLAD OFTHE ALAMO. It includes Robbins' hit 'Ballad of the Alamo', from the 1960 John Wayneclassic film, plus 'Don't Worry', the singer's seventh #1 on the country chart.
|Run Time: 40 mins|
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