Steel Drivin’! Rock Splittin’! Tales drenched with fuzz and pathos!! First Time On CD!!!
Anvils smash, whips crack and husky voices wail across the lonesome prairie...
or to be more precise, RCA Victor’s Studio A, Hollywood, California.
Here are the virile, invigorating Hollywood Western tales of screen icon Lorne Greene. Recorded in the mid-1960s, at the height of his Bonanza fame, you’ll hear a brew of tradition, lounge-pop affectation and spaghetti western mania. Witness the tense fuzz-tone of Pop Goes The Hammer, the chilling conclusion of The Search or the haunting, philosophical I’m A Gun.
Bold arrangements by Joe Reisman and Anita Kerr, great songcraft and vigourous performances combine to produce this compelling program of thoughtful masculinity. Remastered from the original RCA Victor master tapes with rare photos, a candid interview with Lorne himself and original liner notes this deluxe collector’s edition presents his finest LP with a generous clutch of extra tracks including the number one smash hit Ringo.
So saddle up, and raise a gallop for the mythical west!
*Remastered 2009 from the original master tapes!
*Deluxe packaging, 24 page full colour booklet with a candid interview with Lorne himself, original liner notes, rare photos etc.
*First release on CD for most tracks!
*28 track CD! All original recordings!
1. Pop Goes The Hammer
2. End Of Track
3. Nine Pound Hammer
4. Bring On The Dancing Girls
5. Oh! What A Town
6. Fourteen Men
8. Sixteen Tons
9. Trouble Row
10. Chickasaw Mountain
11. Darling, My Darling
12. The Man
13. The Search
14. Dig, Dig, Dig, Dig (There’s No More Water In The Well)
15. Ol’ Cyclone
16. Twilight On The Trail
18. Mule Train
19. I’m A Gun
20. Gunslinger’s Prayer
21. An Ol' Tin Cup (And A Battered Ol' Coffee Pot)
22. Endless Prairie
24. Five Card Stud
25. Cool Water
26. The Devil's Grin
All Original RCA Victor Recordings
Recorded in RCA Victor’s Music Center of the World, Hollywood, California.
(P) Originally Recorded 1964 - 1966. All Rights Reserved By SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
Executive in charge of CD reissue: David Thrussell
Layout and design: David K. Landis for Shake It Loose Graphics
Remastered 2009 by Simon Polinski at Laundry Goat Studios