The Cold Hard Facts of Life/Soul of a Convict

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Omni's 2008 two-fer The Cold Hard Facts of Life/Soul of a Convict is trumped somewhat by the release of Bear Family's The Cold Hard Facts of Life, a triple-disc set that contains both of these albums plus four other full LPs from Wagoner's operatic melodramatic heyday. For hardcore Wagoner fans, it's best to turn to that set as it has all of Porter's classic '60s LPs -- including full albums that are the source material for the bonus tracks here -- but for those listeners whose interest doesn't run as deep or whose wallet isn't as fat, either this two-fer or Omni's Rubber Room compilation is the best way to hear the best of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Omni's 2008 two-fer The Cold Hard Facts of Life/Soul of a Convict is trumped somewhat by the release of Bear Family's The Cold Hard Facts of Life, a triple-disc set that contains both of these albums plus four other full LPs from Wagoner's operatic melodramatic heyday. For hardcore Wagoner fans, it's best to turn to that set as it has all of Porter's classic '60s LPs -- including full albums that are the source material for the bonus tracks here -- but for those listeners whose interest doesn't run as deep or whose wallet isn't as fat, either this two-fer or Omni's Rubber Room compilation is the best way to hear the best of Wagoner's florid side.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/19/2008
  • Label: Omni
  • EAN: 9312231090189
  • Catalog Number: 118

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Porter Wagoner Primary Artist
Jerry Reed Electric Guitar
Buddy Spicher Fiddle
Pete Drake Steel Guitar
Buck Trent Electric Banjo
Jan Howard Vocals, Accompaniment
Grady Martin Electric Guitar
Anita Carter Vocals, Accompaniment
Sandy Posey Vocals, Accompaniment
Joe Babcock Vocals, Accompaniment
Jimmy Capps Electric Guitar
Jerry Carrigan Drums
Bobby Dyson Bass
Dolores Edgin Vocals, Accompaniment
Dave Kirby Electric Guitar
Wayne Moss Electric Guitar
June Page Vocals, Accompaniment
Hargus "Pig" Robbins Piano
Jerry Stembridge Guitar
Pete Wade Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Don Warden Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Jerry Whitehurst Piano
Mary Greene Vocals, Accompaniment
Mack Magaha Fiddle
George W. McCormick Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
David Briggs Piano
Mary E. Greene Vocals
Technical Credits
Jimmie Davis Composer
Waylon Jennings Composer
Willie Nelson Composer
Dolly Parton Composer
Mel Tillis Composer
Alvin Lucier Liner Notes
Ted Harris Composer
Buck Trent Composer
Jack Clement Composer
Bob Ferguson Producer, Audio Production
Curly Putman Composer
L.E. White Composer
Simon Polinski Remastering
Karl Davis Composer
Wiley Morris Composer
Harty Taylor Composer
Mack Magaha Composer
Vic McAlpin Composer
George W. McCormick Composer
Eddie Sovine Composer, Author
Tommy Stough Composer
Fred Burch Composer
Betty Chapin Composer
Gene Crysler Composer
Vance Bulla Composer
Johnny Mullins Composer
Tony Senn Composer
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