Timeless: Hank Williams Tribute

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Barnes & Noble - David McGee
The title says it all about the music of Hank Williams, and the artists assembled here to honor the country legend do so with conviction, energy, and, for the most part, a good feel for finding their individual voices within his time-tested material. Bob Dylan sets the pace with a raggedy romp through the ebullient toe-tapper "I Can't Get You off of My Mind," which Dylan's weathered vocal attack renders doubly amusing, conveying equal parts shock at and yearning for a lover who ditched him. A deep blues take of "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" by Keb' Mo' is stunning, his stately vocal emitting heartrending passion and the mournful pedal steel and evocative fiddle lines ...
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Barnes & Noble - David McGee
The title says it all about the music of Hank Williams, and the artists assembled here to honor the country legend do so with conviction, energy, and, for the most part, a good feel for finding their individual voices within his time-tested material. Bob Dylan sets the pace with a raggedy romp through the ebullient toe-tapper "I Can't Get You off of My Mind," which Dylan's weathered vocal attack renders doubly amusing, conveying equal parts shock at and yearning for a lover who ditched him. A deep blues take of "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" by Keb' Mo' is stunning, his stately vocal emitting heartrending passion and the mournful pedal steel and evocative fiddle lines providing additional tear-stained commentary. With his best vocal on record since "Happy," Keith Richards is all darkness and trembling in a soulful version of "You Win Again" -- think Nashville by way of Memphis. Emmylou Harris and Mark Knopfler show up twice: on the stark "Lost on the River" and the ballad of despair and abandonment "Alone and Forsaken." Hank's sentimental side could have no better standard bearer than Johnny Cash, whose recitation of "I Dreamed About Mama Last Night" brings dignity to what might have been an impossibly maudlin song in lesser hands. Beck, Sheryl Crow, Ryan Adams, and Lucinda Williams all make memorable appearances, but it's when Hank Williams III kicks out the jams on the gleeful kiss-off song "I'm a Long Gone Daddy," that you sense Hank Sr. smiling somewhere, recognizing the depth to which the circle remains unbroken.
All Music Guide - Zac Johnson
Many tribute albums act as secret promotional tools for the individual labels to push some of their lesser-known artists on the coattails of their heavy hitters. Fortunately, nothing could be further from the truth on Lost Highway's all-star tribute to Hank Williams, Timeless. Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Tom Petty, Emmylou Harris, and Keith Richards are among the seasoned performers who offer their heartfelt interpretations of Williams' songs, as well as inspired choices from younger artists, including Beck, Ryan Adams, and the grandson of the man being celebrated, Hank III. The songs themselves range from Sheryl Crow's faithful re-recording of "Long Gone Lonesome Blues" to Beck's stripped-down and quirky collaboration with producer Jon Brion on "Your Cheatin' Heart." While the more traditional country songs are entertaining and well-done, the real strong points are the looser, more raw contributions. Keith Richards' boozy rip through "You Win Again" is as intimate and stumbling as ole Hank on his last nights, and hard-livin' torchbearer Ryan Adams' living-room recording of "Lovesick Blues" resonates with the singer's own youthful weariness. The album ends with Lucinda Williams' no relation sparse and chilling "Cold, Cold Heart" and Johnny Cash's tender recitation of "I Dreamed About Mama Last Night." While many tribute collections seem disjointed and disappointing, Timeless pulls together some of the most interesting artists available, and their performances, while varied, all display a passionate devotion to the music of one of country's true legends.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/25/2001
  • Label: Lost Highway
  • UPC: 008817023922
  • Catalog Number: 170239
  • Sales rank: 4,991

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Can't Get You off of My Mind @@Bob Dylan (2:57)
  2. 2 Long Gone Lonesome Blues @@Sheryl Crow (2:56)
  3. 3 I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry @@Keb' Mo' (4:01)
  4. 4 Your Cheatin' Heart @@Beck (3:41)
  5. 5 Lost on the River @@Mark Knopfler with Emmylou Harris (3:03)
  6. 6 You're Gonna Change (Or I'm Gonna Leave) @@Tom Petty (3:11)
  7. 7 You Win Again @@Keith Richards (4:30)
  8. 8 Alone and Forsaken @@Emmylou Harris with Mark Knopfler (3:32)
  9. 9 I'm a Long Gone Daddy @@Hank III (3:37)
  10. 10 Lovesick Blues @@Ryan Adams (3:23)
  11. 11 Cold, Cold Heart @@Lucinda Williams (5:08)
  12. 12 I Dreamed About Mama Last Night @@Johnny Cash (3:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Johnny Cash Vocals
Emmylou Harris Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Bob Dylan Guitar, Vocals
Tom Petty Bass, Guitar, Drums, Vocals
Lucinda Williams Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Blondie Chaplin Guitar
Jeff Paris Piano
Geraint Watkins Piano
Sheryl Crow Vocals
Beck Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Brian Barnett Drums
Richard Bennett Electric Guitar
Jon Brion Bass
Larry Campbell Guitar
Jack Clement Guitar
Chad Cromwell Drums
Duane Denison Electric Guitar
Craig Dreyer Saxophone
Guy Fletcher Acoustic Guitar
Tony Garnier Bass
Mark Knopfler Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Greg Leisz Steel Guitar
Colin Linden Dobro, Mandolin, Electric Guitar
Jay Dee Maness Steel Guitar
David Mansfield Violin
Brian Mitchell Accordion
Shawn Pelton Drums
Keith Richards Electric Guitar, Vocals
Kayton Roberts Steel Guitar
Randy Scruggs Guitar
Peter Stroud Guitar
Lyle Workman Piano, Drums, Noise
Keb' Mo' Guitar, Vocals
Paul Nowinski Bass
Freddie "Ready Freddie" Washington Bass
Sergio González Drums
Justin Meldal-Johnsen Bass
John Pirruccello Steel Guitar
Ryan Adams Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Sheldon Gomberg Bass
Tim Smith Bass
David Roe Bass
Technical Credits
Tom Petty Producer, Engineer
Sheryl Crow Producer
Bob Brockman Engineer
Joe Gastwirt Mastering
Ethan Johns Producer, Engineer
Mark Knopfler Producer
Colin Linden Producer
John Whynot Engineer
Hank Williams Arranger, Composer
Keb' Mo' Producer, Engineer
Ben Elliot Engineer
Mickey Petralia Producer, Engineer
Rafael Serrano Engineer
John Carter Cash Producer, Engineer
Luke Lewis Producer
Bonnie Garner Producer
Mary Martin Producer
Hank Williams Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best thing about it is the photography

    Don't buy this album if you are hoping to hear music resembling that of the one and only ''Hank''. It's a shame to hear how most of these artists have practiclaly slaughtered his legacy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A LOVING TRIBUTE TO A MUSICAL GENIUS

    HANK SR. WAS AN AMERICAN ICON. THIS ALBUM SHOWES THAT HIS SONGS ARE TRULY TIMELESS. THERE IS A STYLE FOR EVERY TASTE ON HERE. MY PERSONAL FAVORITE IS KEITH RICHARDS ON ''YOU WIN AGAIN'' THAT WAS HANK IN THE END. TRULY AND MOST SINCEARLY RECOMENDED!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    a tribute to one of the greats

    The songs of Hank Williams are back again to bring us all joy, happiness and warm fuzzies all over. The best part about this CD is that it has both old and new artists perfoming great songs, my two favorite are by jonny cash and beck. its cool to get the best of all possible worlds right here on the same CD. its worth a listen if you haven't already.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Contemporary Classis

    hanks williams was a great artist but his music is just to old to appeal to me. This album is the perfect solution to this problem. Hank wrote these songs a long time ago so the truly are timeless. But now I can finally get really excited about them because the best artists of today are performing them in their own style. This album can easily be appreciated for anyone that claims to like music.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Some Great Covers

    I really am not a big fan of covers, and disguising them as tributes doesn't make it any better. At the same time, these are great artist many of whom mainstream came to them. This album is f^ck!ng great from the previews I heard....Dylan rocked.

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