Will the Circle Be Unbroken: The Trilogy

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
In 1972, long before O Brother, Where Art Thou? allowed hipsters and intermittent record buyers through the great oak doors of traditional country music, California's Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gathered legends and soon to become legends of country music into a Nashville studio and made the sprawling Will the Circle Be Unbroken. The success of this experiment led to a second volume in 1989 and a third in 2002. Trilogy compiles all three worthwhile volumes into a box set that includes the extra tracks found on the recently reissued versions. With a roster that includes Doc Watson, Maybelle Carter, Johnny Cash, and Taj Mahal, this 40-year time capsule of American ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
In 1972, long before O Brother, Where Art Thou? allowed hipsters and intermittent record buyers through the great oak doors of traditional country music, California's Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gathered legends and soon to become legends of country music into a Nashville studio and made the sprawling Will the Circle Be Unbroken. The success of this experiment led to a second volume in 1989 and a third in 2002. Trilogy compiles all three worthwhile volumes into a box set that includes the extra tracks found on the recently reissued versions. With a roster that includes Doc Watson, Maybelle Carter, Johnny Cash, and Taj Mahal, this 40-year time capsule of American music is worth spending the extra cash on.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/30/2003
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 724359140001
  • Catalog Number: 91400
  • Sales rank: 30,022

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Grand Ole Opry Song (3:10)
  2. 2 Keep on the Sunny Side (4:27)
  3. 3 Nashville Blues (3:15)
  4. 4 You Are My Flower (3:39)
  5. 5 The Precious Jewel (4:09)
  6. 6 Dark as a Dungeon (2:47)
  7. 7 Tennessee Stud (4:50)
  8. 8 Black Mountain Rag (2:40)
  9. 9 Wreck on the Highway (3:25)
  10. 10 The End of the World (3:54)
  11. 11 I Saw the Light (4:21)
  12. 12 Sunny Side of the Mountain (2:50)
  13. 13 Nine Pound Hammer (2:53)
  14. 14 Losin' You (Might Be the Best Thing Yet) (2:49)
  15. 15 Honky Tonkin' (2:32)
  16. 16 You Don't Know My Mind (2:47)
  17. 17 My Walkin' Shoes (2:53)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Lonesome Fiddle Blues (2:43)
  2. 2 Cannonball Rag (1:16)
  3. 3 Avalanche (2:52)
  4. 4 Flint Hill Special (2:13)
  5. 5 Togary Mountain (2:28)
  6. 6 Earl's Breakdown (2:37)
  7. 7 Orange Blossom Special (2:12)
  8. 8 Wabash Cannonball (2:03)
  9. 9 Lost Highway (3:48)
  10. 10 First Meeting (Dialogue) - Doc Watson (1:52)
  11. 11 Way Downtown (3:35)
  12. 12 Down Yonder (3:45)
  13. 13 Pins and Needles (In My Heart) (2:54)
  14. 14 Honky Tonk Blues (2:23)
  15. 15 Sailin' on to Hawaii (2:09)
  16. 16 I'm Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes (4:26)
  17. 17 I Am a Pilgrim (3:54)
  18. 18 Wildwood Flower (3:33)
  19. 19 Soldier's Joy (3:33)
  20. 20 Will the Circle Be Unbroken (4:48)
  21. 21 Both Sides Now (2:25)
  22. 22 Foggy Mountain Breakdown (2:39)
  23. 23 Warming Up for "The Opry" (Talk) (2:43)
  24. 24 Sunny Side (Talk) (4:06)
  25. 25 Remember Me (1:32)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Life's Railway to Heaven (4:38)
  2. 2 Grandpa Was a Carpenter (3:24)
  3. 3 When I Get My Rewards (4:24)
  4. 4 Don't You Hear Jerusalem Moan (3:56)
  5. 5 Little Mountain Church House (3:32)
  6. 6 And So It Goes (3:54)
  7. 7 When It's Gone (2:34)
  8. 8 Mary Danced With Soldiers (3:07)
  9. 9 Riding Alone (3:09)
  10. 10 Sitting on Top of the World (3:08)
  11. 11 Lovin' on the Side (2:57)
  12. 12 Lost River (3:26)
  13. 13 Bayou Jubilee (3:01)
  14. 14 Blues Berry Hill (3:26)
  15. 15 Turn of the Century (3:39)
  16. 16 One Step Over the Line (4:30)
  17. 17 You Ain't Going Nowhere (3:53)
  18. 18 The Valley Road (4:13)
  19. 19 Will the Circle Be Unbroken (5:39)
  20. 20 Amazing Grace (1:50)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Take Me in Your Lifeboat (3:41)
  2. 2 Milk Cow Blues (5:04)
  3. 3 I Find Jesus (3:54)
  4. 4 Hold Whatcha Got (2:55)
  5. 5 Mama's Opry (4:23)
  6. 6 Diamonds in the Rough (3:39)
  7. 7 Lonesome River (4:23)
  8. 8 Some Dark Holler (3:19)
  9. 9 The Lowlands (3:50)
  10. 10 Love, Please Come Home (2:49)
  11. 11 Goodnight Irene (4:30)
  12. 12 I Know What It Means to Be Lonesome (3:49)
  13. 13 I'll Be Faithful to You (2:33)
  14. 14 Tears in the Holston River (4:16)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Fishin' Blues (4:31)
  2. 2 Save It, Save It (1:58)
  3. 3 Wheels (3:15)
  4. 4 Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms (3:56)
  5. 5 Oh Cumberland (4:21)
  6. 6 I Am a Pilgrim (4:09)
  7. 7 Sallie Ann (2:37)
  8. 8 Catfish John (4:07)
  9. 9 Roll the Stone Away (4:10)
  10. 10 All Prayed Up (3:10)
  11. 11 Return to Dismal Swamp, Pt. 2 (3:17)
  12. 12 There Is a Time (3:32)
  13. 13 Will the Circle Be Unbroken (4:39)
  14. 14 Farther Along (5:59)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Primary Artist
Taj Mahal Guitar, Vocals, Guest Appearance
Norman Blake Dobro, Guest Appearance
Rodney Dillard Guitar, Vocals, Guest Appearance
Jerry Douglas Dobro, Guest Appearance
Josh Graves Dobro, Guest Appearance
Alison Krauss Fiddle, Vocals, Guest Appearance
Del McCoury Guitar, Vocals, Guest Appearance
The Nashville Bluegrass Band Guest Appearance
New Grass Revival Guest Appearance
Tony Rice Guitar, Guest Appearance
Earl Scruggs Banjo, Guitar, Background Vocals, Guest Appearance
Ricky Skaggs Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals, Guest Appearance
Roy Acuff Vocals, Background Vocals, Guest Appearance
Chet Atkins Guitar, Guest Appearance
Matraca Berg Guitar, Vocals, Vocal Harmony, Guest Appearance
Sam Bush Fiddle, Mandolin, Vocals, Background Vocals, Guest Appearance
The Carter Family Vocal Harmony, Guest Appearance
Johnny Cash Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, Guest Appearance
Rosanne Cash Vocals, Guest Appearance
Emmylou Harris Guitar, Vocals, Vocal Harmony, Guest Appearance
Chris Hillman Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, Guest Appearance
Bill Lloyd Background Vocals
Michael Martin Murphey Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, Guest Appearance
Willie Nelson Guitar, Vocals, Guest Appearance
Merle Travis Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, Guest Appearance
Steve Wariner Background Vocals
Doc Watson Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, Guest Appearance
Dwight Yoakam Guitar, Vocals, Guest Appearance
Iris DeMent Guitar, Vocals, Guest Appearance
John Denver Vocals, Background Vocals, Guest Appearance
John Hiatt Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, Guest Appearance
Bruce Hornsby Piano, Vocals, Background Vocals, Vocal Harmony, Guest Appearance
Tom Petty Guitar, Vocals, Guest Appearance
John Prine Guitar, Vocals, Guest Appearance
Tracy Nelson Background Vocals
Les Thompson Mandolin, Vocals, Background Vocals, Guest Appearance
Larry Murray Background Vocals
Wendy Waldman Background Vocals
Buck White Piano, Background Vocals, Guest Appearance
Glen Duncan Fiddle, Guest Appearance
Ray Martin Mandolin, Background Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Paulette Carlson Vocals, Background Vocals, Guest Appearance
John McEuen Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin, Vocal Harmony, Group Member
Mike Compton Mandolin
Anita Carter Vocal Harmony, Guest Appearance, Group Member
Radney Foster Background Vocals
Mother Maybelle Carter Guitar, Autoharp, Vocals, Guest Appearance
Mickey Raphael Harmonica
Barry Bales Upright Bass
Bob Carpenter Piano, Accordion, Vocals, Background Vocals, Vocal Harmony, Group Member
Mike Carr Background Vocals
June Carter Cash Autoharp, Vocals, Background Vocals, Vocal Harmony, Guest Appearance, Group Member
Vassar Clements Fiddle, Guitar, Guest Appearance
John Cowan Vocals, Background Vocals
Fred Cross Background Vocals
Dennis Crouch Upright Bass
Dan Dugmore Dobro
Stuart Duncan Fiddle
Pat Enright Guitar, Vocals
Jimmie Fadden Harmonica, Autoharp, Drums, Harp, Vocals, Background Vocals, Snare Drums, Vocal Harmony, Group Member
Béla Fleck Banjo, Background Vocals, Guest Appearance
Pat Flynn Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Vince Gill Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, Guest Appearance
Kevin Grantt Upright Bass
Jeff Hanna Guitar, Drums, Vocals, Background Vocals, Washboard, national steel guitar, Vocal Harmony, Group Member
Levon Helm Mandolin, Vocals, Guest Appearance
Byron House Upright Bass, Guest Appearance
Jimmy Ibbotson Bouzouki, Guitar, Mandolin, Percussion, Accordion, Drums, Vocals, Background Vocals, Snare Drums, Vocal Harmony, Group Member
Bernie Leadon Banjo, Guest Appearance
Jimmy Martin Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, Guest Appearance
Rob McCoury Banjo, Guest Appearance
Ronnie McCoury Banjo, Mandolin, Guest Appearance
Alice McEuen Background Vocals
William McEuen Guitar
Roger McGuinn Vocals, Background Vocals, 12-string Guitar, Guest Appearance
Alan O'Bryant Banjo
Mark O'Connor Fiddle, Mandolin, Mandola, Guest Appearance
Brad Parker Background Vocals
Gary Scruggs Vocals, Background Vocals
Randy Scruggs Banjo, Guitar, Autoharp, Background Vocals, national steel guitar, Guest Appearance
Steve Scruggs Background Vocals
Cheryl White Background Vocals
Sharon White Background Vocals
Glenn Worf Upright Bass, Guest Appearance
Roy Huskey Jr. Bass, Upright Bass, Guest Appearance
Robert K. Oermann Background Vocals
Chet Flippo Background Vocals
Gloria Belle Background Vocals
Helen Carter Vocal Harmony, Guest Appearance, Group Member
Martha Flippo Background Vocals
Pete "Oswald" Kirby Dobro, Background Vocals, Guest Appearance
Ellis Padgett Bass
Louise Scruggs Background Vocals
Betty Travis Background Vocals
Richard Watson Guitar, Guest Appearance
Steve Dahl Background Vocals
Cynthia Biedermann Background Vocals
Bobbie White Background Vocals
Don Schlitz Background Vocals
Jaime Hanna Guitar, Stick, Vocals, Guest Appearance
David P. Jackson Upright Bass
David O Jones Background Vocals
Jonathan McEuen Guitar, Vocals, Guest Appearance
Gretchen Carpenter Background Vocals
Cindy Cash Background Vocals
Helen Carter Jones Background Vocals
Mary Stuart Background Vocals
Lynn Schults Background Vocals
David Nance Dobro, Vocal Harmony
Technical Credits
Lead Belly Composer
Taj Mahal Composer
Rodney Dillard Composer
Lester Flatt Composer
Earl Scruggs Arranger, Composer
Roy Acuff Composer
Matraca Berg Composer
Johnny Cash Composer
Chris Hillman Composer
Michael Martin Murphey Composer
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Producer
Paul Overstreet Composer
Merle Travis Composer
Doc Watson Arranger, Composer, Adaptation
Iris DeMent Composer
Bob Dylan Composer
John Hiatt Composer
Bruce Hornsby Composer
Joni Mitchell Composer
Gram Parsons Composer
John Prine Composer
Leon Payne Composer
Hylo Brown Composer
Paulette Carlson Composer
John McEuen Arranger, Composer, Reissue Producer
Walter Vinson Composer
Jimmie Skinner Composer
Mother Maybelle Carter Composer
Jimmie Driftwood Composer
Bob Carpenter Arranger, Composer
A.P. Carter Composer
Sara Carter Composer
Lonnie Chatmon Composer
Vassar Clements Composer
Jimmie Fadden Arranger, Composer
Vince Gill Composer
Byron Gregory Composer
Jeff Hanna Arranger, Composer
Richard Hathaway Composer
Hop Wilson Composer
Marcus Hummon Composer
Jimmy Ibbotson Arranger, Composer, drum programming
Carl Jackson Composer
Mitch Jayne Composer
Paul Kennerley Composer
John A. Lomax Composer
Jimmy Martin Composer
Bob McDill Composer
William McEuen Producer
John Newton Composer
Allen Reynolds Composer
Fred Rose Composer
Ervin T. Rouse Composer
Gary Scruggs Composer
Randy Scruggs Arranger, Composer, Producer
Carter Stanley Composer
Hank Williams Composer
Chet Flippo Liner Notes
Paul Williams Composer
Jim Rushing Composer
Fred Knobloch Composer
Charles Shoffner Composer
Gary Harrison Composer
Harry McAuliffe Composer
Walter McEuen Composer
Don Schlitz Composer
Scotty Wiseman Composer
James Brockman Composer
Millie Clements Composer
Dorothy Dixon Composer
Gary Garett Composer
Dan Tyler Composer
Nat Vincent Composer
John R. Cash Arranger
Leon Jackson Composer
Traditional Composer
Arnold Kokomo Composer
Jon Hornsby Composer
Joanna Carter Art Direction
Floyd Jenkins Composer
Edria A. Humphrey Composer
James Kendis Composer
Sandy Waltner Composer
Beecher Kirby Composer
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