Hard to Find 45's on CD: Pop & Country Classics

Hard to Find 45's on CD: Pop & Country Classics

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Eric Records has quietly been returning numerous original singles to circulation with their "Hard to Find 45s on CD" series. This volume turns their focus to nineteen tracks, dating from 1957¿s "Gone" by Ferlin Husky, and continuing through 1983¿s "Baby I Lied" by Deborah Allen, that found success on both the pop and country charts. Also included are a pair of tracks (Frank Ifield¿s "I Remember You" and David Frizzell¿s "I¿m Gonna Hire a Wino to Decorate Our Home" that only made one chart (pop and country, respectively), but had crossover potential, and are otherwise difficult to find on CD. ¶ Eric Records¿ usual attention to detail (true stereo where available, chart position and date) is supplemented by excellent liner notes by Greg Adams. The background on the bands and songs is especially enlightening for pop fans approaching songs that originated in the country realm, and vice-versa. Even more interesting is how Adams¿ notes follow the arc of the music¿s dual absorption of country and mainstream pop influences, from the original Nashville Sound of Ferlin Husky¿s "Gone" through the nearly unrecognizable country influence of Sylvia¿s new-wave, synthesizer-based "Nobody." ¶ Throughout there are terrific memories (check the song list!), many of which are very difficult to find elsewhere on CD (or, if found, often turn out to be other than the original 45 take or mix). Eric Records¿ meticulous approach to selecting masters and converting them to the digital realm, complemented by their excellent ears for selecting and organizing tracks, has resulted in a truly superb spin.