Jessi Colter's triumphant mid-70s heyday at Capitol Records gets a long overdue remastering treatment in this 3-album reissue by Bgo, and the result is sublime. It has been easy to forget the considerable impact of Colter's solo success before she essentially abandoned the limelight in the late '70s to focus on nursing hubby Waylon Jennings' troubles and raising their bouncing baby boy, Shooter. These three albums, all of which topped the rungs of the US country charts and crossed-over to the Pop charts, document the one-of-a-kind, swampy, honkin', tonkin', soulful, country-rock "sound" and orginal songwriting that won Jessi Colter legions of fans all on her own. Classic and well-known compositions like 'I'm Not Lisa', 'What's Happened to Blue Eyes', 'Storms Never Last', 'You Ain't Never Been Loved', etc. still hold up to anything released by anyone in the '70s, but the singles were really just the tip of the iceberg. It's the lesser-known gems that stun you. Colter was above-all an "album artist" whose conceptual music was often breathtakingly original and ahead of its time. Absolutely great songs abound on this reissue, and the emotional sincerity and poetry of Colter's work and pure, tremulous voice shine through as strikingly today as they did back in the '70s. Former Beatles manager Ken Mansfield gets special kudos for helping craft the singular "Jessi Colter sound" as producer, and a truly stellar line-up of session players (Waylon, Ralph Mooney, Richie Albright, Larry Muhoberac, just to name a few) make each one of these albums feel like "events" rather than song collections. Then again, at the time, a new Jessi Colter album ~was~ an "event". Unlike another recent Jessi reissue-set, this edition explicitly states that the music has been digitally remastered from the original tapes. The sound quality is noticeably and uniformly excellent. It's incredible how well her music holds up after nearly 40 years. Do yourself a BIG favor and grab this classic collection while it lasts. BTW, the packaging is a treat, with iconic photos of sexy Jessi, but the liner notes are terrible ... rambling scraps the author admits to culling from the "inaccurate" Wikipedia. Jessi deserved better in that regard, but you can't argue with the music, and THAT is why you'll find yourself keeping these songs on your iPod, or in your vehicle's CD carousel, for years to come!