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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely superb!
It's a brave move to call something `Definitive' when the artist has recorded so much and has such a variety of styles but this box set pretty much does it. With almost 90 tracks that cover the spectrum of Leadbelly's output taking in Blues, Cowboy songs, Folk, Work songs, Prison songs and just about anything else you can think of - there's even a song on here of him...
Published on 4 Jun 2009 by Graham Barthram

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1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Problem at Packing Station Again!
An existing reviewer has had the same problem - received the sealed package only to find 4 Muddy Waters CD's and booklet. Disappointed!
Published on 15 Feb 2011 by DaveRisey


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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely superb!, 4 Jun 2009
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This review is from: The Definitive Leadbelly: 60th Anniversary Edition (4CD) (Audio CD)
It's a brave move to call something `Definitive' when the artist has recorded so much and has such a variety of styles but this box set pretty much does it. With almost 90 tracks that cover the spectrum of Leadbelly's output taking in Blues, Cowboy songs, Folk, Work songs, Prison songs and just about anything else you can think of - there's even a song on here of him demonstrating his dancing skills!!

The sound has obviously had a lot of time spent on it so you can hear his imperious voice and stunning musicianship and the notes explain a lot about the myth and the reality of the man. The design is well thought out and there are quite a few pictures I'd never seen before. I didn't even know footage of Leadbelly existed so to have him performing three songs which are included on the DVD is a revelation and the little news film of him and Lomax shows what life must have been like for a Southern black man back in those days. The price of this box means that it's great for new fans of Leadbelly as all of the classics are included as well as old fans as there's just so much stuff that you wouldn't find on any other release.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Leadbelly, 25 Mar 2010
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Mr. A. Q. Kopp (UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Definitive Leadbelly: 60th Anniversary Edition (4CD) (Audio CD)
A cracking collection from one of the most important artists in Blues and who was a great influence on many UK artists from Lonnie Donegan forwards into the 60's
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars incredible, 9 Dec 2009
This review is from: The Definitive Leadbelly: 60th Anniversary Edition (4CD) (Audio CD)
had a few random leadbelly tracks already & woz looking for a good introductory album...couldn't ask for more than this. over 80 fantastic tracks. buy it, it's a steal, what more can i say!!! ps: was amazed @ amount of leadbelly covers i know whose originals are on this.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally got LEADBELLY - worth the wait!!!!, 13 April 2011
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This review is from: The Definitive Leadbelly: 60th Anniversary Edition (4CD) (Audio CD)
I got this for Christmas & opened it to find a four CD Muddy Waters set! Amazon promptly gave me a credit note. I wrote to the record label that produce this set and the Muddy Waters one, to let them know about the packaging issue (I see I'm not the only person to have got this mis-packaged set), sort of expected a 'thank you' letter but no response of any sort. Anyway re-ordered from Amazon to find the price had gone up!! However in spite of all that, it's a great CD set and well worth the wait. Hopefully for future purchasers they have sorted out the correct CDs into the correct package!!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality., 17 Feb 2012
This review is from: The Definitive Leadbelly: 60th Anniversary Edition (4CD) (Audio CD)
Most pleased and delighted with my purchase, arrived in good time. No problems reccomending to others. Hope you enjoy if you choose!!!!!!
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1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Problem at Packing Station Again!, 15 Feb 2011
This review is from: The Definitive Leadbelly: 60th Anniversary Edition (4CD) (Audio CD)
An existing reviewer has had the same problem - received the sealed package only to find 4 Muddy Waters CD's and booklet. Disappointed!
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1 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Problem at packing station!, 8 Jan 2011
This review is from: The Definitive Leadbelly: 60th Anniversary Edition (4CD) (Audio CD)
Received this set for Christmas. Opened the sealed package to reveal 4 MUDDY WATERS CDs and a Muddy Waters booklet! The write ups for this set are great so I really wanted the LEADBELLY set. Can't blame Amazon, must have been a mix up at the Cd company packing it!
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