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This review is from: Harlan County (Audio CD)
There are albums that slipped under the radar, and then there are albums that just got totally lost. This got lost. Difficult to understand why as this is a slice of southern country soul that deserves a place in anyones record collection. The fact that its been re issued properly (no annoying bonus cuts or out takes that should have remained out takes) just adds to its mystique.
The soul and passion drips off this album, the playing is fantastic, featuring some of the top session men of the day ( James Burton for one) this album screams of a life lived in and through the songs.
Jim Ford may not be a name that crops up in many musical conversations but this re release should set the record straight. I could go on and wax lyrical about this album for pages, but I won't. Do yourself a favour, just buy this album, its quite simply one of the best records ever made. You won't regret it!