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Definitive set of country classics
on 12 November 2003
I am not really a country music fan, having never bought a country album before, or not intentionally anyway! I was given this by a friend, and i had no idea what i was missing out on. Apart from all the classics that you know but never knew you really liked, from Jolene to Islands In The Stream to Stand By Your Man, there's all manner of styles and tempos from the brilliant "Misty" by Ray Stevens, probably the best track on the collection, to Ralph Stanley's now classic bluegrass classic "Man Of Constant Sorrow".
I've since bought the "O Brother Where Art Thou" album, which is also superb, and together they've satisfied my new passion for Americana.
This would make a great Christmas present i'd say, as it's novel and surprisingly good.