Firstly, I don't have any problems with the sound quality. When I originally intended to post a review, I saw an American review complaining about this and replayed the CD, but heard nothing wrong. Of course, some people are more sensitive about sound quality than others, but I can only review what I hear.
The first album here yielded three country hits, The bird, I'm a survivor and The old man no one loves, but only the first of them made the top 50 country and it didn't make the top 20. It is worth noting that Jerry Reed also did a country song a few years earlier called The bird, but it's not the same song. However, I instantly recognized USA today, which was also recorded by Hank Williams Jr, whose version appears on his albums Lone wolf and America the way I see it. George's version is calmer than Hank,s but I like both.
Two singles were released from the second album, these being Hell stays open (all night long) and Six foot deep six foot down, but neither charted. However, covers of Somebody always paints the wall (Tracy Lawrence) and Ol' Red (Blake Shelton) eventually became decent country hits. Actually, I quite like A cold day in December
If you were only going to buy one George Jones CD ever, this wouldn't be the best choice, but that's not the point. Some fans, myself included, like to have lots of his music, and this CD fits right in there. Great to see these albums reissued.
Followed George throughout his career - don't know what overtook me circa 1989/1992 when these too albums came on the scene, as it's first time I've come across them and they're The Possum at his best.