on 30 July 2016
Don Williams when he was at his best! Harmony and Visions (Visions on another 3 album set) were certainly the best two albums of Don, pure genius from a truly unique and talented artist! Every line of lyric is sheer poetry, coupled with the powerful emotion and conviction that is Don Williams. Songwriting at its best!
These albums were from the best of his time and talent, being masterful in their simplicity of his backing groups. Only Don Williams could provide a tearjerker of a song that would still get your foot tapping!
Those first ten albums or so, will always have pride of place in my CD collection. They were before the time when his songs/albums were then mixed and remixed, putting string orchestras etc into the background which totally spoiled them for me! From about the time of the "Yellow Moon" perhaps?
So, like Elvis, who some like the Sun recording days as opposed to his Las Vegas days, it is with Don Williams. Fortunately, these earlier albums were full of heart wrenching ballads unspoiled by large string orchestras and, as such, remain a unique and wonderful piece of country music history!
So, another 3 great albums on a 2 CD set, which are well worth the money if you like your country hard hitting and heart moving! Buy them, you won't be disappointed if you are a real country music lover!
P.S. I have read criticism that the instrumental track "Ramblin'" is pointless and don't belong! My answer is, if you were a guitarist and wrote your own guitar instrumental, wouldn't YOU want is released on one of your CD's?
on 4 March 2014
I/ve always enjoyed the album Country Boy, but had passed on my cassette to a friend many years ago.
So to find You're My Best Friend, Harmony and Country Boy in one package is very good news, especially as the first 2 albums are on CD1 and Country Boy alone is on CD 2.
Don sings in a personal, almost confidential manner, but I don't mind listening in!
The Digital Re-Mastering has got to be one of the best ever, so if you like Don's mid 1970s output this is unbeatable.
Thanks Don and BGO Records.
on 7 March 2014
My Wife had all these albums for years, now that we prefer CD'S I bought this and all the others I could find to replace them, we are very pleased with them, good price and we can use them in the car, Don Williams is a beautiful country singer, never get tired of listening to him, I like the idea of putting so many albums on one disc it works out much cheaper, would recommend.