LOW STOCK LEVEL
The Bottom of the Bottle/Confessions of a Broken Man
"Not only does it sport one of the greatest album covers of all time, but 1968's The Bottom of the Bottle is also one of the very finest of Porter Wagoner's legendary string of concept LPs. Alcoholic cautionary-tales fashioned from pedal steel, string bass and pure pathos -- Porter's cast of inebriates shuffle from barstool to gutter to grave. The Confessions of a Broken Man LP is another highlight from Porter's deep catalog. It chronicles destitute men and women, drifters, and those abandoned to the rats (by the rat race). 'Men with Broken Hearts' laments those fallen beyond repair while 1966 chart hit 'Skid Row Joe' personifies the misunderstood and forgotten. Deluxe remastered edition with exclusive liner notes, rare photos and a clutch of excellent extra tracks. A distillery of pickled wastrels, a flophouse of flotsam, and more tales of life's dark underbelly from the florid mind of one Porter Wayne Wagoner."