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ARTIST
TITLE
What Ain't To Be, Just Might Happen/Sings His Own
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
OMNI 137CD OMNI 137CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
11/1/2010

"Presented here for the very first time on CD are Porter's two greatest LPs from this era, both full of stark autobiographical moments. Most notorious of these is The Rubber Room, a 1971 chart hit over-brimming with pain and insanity. Other highlights abound: 'If I Lose My Mind' and 'Comes And Goes' both explore similar tortured terrain, while 'Albert Erving' describes a broken recluse and 'Be A Little Quieter' a man tormented by his ghosts. Remastered with love and care from the original RCA Victor master tapes and presented with exclusive liner notes, rare photos from Porter's private collection and a generous clutch of extra tracks (including a rare duet with Merle Haggard). Porter Wagoner was a consummate showman, songwriter and performer who clothed the darkest jewels from the human heart in a purple sequined countrypolitan sheen. Remastered in 2010 from the original RCA Victor master tapes. Deluxe packaging, twenty-page full color booklet with scholarly liner notes, rare photos from Porter's private collection, memorabilia, etc. Thirty-track CD. All original recordings."