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PORTER WAGONER The Definitive Collection 2CD Set

  • No One Sang Country Songs Quite So Heart- Rending as The Thin Man from the West Plains, Porter Wagoner

  • The Definitive Collection Includes 40 Songs on Two CDs Including 27 Chart Hits and All of His Top Ten Solo Smashes

  • Features Such Hits as “ A Satisfied Mind,”“Misery Loves Company,” “Skid Row Joe,” “The Cold Hard Facts of Life,” and “The Carroll County Incident,”

  • Also Includes Key Tracks from Such Legendary Concept Albums as Confessions of a Broken Man, Soul of a Convict and Other Great Prison Songs, and The Bottom of the Bottle

  • Liner Notes by Grammy-Winning Writer Colin Escott

  • Remastered by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios in New York

  • Country Music Never Got Harder...or Better 

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    Porter Wagoner: The Definitive Collection (2-CD Set)

    No one, but no one, painted a picture in song of despair and desolation like the Thin Man from the West Plains, Porter Wagoner. Forget the Nudie suit and the pompadour; Waylon Jennings once said that Wagoner couldn’t go pop with a mouthful of firecrackers, and these 40 songs prove it. Sure, the hits—27 of ‘em in all and every Top Ten solo smash—are here, like “A Satisfied Mind,” “Misery Loves Company,” “Skid Row Joe,” “The Cold Hard Facts of Life,” and “The Carroll County Incident,” but what elevates this collection above a mere best-of are the tracks lifted from Wagoner’s starkly compelling concept albums (complete with their amazing album art, some of which we’ve included here) like Confessions of a Broken Man, Soul of a Convict and Other Great Prison Songs, and The Bottom of the Bottle. Grammy-winning writer Colin Escott contributes notes to the package, which is newly remastered by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios in New York. Country music never got harder than this…this ain’t cry-in-your-beer country, it’s more like punch-in-the-gut poetry. Essential!

    Disc One

    1. Howdy Neighbor, Howdy

    2. Trademark

    3. Company’s Comin’

    4. A Satisfied Mind

    5. Eat, Drink and Be Merry (Tomorrow You’ll Cry)

    6. What Would You Do (If Jesus Came to Your House)

    7. Uncle Pen

    8. Tryin’ to Forget the Blues

    9. A Good Time Was Had by All

    10. Midnight

    11. I Thought I Heard You Calling My Name

    12. Legend of the Big Steeple

    13. Your Old Love Letters

    14. Everything She Touches Gets the Blues

    15. Misery Loves Company

    16. Cold Dark Waters

    17. I’ve Enjoyed as Much of This as I Can Stand

    18. Sorro won the Rocks

    19. The Life of the Party

    20. I’ll Go Down Swinging 

    Disc Two

    1. Y’all Come

    2. Green, Green Grass of Home

    3. Skid Row Joe

    4. Confessions of a Broken Man

    5. I Just Came to Smell the Flowers

    6. Soul of a Convict

    7. The Cold Hard Facts of Life

    8. The First Mrs. Jones

    9. Julie

    10. Woman Hungry

    11. Turn the Jukebox Up Louder

    12. Pastor’s Absent on Vacation

    13. The Carroll County Accident

    14. Big Wind

    15. When You’re Hot You’re Hot

    16. You Got-Ta Have a License

    17. The Last One to Touch Me

    18. The Rubber Room

    19. What Ain’t to Be ,Just Might Happen

    20. Highway Headin’ South 

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