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Timeless: Hank Williams Tribute
1. I Can't Get You off of My Mind - Bob Dylan
2. Long Gone Lonesome Blues - Sheryl Crow
3. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry - Keb' Mo'
4. Your Cheatin' Heart - Beck
5. Lost on the River - Emmylou Harris/Mark Knopfler & His Band/Mark Knopfler
6. You're Gonna Change (Or I'm Gonna Leave) - Tom Petty
7. You Win Again - Keith Richards
8. Alone and Forsaken - Emmylou Harris/Mark Knopfler & His Band/Mark Knopfler
9. I'm a Long Gone Daddy - Hank Williams III
10. Lovesick Blues - Ryan Adams
11. Cold, Cold Heart - Lucinda Williams
12. I Dreamed About Mama Last Night - Johnny Cash
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 170239
Ethan Johns; John Carter Cash; John Whynot; Keb' Mo'; Mickey Petralia; Rafael Serrano; Tom Petty; Ben Elliot; Bob Brockman
Compilation producers: Luke Lewis, Mary Martin, Bonnie Garner.
TIMELESS: HANK WILLIAMS TRIBUTE won the 2002 Grammy Award for Best Country Album. "Long Gone Lonesome Blues" and "Cold, Cold Heart" were nominated for the 2002 Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance. "Lovesick Blues" and "I Dreamed About Mama Last Night" were nominated for the 2002 Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance.
Personnel: Tom Petty (vocals, guitar, drums); Keb' Mo', Bob Dylan (vocals, guitar); Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams, Mark Knopfler, Ryan Adams, Beck (vocals, acoustic guitar); Keith Richards (vocals, electric guitar); Johnny Cash, Sheryl Crow (vocals); Jack Clement, Larry Campbell, Randy Scruggs, Blondie Chaplin, Peter Stroud (guitar); Guy Fletcher (acoustic guitar); Colin Linden (electric guitar, dobro, mandolin); Duane Denison, Richard Bennett (electric guitar); Greg Leisz, Kayton Roberts, John Pirruccello, Jay Dee Maness (steel guitar); David Mansfield (violin); Brian Mitchell (accordion); Craig Dreyer (saxophone); Lyle Workman (piano, drums); Jeff Paris, Geraint Watkins (piano); Sergio Gonzlez, Shawn Pelton, Brian Barnett, Chad Cromwell (drums).
Audio Mixers: John Carter Cash; John Whynot; Keb' Mo'.
Recording information: Cash Cabin, Hendersonville, TN; Deepfield Studios, Nashville, TN; Mad Dog Studios, Burbank, CA; Mad Hatter Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Nomis Rehearsal Studios, London, England; Stu Stu Studio, Burbank, CA; Sunset Sound Factory, Los Angeles, CA.
Arranger: Hank Williams.
The first question that comes to mind upon the release of a Hank Williams tribute album featuring such alt-country superstars as Ryan Adams and Lucinda Williams, not to mention American icons like Bob Dylan and Emmylou Harris, is "what took so long?" Clearly, the artists featured on the TIMELESS tribute have all been strongly influenced by the great bard of country music, so their participation in such a project seems like a given. Some artists stick closer to Hank's original arrangements than others; Sheryl Crow's take on "Long Gone Lonesome Blues" and Hank's grandson Hank III's "I'm A Long Gone Daddy" hew pretty closely to the traditional path. Predictably, Beck takes things the furthest by adding some sonic murk to "Your Cheatin' Heart." Keith Richards reaches deep into "You Win Again" and pulls out some Memphis soul. But regardless of their faithfulness to the original versions, these artists clearly have something to add to the Hank Williams legacy, underling the fact that the man's songs are truly TIMELESS.
Spin (11/01, p.136) - 8 out of 10 - "...Williams codified country's mix of personal tragedy and communal spirituality. [His] songs have lived full lives of their own by now, and the best contributions here heed the music as well as the myth..."
Entertainment Weekly (11/02/01, p.79) - "...Classy..." - Rating: A
Uncut (12/01, p.122) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...As tributes go, TIMELESS is pretty stellar..."
No Depression (11-12/01, p.140) - "...A terrific collection..."
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