The Lost Tapes

Connie Smith

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Format: CD

Cat No: CRR203

Release Date:  27 May 2016

Label:  Country Rewind Records

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  027779020329

Genres:  Country  Country  

  • Description

    On December 8, 1972 Connie Smith arrived at Music City Recorders in Nashville for a recording appointment. The studio owner and master engineer listed for the sessions was Elvis Presley's original guitarist, former Sun Records engineer and A&R legend, Scotty Moore. The master tapes from these sessions were stored for many years and then later purchased by Hindsight Records for release as an installment on their new Country Rewind label series of rare and unreleased country music recordings.

    At the request of Country Rewind Records, on August 25 & 26, 2014, Connie Smith, along with engineer Mick Conley, Marty Stuart, Paul Martin, Harry Stinson, Terry Wilson, Christian Davis and Kris Wilkinson's Superlative Strings gathered at Apostle Paul's Clubhouse Recording Studio in Hendersonville, Tennessee and retouched history as lightly as possible by adding new instruments, back up vocals with remixing and mastering.

    Painstaking measures were taken to embellish these songs in a pure and authentic light. The original 1972 performances were approached with the same care that goes into a frame by frame restoration of a classic film. The intention being to offer critics, scholars and fans alike a twenty-first century out of time experience that lovingly mirrors a golden age that was indeed a perfect time in country music.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Just One Time
      • 2. I Never Once Stopped Loving You
      • 3. Louisiana Man
      • 4. Cincinnati, Ohio
      • 5. Just For What I Am
      • 6. Once A Day
      • 7. If It Ain't Love (let's Leave It Alone)
      • 8. Long Black Limousine
      • 9. The Race Is On
      • 10. Amazing Grace
      • 11. How Great Thou Art