4-CD boxed set (LP-size) with 60-page book, 97 tracks. Playing time approx. 299 mns.
Although he lived most of his life in Nashville, Marty Robbins never left the west behind. He proved that he could masterfully reinterpret classic western ballads, as well as write new ones every bit as good as the old ones. His western recordings for both Columbia and MCA are complete here, spanning the years 1958-1979. The set starts with 'The Hanging Tree', then encompasses the best-selling 'Gunfighter Ballads' albums that included such classic tracks as El Paso, Big Iron, Tonight Carmen, Mister Shorty, and The Cowboy In The Continental Suit, as well as the El Paso sequels like Feleena From El Paso and El Paso City.
Marty Robbins mixed self-composed epics with many of the greatest vintage western songs to create a tapestry of music that powerfully evokes the old west and the west in transition.