3-CD box (LP-size) with 44-page book, 95 tracks. Playing time approx. 216 mns.
The deepest and most complete look yet at Charlie Rich's earliest recordings for the legendary Sun label reveals a startling talent only hinted in his 'Greatest Hits' collections. For the first time, it's all here: from rockabilly to blues, from country to boogie woogie, from pop to jazz. More than 90 recordings, many previously unissued or unreleased in stereo, with choral overdubs stripped away to reveal the staggering power of Rich's vocals and musicianship. It contains a book with biography and musical commentary by Hank Davis, along with rare and previously unpublished photos.
CD-1 is all the Phillips International singles and LP songs, many newly available in stereo. Titles include Rich classics like Lonely Weekends, Who Will The Next Fool Be, Sittin' And Thinkin', Break Up, and his rare Sun single issued as Bobby Sheridan. CD-2 has more than 30 songs that weren't originally issued, as well as alternate takes. These include Don't Put No Headstone On My Grave, You Made A Hit,
There Won't Be Any More, etc.. CD-3 has midnight demo's, including songs like Juicehead Baby, Charlie's Boogie, It Hurt Me So, Right Behind You Baby, Thanks A Lot, Yes Ma'am, Graveyardville, etc.. A dream package.