6-CD box (LP-size) with 60-page hardcover book, 169 tracks. Playing time approx. 398 mns.
Waylon Jennings begins here. One of the epochal careers in country music took root in September 1958 when Buddy Holly produced his first single. This 6-CD boxed set traces Waylon Jennings' early career from that first single to April 1968. After Holly's death, Waylon Jenningswent to Arizona. His legendarily rare Phoenix album, 'Waylon at J.D.'s' is here, together with singles and demo's from the years in Arizona. The early folk-country recordings for A&M are also complete for the first time, including Four Strong Winds, Just To Satisfy You, and several unissued recordings.
In March 1965,Waylon Jenningssigned with RCA and began the long process of discovering his own voice. All of his RCA recordings prior to June 1968 are complete here, including the early hits
Anita You're Dreaming, The Chokin' Kind, For Lovin' Me, Mental Revenge, Only Daddy That'll Walk The Line, and Green River. The early LPs, now extremely rare, are also complete; these include 'Hangin' On,' 'Only The Greatest,' 'Folk Country,' 'Leavin' Town,' 'Sings Ol' Harlan,' and 'Love Of The Common People.'
The set also includes a 60-page-hardcover-book, featuring an essay from Waylon Jennings' official biographer, Lenny Kaye. "Getting there, that's the trick," Lenny Kaye writes. "It's easy to look over your shoulder and see the dotted hindsight along the map. It's tougher when you're moving forward, feeling your way, compassing by divining-rod and night vision, trying to fathom where you're going when you don't know exactly where it is you're heading. What it even is. If it could be possible. You just know how it'll sound when you arrive. Threading those winding roads of life can take a while.
For Waylon Jennings, the journey meant nearly a decade and a half of wilderness wandering, carving out a resolute niche in the annals of country music folklore unique to him and his muse alone."