4-CD boxed set (LP-size) with 35-page book, 104 tracks. Playing time approx. 283 mns.
In 1968, Carl Perkins re-signed with Columbia Records, and immediately released one of the best records of his career, Restless. Already a star of the Johnny Cash Show, Carl Perkins was now back in the charts, and his career was once again on the upturn. The 4 CDs in this box cover all of his recordings from his second tenure with Columbia (1968 to 1972) and all of the Mercury recordings (1973 to 1975). There are his regular session recordings, 20 of which are previously unissued. These include the complete recordings with NRBQ and the complete 'My Kind Of Country' sessions (generally hailed as his finest LP).
The set also includes Carl Perkins' much-lauded tribute to Elvis, The EP Express, as well as his hit for Johnny Cash, Daddy Sang Bass.
There is also a bonus CD of demos, featuring some of Carl Perkins' best recordings of all time! These include his original demos of So Wrong (a hit for Patsy Cline) and A Man On His Own (a hit for
George Strait), as well as some of the tightest, rockin'est recordings from the Sixties and Seventies. All previously unreleased, these demos show the true musical soul of Carl Perkins, the 'King of the Shakin' Music.'
The titles include Cotton Top, Restless, Take Me Back To Memphis, Sing My Song, and Big Bad Blues.
This set also includes a 36-page book, including a newly researched biography by Colin Escott, and a complete discography, as well as many previously unpublished photographs.