I Saw the Light - (Import CD)
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- Mono / Stereo
- I Saw the Light [Remastered]
Compilation producers: Colin Escott, Kira Florita.
Recorded between 1946 & 1951. Includes liner notes by Colin Escott.
Digitally remastered by Suha Gur (Universal Mastering Studios East).
Recording information: 12/11/1946-??/??/1951.
This compilation represents the other side of the coin from Hank Williams's heartbroken laments and barroom ballads. I SAW THE LIGHT focuses on Hank's spiritual side, which was a major element of his work. No matter what kind of situation Williams found himself in, in art or life, his faith in Jesus was never far from his mind. Many of the hymn-like tunes here came about when Hank found himself painted into an emotional corner, with no one to turn to except God. At those moments, he wrote some of the most poignant spiritual songs ever composed.
The title cut is the best example, as its narrator details his worldly tribulations in detail before describing his eventual salvation. It's no wonder that the song eventually became a gospel staple on a par with anything else in the hymn book. I SAW THE LIGHT is country gospel at its most vital. To ignore this side of his work is to deny oneself a complete picture of Wiliams's songwriting genius.
- Country of Origin
- Studio / Live
- Hank Williams
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] I Saw the Light
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Calling You
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Dear Brother
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Wealth Won't Save Your Soul
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] (I'm Gonna) Sing, Sing, Sing
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Message to My Mother
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] How Can You Refuse Him Now?
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] When God Comes and Gathers His Jewels
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Jesus Remembered Me
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] House of Gold, A
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Thank God
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Angel of Death, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Prodigal Son, The - (bonus track)
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Thy Burdens Are Greater Than Mine - (bonus track)
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Tramp on the Street, A - (bonus track)
- [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] I'll Have a New Body (I'll Have a New Life) - (bonus track)
- Universal Distribution
- 32m 50s
- Video Disabled
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