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NOACK, EDDIE

Ain't The Reaping Ever Done? (1962-1976)

Model:
OMNI181
SKU:
711096
PLU: 934334403339

A marginal but respected songwriter in his own lifetime, Eddie Noack has become a Honky-Tonk legend in the decades since his death. Best known today for an obscure 45 he cut in 1968 called "Psycho," Noack was a stellar songwriter and consummate performer who never really got his due.

A marginal but respected songwriter in his own lifetime, Eddie Noack has become a Honky-Tonk legend in the decades since his death. Best known today for an obscure 45 he cut in 1968 called "Psycho," Noack was a stellar songwriter and consummate performer who never really got his due.

Format - CD
Genre - Country
Release Date - 15/05/15

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A marginal but respected songwriter in his own lifetime, Eddie Noack has become a Honky-Tonk legend in the decades since his death. Best known today for an obscure 45 he cut in 1968 called "Psycho," Noack was a stellar songwriter and consummate performer who never really got his due.

Here, for the first time, are reissued some of Noack's very rarest recordings - a fine LP (recorded in Nashville 1973) that was only ever issued in the U.K (on a minuscule label) and a multitude of rare '60s/'70s 45 only cuts that are rescued from undeserved obscurity.

Many of these cuts are the equal of anything in the Noack canon - dark empathic ballads and wry commentaries on the human condition. "A Few Good Funerals" is a sardonic take on small-town mores, "Before You Use That Gun" a desperate plea for mercy and "The Memories Are Restless Tonight" a chilling elegy from a man at the end of his tether.

Though schooled in journalism, Noack devoted his life to country music - he went largely unrewarded but left collectors a large body of stunning work. Equally adept at Honky-Tonk weepers, Gospel odes and grim murder ballads, Eddie Noack was always 'pure country.'

Remastered from the original mastertapes, 'Ain't The Reaping Ever Done?' features 30 track, all original recordings, and a 16 page full colour booklet with exclusive liner notes and rare photos. This is the first ever official reissue for Noack's self titled 1976 LP.

Primary Format - MusicCD
ArtistNOACK, EDDIE
LabelOmni
Music GenreCountry
Music Genre PrimaryCountry

CD

  • 1. These Hands
  • 2. Too Hot To Handle
  • 3. Barbara Joy
  • 4. When The Bright Lights Grow Dim
  • 5. Have Blues - Will Travel
  • 6. Flowers For Mama
  • 7. No Blues Is Good News
  • 8. A Day In The Life Of A Fool
  • 9. We'll Still Be On Our Honeymoon
  • 10. If It Ain't On The Menu
  • 11. The Poor Chinee
  • 12. God's Eyes
  • 13. A Few Good Funerals
  • 14. For Better Or For Worse
  • 15. Ain't The Reaping Ever Done?
  • 16. Before You Use That Gun
  • 17. Raise The Taxes
  • 18. One Light On In The Neighborhood
  • 19. East Texas
  • 20. Snowbird
  • 21. When I Get To Nashville
  • 22. Christ Is The Only Ark
  • 23. Papa's Hands
  • 24. Would We Crucify Jesus Again
  • 25. Honeymoon With The Blues
  • 26. The Countdown
  • 27. Through These Doors
  • 28. Mama Stays Home (Papa He Goes)
  • 29. Born Yesterday
  • 30. The Memories Are Restless Tonight
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