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The Lost Notebooks ? of Hank Williams review - Various Artists

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Hank Williams, The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams | THE 'NOTEBOOKS' Bob Dylan, Jack White, Levon Helm, and Hank Williams Jr. chip in for this lyrically driven tribute
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The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Various Artists
genre:
Country

We gave it a B+

Bob Dylan and Williams’ own son spearhead The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams, setting to ?music lyrics that the country forefather left behind after his death at age 29. Fans like Jack White, Levon Helm, and Vince Gill provide original melodies, some too wan for the strength of the lyrics, which range from the deeply romantic to the ? corrosively aggressive. But Dylan’s ”The Love That Faded” is gorgeous. B+

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