catalogue

NOACK, EDDIE

AIN'T THE REAPING EVER DONE? (IRON MOUNTAIN)

NOACK, EDDIE - AIN'T THE REAPING EVER DONE? 90339
format:
1 LP
release:
06.11.2015
label:
IRON MOUNTAIN
item ID:
90339
barcode:
0934334403339
* Holy Grail of Hard Livin' Honky-Tonk! * Remastered from the original mastertapes 2015. * 16 track LP (all original recordings) * Inner Sleeve with exclusive liner notes and rare photos.

* First ever official LP reissue for these super-rare Noack sides (1962-1976). * Remastered from the original tapes! 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 - some fine LP cuts (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.'
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. THESE HANDS
  • 1.2. TOO HOT TO HANDLE
  • 1.3. BARBARA JOY
  • 1.4. WHEN THE BRIGHT LIGHTS GROW DIM
  • 1.5. HAVE BLUES - WILL TRAVEL
  • 1.6. FLOWERS FOR MAMA
  • 1.7. NO BLUES IS GOOD NEWS
  • 1.8. A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A FOOL
  • 1.9. WE'LL STILL BE ON OUR HONEYMOON
  • 1.10. IF IT AIN'T ON THE MENU
  • 1.11. THE POOR CHINEE
  • 1.12. GOD'S EYES
  • 1.13. A FEW GOOD FUNERALS
  • 1.14. FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE
  • 1.15. AIN'T THE REAPING EVER DONE?
  • 1.16. BEFORE YOU USE THAT GUN