Album review

Hank Williams - Come September

Hank Williams recorded around 170 songs between 1946 and his untimely death at the age of 30 in 1953. Subtitled "An Introduction To Hank Williams", this album isn't a greatest hits, omitting, as it does, many of his most successful releases. Instead, it concentrates on the poetic and reflective side of his output, ultimately the touchstone for his reputation as "the hillbilly Shakespeare". As such, it succeeds in conveying the essence of a unique talent and a classic of country music.

Rating: 3 / 10


Newsletter


Editor's Letter

Introducing… Elvis Costello: The Ultimate Music Guide


In June 1977, Allan Jones of the Melody Maker took a familiar route to the offices of Stiff Records in West London. His appointment, that day, was with a notably irascible young singer-songwriter from Hounslow. In the course of a frequently startling interview, the man who had chosen to call...