CD released: May 15, 2015

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
Label: OMNI
Cat No: OMNI181
Barcode: 0934334403339
Packaging: CD Regular

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.'

*Holy Grail of Hard Livin' Honky-Tonk!
*Remastered from the original mastertapes 2015.
*30 track CD. All original recordings.
*16 page full colour booklet with exclusive liner notes and rare photos.
*First ever official reissue for Noack's self titled 1976 LP. From the master tapes!
*Entire rare original LP and 18 45 only tracks on one CD!

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