BMG salutes late singer-songwriter-legend Hank Williams with the release of Pictures from Life’s Other Side – The Man and His Music in Rare Photos and Recordings. This lavish 6-CD collection presents all 144 tracks recorded by Williams for his 1951 radio show sponsored by Mother’s Best Flour Company. The Mother’s Best radio shows have been chronicled on various sets in the past, most notably in comprehensive form by Time-Life on the 16-disc box set The Complete Mother’s Best Recordings…Plus! in 2010. Whereas that release presented all of the radio shows in uncut form with guest singers and instrumental tracks, Pictures from Life’s Other Side is the first release to collect the entirety of Hank’s remarkable performances outside the context of the original radio programs. The discs are housed within a whopping 272-page photo book assembled by author Colin Escott, who has penned the new liner notes. Hank’s daughter, Jett Williams, has contributed a personal foreword to the book.
A 180-gram vinyl highlights edition on 3 LPs will also be available.