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Ken Tucker
October 04, 2011 AT 04:00 AM EDT

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+

Download these:
Gill’s staggering I Hope You Shed a Million Tears
Alan Jackson’s blissful You’ve Been Lonesome, Too

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