Various Artists

The Beginning Of The End: The
Existential Psychodrama In Country
Music (1956-1974)

From the people who brought you ‘Hillbillies In Hell’…
16 timeless tales of existential angst wrought from backwoods ballads
and anguished urbane odes. Plaintive fiddles, furtive banjos and
lonesome voices soundtrack a bleak vista of endless, eternal questions
and unquenchable wanderlusts. Apocalyptic laments, harrowing selfexaminations,
faltering ids, devastated inebriates and tortured misfits.
Many originally waxed on private press labels and distributed in tiny
amounts, these troubled but marginalised troubadours sing of
collapsing egos and stygian landscapes of molten self-doubt.
•RSD 2018 Limited Edition 500 Deluxe Gatefold LPs with exclusive
scholarly liner notes by Alvin Lucia!
•Full dynamic range 2018 remasters direct from the first generation
analogue master tapes!
*250 (randomly inserted) Apocalypse Orange / 250 (randomly
inserted) Collapse Black LPs.