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 self-examinations, 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