Item Number: M 101
The original 1970 Together Records LP vinyl album "The Hillmen" has been released in various forms over the past decade or more. Recorded and produced in 1964 by Jim Dickson (Dillards, Byrds, Flying Burrito Bros., Gene Clark), Vern and Rex Gosdin, Don Parmley and a pre-Byrds Chris Hillman known as the Hillmen broke new ground or in this case, new grass, by recording not only original Gosdin songs but Bob Dylan as well.
But this new CD release is even more special! For the first time since it's original Together Records release, the original artwork has been restored including the reproduction of the original full color Together Records disc label. The album features all the original songs from that vinyl LP and additional tracks from the later compact disc release, a total of 15 songs, but issued here for the first time utilizing the original 1970 Dave Hassinger (Byrds, Rolling Stones, Grateful Dead recording engineer) two track mixes. The Gosdins, 'With These Chains', missing on those subsequent vinyl and CD releases has now been restored and heard here for the first time on this compact disc.
The other bonus track has never before released in any form, the instrumental, 'Salt Creek' for a total of 17 songs. Add to this a folded insert with song lyrics and many never before seen photographs of the band, you will want to have this special limited edition collectors edition as your very own.
Packaged in the Japanese style Mini LP jacket,faithfully recreating the original Together Records LP jacket. The CD is replicated in the form of a mini black vinyl record by Sony DACD in the USA, playable on all CD players.
Songs: FAIR AND TENDER LADIES / WINSBOROUGH COTTON MILL BLUES / WHEEL HOSS / FARETHEEWELL / GO'IN UP / WITH THESE CHAINS (first time on CD) / WHEN THE SHIP COMES IN / ROLL ON MUDDY RIVER / BLUEGRASS CHOPPER / RANGER'S COMMAND / PRISONER'S PLEA / BROWN MOUNTAIN LIGHT / SANGEREE / BARBARA ALLEN / BACK ROAD FEVER / COPPER KETTLE / (unreleased bonus track) SALT CREEK