One of the more interesting promo-only items, John Wesley Harding's Collected Stories 1990-1991 was released as a gimmick, partially in response to critics complaints that the word-heavy songwriter failed to include a lyric sheet with his first two Sire albums. Packaged as a book containing short stories based loosely on the songs from Here Comes the Groom and The Name Above the Title, Collected Stories also contains a disc of highlights from the albums, the Christmas EP, and a couple of live tracks -- essential for fans. A perfect encapsulation of the cocky, irreverent, and often brilliant singer/songwriter, and a nice collectable too.
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AllMusic Review by Chris Woodstra