Hank Williams completely redefined country music and moved it into the modern arena in the years just after World War II, and his infectious, confessional, and brilliantly written songs of hard love and hard drinkin' still remain the central template for country music in the 21st century. The best of them are simply brilliant expressions of loneliness and a desperate longing for redemption. Redemption was a theme often on Williams' mind, and he sang many spiritual songs and hymns throughout his career, and always featured one or more in his live shows. This set, the second in a series, presents some of those sacred songs, and throws in a complete live show from 1951 for good measure.
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AllMusic Review by Steve Leggett