A blogger known as Citizen K has written the best review of “Hank Williams The Unreleased Recordings” that I have read yet.
I’m including in this opinion the articles written in major national and international publications which I posted links to in an earlier post.
Citizen K opens his review with a reference to my favorite movie of all time, and a picture which indirectly pays a deep and lasting tribute to the spirit of Hank Williams. Of course we’re talking about “The Last Picture Show” a film by Peter Bogdanovich. The movie features the early 50’s country music throughout the sound track coming out of car radios, juke boxes, and and record players and radios in living rooms, restaurants and bars throughout a small Texas town.
Citizen K understands Hank better than most writers on the subject, and in this quotation, says what a lot of fans have thought and felt, but perhaps, like me, were never able to express.
Hank Williams knew a terrible secret, and he revealed it in his songs and performances. He knew that humans have a core of fear where love is a fleeting and treacherous thing, where redemption lies in death, and where loneliness and isolation is the human fate. In Hank Williams: The Unreleased Recordings, he fearlessly explores this core, leading us on the harrowing journey that ultimately claimed his life.