The Statler Brothers - Complete Singles Collection (1964-1994)
Genre: Country | FLAC - No Cue, Log | 4CDs (84 tracks) | Size: 1.38 GB
*A-sides only, of course.
As fans of The Statler Brothers know, their catalog has long been in a state of disarray where the CD format is concerned. Most of their original albums are now out of print in digital format (with many of those CDs commanding upwards of three digits when they turn up) and their singles, nearly 70 of which charted, have never appeared together in any configuration.
While my earlier attempt at this project (posted as a torrent a few years back) made use of mp3s found here and there, most dubbed from worn vinyl or tape with the occasional track sourced from a CD, I have started anew this time and used all digital sources. Every track here was taken from CD, with the best mastering used for those which I had several sources for.
I hope that you enjoy this compilation as much as I did putting it together. I can only wish that at some point in time this group's catalog would once again see the light of day in digital format. It's time for a reappraisal.
(Side note: a user on an audio discussion forum recently stated that he had exchanged e-mail with Don Reid, who indicated to him that the Statlers legal team was looking into making back catalog available once again.)