Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Will the Circle Be Unbroken: The Trilogy [Box Set] (5-CD + DVD)

Will the Circle Be Unbroken: The Trilogy [Box
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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 6
  • Released: September 30, 2003
  • Originally Released: 2003
  • Label: Capitol

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Grand Ole Opry Song
  • 2.Keep on the Sunnyside
  • 3.Nashville Blues
  • 4.You Are My Flower
  • 5.The Precious Jewel
  • 6.Dark as a Dungeon
  • 7.Tennessee Stud
  • 8.Black Mountain Rag
  • 9.Wreck on the Highway
  • 10.The End of the World
  • 11.I Saw the Light
  • 12.Sunny Side of the Mountain
  • 13.Nine Pound Hammer
  • 14.Losin' You (Might Be the Best Thing Yet)
  • 15.Honky Tonkin'
  • 16.You Don't Know My Mind
  • 17.My Walkin' Shoes

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Lonesome Fiddle Blues
  • 2.Cannonball Rag
  • 3.Avalanche
  • 4.Flint Hill Special
  • 5.Togary Mountain
  • 6.Earl's Breakdown
  • 7.Orange Blossom Speical
  • 8.Wabash Cannonball
  • 9.Lost Highway
  • 10.Doc Watson & Merle Travis
  • 11.Way Downtown
  • 12.Down Yonder
  • 13.Pins and Needles (In My Heart)
  • 14.Honky Tonk Blues
  • 15.Sailin' on to Hawaii
  • 16.I'm Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes
  • 17.I Am a Pilgrim
  • 18.Wildwood Flower
  • 19.Soldier's Joy
  • 20.Will the Circle Be Unbroken
  • 21.Both Side Now
  • 22.Foggy Mountain Breakdown
  • 23.Warming up For the Opry
  • 24.Sunny Side
  • 25.Remember Me

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.Life's Railway to Heaven
  • 2.Grandpa Was a Carpenter
  • 3.When I Get My Rewards
  • 4.Don't You Hear Jerusalem Moan
  • 5.Little Mountain Church House
  • 6.And So It Goes
  • 7.When It's Gone
  • 8.Mary Danced With Soldiers
  • 9.Riding Alone
  • 10.I'm Sittin' on Top of the World
  • 11.Lovin' on the Side
  • 12.Lost River
  • 13.Bayou Jubilee
  • 14.Blues Berry Hill
  • 15.Turn of the Century
  • 16.One Step Over the Line
  • 17.You Ain't Going Nowhere
  • 18.The Valley Road
  • 19.Will the Circle Be Unbroken
  • 20.Amazing Grace

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.Take Me in Your Lifeboat
  • 2.Milk Cow Blues
  • 3.I Find Jesus
  • 4.Hold Whatcha Got
  • 5.Mama's Opry
  • 6.Diamonds in the Rough
  • 7.Lonesome River
  • 8.Some Dark Holler
  • 9.The Lowlands
  • 10.Love, Please Come Home
  • 11.Goodnight Irene
  • 12.I Know What It Means to Be Lonesome
  • 13.I'll Be Faithful to You
  • 14.Tears in the Holston River

Tracks on Disc 5:

  • 1.Fishin' Blues
  • 2.Save It, Save It
  • 3.Wheels
  • 4.Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms
  • 5.Oh Cumberland
  • 6.I Am a Pilgrim
  • 7.Sallie Ann
  • 8.Catfish John
  • 9.Roll the Stone Away
  • 10.All Prayed Up
  • 11.Return to Dismal Swamp II
  • 12.There Is a Time
  • 13.Will the Circle Be Unbroken (Glory, Glory)
  • 14.Farther Along

Product Description:

Full Title: Will The Circle Be Unbroken: The Trilogy.
(1972)/WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN VOLUME II (1989)/WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN VOLUME III (2002). This release also includes a bonus DVD.
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band includes: Jimmy Ibbotson, Jeff Hanna, Bob Carpenter, John McEuen, Jimmie Fadden, Les Thompson.
Additional personnel includes: Maybelle Carter (vocals, guitar, autoharp); Merle Travis, Del McCoury, Doc Watson, Jimmy Martin, Iris Dement, Dwight Yoakam, Jaime Hanna, Willie Nelson, Tom Petty, Emmylou Harris, Johnny Cash, Matraca Berg, Vince Gill, John Prine, Michael Martin Murphey, John Hiatt, Taj Mahal (vocals, guitar); Roger McGuinn (vocals, 12-string guitar); Levon Helm, Sam Bush, Ricky Scaggs (vocals, mandolin); June Carter Cash (vocals, autoharp); Alison Krauss (vocals, fiddle); Bruce Hornsby (vocals, piano); Rosanne Cash, The Carter Family, Roy Acuff, John Denver, Paulette Carlson (vocals); Chet Atkins, Richard Watson, Earl Scruggs, Randy Scruggs, Tony Rice (guitar); Bela Fleck (banjo); Jerry Douglas (dobro); Mark O'Connor (mandolin, mandola, fiddle); Vassar Clements (fiddle).
Producers: William E. McEuen, Randy Scruggs, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.
Adapter: Doc Watson.
Personnel: Jeff Hanna (vocals, guitar, National guitar, drums, washboard, background vocals); Jimmy Ibbotson (vocals, guitar, bouzouki, mandolin, accordion, drums, snare drum, percussion, drum programming, background vocals); Mother Maybelle Carter (vocals, guitar, autoharp); Ricky Skaggs (vocals, guitar, mandolin); Chris Hillman, Doc Watson, Jimmy Martin , John Hiatt, Johnny Cash, Michael Martin Murphey, Pat Flynn , Vince Gill, Merle Travis (vocals, guitar, background vocals); Del McCoury, Dwight Yoakam, Emmylou Harris, Iris DeMent, Jaime Hanna, John Prine, Jonathan McEuen, Matraca Berg, Rodney Dillard, Taj Mahal, Tom Petty, Willie Nelson, Pat Enright (vocals, guitar); Roger McGuinn (vocals, 12-string guitar, background vocals); Jimmie Fadden (vocals, harp, autoharp, harmonica, drums, snare drum, background vocals); June Carter Cash (vocals, autoharp, background vocals); Sam Bush (vocals, mandolin, fiddle, background vocals); Les Thompson (vocals, mandolin, background vocals); Levon Helm (vocals, mandolin); Alison Krauss (vocals, fiddle); Bob Carpenter (vocals, accordion, piano, background vocals); Bruce Hornsby (vocals, piano, background vocals); Gary Scruggs, John Cowan, John Denver, Paulette Carlson, Roy Acuff (vocals, background vocals); Rosanne Cash (vocals); Randy Scruggs (guitar, National guitar, banjo, autoharp, background vocals); John McEuen (guitar, banjo, mandolin); Earl Scruggs (guitar, banjo, background vocals); Vassar Clements (guitar, fiddle); Chet Atkins, Richard Watson, Tony Rice, William McEuen (guitar); Pete "Oswald" Kirby (dobro, background vocals); Dan Dugmore, David Nance, Jerry Douglas , Josh Graves, Norman Blake (dobro); Ronnie McCoury (banjo, mandolin); B‚la Fleck (banjo, background vocals); Alan O'Bryant, Rob McCoury, Bernie Leadon (banjo); Mark O'Connor (mandola, mandolin, fiddle); Ray Martin (mandolin, background vocals); Mike Compton (mandolin); Glen Duncan , Stuart Duncan (fiddle); Mickey Raphael (harmonica); Buck White (piano, background vocals); Glenn Worf, Kevin Grantt, Roy Huskey Jr., Barry Bales, Byron House, Dennis Crouch, David P. Jackson (upright bass); Cheryl White, Cindy Cash, Mary Stuart, Helen Carter Jones, Gretchen Carpenter, David O Jones, Don Schlitz, Brad Parker, Louise Scruggs, Fred Cross, Lynn Schults, Bobbie White, Cynthia Biedermann, Mike Carr , Steve Dahl, Gloria Belle, Betty Travis, Martha Flippo, Chet Flippo, Larry Murray, Radney Foster, Sharon White, Steve Wariner, Bill Lloyd, Tracy Nelson, Wendy Waldman , Robert K. Oermann, Alice McEuen, Steve Scruggs (background vocals).
Liner Note Author: Chet Flippo.
Photographers: Beth Gwinn; Katherine Bomboy; William McEuen.
Arrangers: Doc Watson; Earl Scruggs; Jeff Hanna; Jimmie Fadden; Jimmy Ibbotson; John McEuen; Johnny Cash; Randy Scruggs; Bob Carpenter.
WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN (1972) ultimately had the same kind of effect that the O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU? soundtrack album would have more than two-and-a-half decades later. That is to say, it crossed the sounds and artists of bluegrass and old-school country over to mainstream pop/rock audiences. This was due largely to the tenacity of country-rockers the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, who masterminded the project, accompanying the artists whose music had inspired them. Thus, the work of Jimmy Martin, Merle Travis, Doc Watson, and others was introduced to the Dirt Band's young, rock-oriented audience.
The TRILOGY box set combines that album with its 1989 and 2002 sequels, over the course of five discs (the sixth is a DVD). Volume II introduces a couple of more contemporary performers (Bruce Hornsby, John Hiatt) but still features plenty of country vets (Jimmy Martin, Johnny Cash) and early-'70s-vintage artists (Levon Helm, John Prine). The third installment features less traditional material, but no less of an authentic roots feel, as Del McCoury and Willie Nelson rub elbows with Dwight Yoakam and Tom Petty. Crossing generations and genre lines, the CIRCLE series is a stunning summit meeting of American music, and as presented in this box set, it's both invigorating and gripping from start to finish.

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