Real: The Tom T. Hall Project

Real: The Tom T. Hall Project


Real: The Tom T. Hall Project assembles a wide variety of Nashville denizens, alt-country enthusiasts, and folky singer/songwriter types to pay tribute to the songs of Tom T. Hall. The result is that rare tribute album which sums up the strengths of its subject while introducing a fair number of legitimate interpretations of that artist's work. Not everything here hits the mark, but much of it does, and it handsomely illustrates the depth of Hall's writing and the versatility of his music. The performers vary widely not only in their preferred musical style, but also in their tactics of interpretation: Some strip the songs down to the barest musical bone in order to emphasize the lyrics, while others take new approaches to reinventing the songs, placing them in musical backdrops which reveal additional emotional facets behind the lyrics. Highlights include Johnny Cash's "I Washed My Face in the Morning Dew," Iris DeMent's "I Miss a Lot of Trains," Syd Straw's "Harper Valley P.T.A.," Ralph Stanley's "The Water Lily," Kelly Willis' "That's How I Got to Memphis," Whiskeytown's "I Hope It Rains at My Funeral," Mark Olson's "It Sure Can Get Cold in Des Moines" (featuring Victoria Williams), and Joe Henry's "Homecoming." ~ Steve Huey, Rovi

  • Condition: --
    HPB condition ratings
    • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
    • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
    • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
    • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
    • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
    • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
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  • Format: Compact Disc
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  • Label: Sire
  • UPC: 643443103923
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Track listings

  • 1. I Washed My Face In The Morning Dew Johnny Cash
  • 2. That's How I Got To Memphis Kelly Willis
  • 3. When Love Is Gone Richard Buckner
  • 4. Don't Forget The Coffee Billy Joe R.B. Morris
  • 5. Coffee, Coffee, Coffee Freedy Johnston
  • 6. Old Enough To Want To (Fool Enough To Try) Jonny Polonsky
  • 7. Ships Go Out Ron Sexsmith
  • 8. I Miss A Lot Of Trains Iris De Ment
  • 9. Tulsa Telephone Book Calexico
  • 10. Harper Valley P.T.A. Syd Straw & The Skeletons
  • 11. Spokane Motel Blues Joel Phelps
  • 12. Homecoming Joe Henry
  • 13. Water Lily, The Ralph Stanley Ii
  • 14. I'm Not Ready Yet Mary Janes
  • 15. Candy In The Window Mary Cutrufello
  • 16. I Hope It Rains At My Funeral Whiskeytown
  • 17. It Sure Can Get Cold In Des Moines Mark Olson/Victoria Williams
 
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Item is brand new, unused and unmarked, in flawless condition.
  • Fine/Like New (F): No defects, little usage. May show remainder marks. Older books may show minor flaws.
  • Very Good (VG): Shows some signs of wear and is no longer fresh. Attractive. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Good (G): Average used book with all pages present. Possible loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine or torn dust jackets. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Fair (FR): Obviously well-worn, but no text pages missing. May be without endpapers or title page. Markings do not interfere with readability. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Poor (P): All text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Reading copies and binding copies fall into this category. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
  • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
  • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
  • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
  • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: This movie is unopened and brand new.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): Near new. No defects, little sign of use. Plays perfectly. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. No skipping; no fuzzy or snowy frames in VHS.
  • Very Good (VG): Attractive and well cared for but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, but will play almost perfectly. For VHS: barely detectable distortion or very few fuzzy or snowy frames.
  • Good (G): This item is in okay condition and basically works well. There may be some minor distortion on VHS tape; slight scratching or wear on DVD.
  • Fair (FR): Basically plays, but may be obviously well-worn with some scratching or tape distortion.
  • Poor (P): Disc or tape is intact, but may be scratched or stretched. There may be skips or distortion or product defects.
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