Long Gone Daddy

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Long Gone Daddy
Hank 3 Long Gone Daddy.jpg
Compilation album by Hank Williams III
Released April 17, 2012 (2012-04-17)
Genre
Length 33:15
Label Curb
Hank Williams III chronology
Attention Deficit Domination
(2011)
Long Gone Daddy
(2012)
Brothers of the 4×4
(2013)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Long Gone Daddy is a compilation album by Hank Williams III, released on April 17, 2012, through Williams' former record label Curb Records.[2] The album is a collection of six cover songs as well as outtakes from his first two solo albums, Risin' Outlaw and Lovesick, Broke and Driftin'.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I'm a Long Gone Daddy" Hank Williams 3:37
2. "Sun Comes Up" Hank Williams III 2:55
3. "The Bottle Let Me Down" Merle Haggard 2:46
4. "Wreck of the Old '97" Norman Blake / Johnny Cash / Bob Johnson 2:56
5. "'Neath a Cold Gray Tomb of Stone" Williams / Mel Foree 2:52
6. "The Wind Blew Cold" Tomi Lunsford 2:20
7. "Good Hearted Woman" Waylon Jennings / Willie Nelson 4:16
8. "This Ain't Montgomery" (with Joey Allcorn) Joey Allcorn 4:10
9. "What They Want Me to Be" Williams III 3:23
10. "If the Shoe Fits" (Shuffle Mix) Warren Denny / Williams III 3:49
Total length: 33:15

Release notes[edit]

Several of these songs have appeared on previous albums and compilation albums:

  • "I'm A Long Gone Daddy" was previously released on Timeless, a tribute album to Hank Williams.
  • "Sun Comes Up" was only released on III's live album, Live in Scotland. It was originally supposed to appear on Lovesick, Broke and Driftin', but after the original bass player, who originally came up with the idea of the song, left, this song was removed.
  • "Wreck Of The Old 97" was previously released on the Johnny Cash tribute album Dressed in Black: A Tribute to Johnny Cash.
  • "'Neath A Cold Grey Tomb Of Stone" was previously released on Three Hanks: Men with Broken Hearts.
  • "This Ain't Montgomery" was originally released on Allcorn's debut album 50 Years Too Late.
  • "What They Want Me to Be" is a remixed version of "Trashville" that originally appeared on Lovesick, Broke and Driftin'.
  • "If The Shoe Fits" was originally released on the album Risin' Outlaw, but the "Shuffle Mix" is previously unreleased.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 16
U.S. Billboard 200 92

Controversy[edit]

This was the second album released by Curb Records since Williams III's departure from Curb. He has come out publicly against the release, and has been instructing his fans to not purchase the album, but to bootleg and share it. He has also been vocal about a few folks he feels betrayed him as part of the Long Gone Daddy release, saying through Facebook:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Deming, Mark (2012-04-17). "Hank Williams III Long Gone Daddy". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-04-19. 
  2. ^ "Hank III Releasing Long Gone Daddy in April". Antimusic.com. 2012-02-29. Retrieved 2012-04-17. 
  3. ^ Triggerman, The (2012-04-15). "Curb to Release 'Long Gone Daddy' from Hank Williams III". Saving Country Music. Retrieved 2012-04-17. 
  4. ^ "Joey Allcorn: No Consent on Hank3’s “Long Gone Daddy”". Retrieved 2015-08-04.