TIM HARDIN - Tim Hardin 1 (1966) & Tim Hardin 2 (1967) 
Raven presents two seminal folk-rock albums on one CD from renowned American singer / song writer Tim Hardin: Tim Hardin 1 (1966) and Tim Hardin 2 (1967). A gentle, soulful singer and brilliant song writer, Hardin combined folk, blues and jazz to become a popular performer on the American East Coast folk circuit. After his success at the 1966 Newport Folk Festival he signed to Verve Records for his debut album Tim Hardin 1 produced by Erik Jacobsen, followed by Tim Hardin 2 a year later. These timeless albums remain two of the most powerful, compelling and startling original works of the folk-rock era. Featuring acoustic guitar-based arrangements and subtle string accompaniment they are packed with "confessional folk-rock songs of considerable grace and emotion". Bob Dylan called him "the country's greatest living song writer". Dozens of performers have covered songs from these albums, including Johnny Cash and June Carter ('If I Were a Carpenter'), Bobby Darin ('If I Were a Carpenter'), Rod Stewart ('Reason to Believe'), Scott Walker ('Lady Came from Baltimore'), Fred Neil ('Green Rocky Road'), the Nice ('Hang on to a Dream') etc. Hardin performed at Woodstock in 1969 and recorded several more albums before his death in 1980. This essential 2-for-1 CD includes seven bonus tracks and captures the very essence of Tim Hardin, one of popular music's greatest singer / song writers.
Tim Hardin 1 (1966): 01. Don't Make Promises 02. Green Rocky Road 03. Smlin' Man 04. How Long 05. While You're On Your Way 06. It'll Never Happen Again 07. Reason To Believe 08. Never Too Far 09. Part Of The Wind 10. Ain't Gonna Do Without 11. Misty Roses 12. How Can We Hang On To A Dream
Tim Hardin 2 (1967): 13. If I Were A Carpenter 14. Red Balloon 15. Black Sheep Boy 16. Lady Came From Baltimore 17. Baby Close Its Eyes 18. You Upset The Grace Of Living When You Lie 19. Speak Like A Child 20. See Where You Are And Get Out 21. It's Hard To Believe In Love For Long 22. Tribute To Hank Williams
Bonus Tracks: 23. Lenny's Tune (Live) 24. Turn The Page (Live) 25. Airmobile 26. Danville Dame 27. I Can't Slow Down 28. You Got A Reputation 29. Keep Your Hands Off Her
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