Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young – The Early Album Collection [ORIGINAL RECORDINGS REMASTERED] 2CD SET

Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young – The Early Album Collection [ORIGINAL RECORDINGS REMASTERED] 2CD SET

‘The Singing Sheriff’, Faron Young had one of the longest running and popular careers in Country Music history and was a true superstar of the genre. Features his first three LPs between 1957 and 1959: “Sweethearts For Strangers”, “The Object Of My Affection” and “This Is Faron Young” plus his fifth release “Talk About Hits”. Includes honky tonk hits like “Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young” and “If You Ain’t Lovin’ (You Ain’t Livin’). This is the most detailed compilation of his early years outside of a box set and the first time these albums have ever been put together in one package. Simply this is yet another must have from Jasmine

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Live Fast, Love Hard: The Faron Young Story (Music in American Life)

One of the best-known honky-tonkers since Hank Williams, Faron Young was a popular presence on Nashville’s music scene for more than four decades. The Singing Sheriff produced a string of Top Ten hits, placed more than eighty songs on the country music charts, founded the long-running country music periodical Music City News in 1963, and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2000. Flamboyant, impulsive, and generous, he helped and encouraged a new generation of talented songwriter-performers that included Willie Nelson and Bill Anderson. Presenting the first detailed portrayal of this mercurial country music star, Diane Diekman masterfully draws on extensive interviews with Young’s family, band members, and colleagues. Echoing Young’s characteristic ability to entertain and surprise fans, Diekman combines an account of his public career with a revealing, intimate portrait of his personal life.One of the best-known honky-tonkers since Hank Williams, Faron Young was a popular presence on Nashville’s music scene for more than four decades. The Singing Sheriff produced a string of Top Ten hits, placed more than eighty songs on the country music charts, founded the long-running country music periodical Music City News in 1963, and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2000. Flamboyant, impulsive, and generous, he helped and encouraged a new generation of talented songwriter-performers that included Willie Nelson and Bill Anderson. Presenting the first detailed portrayal of this mercurial country music star, Diane Diekman masterfully draws on extensive interviews with Young’s family, band members, and colleagues. Echoing Young’s characteristic ability to entertain and surprise fans, Diekman combines an account of his public career with a revealing, intimate portrait of his personal life.

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5 Responses to Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young – The Early Album Collection [ORIGINAL RECORDINGS REMASTERED] 2CD SET

  • The BarnKeeper says:
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Save Your Money, July 2, 2012
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    This review is from: Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young – The Early Album Collection [ORIGINAL RECORDINGS REMASTERED] 2CD SET (Audio CD)
    The four LP albums listed here plus four additional LP albums are available in a four CD box set called ” 8 Classic Albums”. Not only do you get twice as much music but you pay less-about $6.00 less. True there are no liner notes for “8 Classic Albums” but at the price that this box set is selling for, do you really care? Getting the music in decent sound is your primary objective. Please see my review of 8 Classic Albums”. So save your money and buy “8 Classic Albums”.

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  • Jack R. Gray says:
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    I love it!!!, November 28, 2012
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    This review is from: Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young – The Early Album Collection [ORIGINAL RECORDINGS REMASTERED] 2CD SET (Audio CD)
    Faron Young’s country & western music has always been one of my favorites to hear. Would like to buy more of his music.

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  • Frank the Biography Fan "FGC" says:
    20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
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    One Of The Best Biographies Ever!!! WOW!, August 26, 2007
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    This is one of the best biographies I have ever read about anyone. This book is very well-written, as it portrays Faron Young as a person first. Many biographies about musical artists talk way too much about the music, and not enough about the person. Faron Young’s music speaks for itself. However, no one has ever known that much about his life, other than that he was a colorful character who sang country music, used salty language and drank too much. Diekman paints a much more detail picture of an outwardly simple, yet internally very complex man. As you read this book, you will feel the tremendous highs and lows that Young went through in his happy yet often painful life. You will also feel the alternating sense of fun and nervous tension that friends and family felt around him. Once I started reading this book, I could not stop. And while I like Faron Young music, I am not what one would consider to be a die-hard fan. This book took me back through Young’s life, as well as the lives of those around him. It is also sad to see how such a super talent died so sad and bitter. But after reading this terrific book, I understand why he died as he did. I have read thousands of bios on everyone from John Adams to Patsy Cline. This is definitely in the top three. It is simply WONDERFUL…………….It reads great, and paints such a illustrative picture of a man who, I thought I knew a little about……..but after reading this book, I realize how little I really knew! I’m gonna read it again, and then go out and buy some Faron Young music. BRAVO!

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  • Gary Presley says:
    12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
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    The Beauty of Truth, September 4, 2007
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    What appeals to me as a reader — and what I admire about Diane as a writer and biographer — is that Faron is revealed as a “man in full.” Faron possessed a magical voice, a gift for entertaining, an appreciation for his artistic abilities, but he apparently was also possessed by the demons of depression.

    Years of research, and a compassionate understanding of the man behind the music, gives readers (and history) a book wherein Diane examines Faron’s life and death, never hiding sad truths that sometimes leave a reader reeling, but yet we know she loved and respected the man and his art.

    ~ Gary <[…]>

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  • luckyoldsun says:
    11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
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    Great On Facts, a Bit Short On Music, August 23, 2007
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    This book is extremely informative on Faron Young’s life, all the way to his horrible death. The writer got to know Faron while he was alive and she did a prodigious amount of research. And she’s extremely fair in giving all sides of this complex, troubled performer.

    Where the book surprisingly falls a bit short is in conveying the magic of his music. Faron made some great–even iconic–records. As one example, I looked up “Wine Me Up.” Diekman recounts that Faron recorded the song and album, but the account is flat: there’s no indication of how he hit it out of the ballpark, coming out of nowhere to record what’s arguably the greatest drinking record of the ’60s. Or “It’s Four In The Morning”, Faron’s last number 1 hit. The writer does not attempt to convey what a great record it was.

    That’s a small complaint. As someone–Was it Elvis Costello?–said: “Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.”
    For anybody interested in classic honky tonk country, this is a great book.

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