Bill Anderson‘s new collection, As Far As I Can See: The Best Of is out now…
The 16-track collection’s title comes from the opening line of one of the first songs that Bill wrote, “City Lights,” which was a hit for Ray Price in 1958.
Most of Bill’s recordings throughout his 7 decade long career has been with the MCA/Nashville record label (which is a part of Universal Music Group). This collection is in conjunction with the digital release of 7 of Anderson’s albums from the 1960s.
Bill says, “Needless to say I am thrilled over my new association with UMG. Not only do they have 23 years’ worth of my back catalog ready to introduce to the digital world, but I am reuniting with Dolly Parton on this project.”
As Far As I Can See: The Best Of two different recording of Bill and Dolly…Bill shares, “Dolly sang some demos for me (and with me) back in the early sixties when she was new in town. One was a duet called, ‘If It’s All The Same To You,’ which had gone missing for years. UMG has recovered it and included it along with my and Dolly’s new duet in this package. That’s called connecting the dots across more than fifty years. How cool is that?”
As Far As I Can See: The Best Of track list;
- “City Lights”
- “Walk Out Backwards”
- “Three A.M.”
- “Still” (Single Version)
- “The Tip Of My Fingers”
- “I Love You Drops”
- “I Get The Fever”
- “Po’ Folks”
- “Wild Week-End”
- “Happy State Of Mind”
- “My Life (Throw It Away If I Want To)”
- “Sometimes” (with Mary Lou Turner)
- “If You Can Live With It (I Can Live Without It)”
- “The Corner Of My Life”
- “If It’s All The Same To You” (Demo with Dolly Parton)
- “Someday It’ll All Make Sense” (with Dolly Parton)
As Far As I Can See: The Best Of from Bill Anderson is available now.
Photo Courtesy of Bill Anderson