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SLIM WHITMAN - 20 PRECIOUS MEMORIES: THE VERY BEST (*NEW-2-LP Maroon Vinyl, Gatefold, 2023, Retroactive) 20 Hymns/Gospel Greats from an ICONIC PERFORMER!

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SLIM WHITMAN - 20 PRECIOUS MEMORIES: THE VERY BEST (Limited Run Vinyl)

RRV1677 SLIM WHITMAN - 20 PRECIOUS MEMORIES: THE VERY BEST 637405146141

  • Brand New 2023 First Time Release
  • The very first modern day Vinyl release by an iconic Country Western giant
      • 89 million monthly listeners on Spotify
      • “Rose Marie” has 3 million Spotify streams/3 million Youtube
      • “Indian Love Call” has 4.5 million Spotify streams/3 million Youtube
      • Multiple other Slim tracks have over 1 million Spotify streams
      • In the 1990s and 2000s, a new generation was exposed to Whitman through his songs featured in the film Mars Attacks!
      • Slim was voted Best International Male Vocalist at The International Country Music Awards in 1976, 1977, 1978 and 1979
      • Famous for his distinctive tenor voice and yodeling style, which set him apart.
      • Frequent appearances on programs like The Ed Sullivan Show & American Bandstand contributed to an international fan base
      • 60+ years of performing (1940’s into the 2000’s), Slim’s popularity and ability to connect with audiences over such a long period of time are a testament to his talent and appeal as a musician
      • His 1955 hit single "Rose Marie" spent 11 weeks at #1 on the UK Singles Chart and held the Guinness World Record for the longest consecutive number of weeks at number one on the UK Singles Chart for 36 years until Bryan Adams broke the record in 1991 and was listed in British Hit Singles & Albums. In the USA, his "Indian Love Call" (1952) and a reworking of the Doris Day hit "Secret Love" (1953) both reached No. 2 on the Billboard country chart.
      • Slim was given the accolade of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1709 Vine St
      • George Harrison cited Whitman as an early influence: "The first person I ever saw playing a guitar was Slim Whitman, either a photo of him in a magazine or live on television. Guitars were definitely coming in."
      • When a young Paul McCartney purchased his first guitar, the left-handed musician was unsure how to play an instrument that was manufactured and strung for a right-handed player. It was not until McCartney saw a picture of Whitman playing left-handed that he re-strung his guitar so that he too could play left-handed.
      • American pop singer Michael Jackson cited Whitman one of his ten favorite vocalists
      • In 1979, Whitman jumped on a then-new concept with the mail-order TV album. His compilation All My Best, his first mail-order TV album, sold more than 1.5 million copies.
      • Slim’s music is featured in the film Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, prominently featuring “Indian Love Call” and a humorous scene in which Dewey Cox interacts with Whitman and his distinctive yodeling style.
      • Music featured in Steven Spielberg's 1977 film Close Encounters of the Third Kind
      • 2 LP Gatefold Vinyl with lyrics and pics
      • Whitman's rendition of "I Remember You" was featured in Rob Zombie's House of 1000 Corpses
      • Epic hand drawn classic Slim Whitman cover 
      • 20 soulful renditions of timeless gospel classics that have stood the test of time
      • Featuring multiple appearances from Byron Whitman, (Slim’s son), making this a cherished family affair
      • All tracks, 2023 mastered for pristine heavy-weight maroon vinyl

    WHAT OTHERS HAVE SAID ABOUT SLIM WHITMAN....

    Elvis Presley: "Slim Whitman is the best singer I've ever heard. He has a four-octave range. I've never heard anything like him."

    George Harrison: "Slim Whitman is the most unique ballad singer I've ever heard in my life."

    Roy Orbison: "Slim Whitman influences every yodeler, every singer who yodels at all."

    Marty Stuart: "Slim was the only artist who could turn down the Grand Ole Opry and go on to become the best selling artist in country music history."

    Rolling Stone Magazine: "Slim Whitman has a yodel that opens up the heavens."

    Eddy Arnold: "I'll never stop loving Slim Whitman. He's a fantastic artist."

    Willie Nelson: "Slim's range was out of sight. Nobody could hit those notes like Slim could."

    ABOUT THE ALBUM
    Introducing "Slim Whitman - 20 Precious Memories: The Very Best" so get ready to embark on a soul-stirring musical journey with the timeless gospel hymns of Slim Whitman. Retroactive Records is proud to present the double vinyl gatefold release, "Slim Whitman - 20 Precious Memories: The Very Best." This exquisite collection showcases the legendary Slim Whitman at his finest, delivering heartwarming gospel classics that have touched the hearts of generations.

    "20 Precious Memories: The Very Best" is a carefully curated compilation that pays tribute to Slim Whitman's exceptional talent and his devotion to gospel music. With a career spanning over five decades, Slim Whitman's distinctive voice and passion shine brightly in this collection of spiritual hymns. Each track resonates with the purity and sincerity that Slim Whitman brought to his gospel performances. From the uplifting melodies of "I’ll Fly Away" to the comforting embrace of "Just a Closer Walk with Thee," this collection is a testament to Slim Whitman's enduring musical legacy.

    Why You'll Love It:

    Vinyl Experience: Immerse yourself in the warmth and authenticity of vinyl with this double LP gatefold release. The tactile experience of handling records and the rich sound quality will transport you to a bygone era.

    Soulful Performances: Slim Whitman's soulful renditions of these gospel hymns are not just music; they're a spiritual journey. His heartfelt delivery and emotional depth shine through every note.

    Collaborations: Featuring appearances by Byron Whitman, this album adds a personal touch, making it a cherished family affair.

    Timeless Classics: These gospel classics have stood the test of time, providing comfort, inspiration, and hope for listeners of all ages.

    Whether you're a longtime fan of Slim Whitman or new to his music, "20 Precious Memories: The Very Best" on vinyl is a must-have addition to your collection. Get your copy today and let the timeless beauty of gospel music fill your home with joy, faith, and reflection. Don't miss this opportunity to experience the very best of Slim Whitman's gospel hymns in a format that does justice to his remarkable talent.

    TRACKS
    1  HE
    2  I’LL FLY AWAY (featuring Byron Whitman)
    3  WHO AT MY DOOR IS STANDING
    4  MANSION OVER THE HILLTOP
    5  SUPPERTIME (featuring Byron Whitman)
    6  PRECIOUS MEMORIES
    7  UNDER HIS WINGS
    8  I KNOW WHO HOLDS TOMORROW
    9  JUST A CLOSER WALK WITH THEE
    10 HOW GREAT THOU ART 
    11 BEYOND THE SUNSET
    12 HAVE THINE OWN WAY LORD (featuring Byron Whitman)
    13 CAMPING IN CANAAN’S LAND
    14 SUNRISE
    15 I WILL PILOT THEE
    16 WHISPERING HOPE (Featuring Byron Whitman) 
    17 HE KEEPS ME SINGING
    18 FACE TO FACE
    19 EVERYBODY NEEDS SOMEONE TO CARE (featuring Byron Whitman)
    20 GOD BE WITH YOU


    HE/I’LL FLY AWAY/WHO AT MY DOOR IS STANDING/MANSION OVER THE HILLTOP/SUPPERTIME/PRECIOUS MEMORIES/UNDER HIS WINGS/I KNOW WHO HOLDS TOMORROW/JUST A CLOSER WALK WITH THEE/HOW GREAT THOU ART/BEYOND THE SUNSET/HAVE THINE OWN WAY LORD/CAMPING IN CANAAN’S LAND/SUNRISE/I WILL PILOT THEE/WHISPERING HOPE/HE KEEPS ME SINGING/FACE TO FACE/EVERYBODY NEEDS SOMEONE TO CARE/GOD BE WITH YOU