These albums represent the first five solo single albums of TR with the omission only of 1973's A Wizard, A True Star, 1975's Initiation and 1981's Healing. Given the brilliance of his 1970s double albums including the classic Something/Anything? you might be forgiven for perhaps regarding this set as "the remnants" but what you actually have here are his first two pop-style solo albums that immediately preceded Something/Anything? (both confusingly named Runt), a mixed album of covers and original material, Faithful, and two excellent later albums.
Tent City, Maricopa County Jail, Phoenix Arizona. 2,000 criminals live like cattle, herded together in military barracks. Zero privileges, 110-degree heat, and the constant threat of violence. The only way to escape? The Chain Gang. A penal experiment, masterminded by a maverick who calls himself the "The Toughest Sheriff in America," Joe Arpaio. His idea? Give inmates a chance to find life changing discipline through backbreaking manual labor.
After returning to the spotlight with Ol' Blue Eyes Is Back, Frank Sinatra continued his comeback with Some Nice Things I've Missed. As the title suggests, the bulk of the album consists of songs that became popular during Sinatra's brief retirement, including hits by Stevie Wonder, Neil Diamond, Jim Croce, and Bread. By and large, the material is adapted for big bands, with a couple of tracks featuring slight contemporary touches, like folky acoustic guitar. The majority of the album is arranged and produced by Don Costa…
Collection includes: I Can't Stand Still (1982); Building the Perfect Beast (1984); The End of the Innocence (1989); Inside Job (2000); The Very Best of Don Henley (2009).