Jim's records disappeared from the stores about as fast as they could make them in his heyday, and Teal Records -- the RCA licensee there -- even resurrected (literally) some old equipment they had buried, to press vinyl LPs in a speed that the native populations with their crank victrola could play, so popular was he.
In recent years the availability of his music there has waned, most recently compounded by a long-running postal strike which has gone on and on and prevented a lot of our customers in South Africa from securing copies of his latest releases. Some are so desperate to get the new 8 CD set, "The Great Jim Reeves," they are offering to pay steep charges for FEDEX delivery.
Don't forget that this 8 CD set is the best thing released on Jim since Bear's boxed set years ago, as there are 170+ tracks, including 92 overdubs featuring over 30 musicians, background singers, engineers, et al and every track has been remastered to bring out the beauty of his incredible voice. There's also a 48 page full color booklet which my daughter, Sara and I wrote, that talks about each song.
Hear audio samples and place your order at the link below.
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