• Texan Singer/Songwriter Larry Gatlin’s first two solo albums from 1973 and 1974. Larry Gatlin found success as a solo artist as well as with The Gatlin Brothers, becoming one of the most popular recording artists of the 1970s and 1980s.
• It was whilst singing with The Imperials, a gospel group in Las Vegas that he became friends with country singer Dottie West who was also appearing on the same bill. Impressed by his song-writing skills, Dottie recorded two of his songs straight away and paid for his air fare to Nashville where he was employed as a staff writer for her new publishing company.
• Dottie pitched his songs to Kris Kristofferson who then sent them on to Fred Foster, owner of Monument Records, who immediately signed him to the label.
• "The Pilgrim” contained two country chart singles ‘Sweet Becky Walker’ and ‘Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall’, the latter recorded by Elvis in 1976. Elvis also recorded ‘Help Me’ in 1974. Liner notes by Johnny Cash.
• "Rain Rainbow” contains the country and pop chart single ‘Delta Dirt’.
• Albums produced by Fred Foster.
• Both albums appear for the first time on CD.
• This CD is released 28th April and will not be shipped prior to this date.
1. SWEET BECKY WALKER
2. MY MIND’S GONE TO MEMPHIS
3. BITTER THEY ARE, HARDER THEY FALL
4. THE HEART
5. TRY TO WIN A FRIEND
6. IT MUST HAVE RAINED IN HEAVEN
7. TO MAKE ME WANNA STAY HOME
8. LIGHT AT THE END OF THE DARKNESS
9. DIG A LITTLE DEEPER
10. PENNY ANNIE
12. FOUND AND LOST
13. THOSE ALSO LOVE
14. HEALIN’ SUNSHINE
15. HELP ME
16. DELTA DIRT
18. TAKIN’ MY CHANCE ON YOU
20. RAINBOW (RUNNIN’ THROUGH MY MIND)
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