The first major retrospective box set commemorating the enduring legacy of Bobbie Gentry, The Girl From Chickasaw County is an 8CD collection including all of the studio albums recorded by the uniquely enigmatic singer-songwriter from Mississippi, augmented by more than 75 previously unreleased recordings. These include Gentry's "lost" jazz album, outtakes, demos and rarities, as well as en eighth disc of live performances taken from the series she hosted on the BBC in 1968 and 1969. The set features specially commissioned cover art by David Downton and an 84-page book containing a comprehensive essay, rare and unseen photos, eight postcards and a facsimile of Gentry's original handwritten lyrics for her signature hit "Ode To Billie Joe."
The Girl From Chickasaw County includes her six studio LPs as well as her 1968 album of collaborations with Glen Campbell. It also offers such previously unavailable recordings as her own "I Didn't Know" and "Joanne," covers of "God Bless The Child," "Spinning Wheel" and others and the acoustic "The Seventh Son," "Feelin' Good," "Seasons Come, Seasons Go" and "Belinda." Among the rarities in the collection are "La Siepe," Gentry's Italian-language San Remo Song Festival of 1968; a Spanish version of "I'll Never Fall In Love Again" and a little-known duet with Kelly Gordon, "Love Took My Heart And Mashed That Sucker Flat." The live recordings from her BBC TV series include a pairing of "Niki-Hoeky" and "Barefootin'" and performances of "Refractions,"‘ "Ode To Billie Joe," "He Made A Woman Out Of Me" and an extended "Your Number One Fan."
• 8CD retrospective box set
• Includes all 7 of Gentry's studio albums remastered from the original tapes, supplemented by over 75 previously unreleased recordings and an 8th disc of live performances taken from her celebrated series for the BBC
• Specially commissioned cover art by David Downton
• 84-page book with a comprehensive essay, rare and unseen photos, 8 postcards and a facsimile of her original handwritten lyrics for "Ode To Billie Joe"