**shipping on Friday** First of three double LP versions, housed in a gatefold sleeve. "While Jackson C. Frank's eponymous 1965 album and other material has enjoyed numerous official and unofficial reissues, Jackson C Frank: The Complete Recordings is the first to compile his entire recording career. Released in conjunction with Jim Abbott's book, Jackson C. Frank: The Clear Hard Light of Genius. Every song has been mastered or remastered, a number of them straight from the original, brittle reel-to-reels on which they were originally laid down. Plagued by tragedy with the most haunting music to show for it, Frank's life can be heard through his music, which has been covered by the likes of Nick Drake, Simon & Garfunkel, Fairport Convention, Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes, Colin Meloy of The Decemberists, John Mayer, South Korean jazz singer Nah Youn Sun, French singer Graeme Allwright, and sampled by Nas for 'Undying Love.' While never fully recognized as one of the great musicians of the '60s, Frank clearly had his fans. Volume 1 contains the original Jackson C. Frank album from 1965, containing the classic 'Blues Run The Game.' Also includes Jackson's recordings of folk standards from 1961; recordings made at his college radio station and the infamous Peaches & Crust acetate. Contains 8 songs never before released in any form."