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Your Cheatin’ Heart (Hank Williams’ Life Story)

Photo(s) by Bart Solenthaler. Imported from Flickr on Apr 7, 2019. Artwork published in .
Your Cheatin’ Heart (Hank Williams’ Life Story)
Source: Uploaded to Flickr by Bart Solenthaler and tagged with “futuradisplay”. License: All Rights Reserved.

Cover for the soundtrack album accompanying the 1964 musical, starring George Hamilton as country singer Hank Williams. The fonts in use are Futura Display, Akzidenz-Grotesk (also known as Standard in the US), and Neue Aurora. The title lettering was carried over from the movie poster.

Richie Unterberger, AllMusic:

When Hollywood made its biopic of the Hank Williams story in the mid-’60s, Your Cheatin’ Heart, the vocals were supplied by a 15-year-old Hank Williams, Jr. […] Hank Jr. did a credible job, sounding older and more polished than you’d expect, considering his tender age, on Hank Sr. standards like “Your Cheatin’ Heart,” “I Saw the Light,” “Cold, Cold Heart,” and “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry.” The arrangements are sometimes anachronistically modern, as though Hank Sr. was suddenly backed by Nashville Sound arrangements […]

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