In the Shadow of Clinch Mountain
(Boxed Set, 12PC)
12 CD Box Set Plus Book. Back in the LP era, Bear Family began the task of collecting source materials (78s, pressing parts, transfers, etc.) of all of The Carter Family's original recordings, as well as collecting the photographs and ephemera necessary to make a full and proper tribute. In 2000, this work came to fruition with this epic 12-CD set. In conjunction with it's 30th anniversary, the Bear Family label polled 100 critics and musicians, asking them to list their favorite Bear Family records. The Carter Family set was the hands-down winner. And it's just part of their exhaustive documentation of the group.