Listen to the spoken word section of the album’s opening track “Satan Is Real.” The album’s liner notes reveal that brother Ira Louvin always felt guilty for ignoring his calling to the ministry and this piece was the next best thing preaching “it’s sweet to know that God is real…but Satan is real too.”
Many of us got turned onto this record while exploring the “roots” of the alt.country scene via The Byrds 1968 album, featuring Gram Parsons, Sweetheart of The Rodeo. Below is the Byrds take on the Louvin’s “The Christian Life.”
MP3: The Louvin Brothers :: Satan Is Real
MP3: The Louvin Brothers :: The Christian Life
MP3: The Byrds :: The Christian Life
MP3: The Byrds :: The Christian Life (rehearsal)
Amazon: The Louvin Brothers – Satan Is Real
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