The omni recording corporation re-releases "New Beginnings" and "Let Me Sing My Song To You" on June 21, 2011 - the first anniversary of Larry Jon's passing in 2010.
"20 Track CD Anthology - Smoky, elegant storytelling that drifts through a southern gothic haze and over a funky backbeat. Such is the unique and criminally underappreciated songcraft of Larry Jon Wilson. Ahead and possibly outside of his time Wilson cut a handful of stellar yet neglected LPs for Monument Records in the mid-1970s. The first two are presented here in all their smouldering soul groove glory. From the windswept country-fried funk of Sheldon Churchyard to the heartfelt muse of Bertrand My Son, Wilson was praised and revered by his peers (Kristofferson, Van Zandt, Newbury et. al.) but passed over by the Nashville mainstream."
"This deluxe collector’s edition is remastered from the original Monument master tapes and presented with exclusive liner notes and rare photos."
"Larry Jon Wilson, ambassador for the soul country."
Bonnie "Prince" Billy and the Black Swans "Sing Larry Jon Wilson" (Joel Oliphint 08/23/2010)
Many are still mourning the passing of immensely talented and woefully overlooked country singer Larry Jon Wilson. But to celebrate his music, Bonnie "Prince" Billy and Columbus’s the Black Swans “Sing Larry Jon Wilson” on this new Drag City seven-inch. The Bonnie Prince, with some help from Cheyenne Mize, tackles “Bertrand My Son” off Wilson’s 1975 Monument Records debut New Beginnings. Jerry DeCicca, who produced LJW’s self-titled “comeback” album released on Drag City last year (my fav of '09), enlisted his Black Swans to do “The Man I Wish For You,” an unreleased song that DeCicca says he found “rotting away on a reel-to-reel in the EMI basement in Nashville.” read more here