Stanley Brothers Boxed Set Planned

A three-disc boxed set from the Stanley Brothers will be released by Time-Life on Feb. 27. The Definitive Collection: 1947-1966 marks the 60th anniversary of Ralph and Carter Stanley’s first recordings together and includes three previously unreleased tracks and two songs never before available on a CD. Highlights include “The White Dove,” “Rank Strangers,” “How Mountain Girls Can Love,” “Pretty Polly” and “O Death.” The project includes a special introduction by Ricky Skaggs and a biographical essay written by historian Gary Reid. The package also features many rare photos.