Boomkat Product Review:
"Simply put, Alabama natives Ira and Charlie Louvin are country music pioneers, Baptist blood brothers known for their trademark close harmony vocal style, mandolin magic, and emotive material ranging from spiritual standards, well-crafted covers to influential originals. The Louvin Brothers' holy, honest, and soul affirming sound - recorded on a series of formative releases on the Decca label in the early 1940's - tapped deep into the pair's rural religious upbringing in a strictly gospel fashion. By the time they signed with Capitol Records in 1952, they were tried and tested road warriors and found themselves branching out into more secular content and delivery. In 1955, the duo was accepted as performers into Nashville country institution the Grand Ole Opry, cementing their reputation as the best in the business... Bolstered by one of the most celebrated and startlingly unique record covers ever, 1959's Satan Is Real (LITA 073, LP) delves into a strange netherworld of country that no longer exists. Touching ont he Louvin's fire and brimstone southern Baptist upbringing, the title track's spoken recitation proclaims the existence of the devil himself. Featuring the iconic "There's A Higher Power" and "The Christian Life" (covered by The Byrds on Sweetheart Of The Rodeo) Satan Is Real is thought by many to be the pinnacle of the Louvin Brothers' recording career. Its certainly an album you'll never forget, finally presented once again on vinyl with the respect it deserves: original packaging, new liner notes, period photos, and immaculate audio re-master from the original tapes."