Much has been made of the bitter split between Hank and Curb. I won't comment on the politics of that, but instead, I'll focus on the music. Whether you want to buy it or get it another way, is up to you. Having said that, if you like Hank's first two albums, chances are that you'll like this one, too. These aren't new recordings, but they're from the Rising Outlaw era of his music, when he stuck to the more traditional country end of things.
I know artists have to progress, but this album makes me miss the older stuff. Now, I know that the hardcore hellbillies will disagree with me, and say that the stuff he puts out now is truer to who he is. Whether that's true or not, I don't know, but I do know that I like traditional country music the way Hank used to do it, without the screaming, drug and Satan references, dogs barking, etc. I think he'll put out some better stuff in the future, but he's even said, himself, that it would be hard for him to top his "Straight to Hell" album, which many consider to be his all-time best. Seems to me that even he realizes how high he set the bar for himself.
I just hope that he doesn't stop making traditional country albums, altogether.