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Promo Discs
Tracks by Jimmy Ellis/Orion highlighted.
Released 1998
Behind Closed Doors (Joe Diffie); Break In The Storm (The Great Divide); From Where I Stand (Suzy Bogguss); Innocent Bystander (Billy Dean); It's Only Love (Randy Scruggs with Mary Chapin Carpenter); It's Your Song (Garth Brooks); It's Your Song (Live version) (Garth Brooks); Keepin' Up (Alabama); Powerful Thing (Trisha Yearwood); That Don't Impress Me Much (Shania Twain); Good Luck 'N' Good Truckin' Tonite (Dale Watson & His Lone Stars); The Fireplace (Orion); It's Your Song - LINER (Garth Brooks).
NOTES: This is a radio station promo CD from a U.S.A. music service known as CDX (Compact Disc Xpress). Discs were sent out monthly with new releases from various record companies to radio stations encouraging airplay.
Features Orion singing The Fireplace which can be a difficult recording to source as only available on one CD release A CHRISTMAS FILLED WITH LOVE (Kardina Records).

Released 2000
Intro (Don Powell); I'll Be With You Always: The Farewell (Jimmy Ellis); Then Of Course There's Him (Tom Walker); I Just Can't Get Enough Of Lovin' You (Nancy Goff); The Rovin' Gambler (Don Powell); I'll Win Your Heart Back Tomorrow (Harold Crosby); Feels So Empty (Tammy Powell); What's Behind A Bad Man (Ray R. Jones); Swingin' To The Beat (Bob Wood); A Working Man Dreams (Jamie Jones & John Kolbeck); Mama This Song Is Just For You (Gary Goff); Cotton Patch Blues (Dub Benson); Miss Judy Is The Keeper Of The Books (Don Tucker); It's Such A Pretty World Today (Kenny Seratt); Side Effects (Tom Walker); Anytime Is The Right Time (Kitty Houston); Sunrise Faith (J.J. London); Boo Hoo Baby (Don Powell); But Now I've Got Viagra (Doyle & Pat Bates); Lonely Feeling (Don Sandifer); Was It Yesterday (Bill Kester); A Place A Whole Lot Hotter Than Texas (Jocephus).
Released 2015
I'll Be With You Always: Farewell (Jimmy Ellis); Texas Girls (Kenny Daniels); Be Mine (Bob Cole/Jeannie Qualls); Swing Low Sweet Sherry (Don Powell); Testin' The Waters (Steve Hill); Come On Down To The Farm (Rick Wingerter); Our Old New Home (Barbara Dunn); The Parties Tried (Tammy Powell); Let Jesus Lead The Way (Tim Lovell); God Cares (Bo Lovell); Saturday Nite Sinner, Sunday Morning Saint (Don Powell); Opposites (Loman Craig); God Brought Me To My Knees (Don Powell); Absense Makes My Heart Go Yonder (Phil Coley); How Much Does A Memory Weigh (TJ Murr/Gary Plunkett); Hillbilly Billy (Loman Craig); Temper Temper (TJ Murr/Gary Plunkett); Where'll We Go From Here (Danny Mack); Too Little Too Late (TJ Murr); Praying For Love (Don Powell); Old Willie's Got New Bills (Tony Burnet); A Dime At A Time (Roger Eydenburgh).
NOTE: The Jimmy Ellis song is called Farewell on this disc while the Precious Cargo disc lists it as THE Farewell.
NOTES: Both the above promotional discs feature tracks by little known artists in a bid to bring attention to their song or album. Walt Gollender, who produced the CD single featuring the original Jimmy Ellis recording, paid long established promoter, the late Ed King, to include the track on these promotional discs.
These discs, with different artists each release, were sent to radio stations in the U.S.A. and Europe every three months in the hope of the tracks being played on air.
It seems around 350 copies were produced and distributed, most (or all) of which would have been destroyed shortly after receiving. Walt also received five copies for his personal use and for him to give to his friends or fans of Orion. Each of the other artists' representatives would also be given five copies.
E.H. King Music also sent out a monthly A4 size newsletter; Country Western Corner,  to stations and this basic publication also featured stories on Jimmy, Orion, Walt and the song in several issues.
No sleeve with the discs but presented in a plastic wallet type protector.
A cassette tape version was also released.

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