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by Willie Nelson
     
 
Willie Nelson's whole life has been music, a steady stream of songs, covers, concerts, shows, albums, collaborations, you name it. The one constant has been his gently elegant and comfortable vocal style and his unassuming, spontaneously jazzy guitar fills. Yeah, he's country, although he's ventured pretty far afield from that, flirting with jazz, pure pop, and even

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Willie Nelson's whole life has been music, a steady stream of songs, covers, concerts, shows, albums, collaborations, you name it. The one constant has been his gently elegant and comfortable vocal style and his unassuming, spontaneously jazzy guitar fills. Yeah, he's country, although he's ventured pretty far afield from that, flirting with jazz, pure pop, and even reggae at different times in his long career. He's not a country artist so much as he is Willie Nelson, a brand as much as an icon, and the main problem with compilations of his work (and there are hundreds of them) is that he's recorded so much and for so long, that all a single-disc collection can do is slice one layer into the onion. This set spotlights tracks he released while on the Lost Highway label, and by not trying to tell the whole story, and by working this one little corner, it holds up pretty well as a playlist. Highlights include duets with Lee Ann Womack ("Mendocino Country Line"), B.B. King ("Night Life"), Francine Reed ("Funny How Time Slips Away"), and live versions of "Crazy" (with Diana Krall and Elvis Costello) and Nelson's signature "On the Road Again."

Product Details

Release Date:
05/23/2011
Label:
Lost Highway
UPC:
0602527647111
catalogNumber:
001540402
Rank:
39268

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Willie Nelson   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Eddy Arnold   Composer
Willie Nelson   Composer,Producer
Jimmy Cliff   Composer
Cindy Walker   Composer
Walt Breeland   Composer
Kim Buie   Executive Producer
Paul Buskirk   Composer
Frank Callari   Producer
Richard Feldman   Additional Production
Fred Foster   Producer
B.B. King   Duet
Derek O'Brien   Producer
Francine Reed   Duet
James Stroud   Producer
Bernie Taupin   Composer
Don Was   Producer
Rob Thomas   Composer
Lee Ann Womack   Duet
Mark Seliger   Back Cover Photo
Matt Serletic   Composer,Producer
Danny Clinch   Cover Photo
Ryan Adams   Producer
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination
Mark Rothbaum   Executive Producer
Freddy Fletcher   Producer

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