Outlaws & Angels

Outlaws & Angels

by Willie Nelson
     
 

Culled from Willie Nelson's 2004 USA Network live special, Outlaws and Angels preserves most of the performances from the broad range of artists who turned up to celebrate the Red-Headed Stranger's 70th birthday (Bob Dylan is conspicuous by his absence). The best moments here are with another country giant, the simpatico Merle HaggardSee more details below

Overview

Culled from Willie Nelson's 2004 USA Network live special, Outlaws and Angels preserves most of the performances from the broad range of artists who turned up to celebrate the Red-Headed Stranger's 70th birthday (Bob Dylan is conspicuous by his absence). The best moments here are with another country giant, the simpatico Merle Haggard, who is in splendid, earthy voice on four classic cuts and is joined by Toby Keith on "Ramblin' Fever," "Pancho and Lefty," and "Mama Tried." Al Green joins the festivities for a ferocious, gospel-fired treatment of "Rainin' in My Heart," while Shelby Lynne steps up for a bluesy reading of a sparse, slow-boiling "Stormy Weather." With her heartrending vocal, Carole King helps to turn her own "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" into a blues-tinged ballad. Reggae and country are fused when Toots Hibbert finds the mellow groove in Willie's "Still Is Still Moving to Me" and returns for a percolating take on his own scintillating "Pressure Drop." Nelson and Lee Ann Womack render "I'll Never Be Free" as an aching country torch song, with a moaning pedal steel and a honky-tonk piano supporting the atmosphere. On Willie's "Opportunity to Cry," the Holmes Brothers give an object lesson in gritty R&B balladry, while Maxine and Julia Waters (who are part of the background chorus throughout) lend urgent gospel cries to a gripping performance. Lucinda Williams and Willie team up for a gorgeous, winsome duet on her piercing ballad "Overtime," but Keith Richards almost steals the show with his acoustic guitar and grizzled vocal on the country ballad "We Had It All." The generous, genre-spanning lineup of collaborators makes Outlaws and Angels a solid entry in Willie's formidable catalogue.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/21/2004
Label:
Lost Highway
UPC:
0602498627327
catalogNumber:
000279402
Rank:
6752

Tracks

  1. Georgia on a Fast Train  -  Willie Nelson & Friends
  2. Ramblin' Fever  -  Willie Nelson & Friends
  3. Shotgun Willie  -  Willie Nelson & Friends
  4. Rainin' in My Heart  -  Willie Nelson & Friends
  5. Stormy Weather  -  Willie Nelson & Friends
  6. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow  -  Willie Nelson & Friends
  7. Still Is Still Moving to Me  -  Willie Nelson & Friends
  8. Midnight Rider  -  Willie Nelson & Friends
  9. Pressure Drop  -  Willie Nelson & Friends
  10. I'll Never Be Free  -  Willie Nelson & Friends
  11. Opportunity to Cry  -  Willie Nelson & Friends
  12. Cisco Kid  -  Willie Nelson & Friends
  13. Pancho and Lefty  -  Willie Nelson & Friends
  14. Overtime  -  Willie Nelson & Friends
  15. Mama Tried  -  Willie Nelson & Friends
  16. Comes Love  -  Willie Nelson & Friends
  17. We Had It All  -  Willie Nelson & Friends
  18. Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On  -  Willie Nelson & Friends
  19. I'll Fly Away  -  Willie Nelson & Friends

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Willie Nelson   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Musician
Holmes Brothers   Vocals
Merle Haggard   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Musician
Shelby Lynne   Vocals
Green   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Musician
Rickie Lee Jones   Vocals
Carole King   Vocals
Jerry Lee Lewis   Piano,Vocals,Piano (Grand),Musician
Nils Lofgren   Guitar,Group Member
Ivan Neville   Piano,Musician,Group Member
Joe Walsh   Electric Guitar,Vocals,Musician
Lucinda Williams   Vocals
Billy Gene English   Percussion,Group Member
Kid Rock   Electric Guitar,Vocals,Musician
Jim Keltner   Drums,Musician,Group Member
House Band   Musician
Mickey Raphael   Harmonica,Group Member
Toby Keith   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Musician
Garrett Adkins   Trombone,Group Member
Jim Cox   Keyboards,Group Member
Paul English   Drums,Group Member
Bernard Fowler   Background Vocals,Musician,Group Member
Ben Harper   Vocals,Slide Guitar,Musician
Toots Hibbert   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Musician
Sherman Holmes   Bass,Musician
James "Hutch" Hutchinson   Bass,Upright Bass,Musician,Group Member
Greg Leisz   Pedal Steel Guitar,Group Member
Kenny Lovelace   Guitar,Group Member
Jody Payne   Guitar,Background Vocals,Group Member
Keith Richards   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Musician
Jimmy Ripp   Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Musician,Group Member
Julia Tillman Waters   Background Vocals,Musician,Group Member
Bee Spears   Bass,Group Member
Maxine Willard Waters   Background Vocals,Musician,Group Member
Biff Watson   Acoustic Guitar,Musician,Group Member
David Woodford   Saxophone,Group Member
Lonely Boys   Background Vocals
Bobbie Nelson   Piano,Group Member
Lee Ann Womack   Vocals
James Caan   Master of Ceremonies,Guest Appearance
Bill Churchville   Trumpet,Musician,Group Member
Henry Garza   Guitar,Musician
JoJo Garza   Bass,Musician
Willie "Popsy" Dixon   Drums,Musician
Stacie Michelle   Background Vocals,Musician,Group Member
Peter Tidlen   Announcer
Ringo Garza   Drums,Musician
Willie Nelson & Friends   Musician

Technical Credits

Merle Haggard   Composer
Willie Nelson   Composer
Gregg Allman   Composer
Carole King   Composer
War   Composer
Lucinda Williams   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Donnie Fritts   Composer
Gerry Goffin   Composer
Troy Seals   Composer
Billy Joe Shaver   Composer
Craig Allen   Art Direction
Bennie Benjamin   Composer
Lew Brown   Composer
Sunny David   Composer
David Hewitt   Engineer
Toots Hibbert   Composer
James Moore   Composer
Robert Payne   Composer
Jimmy Ripp   Music Direction
Sam H. Stept   Composer
James Stroud   Producer,Audio Production
Townes Van Zandt   Composer
George David Weiss   Composer
Jerry West   Composer
Dave Williams   Composer
Richard Landers   Stage Manager
Albert E. Brumley   Composer
Charles Tobias   Composer
Ted Koehler   Composer
Mark Rothbaum   Producer,Audio Production
Hank Williams   Mastering

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