Music of Willie Nelson

The Music of Willie Nelson

by Willie Nelson
     
 

The Music of Willie Nelson is part of a new Legacy series that essentially package three career-spanning discs into a semi-long box package containing 45 tracks, with a booklet that features a biographical essay and complete track information. This one divides up easily into three categories, with disc each dedicated to "the singer," "the songwriter," and the…  See more details below

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The Music of Willie Nelson is part of a new Legacy series that essentially package three career-spanning discs into a semi-long box package containing 45 tracks, with a booklet that features a biographical essay and complete track information. This one divides up easily into three categories, with disc each dedicated to "the singer," "the songwriter," and the collaborator"-- let's face it, there is very little that Nelson hasn't done or accomplished during his 50 years in the music business up to this point. Disc one is "the singer" chapter, and includes his charting singles in both the country and pop categories. It includes music from his RCA period -- such as "Sweet Memories" from 1968 through to his final charting single with Columbia in 1986, "Living in the Promiseland." Disc two centers on the "songwriter, and includes tunes he wrote and recorded, including classics such as "On the Road Again," "Yesterday's Wine," and "Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground." Finally, there is the "collaborator" disc. In some ways, this CD is the most fun to listen to, as it includes duets with Roger Miller, Merle Haggard, Ray Charles, Leon Russell, his performances with the Highwaymen, Faron Young, Hank Snow, Dolly Parton, George Jones, and more. This is a different kind of compilation; it provides a solid introduction to the enigma that is Willie Nelson, even if it contains no unreleased material and only covers recordings on RCA and Columbia.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/29/2009
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0886975672820
catalogNumber:
756728

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Sweet Memories
  2. Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain
  3. Remember Me
  4. If You've Got the Money I've Got the Time
  5. Georgia on My Mind
  6. Blue Skies
  7. All of Me
  8. Help Me Make It Through the Night
  9. My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys
  10. Always on My Mind
  11. Let It Be Me
  12. Last Thing I Needed the First Thing This Morning
  13. Nothing I Can Do About It Now
  14. City of New Orleans
  15. Living in the Promiseland

Disc 2

  1. Medley: Funny How Time Slips Away/Crazy/Night Life [Medley]
  2. It Should Be Easier Now
  3. You Ought to Hear Me Cry
  4. The Party's Over
  5. Yesterday's Wine
  6. Me and Paul
  7. On the Road Again
  8. Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground
  9. Why Do I Have to Choose
  10. Who'll Buy My Memories
  11. My Own Peculiar Way
  12. Forgiving You Was Easy
  13. I'm Not Trying to Forget You
  14. Is the Better Part Over
  15. Still Is Still Moving to Me

Disc 3

  1. Good Hearted Woman
  2. Something to Brag About
  3. Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys
  4. Heartbreak Hotel
  5. I Gotta Get Drunk
  6. Faded Love
  7. Pancho and Lefty
  8. Seven Spanish Angels
  9. Everything's Beautiful (In Its Own Way)
  10. How Do You Feel About Foolin' Around
  11. Reasons to Quit
  12. Hello Walls
  13. I'm Movin' On
  14. Old Friends
  15. Highwayman

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Willie Nelson   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Chet Atkins   Producer
Waylon Jennings   Producer
Kris Kristofferson   Composer
Willie Nelson   Composer,Producer
Mickey Newbury   Composer
Dolly Parton   Composer
Ray Pennington   Producer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Elvis Presley   Composer
Leon Russell   Producer
Gilbert Bécaud   Composer
Roger Miller   Producer
Brian Ahern   Producer
Walt Breeland   Composer
Pierre Delanoé   Composer
Fred Foster   Producer
Felton Jarvis   Producer
Booker T. Jones   Producer
Dan Lawson   Producer
R. Miller   Composer
Chips Moman   Producer
Sydney Pollack   Producer
Billy Sherrill   Producer
Don Was   Producer
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys   Composer
Robert K. Oermann   Liner Notes
Stuart Gorrell   Composer
Don Hunstein   Cover Photo
Rob Carter   Art Direction
M. James   Composer
H. Snow   Composer
D.L. Jones   Composer
T. Durden   Composer
S. Wiseman   Composer
t. van zandt   Composer
M. Utley   Composer
T. Seals   Composer
P. Buskirk   Composer
S. Bruton   Composer
S. Simons   Composer
S. Goodman   Composer
M. Curtis   Composer
G. Marks   Composer
W. Jennings   Composer
W. Carson   Composer
D.L. Jones   Composer

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