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Waylon Forever
     

Waylon Forever

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by Waylon Jennings & The 357's
 
Weighing in at a mere eight songs, Waylon Forever isn't quite a major archival release, but this handful of tracks adds up to a nice coda to Waylon's career. Don't be misled by the cover shot of Waylon at his '70s outlaw prime: every song dates from sessions Waylon held in 1995 with his son Shooter, who leads his

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Weighing in at a mere eight songs, Waylon Forever isn't quite a major archival release, but this handful of tracks adds up to a nice coda to Waylon's career. Don't be misled by the cover shot of Waylon at his '70s outlaw prime: every song dates from sessions Waylon held in 1995 with his son Shooter, who leads his father through his back pages, cutting new versions of "Lonesome On'ry and Mean," "Jack of Diamonds," "Ain't Livin' Long Like This," and "Waymore's Blues," assisting his dad in turning "Don't You Think This Outlaw Bit's Done Got Out of Hand" upside down with "Outlaw Sh**," then adding a cover of Cream's "White Room" and Waylon's OK original "I Found the Body" for good measure. Shooter's band doesn't reinterpret the original outlaw classics so much as revive them, which only points out that Waylon is sounding a bit rough; his vocals don't sound finished, they sound like demos, which these sessions essentially were, with Shooter completing overdubs close to the album's 2008 release. This slightly haggard quality isn't alienating, nor is it quite compelling, either, as this isn't a loose, off-the-cuff snapshot of Waylon at ease, it's polished home recordings. But that home element is the key to the modest charms of Waylon Forever: it's clear that Waylon relished working with his son and Shooter loved recording with his father, so this winds up being a warm testament to the family's outlaw tradition.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/21/2008
Label:
Vagrant Records
UPC:
0601091051423
catalogNumber:
514

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Performance Credits

Waylon Jennings & The 357's   Primary Artist
Waylon Jennings   Guitar,Vocals
Jessi Colter   Vocals
David Campbell   Conductor
Robby Turner   Pedal Steel Guitar
Lee Ann Womack   Vocals
Bryan Keeling   Percussion,Cymbals,Drums
Shooter Jennings   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Ted Russell Kamp   Banjo,Bass,Bouzouki,Bazouki
Leroy Powell   Guitar,Harmonica
Settles Connection   Background Vocals
David Paul Campbell   Conductor

Technical Credits

Rodney Crowell   Composer
Waylon Jennings   Composer
Steve Young   Composer
Jack Bruce   Composer
Neil Young   Composer
Pete Brown   Composer
David Campbell   Arranger
Rodney Good   Engineer
Daniel Moore   Composer
Curtis Buck   Composer
Mark Rains   Engineer
Shooter Jennings   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Art Direction,Audio Production
Dave Cobb   Arranger,Producer,Audio Production
David Paul Campbell   String Arrangements

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