That's Life [Blue Marbled Vinyl] [B&N Exclusive]

That's Life [Blue Marbled Vinyl] [B&N Exclusive]

by Willie Nelson
That's Life [Blue Marbled Vinyl] [B&N Exclusive]

That's Life [Blue Marbled Vinyl] [B&N Exclusive]

by Willie Nelson

Vinyl LP(Long Playing Record - B&N Exclusive Edition)

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The second of Willie Nelson's Frank Sinatra tributes -- records that belong on the same continuum as Stardust yet are their own distinct thing -- That's Life is a jauntier affair than My Way. Where that 2018 record never quite wallowed in melancholy, it seems like a saloon album compared to That's Life, an LP that tends to lean into the swinging side of Sinatra so much, it can almost seem like a tip of the hat to the Chairman of the Board's stature as king of Las Vegas. Not that Willie indulges in splashy, ring-a-ding-ding arrangements; there are a few horns scattered here and there, yet the focus remains squarely on Nelson and his band, who bring some western flair to their renditions while keeping their versions grounded in swing. Willie sounds younger here than he has in years. He seems to be singing with a smile, as buoyed by his band as he is by these standards, a quality that gives That's Life an endearing kick. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Product Details

Release Date: 02/26/2021
Label: Bmg Special Products
UPC: 0194398442518

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Willie Nelson   Primary Artist
Paul Franklin   Guitar (Steel)
Kristin Wilkinson   Strings,Orchestra
Mickey Raphael   Harmonica
Barry Green   Trombone
Ed Cherney   Handclapping
David Piltch   Bass,Handclapping
Dean Parks   Handclapping,Guitar (Acoustic),Guitar (Electric)
Diana Krall   Featured Artist
Mark Douthit   Sax (Alto)
Matt Rollings   Piano,Vibraphone,Handclapping
Karen Winkelmann   Strings
Buddy Cannon   Handclapping
David Angell   Strings
Monisa Angell   Strings
Chris McDonald   Trombone,Orchestra
Steve Patrick   Trumpet,Piccolo Trumpet
Jay Bellerose   Drums,Tambourine,Handclapping
Jeff Coffin   Sax (Tenor)
Sari Reist   Strings
Cornelia Heard   Strings
Mike Haynes   Trumpet,Sax (Baritone)
Paul Nelson   Strings
Carrie Bailey   Strings
Kevin Bate   Strings
Conni Ellisor   Strings
David Davidson   Strings
Matt Forbes   Handclapping
Allison Hoffman   Strings

Technical Credits

Frank Loesser   Composer
David Mann   Composer
Steve Chadie   Engineer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Paul Silveira   Engineer
Betty Comden   Composer
Bob Hilliard   Composer
Kelly Gordon   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Mark Rothbaum   Executive Producer
Larry Conley   Composer
Ed Cherney   Engineer
Delores Vicki Silvers   Composer
Gene Austin   Composer
George Gershwin   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Josef Myrow   Composer
Dean Kay   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
Niko Bolas   Mixing
Nathaniel Shilkret   Composer
Matt Rollings   Arranger,Engineer,Producer
Otto Harbach   Composer
Buddy Cannon   Producer
Willie Nelson   Drum Triggers
Adolph Green   Composer
Willard Robison   Composer
Tony Castle   Engineer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Mack Gordon   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II   Composer
Al Schmitt   Mixing
Dan Rudin   Engineer
Chandler Harrod   Assistant
Frank Harkins   Design,Art Direction
Eric Boulanger   Mastering
Shannon Finnegan   Production Coordination
Stephen Lamb   Copyist
Charlie Kramsky   Assistant Engineer
Spencer Bleasdale   Assistant Engineer
Sean R. Badum   Assistant Engineer
Jeff Fitzpatrick   Assistant Engineer
Paul Mann   Illustrations
Shane Burgess   Assistant Engineer
Lucas Glenney-Tagtmeier   Assistant Engineer
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