Last Of The Breed CD (2007)

Artist: Willie Nelson

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Three great original country legends, Willie Nelson, Ray Price, and Merle Haggard, band together on this remarkable two-CD set. The trio performs classic songs by Gene Autry, Floyd Tillman, and Kris Kristofferson, as well as some of their own more contemporary compositions, including Nelson's "Back to Earth" and Haggard's "Sweet Jesus," in a relaxed, assured set that highlights each of these artists' timeless appeal.

Specifications

Label Lost Highway
SKU 204135065
UPC 602517240179
UPC 14 00602517240179
Format CD
Release Date 3/20/2007
Links
Author Willie Nelson
Compilation Appearance Tribute To Music Of Bob Wills
Compilation Appearance Music Never Stopped-Roots Of T
Compilation Appearance Very Best Of Willie Nelson
Compilation Appearance Ride With Bob
Compilation Appearance Country Pride
Compilation Appearance American III: Solitary Man
Compilation Appearance Ultimate Country Super Hits
Compilation Appearance Essential Willie Nelson
Compilation Appearance Livin' Lovin' Losin'-Songs Of The Louvin Brothers
Compilation Appearance Country's 20 Classic Gospel Songs Of
Compilation Appearance Whistling In The Wind
Compilation Appearance Outlaws And Angels
Compilation Appearance 50 Years Of Hits
Compilation Appearance Coll 2: Always On Mind / To Lefty / Pancho &
Compilation Appearance Classic Country Gold
Compilation Appearance 32 Country Gospel Favorites
Compilation Appearance Willie Nelson: Collection
Compilation Appearance Sinners Like Me
Compilation Appearance Last Man Standing
Compilation Appearance All Amrcn Cntry Roadt(3cd
Compilation Appearance Country Super Hits
Compilation Appearance Super Hits
Compilation Appearance Compadres:anthology Of Duets
Compilation Appearance Tbd
Compilation Appearance Half Nelson
Compilation Appearance Country's 20 Classic Songs of the Century
Compilation Appearance Lost Highway
Compilation Appearance Very Best Of David Frizzell
Compilation Appearance Only Classic Country Collection You'l
Compilation Appearance Greatest Hits
Compilation Appearance An Album To Benefit Preservation Hall & The Preservation Hall Music Outreach Program (Deluxe Edition)
Compilation Appearance Mean Old Man (Deluxe Edition)
Compilation Appearance Essential 3.0
Compilation Appearance Country's Got Heart
Compilation Appearance Certified No 1 Country Hits
Compilation Appearance Playlist:very Best Of Gretchen Wilson
Compilation Appearance Country's Greatest Gospel:gold Ed
Compilation Appearance Heroes
Compilation Appearance Country Gospel Favorites Vol 1
Compilation Appearance Box Set Series:willie Nelson
Compilation Appearance Icon:country
Compilation Appearance Playlist:very Best Of George Jones Du
Compilation Appearance Bridges
Compilation Appearance Playlist:very Best Of Ray Charles
Compilation Appearance Now That?s What I Call Acm Awards:50t
Compilation Appearance Living Legends
Compilation Appearance Rock Of Ages:hymns & Gospel Favorites
Compilation Appearance Cass County
Compilation Appearance Cass County
Associated Artist/Work Brumley, Albert E., Jr.
Associated Artist/Work Coe, David Allan
Associated Artist/Work Jones, George
Technical Info
Engineer Charles Yingling; Brent Maher
Producer Fred Foster; Fred Foster
CatalogID 1724017
Lable Name Lost Highway
Released 03/19/2007
Original Release 2007
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code n/a
Length 71m : 20s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00602517240179
Musical Guests
Kris Kristofferson
Vince Gill
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Willie Nelson (gut-string guitar); Willie Nelson (vocals); Merle Haggard, Ray Price, Vince Gill (vocals); D. Bergen White (chant); Don Potter (acoustic guitar); Brent Mason (electric guitar); Johnny Gimble (mandolin, fiddle); Elana James (fiddle); Charlie McCoy (harmonica, vibraphone); Boots Randolph (saxophone); Gordon Mote (piano); John Hobbs (Wurlitzer organ, keyboards); Eddie Bayers (drums); Kris Kristofferson (vocals); Aubrey Haynie (mandolin, fiddle); The Jordanaires (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Fred Foster; Brent Maher.
Recording information: Blue Room Studios, Nashville, TN; Soundkitchen, Franklin, TN.
LAST OF THE BREED partners Willie Nelson with two other legends of maverick country, Merle Haggard and Ray Price. With a collection of talent this archetypal, the title sounds less like a boast and more like a statement of fact. Price is an old-school country gentlemen hip enough to hang with the Outlaws, while Haggard and Nelson are probably the only pot-smoking hippies universally accepted by the red states.
LAST OF THE BREED is an easy-on-the-ears honky-tonk shuffle of a record. The trio ambles through many of the classics that made them famous and, surprisingly, the weather of age suits them well--particularly Price, always the best singer of the bunch, whose robust tenor has lost a step or two over the years. The lack of power gives frail yet touching readings to, among others, his own "Heartaches By The Number," and Hank Williams's classic "Lost Highway." The latter song features the angelic Jordanaires, and is probably the least ravaged and thereby most tragic version of this oft-covered song. The listener is led to think: If these guys can get lost, then we're all in trouble. Not to be outdone by Price, Haggard brings the only new original composition to this session, the easily mournful "If I Ever Get Lucky," while ol' Willie offers his gingerly jazzy vocal phrasing and light picking touch, which hasn't sounded this assured with frontier music since THE RED-HEADED STRANGER.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.114) - Included in Rolling Stone's "50 Top Albums of the Year 2007" -- "Country music with none of the modern trimmings....But it is big and rich in every other way."
Entertainment Weekly (p.75) - "[T]his veritable Mount Rushmore mostly revisits forgotten country classics, making this a particularly tasty hall-of-famer hookup." -- Grade: B
Dirty Linen (p.49) - "Together, there's a certain fraternal bond and tight-knit chemistry that allows each artist enough space to shine individually as well as to collaborate freely as egoless peers."
Disc 1
1 My Life's Been A Pleasure,Goin' Away Party
2 My Mary,If I Ever Get Lucky
3 Back To Earth,Sweet Memories
4 Heartaches by the Number,Pick Me Up On Your Way Down
5 Mom And Dad's Waltz,I Love You Because
6 Some Other World,Sweet Jesus
7 Why Me Lord,Still Water Runs The Deepest
8 Lost Highway,I Love You So Much It Hurts
9 I Love You A Thousand Ways,That Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine
10 Please Don't Leave Me Any More Darlin',I'll Keep On Loving You
11 I Gotta Have My Baby Back,Night Watch
Disc 2
1 My Life's Been A Pleasure,Goin' Away Party
2 My Mary,If I Ever Get Lucky
3 Back To Earth,Sweet Memories
4 Heartaches by the Number,Pick Me Up On Your Way Down
5 Mom And Dad's Waltz,I Love You Because
6 Some Other World,Sweet Jesus
7 Why Me Lord,Still Water Runs The Deepest
8 Lost Highway,I Love You So Much It Hurts
9 I Love You A Thousand Ways,That Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine
10 Please Don't Leave Me Any More Darlin',I'll Keep On Loving You
11 I Gotta Have My Baby Back,Night Watch
Product Attributes
Artist Nelson,Willie
Label Universal Music Group
Music Format Compact Disc

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