Songs CD (2008)

Artist: Willie Nelson

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Product Overview

Specifications

Label Universal Music Group
SKU 208666347
UPC 602517807518
UPC 14 00602517807518
Format CD
Release Date 9/9/2008
Links
Author Willie Nelson
Compilation Appearance Monster Music 123755-00 Monster Music® Ray Charles "Genius Loves Company" Music SuperDisc
Associated Artist/Work Asleep At The Wheel
Associated Artist/Work Asleep at the Wheel
Associated Artist/Work Butler, Larry
Associated Artist/Work Cash, Johnny
Associated Artist/Work Cherry, Don (Jazz)
Associated Artist/Work Cherry, Don (Vocals)
Associated Artist/Work Cline, Patsy
Associated Artist/Work Gilley, Mickey
Associated Artist/Work Haggard, Merle
Associated Artist/Work Highwaymen (Country) (The)
Associated Artist/Work Jennings, Waylon
Associated Artist/Work Jones, Norah
Associated Artist/Work King, Jackie
Associated Artist/Work Kristofferson, Kris
Associated Artist/Work Lee, Johnny
Associated Artist/Work Milsap, Ronnie
Associated Artist/Work On, Pickin'
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Pickin' On
Associated Artist/Work Price, Ray
Associated Artist/Work Rhodes, Kimmie
Associated Artist/Work Rogers, Kenny
Associated Artist/Work Russell, Leon
Associated Artist/Work The Offenders
Associated Artist/Work Twitty, Conway
Associated Artist/Work Williams, Hank
Technical Info
CatalogID 001174802
Lable Name Lost Highway
Released 09/09/2008
Original Release 2005
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 69m : 34s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00602517807518
Musical Guests
Waylon Jennings
Merle Haggard
Lee Ann Womack
Brian McKnight
B.B. King
Album Notes and Credits
Considering the daunting number of Willie Nelson compilations already available prior to the release of 2005's SONGS, wary record-buyers may be forgiven for asking, "Why another one?" What sets this disc apart is its audacious attempt to summarize an incredibly prolific, half-century-plus career in a single 20-song collection. Given the sheer number of stylistic detours the Texas country singer has taken, complete success in this regard is an obvious impossibility.
That said, SONGS does a good job in presenting a wide-screen snapshot of the many moods of Mr. Nelson. The disc begins appropriately with Willie's original demo for "Crazy," one of his most famous compositions and a genre-defining hit for Patsy Cline. The lazy, jazzy, steel-guitar-driven honky-tonk of this seminal cut is followed by several tracks from the 1960s and '70s that reveal Nelson's descriptive lyrics, unusual vocal phrasing, and outlaw attitude all coming into full flower. The disc goes on to feature a series of duets, including a bluesy roadhouse version of Nelson's classic ballad "Funny How Time Slips Away" (with Francine Reed) and the synthesizer-infused pop/R&B of the Brian McKnight collaboration "Don't Fade Away." Fittingly, SONGS concludes with a rousing live version of the timeless Nelson tune "On the Road Again."
Professional Reviews
Dirty Linen (p.55) - "[The songs] underscore Nelson's stunning yet tender vocal prowess."
Disc 1
1 Crazy [Original Demo]
2 Touch Me
3 Good Times
4 Yesterday'S Wine
5 Whiskey River
6 Stay All Night (Stay A Little Longer)
7 It's Not Supposed To Be That Way)
8 Blue Eyes Crying In the Rain
9 Good Hearted Woman - (featuring Waylon Jennings)
10 Always On My Mind
11 Just To Satisfy You - (featuring Waylon Jennings)
12 Pancho And Lefty - (featuring Merle Haggard)
13 She is Gone
14 My Own Peculiar Way
15 Funny How Time Slips Away - (featuring Francine Reed)
16 Night Life - (featuring B.B. King)
17 Rainbow Connection
18 Don't Fade Away - (featuring Brian McKnight)
19 Mendocino County Line - (featuring Lee Ann Womack)
20 On The Road Again
Product Attributes
Artist Nelson,Willie
Label Universal Music Group
Music Format Compact Disc
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