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Old Friends/Funny How Time Slips Away
Willie Nelson, Roger Miller, Faron Young
Old Friends/Funny How Time Slips Away
Genres: Country, Pop
 
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At the height of his fame, the venerable country outlaw sought to share the spotlight with "old friends" on the downward slope of their own careers. This CD reissue pairs two such LPs: 1982's Old Friends with Roger Miller ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Willie Nelson, Roger Miller, Faron Young
Title: Old Friends/Funny How Time Slips Away
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Koch Records
Release Date: 2/16/1999
Genres: Country, Pop
Styles: Roadhouse Country, Outlaw Country, Classic Country
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 099923803928

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At the height of his fame, the venerable country outlaw sought to share the spotlight with "old friends" on the downward slope of their own careers. This CD reissue pairs two such LPs: 1982's Old Friends with Roger Miller and 1985's Funny How Time Slips Away with Faron Young. Both albums are enjoyably good-natured, but hardly essential. On the former, Nelson and Miller revisit 10 Miller compositions but sing together on just 3. The title song (with a third legend, Ray Price, helping out) was a minor hit, but the album's gems are the spare closing tracks, "When Two Worlds Collide" and "I'll Pick Up My Heart (And Go Home)." Here, Willie's mournful vocal keeps company only with Johnny Gimble's fiddle and Jimmy Day's steel. Funny How Time Slips Away includes 12 duets between Nelson and Young, highlighted by "Hello Walls," a 1961 chart-topper for Young that was Nelson's big break as a Nashville songwriter. --Anders Smith-Lindall

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Classic Willie And Friends
R. Webb | u.s.a. | 08/18/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"1982 reunites,"the Red Headed Stranger" and the "King Of The Road" on this album OLD FRIENDS,covering mostly Miller hits,"When Two Worlds Collide","I'll Pick Up Heart(and go home)","Husbands and Wives", and Miller takes a solo with his original "Aladambama",a typical Miller novelty song that was always Miller's trademark. FUNNY HOW TIME SLIPS AWAY,Nelson's trademark and title of this 1985 album,"the Sheriff" Faron Young joins Willie Nelson in this true blue traditional country songfest album,backed by fiddle player Johnny Gimble, and Nelson's long time steel player Jimmy Day,this recording of two legends that know how to wail a song is well worth the price of admission,both singers are in top form almost trying to out do one another - listen to the best version of "Hello Walls" you'll ever hear , the uptempo,"Live Fast,Love Hard,Die Young",along with Don Gibson's "Sweet Dreams",then Faron Young does it solo with his big hit,"Four In The Morning",next Willie takes the mike with his original,"She's Not For You",recorded for the eighth time , must be Nelson's favorite song , maybe he's lookin' for a hit, it is a good song , just never reaching hit status. Closing the album is the Willie Nelson classic,"Funny How Time Slips Away" listen to Young and Nelson wail this one admirablely. This cd released 1999 by koch is out of print."