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|Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Jessi Colter|
Wanted! The Outlaws
Genres: Country, Folk, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
No Description Available No Track Information Available Media Type: CD Artist: JENNINGS/NELSON/COLTER/GLASER Title: WANTED! THE OUTLAWS Street Release Date: 04/30/1996
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Media Type: CD
Title: WANTED! THE OUTLAWS
Street Release Date: 04/30/1996
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John N. from EAU CLAIRE, WI
Reviewed on 3/29/2012...
Classic 70's Waylon and Willie; contains the hauntingly beautiful I'm Not Lisa by Jessie.
Credit where credit is due
DanD | 11/07/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"WANTED! THE OUTLAWS has been named the most influential country CD of all time (I'm not making that up, I just forget where I heard it). Listen to it, and understand why--every song on here, even the Waylon/Jessi version of "Suspicious Minds"--reeks of country music. This is the album--with a few tweaks, I believe--that spawned the music you listen to today. What self-respecting modern-day singer/songwriter doesn't count Willie and Waylon as influences (and most, if you question them enough, will spurt out Jessi Colter's name as well).
What makes this CD so delictable, aside from it's impressive talent credits (add in Tompall Glaser, who--through a most unfortunate twist of fate--has had his fame pale next to his partners in crime) and superb songwriting? Maybe it's its blend of styles. A pure, solid country backbone, with a rock n roll sex appeal. A honky-tonk drinkin attitude, with a love-ballad aftertaste. Waylon Jennings growls out the lyrics to Billy Joe Shaver's "Honky Tonk Heroes" with experience and subtle dignity. Jessi Coulter stands up for herself in the face of heartbreak in her own "You Mean to Say." Willie Nelson laments and celebrates his travels in "Me and Paul." Tompall Glaser (who only has two tracks here) gets bluesy on Jimmy Rodger's ramblin "T for Texas", and belts out wry irony in the Shel Silverstein ("A Boy Named Sue")-penned "Put Another Log on the Fire."
WANTED! THE OUTLAWS. If you haven't heard it yet, you must. Along with a few other CD's (Willie's RED-HEADED STRANGER and Johnny Cash's LIVE AT FOLSOM PRISON come immediately to mind), this album helped establish country music as cool. Not that country's status changed these guys (and gal) any: they continued to be outlaws long after this recording became a smash, and are still outlaws today, if only in memory. A tribute to honky tonks and never-ending love, WANTED! THE OUTLAWS is an absolutely timeless piece of true, uninhibited music."
Country and Western Got Cool Here
B. Lynch | USA | 11/15/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Outlaws are often the stuff of country and western songs. In the annals of popular music, this CD is a bit of an outlaws tale. After this album came out in the mid 1970's, Nashville's total dominance of Country & Western was ended. Austin Texas, a sleepy small town in the middle of the Lone Star State, became a rival center for country, blues, rock, and other music genres.Willie & Waylon contribute most of the sound, style, and songs here. Perhaps this is to be expected, since they were already "names" at the time this CD was originally released: Waylon as a performer, Willie as a songwriter. But Jessi Colter has a great voice, and Tompall Glaser provides great instumental accompaniment as the rhythm section.Willie and Waylon were pure gold after this, and while Jessi Colter & Tompall Glaser were not heard from much afterward, they do live on here.Waylon Jennings had several big singles and successful concert tours after he and Willie Nelson went their separate ways. But even so, his biggest applause came when he did the tunes from this CD. Sadly, Waylon Jennings declined and was in ill health during most of the 1990's. Willie Nelson has managed to sustain a career full of comebacks -- the IRS, marijuana arrests, and an occasional flop album have all failed to stop him from becoming an (admittedly unlikely) popular folk-hero. Like "The Weavers at Carnegie hall", which is often credited with launching a folk music revival, and the early Beatles & Stones albums which generated interested in anything that came from England, this album is often credited with the birth of "alt Country".Because of its maverick style and content (more radical at the time than today), it has retained or obtained a status that few country and western CD's ever do: IT'S COOL."