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Waylon Jennings
Genres: Country, Pop
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All Artists: Waylon Jennings
Title: Essential
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: RCA
Original Release Date: 6/18/1996
Release Date: 6/18/1996
Genres: Country, Pop
Styles: Outlaw Country, Classic Country, Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 078636685724, 078636685748

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Almost Perfect
JP | Wilson, NC United States | 08/29/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is a pure, break-out-the-brown-whiskey, honky tonk collection. The only fallacy is that it lacks Luckenback, Texas. How any Waylon cd can neglect this and include What Ever Happened to the Blues is beyond me. Other than this, it's perfect."
Not quite living up to its title
Peter Durward Harris | Leicester England | 08/16/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a good introduction to Waylon's music but I would have expected any collection of his RCA music titled Essential to include Luckenbach Texas - and that's only the most obvious omission among several. Compare this compilation with the more recent single CD (Ultimate), the American double CD (RCA country legends) or the Australian triple CD (Legendary) - this last compilation was issued in the UK titled Legends.

Once you get past the shock of some obvious omissions, look on the bright side - this includes some wonderful tracks instead of the obvious ones, especially a couple of great duets with Jessi Colter (his wife) - Storms never last and the medley, Wild side of life / It wasn't God who made honky tonk angels. Also included are Just to satisfy you (a duet with Willie Nelson that is also on Ultimate but not on RCA country legends) and Wurlitzer prize.

Even on this collection, some of Waylon's essential tracks are included such as Only Daddy that'll walk the line, Good hearted woman, Amanda, Are you sure Hank done it this way and Theme from the Dukes of Hazzard.

So this is a great collection in its own way, but other collections are stronger - look at those before deciding that this is the one you really want."
This album covers the broad spectrum of Waylons' life.
Brett Fagerness( | Kalamazoo Michigan USA | 08/29/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album contains songs from just about every era in Waylons long career. From early to late these songs will help you to 'understand' Waylon through his music.You'll recognize many of these songs and will find yourself singing and tapping your toes to the beat. I belive this one recording is a MUST for any Waylon fan or someone who is currious about his music. You will be hooked after listening just once. I give it a 5 star rating and hope you will enjoy his best lifes effort to bring America Good country music from the soul."