Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Country, Pop
Willie Nelson is credited with playing a vital roll in post-rock/country music. Having a legacy of songs sung by himself, he has also written for some of country's most influential artists (Roy Orbison, Patsy Cline, etc). ... more »
Willie Nelson is credited with playing a vital roll in post-rock/country music. Having a legacy of songs sung by himself, he has also written for some of country's most influential artists (Roy Orbison, Patsy Cline, etc). With countless multi-platinum records to his credit, Nelson is a timeless artist that continues to perform and record. This special collection features timeless classics as only Willie Nelson can deliver.
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MUCH BETTER than I expected!
Travis A. Holland | the edge of West Texas | 07/16/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was part of Willie's cult following in the early 60's and found his vocal delivery (which shifted seamlessly from singing to conversational speech) compelling. I had a number of his Liberty and RCA 45's, which I treasured. I ordered this CD expecting it to be RCA recordings of varied transfer quality, and was delighted to find 7 publishing demos with ONLY Willie and his guitar. These were apparently the first recordings of the songs because the working titles and chord progressions were sometimes significantly changed in later recordings. There was also a 3 song medley recorded live in Panther Hall in 1966 with a 3 piece backup band. Liner notes consist of 6 pages of biographical data by Stephen Thomas Erlewine (which everyone has already read)and contain NO INFO on the songs beyond titles.
Be forwarned that 3 of the tracks are NOT WILLIE. I have no idea who they are, but suspect they happened to be on the same demo tapes. If you are interested in Early Willie, THIS IS IT. If you are looking for Don Was productions or superstar guests, you may not like it. I considered taking off a star for the mystery performers, but, with 14 out of 17, it's still a bargain."
Willie & Friends
Brazos Bill | Texas | 09/02/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I've got an extensive collection of the old Willie material but there are several songs here which I had never heard in any form and also demos of several others. But be aware. In addition there are two songs which are sung by Hank Cochran. This worked out great for me because I'm a big Cochran fan and there is very little of his material available on CD. The last track is also done by someone other than Willie and may be Faron Young, but I'm only guessing on that. The liner notes fail to mention anyone but Willie. Overall I think this is a great addition to anyone's collection who is into the old Willie stuff."