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Willie And The Boys: Willie's Stash Vol. 2Legacy Recordings is set to release Willie Nelson and the Boys, the eagerly-awaited second installment in the acclaimed Willie's Stash archival recordings series.
Following in the musical footsteps of 2014's December Day, the first volume in the Willie's Stash series (featuring Willie's Sister Bobbie), Willie Nelson and the Boys is another family collaboration, this time showcasing Willie and sons, Lukas Nelson and Micah Nelson, performing a selection of well-loved American country music standards and classics, including seven penned by the immortal Hank Williams Sr.
The Willie's Stash series will present a variety of archival releases, each personally curated by Willie Nelson, culled from decades of recording and touring, providing unique perspectives on one of America's most vital musical forces.
Consisting mainly of studio recordings laid down during the extraordinary 2011 sessions for Heroes, Willie's Legacy debut, Willie Nelson and the Boys (Willie's Stash, Vol. 2) is produced by Willie's longtime friend and collaborator Grammy-winning Buddy Cannon and recorded by Steve Chadie at Pedernales Recordings Studio in Austin, Texas.
Musicians on the album include Willie Nelson (vocals, Trigger), Lukas Nelson (vocals, electric guitar, resonator guitar), Micah Nelson (vocals), Mickey Raphael (harmonica), Kevin Swine Grantt (bass), Bobby Terry (acoustic guitar, electric guitar), Jim Moose Brown (piano, B-3 organ, Wurlitzer), Mike Johnson (steel guitar), Tony Creasman (drums), Barry Bales (upright bass on My Tears Fall) and Lonnie Wilson (drums on My Tears Fall). Move It On Over featured background vocals by the Spur Of The Moment Singers: Buddy Cannon, Mickey Raphael, Kevin Swine Grantt, Bobby Terry, Jim Moose Brown, Mike Johnson, Tony Creasman, Melonie Cannon, and Shannon Finnegan.
According to Willie, the album is ....kinda like the country version of 'Stardust.' Where you have all these great songs and standards that the young people have never heard, then all of a sudden you have a whole new audience out there.
I really love the live element of this record, said producer Buddy Cannon. There was a fire in the studio during those sessions, especially on these particular tracks. It was as though the band was in a Nashville honky tonk and Willie and Lukas strolled in and jammed with the band for an hour. That's what this record is. It's honest excitement. I've never cut a record before that has this element.... It's a great joy to see Willie, Luke and Micah all equally part of a record that I love so much.
Born in Austin, Texas and raised in Maui, singer/songwriter/guitarist Lukas Nelson entered the music scene as a youngster and, by the age of 13, had joined his father Willie Nelson's band, touring as rhythm guitarist and honing the stagecraft that lead to his own career. Moving to Los Angeles, he launched in own ensemble, Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real (POTR) in 2008; POTR served as Neil Young's back-up group on The Monsanto Years album and subsequent tour. Lukas and his father worked together on Willie's 2012 Legacy album, Heroes, which featured a number of father-and-son vocal-and-guitar duets.
Micah Nelson has performed with a variety of artists at events including FarmAid, Neil Young's Bridge-School Benefit, Desert Trip festival, Lightning in a Bottle, Coachella, Bonnaroo Festival as well as on TV shows such as Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and more. Micah has been involved in the ensemble Insects vs. Robots, recorded and toured with Neil Young and made multi-instrumental contributions to the 21st century post-modern American rock band Promise Of The Real. Micah is currently the singer/songwriter/guitarist in his future-folk project Particle Kid.
Willie Nelson and the Boys (Willie's Stash, Vol. 2) is the artist's 10th release since signing to Legacy Recordings in 2012. His last Legacy album, God's Problem Child, was released on April 28, 2017 (the eve of Willie's 84th birthday on April 29) and promptly entered the Billboard Country chart at #1, making it the artist's second US country chart-topper in less than two years; Nelson's 6th Legacy release, Django and Jimmie, an unforgettable musical collaboration with Merle Haggard, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country chart in June 2015.1. Move It On Over (Hank Williams Sr.)
2. Mind Your Own Business (Hank Williams Sr.)
3. Healing Hands Of Time (Willie Nelson)
4. Can I Sleep In Your Arms (Hank Cochran)
5. Send Me The Pillow You Dream On (Hank Locklin)
6. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (Hank Williams Sr.)
7. I'm Movin' On (Hank Snow)
8. Your Cheatin' Heart (Hank Williams Sr.)
9. My Tears Fall (Alyssa Miller)
10. Cold, Cold Heart (Hank Williams Sr.)
11. Mansion On The Hill (Hank Williams Sr. and Fred Rose)
12. Why Don't You Love Me (Hank Williams Sr.)$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
December Day - Willie's Stash Vol 1The new Willie Nelson album, titled December Day, is the first installment of a new series of archival recordings called Willie's Stash. Personally curated by Willie Nelson, the Willie's Stash series will present a variety of releases, culled from decades of recording and touring. A singular career that's established Willie Nelson as an American musical icon.
Produced by Buddy Cannon and augmented by contributions from other Family Band members, the album is a collaboration between Willie Nelson and his sister, Sister Bobbie. December Day showcases 18 unreleased selections from the Willie Nelson Family Songbook, including new versions of gems from Willie's extensive songwriting catalog (Permanently Lonely, My Old Peculiar Way) alongside some surprising cover tunes (Al Jolson's The Anniversary Song, Irving Berlin's Alexander's Ragtime Band, What'll I Do and Always).
Musicians on the album include Willie Nelson (Trigger) and Bobbie Nelson (piano, B-3 organ) with Mickey Raphael (harmonica), Kevin Smith (bass), Bee Spears (bass), Billy English (drums, percussion) and David Zettner (acoustic guitar). Bobbie has been an essential member of Willie's Family Band since its official formation in 1973. Willie and Bobbie's deeply intuitive musical bond, formed and developed through of decades of practice and spontaneity, can be felt throughout December Day.LP1
1. Alexander's Ragtime Band
2. Permanently Lonely
3. What'll I Do
4. Summer Of Roses / December Day
6. Mona Lisa
7. I Don't Know Where I Am Today
9. Who'll Buy My Memories
10. The Anniversary Song
1. Laws Of Nature
4. I Let My Mind Wander
5. Is The Better Part Over
6. My Own Peculiar Way
7. Sad Songs And Waltzes
8. Ou-es Tu, Mon Amour / I Never Cared For You$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
To All The Girls...Decades of heartfelt performances and compositions in popular music have long solidified Willie's reputation as one of country's greatest romantics. To All The Girls... continues Nelson's musicial relationships with some of the most talented women in country, pop, and soul.
Among the centerpieces of To All The Girls... is the emotional duet with Dolly Parton, From Here To The Moon and Back, a song Parton wrote for the 2012 motion picture Joyful Noise. Willie also tackles the Bill Withers' classic Grandma's Hands with Mavis Staples, duets with Sheryl Crow on The Great American Songbook selection Far Away Places, and brings a new shade to his self penned classic Always On My Mind with Carrie Underwood.
Willie is also joined by familiar contemporaries including Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, Miranda Lambert, Norah Jones and Rosanne Cash. To All The Girls... reunites Willie with producer Buddy Cannon, who worked with Willie on his most recent successful releases, Heroes and Let's Face The Music And Dance.
Having turned 80 years old in April, Willie Nelson has no intentions of riding off into the sunset. Since signing to Legacy Recordings, Nelson has been steadily recording an releasing albums with the same rough-and-ready spirit of his timeless recordsing for RCA and Columbia Records. Heroes was praised by Uncut for being as spirited as it is poignant. Of 2013's Let's Face The Music And Dance, Paste cheered for his strongest and most engaged performances in a decade.LP 1
1. Dolly Parton - From Here To The Moon And Back
2. Miranda Lambert - She Was No Good For Me
3. Secret Sisters - It Won't Be Very Long
4. Rosanne Cash - Please Don't Tell Me
5. Sheryl Crow - Far Away Places
6. Wynonna Judd - Bloody Mary Morning
7. Carrie Underwood - Always On My Mind
8. Loretta Lynn - Somewhere Between
9. Alison Krauss - No Mas Amor
10. Melonie Cannon - Back On Earth
1. Mavis Staples - Grandma's Hands
2. Norah Jones - Walkin'
3. Shelby Lynne - Til The End Of The World
4. Lily Meola - Will You Remember Mine
5. Emmylou Harris - Dry Lightning
6. Brandi Carlile - Making Believe
7. Paula Nelson - Have You Ever Seen The Rain
8. Tina Rose - After The Fire Is Gone$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Live At The Old Quarter, Houston TexasCulled from Townes Van Zandt's years of independently released country-folk records, this austere collection of songs here serves, in effect, as a greatest-hits package. Van Zandt's dry, narrative wit was the source of influence for such singer-songwriters as Lyle Lovett, Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris and Willie Nelson, and one would be hard-pressed to find a more simple, prettier love song than If I Needed You (a hit for Emmylou Harris) or a more riveting ballad than Kathleen, both sung with focused precision. Brand New Companion shows off Van Zandt's blues-picking expertise, Talking Thunderbird Blues demonstrates his wit and one of his best creations, For the Sake of the Song shows off his poetic strength. A wonderful place to start your Townes Van Zandt fascination. This version of Live At The Old Quarter, Houston Texas comes courtesy of the Townes Van Zandt reissue series that Fat Posssum is undertaking in conjuction with the Van Zandt estate.1. Announcement
2. Pancho and Lefty
3. Mr. Mudd and Mr. Gold
4. Don't You Take It Too Bad
5. Two Girls
6. Fraternity Blues
7. If I Needed You
8. Brand New Companion
9. White Freight Liner Blues
10. To Live's to Fly
11. She Came and She Touched Me
12. Talking Thunderbird Blues
13. Rex's Blues
14. Nine Pound Hammer
15. For the Sake of the Song
16. Chauffeur's Blues
17. No Place to Fall
20. Why She's Acting This Way
21. Cocaine Blues
22. Who Do You Love
23. Tower Song
24. Waitin' 'Round to Die
25. Tecumseh Valley
27. Only Him or Me$20.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
No Better Than ThisMono Recording!
No Better Than This, an album of all new original material from John Mellencamp recorded during his minor league ball park tour with Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson. Produced by T Bone Burnett who also collaborated with Mellencamp on the much-lauded Life Death Love and Freedom, the album was recorded on vintage equipment, a 55 year-old Ampex tape recorder with just one microphone in Savannah at the First African Baptist Church, in Memphis at Sun Studios and in San Antonio in room 414 of the Gunter Hotel.1. Save Some Time To Dream
2. The West End
3. Right Behind Me
4. A Graceful Fall
5. No Better Than This
6. Thinking About You
7. Coming Down The Road
8. No One Cares About Me
9. Love At First Sight
10. Don't Forget About Me
11. Each Day of Sorrow
12. Easter Eve
13. Clumsy Ol' World$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Highwayman180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
Four Legendary Country Artists In One Super-group: Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings And Kris Kristofferson
Featuring The Hit-Singles Highwayman And Desperados Waiting For A Train
The Highwaymen were a country music super-group composed of four of the biggest outlaw country artists: Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and Kris Kristofferson. The band was active as a group between 1985 and 1995.
In 1984, Glen Campbell first played the song Highwayman for Johnny Cash. The four were all together in Switzerland doing a television special and decided that they should do a project together. While the four were recording their first album, Marty Stuart again played the song for Cash, saying it would be perfect for them-four verses, four souls, and four of them.
Campbell then played the song and the quartet had the name for their new super-group The Highwaymen, the name of their first album, Highwayman, and the name of their first single. The four thought it was a perfect name for them because they were always on the road and all four had the image of being outlaws in country music.
Both the album and the single eventually reached the top spot on the country music charts.
Their remake of Guy Clark's Desperados Waiting for a Train reached the Top 20. (Clark is frequently referred to as The Fifth Highwayman.)
The four original members starred together in the 1986 film Stagecoach.1. Highwayman
2. The Last Cowboy Song
3. Jim, I Wore A Tie Today
4. Big River
5. Committed To Parkview
6. Desperados Waiting For A Train
7. Deportee (Plane Wreck At Los Gatos)
8. Welfare Line
9. Against The Wind
10. The Twentieth Century Is Almost Over$37.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Let's Face The Music And DanceThis year Willie Nelson turns 80 years old, a milestone which has not slowed down the American icon in the slightest. Following the success of 2012's Heroes, which debuted at #18 on the album charts (his highest chart debut in over 20 years), Willie returns with another brand new album featuring a selection of songs that are near and dear to him and his band "The Family." Like the man himself, this stunning collection is not easily dened as a set genre or style. They include American standards and country classics, Irving Berlin and Carl Perkins, Django Reinhart as well as Willie-penned originals. Yet the result is a beautiful, cohesive set - songs about love and reection - in Willie's inimitable style. It is a record in the vein of both Stardust and RedHeaded Stranger and destined to become a classic.1. Let's Face The Music And Dance
2. Is The Better Part Over
3. You'll Never Know
4. Vous Et Moi
5. Walking My Baby Back Home
7. Twilight Time
8. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
9. I'll Keep On Loving You
10. I Wish I Didn't Love You So
11. South Of The Border
13. Maria (The Dawn Is Breaking)
14. Shame On You$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Jack Johnson & Friends: Best Of The Kukua FestivalJust in time for Earth Day, Brushfire Records will release Jack Johnson and Friends: Best of Kokua Festival. The album features a 13-track compilation of live performances from Jack Johnson's benefit concerts for the Kokua Hawaii Foundation. Proceeds from Jack Johnson and Friends: Best of Kokua Festival will benefit the Kokua Hawaii Foundation.
Culled from six years of his eco-minded music festival, Jack Johnson and Friends: Best of Kokua Festival, highlights onstage collaborations with legendary musicians like Willie Nelson, Jackson Browne, Eddie Vedder, Ben Harper, Dave Mathews, Ziggy and Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley and more.
Johnson and his band team up with more than a dozen guest artists to perform both original works and spirited covers of classic songs. The album features several of Johnson's breezy folk-rock gems, including "Constellations" (with Eddie Vedder), "Mudfootball" (with Ozomatli & G. Love), "Breakdown" (with ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro), and "Better Together" (with Hawaiian singer Paula Fuga).
Elsewhere on Jack Johnson and Friends: Best of Kokua Festival, Johnson joins his guests for stripped-down renditions of their own songs: Taj Mahal offers his bluesy "Further On Down The Road," Jackson Browne revisits "Take It Easy" with the help of singer/guitarist John Cruz (who also shares his Hawaiian anthem "Island Style"), and the Marley brothers bring the reggae with Ziggy's "Cry, Cry, Cry" and Damian's dancehall banger "Welcome to Jamrock."
Rounding out the record are an eclectic collection of covers, including Bob Marley's "High Tide or Low Tide" (featuring Ben Harper), Bob Dylan's "I Shall Be Released" (featuring Eddie Vedder) and Jimmy Buffet's "A Pirate Looks at Forty" (featuring Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds). Willie Nelson, meanwhile, delivers a Harper-assisted take on "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain," the Fred Rose-penned classic he popularized.
Held on Earth Day weekend at Honolulu's Waikiki Shell since its inception in 2004, the Kokua Festival serves as both a community-centered celebration of music and environmental awareness and as the major fundraiser for the Kokua Hawaii Foundation (a nonprofit organization founded by Johnson and his wife Kim in 2003 to support environmental education in the schools and communities of Hawaii). Like the festival itself, Jack Johnson and Friends: Best of Kokua Festival spotlights artists who share the Kokua Hawaii Foundation's mission of protecting the planet and cultivating environmental consciousness.LP1
1. Better Together - Jack Johnson with Paula Fuga
2. Cry, Cry, Cry - Ziggy Marley with Jack Johnson & Paula Fuga
3. A Pirate Looks At Forty - Jack Johnson, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds
4. Mudfootball - Jack Johnson with Ozomatli & G. Love
5. Constellations - Jack Johnson with Eddie Vedder & Kawika Kahiapo
6. Take It Easy - Jackson Browne with Jack Johnson & John Cruz
7. Island Style - John Cruz with Jack Johnson & Jackson Browne
1. Breakdown - Jack Johnson with Jake Shimabukuro
2. Further On Down The Road - Taj Mahal with Jack Johnson
3. Welcome To Jamrock - Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley with Jack Johnson & Paula Fuga
4. High Tide or Low Tide - Ben Harper & Jack Johnson
5. Blue Eyes Crying In the Rain - Willie Nelson with Jack Johnson & Ben Harper
6. I Shall Be Released - Jack Johnson, Eddie Vedder, Zach Gill & Friends$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
...And Then I WroteLimited Edition Opaque Dark Blue Vinyl
1962 Debut Album Never Before Reissued
Sourced From The Master Tapes
Long before selling over 40 million records and before he sang a note, Willie Nelson started his career as a songwriter/hitmaker.
The ''...And Then I wrote'' LP, originally released in 1962, debuted Willie Nelson's unique vocal stylings to the world. Featuring all original compositions including the legendary hits ''Crazy''(made famous by Patsy Cline) ''Touch Me'' & ''Hello Walls''
Jackpot Records is honored to release this momentous record on stellar colored vinyl from the master tapes with the original artwork.1. Touch Me
2. Wake Me When It's Over
3. Hello Walls
4. Funny How Time Slips Away
6. The Part Where I Cry
7. Mr. Record Man
8. Three Days
9. One Step Beyond
10. Undo The Right
11. Darkness On The Face Of The Earth
12. Where My House Lives$23.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Storm Has Just BegunA gorgeous hunk of 180 gram vinyl to showcase the early years of one of America's best loved singer/songwriters, the matchless Willie Nelson!1. The Storm Has Just Begun
2. Night Life
3. What A Way To Live
4. Rainy Day Blues
5. Healing Hands Of Time
6. The Shelter Of Your Arms
7. A Moment Isn't Very Long
8. Any Old Arms Won't Do
9. The Face Of The Fighter
10. Why Are You Picking On Me?
11. I Hope So
12. I'm So Ashamed$22.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP -Sealed Buy Now
Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings GershwinWe're excited to announce the release of the new Willie Nelson album Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin. The album includes pop standards, penned by America's legendary songwriting duo George and Ira Gershwin.
As Willie tells it: Ira and George Gershwin were just fantastic writers. They wrote some of the greatest songs ever. The Gershwin songs have been here for many many years. When I was just a small guy, I remember hearing all these great Gershwin songs and they'll be around forever because great music like that just does not go away.
Among the 11 Gershwin classics recorded by Willie Nelson for his new album are two duets: Let's Call The Whole Thing Off with Cyndi and Embraceable You with Sheryl Crow.1. But Not For Me
2. Somebody Loves Me
3. Someone To Watch Over Me
4. Let's Call The Whole Thing Off (Featuring Cyndi Lauper)
5. It Ain't Necessarily So
6. I Got Rhythm
7. Love Is Here To Stay
8. They All Laughed
9. Embraceable You (Featuring Sheryl Crow)
10. They Can't Take That Away From Me
11. Summertime$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Hasten Down The WindMake Haste! Grab the Limited-Edition 180g LP of this Classic Now!
Did any musician have more talent at their beckon call during the 70s than Linda Ronstadt? Absolutely not. Part of her impeccable string of mid-1970s albums that defined California's soft-rock scene, the Grammy-winning Hasten Down the Wind is Ronstadt at her best and that's saying something. Consider the watertight repertoire: The Warren Zevon title track. Patsy Cline's (by way of Willie Nelson) 'Crazy.' Buddy Holly's 'That'll Be the Day.' Nelson's 'Down So Low.' Karla Bonoff's 'If He's Ever Near.' Ry Cooder's 'The Tattler.'
And then, there's the supporting cast, which includes Eagles legend Don Henley on drums and harmony vocals, folk-rock legend Peter Asher on guitar, session drumming master Russ Kunkel, and multi-instrumentalist sensation Andrew Gold playing just about everything with strings or skins. Couple this with the thematically revealing cover in a nod to the escapism of fantasy romance novels, the singer stands on a beach before an ocean and a running horse, her exposing dress a sign of the lovesick vulnerability that colors the songs and Hasten Down the Wind is the complete package of sensuality, passion, and poignancy.
Now, due to Mobile Fidelity's trademark sonic restoration, the album finally has the exquisite sound it has always deserved. Listeners can now literally feel Ronstadt's deep-seeded emotions. Even better, her covers of affecting ballads and midtempo country-rock numbers intentionally revolve around vocal-heavy arrangements. It's no wonder that the album, which topped the country charts, also yielded two Top 20 hits and resulted in the artist's first platinum-record award.
But make haste! Quantities are limited, and, unlike Ronstadt's timeless interpretations, this will not be around forever.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Lose Again
2. The Tattler
3. If He's Ever Near
4. That'll Be The Day
5. Lo Siento Mi Vida
6. Hasten Down the Wind
7. Rivers of Babylon
8. Give One Heart
9. Try Me Again
11. Down So Low
12. Someone To Lay Down Beside Me$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Willie Way
First Time 180 Gram Translucent Red Vinyl, Gatefold Cover & 12 X 24 Poster Presentation
Definitive Smash Hits Help Me Make It Through The Night - Mountain Dew - You Left Me A Long Long Time Ago - I'd Rather You Didn't Leave Me
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso & Manufactured At R.T.I.
Willie Hugh Nelson is an American musician, singer, songwriter, author, poet, actor, and activist. The critical success of the album Shotgun Willie (1973), combined with the critical and commercial success of Red Headed Stranger (1975) and Stardust (1978), made Nelson one of the most recognized artists in country music. He was one of the main figures of outlaw country, a subgenre of country music that developed in the late 1960s as a reaction to the conservative restrictions of the Nashville sound. Nelson has acted in over 30 films, co-authored several books, and has been involved in activism for the use of biofuels and the legalization of marijuana.1. You Left Me A Long, Long Time Ago
2. Wonderful Future
3. Help Me Make It Through The Night
4. Wake Me When It's Over
5. Undo The Right
6. Mountain Dew
7. Home Is Where You're Happy
8. A Moment Isn't Very Long
9. What Do You Want Me To Do?
10. I'd Rather You Didn't Love Me$32.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Light Of The Stable
180-Gram Black Vinyl, Pressed At RTI.
Package Is Recreation Of Original 1979 Warner Bros. Release On Heavy Board Jacket Printed At Stoughton.
Mastered By Ron McMaster At Capitol Mastering.
Light of the Stable debuted in 1979, with a title track featuring backing vocals from Neil Young, Linda Ronstadt and Dolly Parton. The sublime Rodney Crowell-penned Angel Eyes, composed specially for this album, features Rick Skaggs on mandolin and Skaggs and Willie Nelson on vocal harmony, and is just one of many highlights. This radiant acoustic masterpiece-graced throughout with the presence of stellar guests--features both contemporary and traditional gems.1. Christmas Time's A Coming
2. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
3. Away In A Manger
4. Angel Eyes (angel Eyes)
5. The First Noel
6. Beautiful Star Of Bethlehem
7. Little Drummer Boy
8. Golden Cradle
9. Silent Night
10. Light Of The Stable$18.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Willie Nelson/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Begins!
The Classic Top Charting 1979 Christmas Album
Produced By Booker T. Jones
First Time Audiophile Blue Vinyl & Gatefold Cover Presentation
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso - Manufactured At R.T.I.
Willie Nelson is a musical phenomenon and an American icon.
His legendary musical career began in the 50's, followed with a
plethora of hit songs written for the likes of Ray Price, Patsy Cline
and Roy Orbison, and then his own six decade long recording career
in the country, rock, pop, adult, and even jazz genres, sharing his
legendary vocal, guitar and songwriting persona for millions of fans
With 1979's Pretty Paper Lp, Willie Nelson teams up with another
superstar producer/keyboardist Booker T. Jones (Booker T. & The
MG's) creating one of the most successful holiday top charting hit
albums of all time. The Lp features Willie's stellar interpretations of
both popular and inspirational favorites like definitive hit versions
of his self-penned melancholy smash title track Pretty Paper, plus
traditionals like Winter Wonderland, Blue Christmas and White
Christmas. His impressive readings of spirit-filled favorites like Silent
Night, Holy Night and O Little Town Of Bethlehem truly made the
Pretty Paper Lp a groundbreaking effort for this legendary artist.
This fine album has been out of print for decades on vinyl, and
it is our honor to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
presentation of Pretty Paper by the legendary Willie Nelson on Friday
Music. This limited edition audiophile masterpiece is now impeccably
mastered by Joe Reagoso and also for a very limited time is pressed
by R.T.I. on translucent Blue Vinyl for the holidays, and features from
the original LP artwork not seen in years, in a first time gatefold
presentation, featuring full color photos of Willie Nelson from the
Columbia Records archives.
Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons of Blue ..1. Pretty Paper
2. White Christmas
3. Winter Wonderland
4. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
5. Jingle Bells
6. Here Comes Santa Claus
7. Blue Christmas
8. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
9. Frosty The Snowman
10. Silent Night, Holy Night
11. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
12. Christmas Blues$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Always On My Mind180 Gram Blue Colored Vinyl
Produced By Chips Moman + Bobby Emmons
First Time Audiophile Blue Vinyl & Gatefold Cover Presentation
Mastered Impeccablty By Joe Reagoso - Manufactured At R.T.I.
Willie Nelson is a musical phenomenon and an American icon. His
legendary musical career began in the 50's, followed with a plethora
of hit songs written for the likes of Ray Price, Patsy Cline and Roy
Orbison, and then his own six decade long recording career in the
country, rock, pop, adult, and even jazz genres, sharing his legendary
vocal, guitar and songwriting persona for millions of fans worldwide.
With 1982's Always On My Mind Lp, Willie Nelson created one of the
most successful top charting hit albums of all time. The Lp features
Willie's stellar vocal and guitar interpretations on the definitive outlaw
version of Procol Harum's A Whiter Shade Of Pale (featuring Waylon
Jennings), his melancholy #1 title track Always On My Mind, plus an
incredible reading of Aretha Franklin's Do Right Woman, Do Right
Alongside great versions of tunes like Bridge Over Trouble Water
by Simon & Garfunkel, you also get some masterful Willie Nelson
originals like the LP closer The Party's Over. All in all, making Always
On My Mind the legendary album it is and always will be.
This fine album has been out of print for decades on vinyl, and it
is our honor to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
presentation of Always On My Mind by the legendary Willie Nelson
on Friday Music. This limited edition audiophile masterpiece is now
impeccably mastered by Joe Reagoso and also for a very limited
time is pressed by R.T.I. on translucent Blue Vinyl, and features from
the original LP artwork not seen in years, in a first time gatefold
You Were Always On My Mind ..1. Do Right Woman, Do Right Man
2. Always on My Mind
3. A Whiter Shade of Pale
4. Let It Be Me
5. Staring Each Other Down
6. Bridge over Troubled Water
7. Old Fords and a Natural Stone
8. Permanently Lonely
9. Last Thing I Needed First Thing This Morning
10. The Party's Over$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Greatest Hits Volume IIThe Johnny Cash - Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Continues!!!
The Hits Continue... Now On First Time Beautiful Translucent True Blue Vinyl!
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso (Johnny Cash/Willie Nelson) & Pressed At R.T.I.
Features Smash Hits: A Boy Named Sue, Hey Porter, Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down, Folsom Prison Blues, If I Were A Carpenter
First Time Gatefold Cover Art Featuring Rare Color Photo Of The Legendary Man In Black From The Sony Music Archives
Johnny Cash was born during the great depression into a poor family in Arkansas. At a very young age, he worked on the family farm and experienced many of life's struggles. This is also the time he would develop his love for music, family and the Bible, which followed him closely throughout his long career.
In the early fifties after spending time in the Air Force, he moved to Memphis, became friends with folks like Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis, and ultimately cut some sides at Sun Studios which became the catalyst that would kick-start the beginnings of a soon to be worldwide superstar, troubadour and humanitarian unlike the world has ever known.
The folks at Columbia Records knew that this young fellow named Johnny Cash was destined for super stardom. They quickly signed the legend to a long-term deal, and his first singles like his Guess Things Happen That Way & Hey Porter etched The Man In Black trademark to his name.
In 1971 after many chart-topping country and pop albums and a bevy of hit singles and Grammy Awards, more fame followed as the brass at Columbia Records honored their journeyman Johnny Cash with his 2nd greatest hits collection, the gold and platinum smash Johnny Cash's Greatest Hits Volume II.
The album was a blockbuster as it hit the Top 5 in the charts, making this a crossover hit with both country and pop audiences, proving once again that his career was of historic merit. Filled with more hits than a roadside jukebox, the amazing album features his biggest hits like the groundbreaking Folsom Prison Blues and his Shel Silverstein classic A Boy Named Sue. The classic top charter duet with June Carter Cash If I Were A Carpenter is also included, followed up by one of his finest interpretations of his dear friend Kris Kristofferson's Sunday Mornin' Comin'Down.
More treasures follow with the country belter Big River and Cash's gospel smash of Daddy Sang Bass, which truly continues the treasure trove of hits contained in this masterwork.
In total, the album showcases eleven important Johnny Cash recordings which have truly gone on to become international classics for all time.
In honor of the Man, the Music and the Legend, Friday Music is very honored to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Translucent Blue Vinyl release of the Columbia Records classic Johnny Cash Greatest Hits Volume II by Johnny Cash.
As another fine installment in our exciting Johnny Cash 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, we are very pleased to present this masterwork in all its stereophonic glory. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Mastering and manufactured at R.T.I., Johnny Cash's Greatest Hits Volume II will be a much-anticipated audiophile dream release for his fans everywhere!
For this exclusive limited edition presentation, we are also including for the first time ever gatefold artwork which includes the groundbreaking original LP cover artwork and a rare inside photo of the legend directly from the Sony Music Archives.
As usual, we are also enclosing a poly bag to protect your album cover and poly lined inner sleeve to help keep your Johnny Cash vinyl in mint shape. Johnny Cash's Greatest Hits Volume II A history making album from a historic legend, an audiophile dream release First-time gatefold cover is now an audiophile vinyl dream on true blue vinyl come true From your friends at Friday Music
Stay tuned for more Johnny Cash original Columbia Records audiophile vinyl and remastered compact disc recordings from Friday Music.1. A Boy Named Sue
2. Hey Porter
3. Guess Things Happen That Way
5. Big River
6. Long-Legged Guitar Pickin' Man
7. Folsom Prison Blues
8. Sunday Morning Coming Down
9. If I Were A Carpenter
10. Frankie's Man Johnny
11. Daddy Sang Bass$32.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
God's Problem Child'God's Problem Child' is Willie's first album to debut all-new songs since 'Band of Brothers' in 2014. It includes 13 new songs, including seven recently written by Willie and Buddy Cannon, his longtime collaborator and producer. The album's title track, penned by Jamey Johnson and Tony Joe White, includes vocals by both writers and the legendary Leon Russell (on what may be Russell's very last recording). Closing the album is He Won't Ever Be Gone, a song written by Gary Nicholson that pays tribute to Willie's outlaw country comrade, Merle Haggard.1. Little House on the Hill
2. Old Timer
3. True Love
4. Delete and Fast Forward
5. A Woman's Love
6. Your Memory Has a Mind Of Its Own
8. Still Not Dead
9. God's Problem Child
10. It Gets Easier
11. Lady Luck
12. I Made a Mistake
13. He Won't Ever Be Gone$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Duets: 20th Anniversary Edition
Features The Original Duets And Duets II Pressed On 180-gram vinyl And Housed In A Gatefold Jacket
What was referred to as "The Recording Event of the Decade," Frank Sinatra's groundbreaking and highly successful album Duets was originally released in November 1993, bringing together an array of global superstars, including Charles Aznavour, Anita Baker, Tony Bennett, Bono, Natalie Cole, Gloria Estefan, Aretha Franklin, Kenny G, Julio Iglesias, Liza Minnelli, Carly Simon, Barbra Streisand, and Luther Vandross for an album of standards that included many songs instantly associated with the Chairman of the Board.
The highly successful follow-up, Duets II, was released the following year and included Jimmy Buffett, Neil Diamond, Lena Horne, Chrissie Hynde, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Patti LaBelle, Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme, Luis Miguel, Lorrie Morgan, Willie Nelson, Linda Ronstadt, Jon Secada, Frank Sinatra Jr., Stevie Wonder & Gladys Knight. Once again, Sinatra enjoyed a multiplatinum Top 10 record on the charts with Duets II at No. 9 on Billboard's Top 200 Chart.
To commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the groundbreaking, multi-platinum selling album, Capitol/UMe releases Frank Sinatra: Sinatra Duets - Twentieth Anniversary, bringing together the original Duets and the follow-up Duets II, newly remastered, and together in one deluxe package.LP 1 (DUETS)
1. The Lady Is A Tramp - duet with Luther Vandross
2. What Now My Love - duet with Aretha Franklin
3. I've Got A Crush On You - duet with Barbra Streisand
4. Summer Wind - duet with Julio Iglesias
5. Come Rain Or Come Shine - duet with Gloria Estefan
6. New York, New York - duet with Tony Bennett
7. They Can't Take That Away From Me - duet with Natalie Cole
8. You Make Me Feel So Young - duet with Charles Aznavour
9. Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry/In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning - duet with Carly Simon
10. I've Got The World On A String - duet with Liza Minnelli
11. Witchcraft - duet with Anita Baker
12. I've Got You Under My Skin - duet with Bono
13. All The Way / One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) - duet with Kenny G
LP 2 (DUETS II)
1. For Once In My Life - duet with Gladys Knight and Stevie Wonder
2. Come Fly With Me - duet with Luis Miguel
3. Bewitched - duet with Patti LaBelle
4. The Best Is Yet To Come - duet with Jon Secada
5. Moonlight In Vermont - duet with Linda Ronstadt
6. Fly Me To The Moon - duet with Antonio Carlos Jobim
7. Luck Be A Lady - duet with Chrissie Hynde
8. A Foggy Day - duet with Willie Nelson
9. Where Or When - duet with Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme
10. Embraceable You - duet with Lena Horne
11. Mack The Knife - duet with Jimmy Buffett
12. How Do You Keep The Music Playing? / My Funny Valentine - duet with Lorrie Morgan
13. My Kind Of Town - duet with Frank Sinatra, Jr.
14. The House I Live In (That's America To Me) - duet with Neil Diamond$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-FAN-3498xLukas Nelson & The Promise of the Real
Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The RealSince their formation as teenagers 10 years ago, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real have quietly developed into one of America's most dazzling new live acts, playing hundreds of shows and major festivals all over the world, attracting a deeply devoted underground following.
Still, with a bounty of invaluable experience under their belts, nothing foretold the artistic leap of Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real their new, self-titled album, a mesmerizing, emotionally genuine, endlessly rewarding work of cosmic country soul set for release via Fantasy Records.
Recorded at The Village Studios in West Los Angeles Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real was produced by John Alagia (Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer) and features the band's new six-piece line-up: Lukas Nelson (guitar, vocals), Tato Melgar (percussion), Anthony LoGerfo (drums), Corey McCormick (bass, vocals) along with new members Jesse Siebenberg (steel guitars, Farfisa organ, vocals) and Alberto Bof (piano, Wurlitzer, B3). Jess Wolfe and Holly Lessig of the indie-pop group Lucius contribute background vocals on five tracks evoking Exile on Main St.'s ecstatic, gospel-rooted harmonies, and Lady Gaga added stirring background vocals to Carolina and Find Yourself. Elsewhere, the lilting, Glen Campbell inspired gem, Just Outside of Austin features a guitar solo from Lukas' dad, country music icon Willie Nelson, and piano from his 86-year-old Aunt Bobbi.
The new album includes 12 Lukas Nelson originals that draw on his country and rock lineage including literate Texas songsmiths like his father and 'uncles' Kris Kristofferson and Waylon Jennings, along with the enduring influence of J.J. Cale, The Band, Clapton-era Delaney & Bonnie and of course, his mentor Neil Young.
Young, an essential member of the POTR family, met the band after he caught them at Farm Aid several years back. Neil got in touch after that, and we started talking by email, Lukas recounts. Eventually, he asked us to record with him. We fell in love with each other musically, one thing led to another and we became Neil's band.
I knew I had a lot of good songs that transcended the cultural boundaries between rock & roll and country, Lukas says of his vision for the album. We owe a lot to Neil; we made this record after coming off the road with him for two years. Neil's been mentoring us, and we've been absorbing that energy, and I think it shows. We got acclimated to a different level of artistic expression. I wanted to get the songs as pure as they could be. We've grown.
Set Me Down on a Cloud, the soulful, country-rock epic that opens the album features Lucious' angelic background vocals and Lukas' lovely, lyrical guitar solo as the band stretches out behind him. Forget About Georgia unfolds to a Layla-like outpouring of yearning, as it vividly retraces the turbulent, bittersweet final stages of a doomed love affair. Lukas delivers a full-throttle vocal on the closing track, If I Started Over, a Roy Orbison-inspired rumination of tender devotion. The R&B grind of Find Yourself is a particular triumph as Lukas and Lady Gaga weave an impassioned, romantic ultimatum.1. Set Me Down On A Cloud
2. Die Alone
3. Fool Me Once
4. Just Outside Of Austin
6. Runnin' Shine
7. Find Yourself
8. Four Letter Word
9. High Times
10. Breath Of My Baby
11. Forget About Georgia
12. If I Started Over$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Townes Van ZandtWidely considered one of the greatest songwriters of his generation, Townes Van Zandt has directly influenced such singers as Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris and Willie Nelson. Fat Possum is proud to reissue two titles from his early career, Townes Van Zandt and Delta Momma Blues, on 180g vinyl. Recorded between 1969 and 1978, Van Zandt's most prolific and most critically acclaimed decade, these titles are the heart of any serious consideration of Townes' career. Featuring iconic cover art designed by Milton Glaser, each is a classic in every sense of the word. These titles are the first in a series of Townes Van Zandt reissues that Fat Possum is undertaking in conjunction with the Van Zandt estate.1. For the Sake of the Song
3. Waitin' Round to Die
4. Don't You Take It Too Bad
5. Colorado Girl
7. I'll Be Here in the Morning
8. Fare Thee Well, Miss Carousel
9. (Quicksilver Daydreams of) Maria
10. None But the Rain$17.99180 Gram Audiogram Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
On The RocksMidland intentionally nods to the wild west with Country music reminiscent of the 1970s and 80s, channeling idols Dwight Yoakam and Willie Nelson, both legends whom they previously opened for on the road. Their 2016 self-titled debut EP was featured in Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, and Billboard and their music video earned them their first CMT Music Awards nomination for Group Video of the Year. ON THE ROCKS is Midland's anticipated first full-length release on Big Machine Records.1. Lonely For You Only
2. Make A Little
3. Drinkin' Problem
4. At Least You Cried
5. Burn Out
6. Out Of Sight
7. More Than A Fever
8. Check Cashin' Country
9. Nothin' New Under The Neon
10. This Old Heart
11. Altitude Adjustment
12. Electric Rodeo
13. Somewhere On The Wind$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
For The Good Times: A Tribute To Ray PriceFor the Good Times: A Tribute to Ray Price debuts Willie's new interpretations of 12 songs Ray Price made famous, including Heartaches by the Number, Crazy Arms, Night Life, Faded Love, and For the Good Times.1. Heartaches by the Number (feat. The Time Jumpers)
2. I'll Be There (If You Ever Want Me) (feat. The Time Jumpers)
3. Faded Love
4. It Always Will Be
5. City Lights (feat. The Time Jumpers)
6. Don't You Ever Get Tired of Hurting Me (feat. The Time Jumpers)
7. Make the World Go Away
8. I'm Still Not Over You
9. Night Life
10. Crazy Arms (feat. The Time Jumpers)
11. Invitation To the Blues (feat. The Time Jumpers)
12. For the Good Times$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
So You Wannabe An OutlawSo You Wannabe an Outlaw, Earle's first album for Warner Bros. Records since 1997's El Corazón, explores his country songwriting roots and features collaborations with Willie Nelson, Johnny Bush, and Miranda Lambert.
"There's nothing 'retro' about this record," Earle says. "I'm just acknowledging where I'm coming from." So You Wannabe an Outlaw is the first recording he has made in Austin, TX. Earle has lived in New York City for the past decade. "Look, I'm always gonna be a Texan, no matter what I do," he says. "And I'm always going to be somebody who learned their craft in Nashville. It's who I am."
So You Wannabe an Outlaw is an homage to outlaw music and is dedicated to the late Waylon Jennings. "I was out to unapologetically 'channel' Waylon as best as I could," Earle says. "This record was all about me playing' on the back pick-up of a '66 Fender Telecaster on an entire record for the first time in my life. The vocal part of it is a little different. I certainly don't sound like Waylon Jennings. I moved to Nashville in November of 1974, and right after that Willie Nelson's Red Headed Stranger came out. I was around when Waylon was recording Dreaming My Dreams. Guitar Town (Earle's 1986 chart-topping, Grammy Award-winning debut album) wound up being kind of my version of those types of songs," Earle recalls.
Earle is backed on So You Wannabe an Outlaw by his long-time band The Dukes - guitarist Chris Masterson, fiddle player Eleanor Whitmore, bassist Kelly Looney, and new members drummer Brad Pemberton and pedal steel player Ricky Ray Jackson. The album was produced by Richard Bennett and recorded at Arlyn Studios in Austin.LP 1
1. So You Wannabe an Outlaw
2. Lookin' for a Woman
3. The Firebreak Line
4. News from Colorado
5. If Mama Coulda Seen Me
6. Fixin' to Die
7. This Is How It Ends
8. The Girl on the Mountain
1. You Broke My Heart
2. Walkin' in LA
3. Sunset Highway
4. Goodbye Michelangelo
5. Ain't No God in Mexico
6. Sister's Coming Home / Down at the Corner Beer Joint
7. Local Memory
8. Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way$26.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now