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StardustRanked 257/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
An American Classic: Gorgeous Breakthrough Album of Pop Standards Spent More than a Decade on Country Charts
Quintuple Platinum 1978 Set Finds Nelson Interpreting Fare From Likes of Kurt Weill, Hoagy Carmichael, and Irving Berlin
Sumptuous Sound Elevates Booker T. Jones Production: Mastered on Mobile Fidelitys World-Renowned Mastering System and Pressed at RTI
As a Singer, Nelson Never Better: Gets Inside the Phrasing, Lyrics, and Emotions of Songs
Why be predictable?, Willie Nelson asked Columbia Records executive Nick Blackburn, after the latter resisted the Red Headed Strangers decision to make an album of classic pop tunes. Talk about outlaw country. Cutting against the genres traditions and Music Row conventions, Nelsons Stardust remains a genius-level creation as well as the icons most commercially successful release, a truly gorgeous record infused with ultimate respect for composers and lyrics and many of the finest performances of his career. It is a quintessential part of any catalog.
Mastered on Mobile Fidelitys world-renowned mastering system and pressed at RTI, this Silver Label LP dazzles with dead-quiet surfaces, tube-like warmth, and an enhanced soundstage. Further exposing the delicate touches abounding in Stax legend Booker T. Jones production, this edition brings out the textured kernels of Nelsons voiceand the deep-seeded dignity, austerity, devotion, grit, sensitivity, grace, and plaintiveness within it. His brilliant phrasing throughout is on par with that of Frank Sinatra and Ray Charles, two giants that influenced this project and his willingness to pair with strings and small combo to wondrous effect.
Having met Jones while living in Malibu, Nelson established a relationship with the musician that extended to roles as producer, arranger and band mate. Jones superior knowledge of the American Songbook comes through via the materials economy of scale and sympathetic approach. Acoustic guitar arpeggios, contrasting breaks, bluesy harmonicas, glowing organs, R&B-tinged horns, brushed drums, and relaxed bass lines trickle throughout the songs, all distinguished by Nelsons intimate timbre and absolutely astonishing vocal expressiveness.
In redefining and reimagining standards such as Irving Berlins Blue Skies, Hoagy Carmichaels Georgia On My Mind, and the age-old All of Meall of which landed in the Top 5 of the Country singles chartNelson wedded together pop, country, jazz, folk, and blues in a manner in which no artist had ever before done. He gained considerable rewards for his exquisite efforts: Stardust sold more than five million copies and, incredibly, stayed on the Country album charts for more than ten years.
This is a record no one should be without. Hear the definitive analog pressing.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Stardust
2. Georgia On My Mind
3. Blue Skies
4. All of Me
5. Unchained Melody
6. September Song
7. On the Sunny Side of the Street
8. Moonlight In Vermont
9. Dont Get Around Much Anymore
10. Someone to Watch Over Me$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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
Greatest Hits And Some That Will Be (Pre-Order)
180 Gram Audiophile Translucent Gold Vinyl
Featuring twenty of his most familiar top charting hit singles and stellar Lp tracks, Willie Nelson's Greatest Hits And Some That Will Be went on to become one of the most memorable titles in his huge arsenal of legendary albums.
Thanks to some of the finest recordings of our time like Good Hearted Woman, Georgia On My Mind, If You Could Touch Her At All and of course his biographical On The Road Again, this collection of major hits were just what the fans were screaming for, showcasing 4 big album sides of nothing but classic Willie Nelson.
The 1981 album also was another blockbuster for Willie Nelson as it topped the upper rungs of the country and pop charts, making this one of his biggest albums of his career as well as one of his most revered. Willie Nelson's Greatest Hits And Some That Will Be truly proved once again that his music is loved by millions and millions of fans around the world.
Greatest Hits And Some That Will Be also included some of his finest top charters like his brilliant Elvis tribute with Heartbreak Hotel featuring the late great Leon Russell, plus his interpretation of Kris Kristofferson's Help Me Make It Through The Night and the Willie Nelson staple Mammas Don;t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys. In total, the album features his most important Columbia hit recordings which have truly gone on to become definitive classics by any measure of popular music.
In honor of the Man, the Music, the Legend, Friday Music is very proud and honored to announce the first time 180 Gram Translucent Gold Audiophile Vinyl Anniversary Edition release of the classic Greatest Hits And Some That Will Be by Willie Nelson.
As another installment in our exciting Willie Nelson 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, we are pleased to present this masterwork in all its stereophonic glory. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso and manufactured at R.T.I., Greatest Hits And Some That Will Be will be a much anticipated first time audiophile dream release for Willie fans everywhere!
For a limited time only, we are also including the original gatefold artwork presentation including the original 1981 artwork elements, plus a striking very limited 24 x 24 poster of the front cover art.
As usual, we are also enclosing a poly bag to protect your album cover and poly sleeves to help keep your vinyl in mint shape.
Greatest Hits And Some That Will Be by Willie Nelson A history making album from an historic legend, an original stereophonic first time audiophile dream release on stellar gold vinyl awesome gatefold cover and first time 24 x 24 album cover poster, is now an audiophile vinyl reality.....Willie Nelson style!LP 1
1. Railroad Lady
2. Heartaches Of A Fool
3. Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
4. Whiskey River
5. Good Hearted Woman
6. Georgia On My Mind
7. If You've Got The Money I've Got The Time
8. Look What Thoughts Will Do
9. Uncloudy Day
10. Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys
1. My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys
2. Help Me Make It Through The Night
3. Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground
4. I'd Have To Be Crazy
5. Faded Love
6. On The Road Again
7. Heartbreak Hotel
8. If You Could Touch Her At All
9. Till I Gain Control Again
10. Stay A Little Longer$44.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs PRE-ORDER 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
Sun Midnight SunSun Midnight Sun is the second solo album from acclaimed singer, songwriter, and fiddle player Sara Watkins. Produced by guitarist, singer, and songwriter Blake Mills, co-founder of the band Simon Dawes, the album features special guest appearances by Fiona Apple, Jackson Browne, Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), Benmont Tench, and Sean Watkins.
In the three years since her last release, Watkins has been busy touring the world as guest fiddle player and vocalist with the Decemberists and joining Garrison Keillor on his nationwide Summer Love performance tours, as well as acting as his first and only guest host for A Prairie Home Companion broadcasts.
Sun Midnight Sun was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Shawn Everett at Zeitgeist Studio, Los Angeles, and includes songs written by Watkins ("You and Me," "Take Up Your Spade") as well as several collaborations with Mills ("The Foothills," "Be There," "The Accord," "Impossible," and "Lock and Key"). It also features songs by Dan Wilson ("When It Pleases You") and Willie Nelson ("I'm a Memory"), and a rendition of The Everly Brothers classic "You're the One I Love," on which Fiona Apple duets with Watkins.
Watkins first gained recognition as a founding member of the Grammy Award-winning, platinum-selling trio Nickel Creek. When not on the road or in the studio, Watkins has guest-starred as fiddler and/or harmony vocalist on albums by BÉla Fleck, the Chieftains, Ray LaMontagne, Ben Lee, Dan Wilson, Richard Thompson, and Alex Woodward, among others. Additionally, Watkins and her brother Sean continue an informal residency called the Watkins Family Hour at the L.A. club Largo, which often includes surprise cameos from friends and colleagues.1. The Foothills
2. You and Me
3. You're the One I Love (ft. Fiona Apple)
4. When It Pleases You
5. Be There
6. I'm a Memory
8. The Ward Accord
9. Lock & Key
10. Take Up Your Spade$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Havana MoonThe third Carlos Santana solo album marks a surprising turn toward 1950s rock & roll and Tex-Mex, with covers such as Bo Diddley's "Who Do You Love" and Chuck Berry's title song. The album features performances by Booker T & the MGs, Willie Nelson and the Fabulous Thunderbirds, and also Carlos' father Jose singing "Vereda Tropical" - a song Carlos had first heard when his father was serenading his mother following an argument.
Produced by veteran R&B producers Jerry Wexler and Barry Beckett, the album features an eclectic mix of sidemen, including Booker T. Jones of Booker T & the MG's, Willie Nelson, Jimmie Vaughan, Flaco JimÉnez, Stephen Kupka (of Tower Of Power) and many more.
Havana Moon is a light effort, but it's one of Santana's most enjoyable albums, which may explain why it was also the best-selling Santana album outside the group releases in ten years.1. Watch Your Step
3. Who Do You Love
5. One With You
7. Tales of Kilimanjaro
8. Havana Moon
9. Daughter of the Night
10. They All Went To Mexico
11. Verda Tropical$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 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
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
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
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
I Long To See YouCharles Lloyd & The Marvels I Long To See You presents the NEA Jazz Master saxophonist with a new band featuring guitarist Bill Frisell plus special guest vocals from Willie Nelson & Norah Jones. The album's 10 tracks cover traditional hymns, anti-war folk protests & re-envisioned Lloyd originals. Lloyd will tour the US & Europe with The Marvels this year hitting major markets. Confirmed media coverage includes NPR, NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, DownBeat, JazzTimes & more.LP 1
1. Masters Of War (Bob Dylan)
2. Of Course, Of Course (Charles Lloyd)
3. La Llorona (Traditional)
4. Shenandoah (Traditional)
5. Sombrero Sam (Lloyd)
1. All My Trials (Traditional)
2. Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream feat. Willie Nelson (Ed McCurdy)
3. Abide With Me (Traditional)
4. You Are So Beautiful feat. Norah Jones (Billy Preston & Bruce Fisher)
5. Barche Lamsel (Lloyd)$25.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs 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
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
Honky Tonk HeroesAccording to legend, it was at Willie Nelson's Fourth of July picnic when Waylon Jennings drunkenly promised a nobody named Billy Joe Shaver that he'd record a whole album of his songs. Apparently it wasn't until Shaver threatened physical violence on Jennings (in front of a Nashville studio full of people) that he finally made good on his promise, although Jennings had only recently been granted full artistic control by RCA. The result was a stunning achievement: 1973's Honky Tonk Heroes was the defining record of the anti-Nashville Outlaw movement--the term came after the album--and a cornerstone in country music history. Featuring bare-bones production and plainspoken, hard-nosed lyrics that celebrated personal freedoms and simple pleasures, the record was a far cry from the demure Nashville Sound. In each other, Jennings and Shaver had found a kindred spirit, and together they rewrote the country rulebook. - Marc Greilsamer1. Honky Tonk Heroes
2. Old Five and Dimers Like Me
3. Willy the Wandering Gypsy in Me
4. Low Down Freedom
6. You Asked Me To
7. Ride Me Down Easy
8. Ain't No God in Mexico
9. Black Rose
10. We Had It All$17.99Vinyl 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
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
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
Genius Loves Company
Half-speed mastered from original tapes.
The last studio album completed by the untouchable Ray Charles before his death. Charles sings a dozen duets with a dazzling array of guest artists from virtually every genre. »We cover it all,« Charles said, »from country to R&B, pop, rock and blues. I've never let them put me in a little box, and this (record) expresses that open feeling. A beautiful song is a beautiful song - and to sing with so many beautiful singers is a blessing from God.« Genius Loves Company stands as a remarkable hallmark in a remarkable career, including duets with Norah Jones, Elton John, Van Morrison, Diana Krall, Natalie Cole, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, Michael McDonald, B.B. King, Gladys Knight and Johnny Mathis.
Mastered for Pure Audiophile Records by Stan Ricker from half-inch analog tape at 30 inches per second.
2005 Grammy Awards for Genius Loves Company:
Record Of The Year
Album Of The Year
Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
Best Pop Vocal Album
Best Gospel Performance
Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
Best Surround Sound Album
- Ray Charles (p, voc)
- Norah Jones
- James Taylor
- Diana Krall
- Elton John
- Natalie Cole
- Bonnie Raitt
- Willie Nelson
- Michael McDonald
- B.B. King
- Gladys Knight
- Johnny Mathis
- Van Morrison
1. Here We Go Again - (featuring Norah Jones)
2. Sweet Potato Pie - (featuring James Taylor)
3. You Don't Know Me - (featuring Diana Krall)
4. Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word - (featuring Elton John)
5. Fever - (featuring Natalie Cole)
6. Do I Ever Cross Your Mind? - (featuring Bonnie Raitt)
7. It Was A Very Good Year - (featuring Willie Nelson)
8. Hey Girl - (featuring Michael McDonald)
9. Sinner's Prayer - (featuring B.B. King)
10. Heaven Help Us All - (featuring Gladys Knight)
11. Over The Rainbow - (featuring Johnny Mathis)
12. Crazy Love - (featuring Van Morrison)$69.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed 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
Mission BellAmos Lee has completed the recording of Mission Bell, his fourth album for EMI's Blue Note Records, and his richest and most fully formed album to date. Mission Bell, which was produced by Joey Burns of the acclaimed band Calexico, displays both range and cohesion, an array of emotions unified by Lee's eclectic taste and distinctive vocals.
With a remarkable set of guests including Lucinda Williams, Willie Nelson, Sam Beam (Iron & Wine), Priscilla Ahn, Pieta Brown, and James Gadson, and the musical backing of Calexico, the album marks the arrival of Amos Lee as a mature artist who continues to explore his musical and thematic interests.1. El Camino
2. Windows Are Rolled Down
5. Stay With Me
6. Out Of The Cold
8. Hello Again
9. Learned A Lot
10. Cup Of Sorrow
11. Clear Blue Eyes feat. Lucinda Williams
12. Behind Me Now / El Camino (Reprise) feat. Willie Nelson$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
UtahAt the heart of Jamestown Revival is a friendship that spans over a decade.
Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance grew up together in the small Texas town of Magnolia. From a young age, they shared a love for music as well as the outdoors. About an hour north of Magnolia TX, there was some old family land with a dilapidated ranch house where they spent the better part of their adolescence.
At one point or another, music from Creedence Clearwater and The Everly Brothers, to fellow Texans Willie Nelson, Guy Clark, and Stevie Ray Vaughan found its way through an old pair of speakers that sat on the back porch. The pair spent the day exploring that thousand-acre plot of land, and when the sun when down they took to the records of the songwriters and bands that inspired them. At the age of 22, they moved to Austin and began to craft a sound of their own. Deeply rooted in harmony, they merged the sounds of the South with classic American, and Western rock.
Looking for adventure, as well as a change of pace, they eventually made the decision to head west and make the move to Los Angeles, CA. Throughout the course of the next 12 months, they wrote what will be Jamestown Revival's first full-length album. It's heavily autobiographical, telling the stories of their adventures, their discomforts, and their observations. In order to capture the spirit of the music, the two found a log cabin high within the Wasatch Mountains of Utah. The pair, along with their band and engineer, set out to convert it in to a temporary recording studio. With wild moose right outside the window, and aspen leaves spinning in the wind, they tracked 14 songs. Performed live, with no headphones, and entirely to tape, the process captured the moments in the room.1. Fur Coat Blues
2. California (Cast Iron Soul)
3. Golden Age
4. Wandering Man
5. Heavy Heart
10. Time Is Gone
11. Hom$22.99Vinyl 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
Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin11 pop standards penned by America's legendary songwriting duo George and Ira Gershwin.
Includes two duets: Let's Call The Whole Thing Off with Cyndi Lauper 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
5. It Ain't Necessarily So
6. I Got Rhythm
7. Love is Here to Stay
8. They All Laughed
9. Embraceable You
10. They Can't Take That Away from Me
11. Summertime$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Band of BrothersIN A CELEBRATED CAREER
that's extended over a half century,
Willie Nelson is immediately recognizable as one of our nation's most
celebrated singer-songwriters. After almost two decades, he's putting both of
those unique talents together with an
all-new album of predominantly original
material, titled, Band Of Brothers.
Willie Nelson's musical gifts ring as
true as ever, and they're brilliantly
captured on this brand new album. 14
new recordings, nine of which feature
new music and lyrics written by Willie,
comprise in one of his most personal
albums in years. The man who penned
elegant country standards from "Crazy"
to "Funny How Time Slips Away" is
in rare form with deeply introspective
tracks including "The Wall" and "Send
Me A Picture." Elsewhere, songs like
the rollicking "Wives And Girlfriends"
and "Used To Her" prove his continued
gift for wit and wisdom when it comes
to affairs of the heart. Willie also
delivers signature interpretations of
Vince Gill's "Whenever You Come
Around", Billy Joe Shaver's "The Git
Go" (a duet with Jamey Johnson)
and Billy Anderson's aptly-titled
"Songwriter". Buddy Cannon returns
as producer and co-writer, having
collaborated with Willie on all four of
his albums for Legacy.
Band Of Brothers comes hot on
the heels of a whirlwind of activity
surrounding the legendary performer,
already a Lifetime Achievement
Grammy Award winner, a Kennedy
Center honoree and one of the rst
recipients of a lifetime achievement
award from the National Academy
of Popular Music. Nelson, whose
association with the Sony Music family
goes back to his 1964 signing to RCA
Records and an extraordinary stint with
Columbia Records from 1975 to 1993,
signed to Legacy Recordings in 2012,
releasing the acclaimed Heroes that
same year, followed by Let's Face The
Music And Dance (2013), a collection
of pop, jazz and country standards.
To All The Girls..., a collection of new
duets with eighteen female duet
partners, was released in October
2013, becoming Nelson's first Top 10
placement on the pop charts in over
30 years. Having turned 80 last year,
Willie shows no signs of slowdown,
continuing to tour and record at the
pace of a man half his age.1. Bring It On
2. Guitar In The Corner
3. The Wall
4. Whenever You Come Around
5. Wives And Girlfriends
6. I Thought I Left You
7. Send Me A Picture
8. Used To Her
9. The Git Go (with Jamey Johnson)
10. Band Of Brothers
11. Hard To Be An Outlaw
12. Crazy Like Me
13. The Songwriter
14. I've Got A Lot Of Traveling To Do$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now