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Willie Nelson Red Headed Stranger'
Stardust (Awaiting Repress)Ranked 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 AWAITING REPRESS 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
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
Acclaimed Singer, Songwriter, Band Leader From Ethyl Meatplow
And The Geraldine Fibbers.
First Solo Album In Seven Years, Following A String Of Releases
With Her Evangelista Project.
Carla Bozulich is an art-punk heroine with almost three decades of exceptional,
iconoclastic musical activity under her belt. Time and again she has headed up bands that
sound like nothing else and arguably stake out genres unto themselves: the bent agit-prop
of Ethyl Meatplow; the ferocious roots-tinged epic rock of The Geraldine Fibbers; the vocal driven sound-art of Scarnella and Evangelista. Her first "solo" record, the 2003 album-length
cover of Willie Nelson's Red Headed Stranger, was rightly hailed as a masterpiece of
reinterpretation and recontextualisation. Bozulich now returns with the third record of her
storied career to be issued in her own name, following three albums under the Evangelista
moniker since 2008 (her first record on Constellation, in 2006, was, somewhat confusingly,
released as Carla Bozulich and titled Evangelista).
Boy is Carla's self-proclaimed "pop record" and assuredly it is, albeit in the context of her
sui generis path (by the standards of what our current music culture these days means by
pop crossover tropes and stylistics, perhaps not so much!). Boy is a refreshing reminder of
what pop - as an oblique angle, influence and intent - can yield in the hands of a ferociously
commanding singer/lyricist who has cut her teeth on genre-bending, genre-blending, and
DIY aesthetics for 25 years. Boy is pop-influenced by way of primitivist punk, avant rock,
goth/industrial and lo/mid-fi; a batch of ten songs that clock in at 3 to 5 minutes each, mostly
hewing to recognizable structures of verse, chorus and bridge, but marked by destabilizing
accents and strategies, and nothing that could be mistaken for winking irony, gloss or mere
effect/affect. The songs are driven by hooks and melodies delivered by the singing itself,
with the underlying instrumentation and arrangements always in the service of Carla's voice
and lyrics - in that respect, there is a strong through-line from the Evangelista albums. But
Boy sharpens and focuses each song's intent and structure; unlike most of the Evangelista
work, this new album would not be mistaken for sound art, dark ambient, or quasi-Industrial
music (except perhaps on "One Hard Man" and "Number X").
As Bozulich points out in the liner notes, Boy is also not strictly speaking a "solo" album.
While she wrote and recorded everything, and played the majority of the instruments, it was
also aided and abetted throughout by a close creative partnership with John Eichenseer (aka
JHNO, Spool) who provided musical and technical input throughout the 2+ years of the
making of the album. The two have traveled and played together all over North America,
Europe and beyond, remaining purposefully uprooted and nomadic, piecing the record
together along the way. Guided by some of Bozulich's most perceptive, reflective, economical
and honest lyrics, Boy stakes out a poetics of eulogy in all the breadth and nuance of the
term - celebration, memorial, rhapsody, survival; this album unfurls a beautiful, unsettling
narrative wrung from an artistic life of unflinching creative experience, commitment, courage
and learning. And no small measure of genuine, well-earned wisdom. It's also fun.
Boy is the sharpest, supplest, most satisfying and most generous album that Bozulich has
made in recent years. It also happens to be one of her most immediately accessible, while
sacrificing nothing of her inimitable sound and vision. It is a definitive expression - and
should serve as a welcome reminder - of Bozulich's tremendous talent, taste and trajectory.1. Ain't No Grave
2. One Hard Man
3. Drowned To The Light
4. Don't Follow Me
5. Gonna Stop Killing
6. Deeper Than The Well
8. Lazy Crossbones
9. What Is It Baby?
10. Number X$25.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now