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Willie Nelson & Leon Russell - One For The Road (1979) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Willie Nelson & Leon Russell
Title: One For The Road
Genre: Country, Folk, Progressive Country, Outlaw Country, Traditional Country
Label: © Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1979
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:57:40
Recorded: Paradise Studios, Burbank, CA.

One for the Road, Willie Nelson's duet record with fellow American music maverick Leon Russell, followed months after his freewheeling, jam-heavy double album Willie and Family Live. This record (once a double LP, now a single CD) wasn't recorded live and the songs run a little shorter, but it shares the same sort of loose spirit and easy-rolling eclecticism as the two, essentially backed by the Family, run through a mess of country and pop standards. The latter makes up for the second half and its appropriately a little more subdued feel, but it's earthier than Stardust and it makes a good companion for the irresistible first half, which is often cheerfully rowdy (particularly on the dynamite opening triptych of "Detour," "I Saw the Light," and "Heartbreak Hotel") and convincingly bluesy on the ballads and mid-tempo groovers like the excellent "Trouble in Mind." Both Nelson and Russell are known as sharp interpreters of other people's material, and teamed together, they might not reinvent these songs (though they come close on "Heartbreak Hotel"), but they infuse a lot of sound and spirit into these songs. It's a little bit too laid-back and easy to qualify as a no-holds-barred classic (particularly on the second half), but that mellow charm is precisely why it's a small, priceless gem for any serious fan of either singer. --AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Willie Nelson - Willie and Family Live (1978/2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Willie Nelson
Title: Willie and Family Live
Genre: Country, Folk, Progressive Country, Traditional Country
Label: © Columbia Records
Release Date: 1978/2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 01:33:43
Recorded live at Harrah's in Lake Tahoe, Nevada in April 1978

Recorded in April 1978 at Harrah's in Lake Tahoe, Nevada at the height of Willie madness, Willie and Family Live features guest vocalists Emmylou Harris and Johnny Paycheck on several songs. It peaked at #32 on the US Billboard 200 chart at #1 on the Top Country Albums chart.
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Willie Nelson - The Troublemaker (1976/2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Willie Nelson
Title: The Troublemaker
Genre: Country, Gospel, Outlaw Country, Folk, Progressive Country, Traditional Country
Label: © Columbia Records
Release Date: 1976/2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 44:25
Recorded: February 1973 at Atlantic Recording Studios, New York City, NY

The Troublemaker is a gospel album by country singer and songwriter Willie Nelson. When Nelson refused to sign an early extension of his contract with RCA in 1972, the label decided not to release any further recordings. Nelson hired Neil Reshen as his manager, and while Reshen negotiated with RCA, Nelson moved to Austin, Texas, where the ongoing hippie music scene at the Armadillo World Headquarters renewed his musical style. In Nashville, Nelson met producer Jerry Wexler, vice president of Atlantic Records, who was interested in his music. Reshen solved the problems with RCA and signed Nelson with Atlantic Records as their first country music artist.
Produced by Arif Mardin, the album was recorded in two days at the Atlantic Records studio in New York City in February 1973. Nelson and his usual backup musicians were joined by Doug Sahm and his band. The release of the album was cancelled by Atlantic Records, that decided that the album was not right for the label. After Atlantic closed its experimental country music division, Nelson signed a contract with Columbia Records that gave him total creative control. After the critical and commercial success of Red Headed Stranger, the label published The Troublemaker in 1976. Its release had a good reception by the critics, while it charted on Billboard's Top Country Albums and on Billboard 200, at number one and sixty respectively. The single "Uncloudy Day" charted at number four on Billboard's Hot Country Singles.
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Willie Nelson - Sings Kristofferson (1979/2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Willie Nelson
Title: Willie Nelson Sings Kristofferson
Genre: Country, Folk, Outlaw Country, Progressive Country, Traditional Country
Label: © Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1979/2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 41:48
Recorded: Shangrila Studios In Los Angeles and At Clements Studio in Nashville.

Long before alternative country, even before 'outlaw country,' Kris Kristofferson was defining the outer limits of country music with his frank, boozy, often risque songs and rough-hewn singing. In 1979, Nelson recorded a collection of Kristofferson's best compositions, appropriately titled „Willie Nelson Sings Kristofferson“. The set kicks off with a funky take on 'Me and Bobbie McGee,' then slides effortlessly through eight more classics including 'Help Me Make Me Through the Night,' 'Sunday Morning Comin' Down,' 'For the Good Times,' and one of gospel's great songs of self-recrimination, 'Why Me.'
Recorded at the peak of Nelson's fame, this disc is vintage Willie and Family, loose but never sloppy. It almost sounds as if the band is playing the songs for the first time, but that they know each other so well and are such expert players that the whole thing falls together naturally and effortlessly. Nelson obviously loves this material, and it shows both in his singing and his guitar playing, which is particularly inspired here. In the 1980s Willie and Kristofferson formed a country supergroup with Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash, recording and touring as The Highwaymen.
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Willie Nelson - Shotgun Willie (1973/2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Willie Nelson
Title: Shotgun Willie
Genre: Country, Folk, Progressive Country, Traditional Country
Label: © Atlantic Records
Release Date: 1973/2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 37:04
Recorded: February 1973; Atlantic Studios, NY; Quadraphonic Studios, Nashville; Sam Phillips Recording Studio, Memphis


The legendary career of Texas-born music icon Willie Nelson has spanned six decades and stands as one of contemporary music's greatest legacies. Nelson first rose to fame as a Nashville-based songwriter, penning many now timeless standards including "Crazy," a top hit for Patsy Cline. Feeling constrained by the Nashville music establishment, Willie relocated to Austin in the early ‘70s, where the melding of rock and country audiences made a huge impression on him. He began fusing folk and roots rock with a rebellious "outlaw" country flavor, inventing an authentic, stripped-down sound that remains vastly influential to this day. At this pivotal point in his artistic evolution, Nelson signed to Atlantic Records, delivering two signature albums revered as all-time masterpieces of his extensive repertoire, Shotgun Willie and Phases And Stages.
Shotgun Willie was recorded at the Atlantic Records studio in New York City in February 1973. Produced mostly by Arif Mardin, the album included covers of two Bob Wills songs ("Stay All Night (Stay a Little Longer)" and "Bubbles in My Beer").
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Willie Nelson - Phases And Stages (1974/2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Willie Nelson
Title: Phases And Stages
Genre: Country, Folk, Progressive Country, Traditional Country
Label: © Atlantic Records
Release Date: 1974/2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 34:24
Recorded: 1973 Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, Muscle Shoals, Alabama

Nelson's first "concept" album, the Jerry Wexler-produced (at Muscle Shoals) Phases and Stages, providing both a man and a woman's viewpoints on a crumbling marriage. First released in 1974, it features the stand-outs "Bloody Mary Morning," "Walkin'," "Pretend I Never Happened," and the title track.
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Willie Nelson - Heroes (2012) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Artist: Willie Nelson
Title: Heroes
Genre: Country, Folk, Traditional Country, Progressive Country
Label: © Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 2012
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:58:29
Recorded: 2011-12, Big Gassed Studios, Blackbird Studios, Brewbeat Studio, Nashville, TN; Cannon Productions, DSR, Hollywood, CA


Heroes is a studio album by American country music singer Willie Nelson, released by Legacy Recordings on May 15, 2012. Produced by Buddy Cannon, the album contains classic country songs, new songs written by Nelson and his son Lukas, and the classic song from Nelson's repertoire, "A Horse Called Music". Guest appearances include Lukas Nelson, Ray Price, Merle Haggard, Snoop Dogg, Kris Kristofferson, Jamey Johnson, Billy Joe Shaver, and Sheryl Crow.
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Willie Nelson - City of New Orleans (1984/2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Willie Nelson
Title: City of New Orleans
Genre: Country, Folk, Progressive Country, Traditional Country
Label: © Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1984/2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 37:08
Recorded: Moman's Recording Studio. Mastered at Woodland Sound Facilities

"City of New Orleans" is a 1984 album by country musician Willie Nelson, released by Columbia Records. The title track was penned by Steve Goodman, originally recorded by Arlo Guthrie in 1972; Nelson's version of the song topped the U.S. country singles chart. The album also features renditions of "Please Come to Boston" and "Wind Beneath My Wings".
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