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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on June 17, 1998
Format: Audio CD
It's amazing how each song highlights each one of the foursome's strong points. This CD really made me stand up and listen. The CD opens with "Silver Stallion" and one cannot help but think of bygone cowboy days. Waylon Jennings transforms "Angels Love Bad Men" into one of his trademark wicked songs. Reminds you of the "Waylon and Willie days" when everybody wanted to be an outlaw. This album would get five stars if it had included their version of "Help Me Make it Through the Night" (a danceable form of the famous Kristoferson tune). And, it's nice to know that Johnny Cash sounds as good as ever.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on September 28, 2004
Format: Audio CD
This is a great disc from the first track 'til the last. It's got just the right mix of great production BIG sounding tunes (which fit the mythic status of the performers and the subjects of some of the songs) and 'raw' and 'smaller' more personal songs (which allow the singers to shine). Some think that makes this one sound rushed. I don't agree. It's a great way to make an album with these four artists and it's a gem.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on May 6, 2004
Format: Audio CD
When this cd came out, all the critics wrote it off saying, "It seems very rushed." Well I can kind of agree with that assumption. A few songs here sound like they were basically chosen out of pure desparation.

But on the other hand, this cd features some of the best, if not the best vocals Waylon Jennings has ever put on record. Johnny Cash does one of the best performances of his post Columbia Records days on "Anthem '84 and Living Legend." There is the towering Peformance on "Born And Raised in Black and White" that should have gotten them the "Vocal Event" award at the 1991 CMA awards (and was played as their nomination was announced).

This is a very solid release, although a bit rushed. But only these men could rush and make something so good. These men at their worst are 100 times better than most "artists" at their best.
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on March 7, 2015
Format: MP3 Music
I spent the past week listening to Highwayman 2 on CD. I have had this CD since it came out. While I enjoy all 3 of the Highwayman recordings, this to me, is the best of the 3 recordings. What makes it special is that Johnny Cash's voice was still in fine form, as opposed to quavering on The Road Goes On Forever. In fact, all 4 of the guys sound great on this recording. Secondly, there is no over-blown, ridiculous technical guitar solos on this - the instrumentation is subtle and restrained and appropriate for the material (unlike a couple of songs on The Road Goes On Forever). Finally, many of the songs are almost choral with all 4 of the guys singing, an added "nice touch". These are country story songs, the kind I like. There is nothing to dislike on this album. A must for fans of Johnny Kris, Waylon and Willie.
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on June 30, 2008
Format: Audio CD
i LOVE the first highwaymen album and consider them the best superband of all time (outranking Trio and the Travelling Wilburries ... I know I misspelled that) so I was excited to hear more of these four fine fellows. This album is pretty much the same exact thing as their first album. There's even one track (I forget what it's called right now) that's a cookie cutter version of the song "highwayman" on the album "highwaymen" by the "highwaymen" (also known as the groups first album) The first one is a great song- each grizzled, road-weary country music legend tells a tale of some heroic/tragic/iconic male figure in America's past. The second is just more of that, with a different chorus. If you want to get into this band- start with "highwaymen" then get this only if you want a second, similar, helping.
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on February 20, 2015
Format: MP3 MusicVerified Purchase
For those like me that love REAL Country music, may I ask: "Who's gonna fill their shoes?" Country music will never be the same again. Call me old fashion, but if you have been to a Highwaymen concert or better yet, a Waylon Jennings and George Jones concert and you aren't moved, something is wrong. This is a terrific CD and every track is worth listening over and over...Get it now, don't wait to pass "Go"...
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on December 31, 2013
Format: MP3 Music
Right from the first song on this cd. It gets your attention. The song Silver Stallion where each one sings a part of the song solo. It is sort of an outlaw song that would have been a good Waylon song. But they all do good on it. born And Raised In Black And White I think is the best song on the cd. It is another outlaw song about two brothers who took different paths in life. The do a song called American Remains which is a song similar to the original Highwayman. Sort of the same but different. It is another highlight. It has Waylon's Angels Love Bad Men. Which Barbara Mandrell actually did.
It has a Johnny Cash song. Songs That Made A Difference. Which is about all of his famous singer songwriters friends being over at his house and playing their songs. Very cool. This is a good cd. Like the cover of the first Highwaymen cd. These guy's could have been the Mount Rushmore of country music.
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on July 3, 2013
Format: MP3 MusicVerified Purchase
Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and Kris Kristofferson singing and playing some great songs that should be classics. My favorites.
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on January 20, 2009
Format: Audio CDVerified Purchase
This CD arrived very quickly( and was just as described. It contains a great selection of songs and is a great addition to anyone's country CD collection. All in all, a great buying experience.
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on March 22, 2013
Format: Audio CDVerified Purchase
It's too bad they didn't do more songs together. They sound fantastic and work together so well. Very deep and thoughtful lyrics. A true classic!
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