13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on June 19, 2000
The LP was made in 1985. Why did it take so long to put it on cd? Will In The Jailhouse Now , Angel Eyes, Brand On My Heart, Songwriter ever make it on to cd? Well this album was worth the wait.. Several songs appear no where else so it's not the same old tired tunes. Nelson does a great Georgia On A Fast Train, and modernized I'm A Memory. The CD has not a dud on it! This is a MUST have.
7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on July 5, 2000
A "MOST EXCELLENT" release by the legendary Willie Nelson. As Gregory says in the above review, "why did it take so long to get this L.P. "moved" over onto CD." THANK YOU DCC COMPACT CLASSICS. It is a "crying shame" that Columbia Records/Capitol Records and RCA Records will not issue the "best music" to ever come out of Nashville by Waylon Jennings/Willie Nelson/Johnny Cash/Kris Kristofferson/Kenny Rogers/Jessi Colter onto CD. We all must wait for a rising company, such as DDC Compact Discs/Buddah Records to put these "legends" onto CD. Gregory, the L.P.'s "In The Jailhouse Now," and "Angel Eyes" have been issued on CD, but very hard to find. I only hope DDC Compact Discs/Buddah Records will continue their extravagant efforts. -----How about 1984's "Music From Songwriter" soundtrack, by Willie/Kris, and 1989's Third World Warrior by Kris.
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on February 23, 2001
Despite its conspicuous absence from the slew of greatest hits albums to be released in recent years, the single "Me and Paul" is, i believe, one of Willie's truly great recordings. I recommend a thorough seven hours of listening with a fresh whiskey on the half hours. God bless my fellow listeners.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on April 30, 2011
This has always been a personal favorite of mine. I love it's simplicity and purity. It has, in my opinion, the best recorded version of Old Five and Dimers. Love it.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on January 9, 2012
This might be the best album of Willie Nelson's career. Others in the running could be "Spirit," the duet album with Hank Snow, and I suppose "Red Headed Stranger" but not really. This one here is as close as one gets to capturing Willie's touring band at it's peak. The free-wheeling group improvisation is put in it's place for the sake of a well-structured, exquisitely arranged recording. Willie produces himself and the typical Nashville cheese is replaced by a clean, open sound without a lot of reverb but a nice roominess. Lovely details like the occasional clave or single hit on a triangle and beautiful, gently voiced bass notes on the piano and sparse use of high strung guitar decorate different songs, along with just the right amount of harmony vocals. And Willie's voice never sounded better.
it's time to remaster this gem. It sounds great as is but the man is turning 80 in a couple of months and quality reissues of his best work, regardless of how they originally sold, is definitely in order.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 5, 2011
A great combination of spirited up-tempos and classic country ballads, anchored by some of Willie's classic compositions...Me & Paul and I Let My Mind Wander. A thoroughly enjoyable listen, punctuated by the lyrical Mickey Raphael on harmonica. This album shows why Willie was at the top of his game in the early-to-mid 80s.
4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on June 16, 2000
I bought this as an early Father's Day gift for my father-in-law. He said it was "Classic Willie" and once again he wasn't disappointed with this new release. Willie is the very sound of sorrow in I'm a Memory. If you're a Willie fan don't wait to buy this!