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Standards - The Nelson Way
on June 20, 2000
This is a re-release of an original 1993 Willie Nelson album which features yet another beautiful collection of standards, done in that most unique Willie Nelson way.
But unlike earlier Willie Nelson releases on which he concentrated on interpreting classic tunes (like his 1978 Stardust or his 1994 Healing Hands albums), this 15-track CD is a very laid-back affair with sparse instrumentation; basically just guitars, a little piano, a subdued bass & some gentle drums. Don't go looking for strings or grandiose arrangements here.
Being simple is what makes this album so great! For me, this is among the top-five albums by Willie Nelson. Four stars only because I think that the song choices are somewhat uneven.