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Right for the Time

4.6 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews

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Audio CD, May 21, 1996
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Having been tossed off their major labels, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, and Waylon Jennings have bounced back on the tiny Justice label to make some of the best music of their careers. That's certainly true of Jennings' Right for the Time. He still possesses one of the deepest, richest baritones in country music, which brings a West Texas authenticity to this batch of songs about the battle between high hopes and bad habits. On a lovely ballad about his wife, for example, he calls her "The Most Sensible Thing" he's ever done and contrasts her to the many less-than-sensible things he's tried. Right for the Time is not without its flaws. At its best, though, the album manages to combine the cantankerous and the romantic into something as complicated as real life. --Geoffrey Himes
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 21, 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Justice Records
  • ASIN: B000000NRU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #353,583 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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I am writing this just having found out about the passing of Waylon Jennings. This was the first album by him that really grabbed me, and it has wound up being one of my favorite albums by anyone, period. I cannot urge you strongly enough to purchase this cd and listen to it, and I can only expect that it will touch you just the same as it did me. It's that good.
The first song (WBPT) grows like a slow moving vine. It's got a groove to it that just coils up around you and won't let go. It builds up anticipation as Waylon sings his "nonsense" lyrics, (about what I don't know,) but that's the charm in it. I guess Waylon figures if he can get you with a song about nothing, then he's got you for the rest of the album.
And what a rest of an album. He covers Paul Simon's "The Boxer" with aching sincerity, and duets with wife Jessi on one of the most affecting harmonies in "Deep In The West." His love song to Jessi, "The Most Sensible Thing," has a great message to people who need a reality check about what's important in life and their relationship.
Another thing that marks this album for me is Waylon's incredible harmonies. Has anyone given him proper credit for being such an emotive singer, and layering his own harmonies over his vocals so perfectly? This album might be evidence that he is one of the best there is. Compare his version of "The Boxer" to Simon + Garfunkel's and you can see what a feat he pulls off!
Folks, I could go on and on about this great record. But I would be babbling I am sure, as I write this in great distress over his death. I just wanted to do something in some small way to let out some emotions. Perhaps I should have waited for awhile, but oh well...just trust me- if you haven't heard this cd, give it a shot.
Waylon, I will miss you dearly. Thanks so much for this fantastic album. You have made several other wonderful albums, but this one is my all-time favorite, and I am so glad you gave it to us.
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Right for the Time is a terrific album in the carrer of a mastercraftsmen. Right for the time finds Waylon in great voice with song sounding fresh with a loose feel. Waylon has a great band who breathe new life into some classic songs. Waylon stated while recording Right for the Time, he felt like he did when he was recording his landmark 1975 album Honkey Tonk Heroes. A great album full of great songs from a legend!
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Right for the Time is a terrific album in the carrer of a mastercraftsmen. Right for the time finds Waylon in great voice with song sounding fresh with a loose feel. Waylon has a great band who breathe new life into some classic songs. Waylon stated while recording Right for the Time, he felt like he did when he was recording his landmark 1975 album Honkey Tonk Heroes. A great album full of great songs from a legend!
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I'm a little confused about all the words for this album over the years. This item was already released in 1996 (you're reading it right) for the Justice Records label. Of course it is Waylon and he was doing great on this album, wild and raw with excellent musicians.to back him. But let's be clear that this release onn this label is no more than a rerelease. Anyway we still miss a lot of good old Waylon music en let's hope they'll bring out other wonderful stuf of him wich are nog on cd yet. Maybe a big challenge for this label.

Henk
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This CD is maybe Waylon's best. Yeah, I know that's talkin big. But here is the man we have known for 40 years singing like only a 40 year veteran of the fast paced star today nobody tomorrow can. Not to say Jennings is or ever was a nobody, but somewhere along the way, and in the day of "young country", he was forgotten about. But now he is back. A little older, a little wiser, and more sensitive and exposed then ever. Waylon has always had this way with his deep masculine yet vulnerable voice of sounding like he could kick your rear all the way to Littlefeild Texas or he could break down in tears watching Bambi for the teenth time. With the sentimentality that age seems to bestow Waylon sounds all the better, clearer, and content, finally. BUY THIS CD.
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The later post out law Waylon had a lot to live up to. The "70 on up into the early '90s Waylon set a standard that he couldn't even live up to. This is a good c.d. Just not up to some of the other stuff he put out in that earlier time period. The lead off song WBPT I think is the best song on the c.d. And he does an excellent cover of The Boxer. And he ends the cd with Living Legends Part II. Which is a not so serious statement about the state of country music and it's artists at the time. But nothing else to me really jumps out. Waylon was and is one of my top five favorite singers. And never did anything bad. It's just that some of his stuff wasn't as good as some of his other stuff.
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this one is my favorite waylon album. not that his other ones are bad cause they are great to. theres just something about this album to be one that just grabs you by the heart. waylon was always and always will be my hero. i grew up listening to ole hoss he is the outlaw king. king of the outlaws and will always be. if you dont have this album you need it. get it today. a fan of the hoss.
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This cd is worth it for the seldom-recorded Out of Jail (If I'd Killed Her When I Met Her on other albums), and the last cut about a country singer with a briefcase. Waylon chooses more mellow stuff here - next he'll be doing a Merle Haggard with standards. The cuts aren't available on iTunes.
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