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Willie Nelson's Greatest Hits (And Some That Will Be) CD

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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Railroad Lady
  2. Heartaches Of A Fool
  3. Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
  4. Whiskey River
  5. Good Hearted Woman
  6. Georgia On My Mind
  7. If You've Got The Money I've Got The Time
  8. Look What Thoughts Will Do
  9. Uncloudy Day
  10. Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys
  11. My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys
  12. Help Me Make It Through The Night
  13. Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground
  14. I'd Have To Be Crazy
  15. Faded Love
  16. On The Road Again
  17. Heartbreak Hotel
  18. If You Could Touch Her At All
  19. Till I Gain Control Again
  20. Stay A Little Longer


Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Columbia
  • ASIN: B0000025O8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #172,947 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By Anthony G Pizza VINE VOICE on May 4, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Shania Twain purred, "We're gonna rock this country all over the world." Garth Brooks changed the lyrics to an Aerosmith song to a rodeo story. But Willie Nelson, especially in his first six superstar years with Columbia Records, crossed rock fans to country without patronage or gimmickry. His musical gifts, displayed here on this hits package, tell the story: guitar playing borrowed from jazz and classical styles but laid right into a first-rate country swing band, incisive, poetic songwriting and well chosen, impeccably sung cover choices.
Here you'll find the C&W songs that made the whole world sing ("Good Hearted Woman," "On The Road Again," "Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain," "Mamas Don't Let Your Babies...") Nelson's covers of songs made famous by Lefty Frizzell, Elvis Presley and Ray Charles are made fresh by sparse, accoustic guitar-based arrangements, keeping the spirit of the writers' originals. (Only "Faded Love," a duet with Ray Price, comes over a bit too sentimental and lush here).
Willie Nelson dressed his unique country music in the garb, hair and attitude of a rocker. This (and great songs played well) has endeared him to three generations of music fans and makes this one of any number of essential Nelson collections (Also check out "Stardust," "Red Headed Stranger," "Across The Borderline," and the Rhino collections "Shotgun Willie" and "Night Life.")
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This has to be one of the best value Willie Nelson recordings as it shows most of the range and variety of this timeless troubadour.
For the fan, a veritable feast;for the interested .....but not quite sure or the Nelson novice;a tremendous selection of twenty songs all superbly performed.From the irrepressible "On The Road Again"......surely one of the all time great foot tappers,? to all time modern country classics such as"Good Hearted Woman" and "My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys" this album is a treat.The haunting renditions of "Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain" and the Kris Kristofferson composition "Help Me Make It Through The Night" are complemented expertly with the humerous "If Youve Got The Money Honey Ive Got The Time" or the raunchy "Uncloudy Day"
Strangely Nelson himself has only three self penned songs from the twenty. In addition to the aforementioned "On The Road Again" they are "Heartaches Of A Fool " and the sensational "Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground "
Yes I am biased as I am a "Willie Nelson " fan, however,I would recommend this album to the fan ,the person who wants to find out what Willie Nelson" is all about,or the music lover who wants variety in their collection......Try it! I am sure you will not be disappointed.
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They just don't come any cooler than Willie Nelson. And this is a terrific collection of his older music.

Before American country music went _entirely_ corporate-prefab (at least in Nashville), there was a little group of singers and songwriters that people dubbed the 'Outlaws'. Depending who you asked, this group tended to include at least Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, and Our Hero.

The tendency (with exceptions) was for these guys to be -- in contrast to the clean-cut down-home simple aw-shucks 'country boy' of popular fancy -- a bunch of rowdy long-haired hippie-redneck maverick-rebel-iconoclast good old bad old boys. It was speculated that they were occasionally less sober than judges, and it was even rumored that one or two of them might perhaps have smoked a little weed once in a while. Their voices were raw, they wore bandanas on their heads instead of around their necks, and their guitars were sort of twangy. The general impression was that you might not want your daughter to date them but they would probably be a helluva lot of fun to go drinking with.

Well, all right, that image was as carefully cultivated in its way as the one it was supposed to replace. But damn, these guys played _real_ country music, like Haink an' Loretty done. Turn on your local country radio station today and you'll hear the contrast at once.

Willie was and is the very coolest of this crew. By the measure of coolness alone, he stands in a class _almost_ by himself -- 'almost' because J.J. Cale and Neil Young also exist. In his way he's every bit as iconoclastic (and even surreal) as Neil. Like Neil, he's something of an acquired taste.
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This album has a lot of songs i really like to listen to on those quiet days. I've been learning guitar and i've got a new appreciation for his talents, and voice. Lots of songs on this one, and a great price point for the album versus a couple of the others.
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The funny thing about Willie is that everybody seems to like him. From the real-deal cowboys to folks that "only" listen to hard-rock, everybody concedes that Willie is great. This CD only crystallizes that fact. All of the songs that you remember from the 70's are here -- "Good Hearted Woman," "Whiskey River," et al. And there are some that you've maybe never heard but that will stay with you all the same. There is nothing finer than this rendition of "Angels Flying Too Close to the Ground." So, anyone who loves Willie should own this CD. It is some fine work. Of course, it's not everything he's ever done, but it is a good thumbnail sketch of his pre-1980 work.
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