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Willie Nelson 6/10/1998

Review

Willie Nelson's '60s recordings for RCA have long been the subject of critical disdain due to the supposed ill fit between Nelson's idiosyncratic style and the conventions of the Nashville sound era. In fact, Nelson's RCA material is largely of high quality, his modest hits from this period were often excellent, and his uniqueness comes through no matter how syrupy the orchestration (which isn't always the case -- the production on many of these tracks is quite spare). This deluxe eight-CD box set compiles everything Nelson recorded during his eight years with RCA, including a complete live set, unreleased recordings, rough takes of songs that would later surface on his A&M albums, and his few early-'60s recordings for Monument. Nelson covers Western swing, pop-country, ballads, and versions of classic country songs in minimalist fashion with his jazzy phrasing fully developed. In fact, those who have been frightened away from these recordings by critics may be surprised by how little they differ from his '70s sound. Fans will delight over the LP-sized hardback book that accompanies this set and the opportunity to review a neglected episode in the Willie saga. ~ Greg Adams
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 King of a Lonely Castle Willie Nelson 2:49
  3. 2 (There'll Be) Someone Waiting for You Willie Nelson 2:40
  4. 3 To Make a Long Story Short (She's Gone) Willie Nelson 2:23
  5. 4 I Never Cared for You Willie Nelson 2:29
  6. 5 You Left Me a Long, Long Time Ago Willie Nelson 2:33
  7. 6 I Feel That Old Feeling Willie Nelson 2:20
  8. 7 King of a Lonely Castle Willie Nelson 2:49
  9. 8 Pretty Paper Willie Nelson 2:29
  10. 9 What a Merry Christmas This Could Be Willie Nelson 2:9
  11. 10 Healing Hands of Time Willie Nelson 2:6
  12. 11 Talk to Me Willie Nelson 1:56
  13. 12 Whisky Walzer Willie Nelson 2:26
  14. 13 Little Darling Willie Nelson 2:28
  15. 14 Permanently Lonely Willie Nelson 2:31
  16. 15 Healing Hands of Time Willie Nelson 2:6
  17. 16 Ashamed Willie Nelson 2:14
  18. 17 She's Not for You Willie Nelson 2:32
  19. 18 Are You Sure Willie Nelson 2:11
  20. 19 Night Life Willie Nelson 2:26
  21. 20 Mr. Record Man Willie Nelson 2:15
  22. 21 Healing Hands of Time Willie Nelson 2:21
  23. 22 Funny How Time Slips Away Willie Nelson 2:42
  24. 23 My Own Peculiar Way Willie Nelson 2:58
  25. 24 One Day at a Time Willie Nelson 2:34
  26. 25 It Should Be Easier Now Willie Nelson 2:46
  27. 26 Darkness on the Face of the Earth Willie Nelson 2:28
  28. 27 Buddy Willie Nelson 2:18
  29. 28 Hello Walls Willie Nelson 2:14
  30. 29 So Much to Do Willie Nelson 2:12
  31. 30 Within Your Crowd Willie Nelson 2:6
  32. 1 Did I Ever Love You Willie Nelson 2:29
  33. 2 And So Will You My Love Willie Nelson 3:2
  34. 3 I Just Can't Let You Say Goodbye Willie Nelson 2:51
  35. 4 Down to Our Last Goodbye Willie Nelson 2:38
  36. 5 Fraulein Willie Nelson 2:58
  37. 6 I Love You Because Willie Nelson 3:0
  38. 7 I'd Trade All of My Tomorrows (For Just One Yesterday) Willie Nelson 2:25
  39. 8 Making Believe Willie Nelson 2:54
  40. 9 Home in San Antone Willie Nelson 1:40
  41. 10 Don't You Ever Get Tired (Of Hurting Me) Willie Nelson 3:1
  42. 11 Columbus Stockade Blues Willie Nelson 1:58
  43. 12 Seasons of My Heart Willie Nelson 2:46
  44. 13 Heartaches by the Number Willie Nelson 2:20
  45. 14 Go on Home Willie Nelson 2:15
  46. 15 My Window Faces the South Willie Nelson 1:44
  47. 16 San Antonio Rose Willie Nelson 2:9
  48. 17 I'm Still Not over You Willie Nelson 2:49
  49. 18 San Antonio Rose Willie Nelson 2:18
  50. 19 Columbus Stockade Blues Willie Nelson 2:11
  51. 20 He Sits at My Table Willie Nelson 2:31
  52. 21 A Wonderful Yesterday Willie Nelson 2:6
  53. 22 The Party's Over Willie Nelson 2:28
  54. 23 One in a Row Willie Nelson 2:34
  55. 24 Make Way for a Better Man Willie Nelson 2:2
  56. 25 Did I Ever Love You Willie Nelson 2:29
  57. 26 And So Will You My Love Willie Nelson 3:2
  58. 27 I Just Can't Let You Say Goodbye Willie Nelson 2:52
  59. 28 Down to Our Last Goodbye Willie Nelson 2:38
  60. 29 A Wonderful Yesterday Willie Nelson 2:4
  61. 30 The Party's Over Willie Nelson 2:27
  62. 31 One in a Row Willie Nelson 2:33
  63. 32 Make Way for a Better Man Willie Nelson 1:59
  64. 1 Have I Stayed Away Too Long? Willie Nelson 3:4
  65. 2 Some Other World Willie Nelson 2:13
  66. 3 If It's Wrong to Love You Willie Nelson 2:19
  67. 4 Have I Told You Lately That I Love You Willie Nelson 3:3
  68. 5 You Made Me Live, Love and Die Willie Nelson 2:51
  69. 6 Born to Lose Willie Nelson 2:41
  70. 7 What Now My Love Willie Nelson 3:14
  71. 8 Lovin' Lies Willie Nelson 3:0
  72. 9 Teach Me to Forget Willie Nelson 2:51
  73. 10 Tender Years Willie Nelson 2:24
  74. 11 A Mansion on the Hill Willie Nelson 3:0
  75. 12 Something to Think About Willie Nelson 2:34
  76. 13 Blackjack County Chains Willie Nelson 2:3
  77. 14 Don't Say Love or Nothing Willie Nelson 2:48
  78. 15 You Ought to Hear Me Cry Willie Nelson 2:41
  79. 16 I Don't Feel Anything Willie Nelson 2:36
  80. 17 Hold Me Tighter Willie Nelson 2:25
  81. 18 I'll Stay Around Willie Nelson 2:16
  82. 19 A Moment Isn't Very Long Willie Nelson 2:13
  83. 20 The Ghost Willie Nelson 2:24
  84. 21 No Tomorrow in Sight Willie Nelson 3:3
  85. 22 There Goes a Man Willie Nelson 2:28
  86. 23 Go Away Willie Nelson 2:26
  87. 24 Once Alone Willie Nelson 3:1
  88. 25 End of Understanding Willie Nelson 2:6
  89. 26 To Make a Long Story Short (She's Gone) Willie Nelson 2:17
  90. 27 Suffering in Silence Willie Nelson 2:23
  91. 28 Truth Number One Willie Nelson 2:50
  92. 29 When I Don't Have You Willie Nelson 3:24
  93. 1 Someday You'll Call My Name Willie Nelson 2:9
  94. 2 Wild Memories Willie Nelson 2:37
  95. 3 December Day Willie Nelson 2:43
  96. 4 Pages Willie Nelson 2:55
  97. 5 Little Things Willie Nelson 3:18
  98. 6 Good Times Willie Nelson 2:29
  99. 7 She's Still Gone Willie Nelson 2:27
  100. 8 Sweet Memories Willie Nelson 3:13
  101. 9 Johnny One Time Willie Nelson 2:45
  102. 10 Jimmy's Road Willie Nelson 2:39
  103. 11 Bring Me Sunshine Willie Nelson 2:13
  104. 12 I Let My Mind Wander Willie Nelson 2:54
  105. 13 I Just Don't Understand Willie Nelson 2:40
  106. 14 I Just Dropped By Willie Nelson 3:27
  107. 15 The Local Memory Willie Nelson 1:52
  108. 16 Natural to Be Gone Willie Nelson 2:3
  109. 17 Love Has a Mind of Its Own Willie Nelson 2:40
  110. 18 I'll Walk Alone Willie Nelson 3:9
  111. 19 It Will Come to Pass Willie Nelson 3:2
  112. 20 My Own Peculiar Way Willie Nelson 3:8
  113. 21 The Message Willie Nelson 2:42
  114. 22 That's All Willie Nelson 2:27
  115. 23 Any Old Arms Won't Do Willie Nelson 2:33
  116. 24 Johnny One Time Willie Nelson 2:46
  117. 25 Jimmy's Road Willie Nelson 2:39
  118. 26 Bring Me Sunshine Willie Nelson 2:13
  119. 27 Bloody Mary Morning Willie Nelson 3:16
  120. 28 Pins and Needles (In My Heart) Willie Nelson 3:19
  121. 29 Everybody's Talkin' Willie Nelson 3:21
  122. 1 Crazy Arms Willie Nelson 2:31
  123. 2 I Gotta Get Drunk Willie Nelson 2:16
  124. 3 Wabash Cannonball Willie Nelson 2:44
  125. 4 One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart) Willie Nelson 2:36
  126. 5 Who Do I Know in Dallas Willie Nelson 2:29
  127. 6 Both Sides Now Willie Nelson 3:2
  128. 7 It Could Be Said That Way Willie Nelson 3:13
  129. 8 Once More With Feeling Willie Nelson 2:38
  130. 9 Follow Me Around Willie Nelson 2:44
  131. 10 Minstrel Man Willie Nelson 2:29
  132. 11 Where Do You Stand? Willie Nelson 2:18
  133. 12 When We Live Again Willie Nelson 2:16
  134. 13 If You Could See What's Going Through My Mind Willie Nelson 2:57
  135. 14 Happiness Lives Next Door Willie Nelson 2:38
  136. 15 I've Seen That Look on Me (A Thousand Times) Willie Nelson 2:31
  137. 16 I Don't Feel Anything Willie Nelson 2:33
  138. 17 Laying My Burdens Down Willie Nelson 2:38
  139. 18 How Long Have You Been There Willie Nelson 2:34
  140. 19 Senses Willie Nelson 2:15
  141. 20 Sunday Morning Coming Down Willie Nelson 5:50
  142. 21 What Can You Do to Me Now Willie Nelson 3:29
  143. 22 The Losers Song Willie Nelson 2:50
  144. 23 Fire and Rain Willie Nelson 3:0
  145. 24 I Can Cry Again Willie Nelson 3:0
  146. 25 I'm a Memory Willie Nelson 2:26
  147. 26 That's Why I Love Her So Willie Nelson 2:32
  148. 27 If You Could See What's Going Through My Mind Willie Nelson 2:57
  149. 28 The Losers Song Willie Nelson 2:47
  150. 1 Yours Love Willie Nelson 3:2
  151. 2 Kneel at the Feet of Jesus Willie Nelson 2:46
  152. 3 Today I Started Loving You Again Willie Nelson 4:2
  153. 4 I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry Willie Nelson 2:25
  154. 5 Will You Remember Mine Willie Nelson 3:34
  155. 6 Wonderful Future Willie Nelson 2:38
  156. 7 Wake Me When It's Over Willie Nelson 3:44
  157. 8 Help Me Make It Through the Night Willie Nelson 2:57
  158. 9 Rainy Day Blues Willie Nelson 3:14
  159. 10 If You Really Loved Me Willie Nelson 2:13
  160. 11 Words Don't Fit the Picture Willie Nelson 2:48
  161. 12 What Do You Want Me to Do? Willie Nelson 2:28
  162. 13 Stay Away from Lonely Places Willie Nelson 2:59
  163. 14 Good Hearted Woman Waylon Jennings 3:1
  164. 15 Home Is Where You're Happy Willie Nelson 3:1
  165. 16 My Kind of Girl Willie Nelson 2:34
  166. 17 I'd Rather You Didn't Love Me Willie Nelson 2:40
  167. 18 Undo the Right Willie Nelson 2:19
  168. 19 One Step Beyond Willie Nelson 2:3
  169. 20 I Want a Girl Willie Nelson 2:39
  170. 21 Country Willie Willie Nelson 2:37
  171. 22 You Left Me a Long, Long Time Ago Willie Nelson 2:40
  172. 23 London Willie Nelson 2:56
  173. 24 A Moment Isn't Very Long Willie Nelson 3:3
  174. 25 Who'll Buy My Memories? Willie Nelson 3:43
  175. 26 No Love Around Willie Nelson 2:50
  176. 27 Come on Home Willie Nelson 2:25
  177. 28 Mountain Dew Willie Nelson 2:7
  178. 1 Dallas Willie Nelson 2:17
  179. 2 San Antonio Willie Nelson 2:33
  180. 3 Streets of Laredo Willie Nelson 3:34
  181. 4 Who Put All My Ex's in Texas Willie Nelson 2:16
  182. 5 The Hill Country Theme Willie Nelson 2:19
  183. 6 Waltz Across Texas Willie Nelson 2:27
  184. 7 Travis Letter Willie Nelson 2:5
  185. 8 Remember the Alamo Willie Nelson 2:57
  186. 9 Texas in My Soul Willie Nelson 2:1
  187. 10 There's a Little Bit of Everything in Texas Willie Nelson 2:22
  188. 11 Beautiful Texas Willie Nelson 2:41
  189. 12 Medley: Where's the Show/Let Me Be a Man Willie Nelson 3:40
  190. 13 In God's Eyes Willie Nelson 2:21
  191. 14 Family Bible Willie Nelson 3:12
  192. 15 It's Not for Me to Understand Willie Nelson 3:4
  193. 16 Medley: These Are Difficult Times/Remember the Good Times Willie Nelson 3:16
  194. 17 Summer of Roses Willie Nelson 2:5
  195. 18 December Day Willie Nelson 2:17
  196. 19 Yesterday's Wine Willie Nelson 3:13
  197. 20 Me and Paul Willie Nelson 3:49
  198. 21 Goin' Home Willie Nelson 3:9
  199. 22 Phases, Stages, Circles, Cycles and Scenes Willie Nelson 2:2
  200. 23 Pretend I Never Happened Willie Nelson 2:57
  201. 24 Sister's Coming Home Willie Nelson 1:33
  202. 25 Down at the Corner Beer Joint Willie Nelson 1:32
  203. 26 I'm Falling in Love Again Willie Nelson 2:7
  204. 27 Chet's Tune Willie Nelson 2:48
  205. 28 Poor Old Ugly Gladys Jones Willie Nelson 2:44
  206. 1 Introduction- Bo Powell/Willie Introduces Band Willie Nelson 2:1
  207. 2 Medley: Mr. Record Man/Hello Walls/One Day at a Time Willie Nelson 5:20
  208. 3 Medley: The Last Letter/Half a Man Willie Nelson 4:23
  209. 4 I Never Cared for You Willie Nelson 3:12
  210. 5 Yesterday Willie Nelson 2:22
  211. 6 Touch Me Willie Nelson 2:37
  212. 7 Something to Think About Willie Nelson 2:21
  213. 8 I Just Can't Let You Say Goodbye Willie Nelson 2:49
  214. 9 How Long Is Forever Willie Nelson 2:51
  215. 10 Night Life Willie Nelson 3:35
  216. 11 Medley: Opportunity to Cry/Permanently Lonely Willie Nelson 4:34
  217. 12 My Own Peculiar Way Willie Nelson 2:19
  218. 13 I Love You Because Willie Nelson 2:40
  219. 14 I'm Still Not over You Willie Nelson 2:38
  220. 15 There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight Willie Nelson 3:31

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