September 06, 2011
Wounded Bird
Country, Country-Pop, Nashville Sound/Countrypolitan, Progressive Country

Album Review

This two-fer from Wounded Bird features a pair of out of print Willie Nelson LPs, Country Music Concert and The Willie Way. Originally issued in 1966 and 1972, respectively, each of the 24 tracks has a continuity dominated by the era’s country-pop as Willie had not yet earnestly embraced his outlaw persona. The live album, recorded July 5 in Fort Worth includes “Night Life,” “I Never Cared for You,” and “Medley: Mr. Record Man/Hello Walls/One Day at a Time.” The Willie Way was Nelson’s last album on RCA before moving on to Atlantic. This is an enjoyable reissue from the large Willie Nelson catalog, but most would be better served with one of the many greatest-hits compilations in print.
Al Campbell, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Mr. Record Man/Hello Walls/One Day at a Time
  2. The Last Letter/Half a Man
  3. I Never Cared for You
  4. Yesterday
  5. Touch Me
  6. Something to Think About
  7. I Just Can't Let You Say Goodbye
  8. How Long Is Forever
  9. Night Life
  10. Opportunity to Cry/Permanently Lonely
  11. My Own Peculiar Way
  12. I Gotta Get Drunk
  13. You Left a Long, Long Time Ago
  14. Wonderful Future
  15. Help Me Make It Through the Night
  16. Wake Me When It's Over
  17. Undo the Right
  18. Mountain Dew
  19. Home Is Where You're Happy
  20. A Moment Isn't Very Long
  21. What Do You Want Me to Do?
  22. I'd Rather You Didn't Love Me