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
’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.