Willie Nelson has to call the Outlaw Country of still his absolute authority. Few other musicians mingled and mixed the otherwise often so worth conservative country scene as belonging to Willie Nelson. Now published the songwriter, poet, actor, horse fan, Farm Aid organizer, Persuasion Kiffer and bio-diesel Supporter with "Lost Highway" a retrospective of his albums on the same young label.
12 Willie Nelson albums published so far on the small, fine alternative and Country Label Nashville - therefore high time that an interim assessment. And falling from extremely colorful. With virtual aboard Willies bio-diesel bus are many illustrious guests. Since Matchbox 20 frontman Rob Thomas, the Willie Nelson duet "Maria (Shut Up And Kiss Me)" was added. With Lost Highway Labelmate Lucinda Williams country star wrote the song "Overtime" einspielt and fOr "Crazy" he has collaborated with the couple Costello / Krall. Probably the biggest name of the "Lost Highway" -Reisegruppe is the Canadian Country-pop star Shania Twain. With its new version of perhaps the most important piece of Nelson career was: "Blues Eyes Crying In The Rain". Willie Nelson had recorded this song first in 1975 for his hit album album "Red Headed Stranger", he then became his first No. 1 hit.
Willie Nelson has always had a knack for collaboration, proving that in recent years impressively by choosing so unusual - but brilliant - sparring partners as the alternative one-man show Ryan Adams or the country singer-songwriter Kenny Chesney. But it is especially his songwriting, his choice of interpretations and the texts that make Willie Nelson's work so unique.
For the first time appear on "Lost Highway" The piece "Cowboys are Frequently Secretly Fond of Each Other". The value written by Ned Sublette 1981 Willie Nelson song slumbering for 20 years as a demo tape in the drawer of the Country Heroes, until he in the course of the film Brokeback Mountain success finally published the piece. On Valentine's Day 2006, the song first appeared on iTunes. Also unpublished pieces have been the "Both Sides of Goodbye" and "Is not Going Down on Brokeback Mountain."
Finally Let's reiterate: From the country's pension of 76-year-old Willie Nelson is still far away. He wants to stop only when the hole has become too big in his guitar Trigger to play it. Let us hope that, still maintains a good piece that accompanied him all the year at least half an eternity!
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