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WILLIE NELSON - A Classic And Unreleased Collection (1995)

"A Classic And Unreleased Collection" spans Willie Nelson's career. It includes early demos, outtakes and alternate versions of songs, as well as three entire, previously unreleased albums from various points in his career: LIVE AT THE TEXAS OPRY HOUSE, SUGAR MOON and WILLIE SINGS HANK WILLIAMS. Like Dylan's THE BOOTLEG SERIES and Van Morrison's PHILOSOPHER'S STONE, this gathers a wide assortment of previously unreleased tracks from throughout the artist's career. This three-CD box set, originally available only through QVC, starts with Willie's first single, a Hank Williams-esque original, then jumps to a sparsely arranged 1961 songwriting demo session. Nelson's considerable songwriting talents are amply evident on these obscure numbers, as is his capable singing. Hearing these, you wonder why Nelson never hit it big as a performer during the 1960's.

The set then jumps to the early 1970's and Willie's albums SHOTGUN WILLIE and PHASES AND STAGES, from which numerous outtakes are included. Eleven songs from a live show in 1974 show include less frantic performances of many numbers featured on 1978's WILLIE AND FAMILY LIVE. Then comes a too-brief collection of Western Swing songs, performed in the studio with Merle Haggard's band. The box comes full circle by closing with ten Hank Williams songs, taken from a shelved tribute album. CLASSIC AND UNRELEASED should not be confused with Columbia's three-CD box REVOLUTIONS OF TIME, a conventional greatest hits package covering Willie's later career. This set is better suited to the devoted Nelson fan than to the casual listener.

Personnel: Willie Nelson (vocals, guitar); Pete Carr (acoustic & electric guitars, dobro); Steve Burgh, Fred Carter, Jr. (acoustic guitar); Pete Wade, Ray Edenton, Ron Cornelius, Mac Gayden, Reggie Young, Clint Strong (guitar); John Hughey, Norm Hamlet (steel guitar); Tiny Moore (electric mandolin); Jimmy Belken (fiddle); Don Markham (saxophone, trumpet); Gary Church (trombone); Hargus "Pig" Robbins, Bobbie Nelson, Bobby Emmons, Mark Yeary, Bucky Meadows (piano); Jeff Gutcheon (organ); Barry Beckett (keyboards); Bob Moore, Bee Spears, David Hood, Tommy Cogbill, Dennis Hromek, David Zettner (bass); Willie Ackerman, Paul English, Roger Hawkins, Kenny Malone, Biff Adam (drums).

Recorded between 1957 and the mid-1980s. HERE


01. Introduction by Willie
02. No Place for Me
03. Lumberjack Listen
04. Why Are You Picking on Me
05. Shelter of Your Arms
06. Moment Isn't Very Long
07. Any Old Arms Won't Do
08. December Day
09. Healing Hands of Time
10. Things to Remember
11. Face of a Fighter
12. Suffering in Silence
13. Who Do I Know in Dallas
14. Slow Down Old World
15. I Hope So
16. I Gotta Have Something I Ain't Got
17. I'm So Ashamed
18. My Cricket and Me
19. Both Ends of the Candle
20. Slow Down Old World
21. Under the Double Eagle

01. So Much to Do
02. (How Will I Know) I'm Falling in Love Again
03. Bloody Mary Morning
04. No Love Around
05. After the Fire Is Gone
06. Whiskey River
07. Me and Paul
08. Medley: Funny How Time Slips Away/Crazy/Night Life
09. Stay All Night (Stay a Little Longer)
10. Walkin' (Live)
11. Bloody Mary Morning/Take Me Back to Tulsa
12. Party's Over
13. Truck Drivin' Man
14. She Thinks I Still Care
15. Good Hearted Woman
16. Sister's Coming Home
17. Sugar Moon
18. I'm a Fool to Care
19. Rosetta
20. I'll Sail My Ship Alone

01. I'll Take What I Can Get
02. It It's Wrong to Love You
03. Struttin' With Some Barbecue
04. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself a Letter
05. Till the End of the World
06. I'll Keep on Loving You
07. It Should Be Easier Now
08. Will You Remember Mine
09. Who'll Buy My Memories?
10. Jimmy's Road
11. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
12. House Is Not a Home
13. My Bucket's Got a Hole in It
14. Why Don't You Love Me
15. Mind Your Own Business
16. They'll Never Take Her Love from Me
17. Move It on Over
18. Why Should We Try Anymore
19. My Son Calls Another Man Daddy
20. I Saw the Light

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