Sunday, June 20, 2010

Willie Nelson 2K10 - Sad Songs & Waltzes Aint Sellin No More & Yesterday's Wine

Another couple of treats from Willie.
One line in the first song says, "It's a good thing that I'm not a star". Likely the most inaccurate line he's ever sung, since he's been a star for more than 5 decades.
The second song, is the title track of the Album "Yesterday's Wine", which is my favourite Willie Album. The songs in the album tell the story of life from birth to death. Willie wrote most of the material for the album in just a couple of days, but when it was released in 1971 it failed to get the attention that his later concept Albums, Phases & Stages (1974) and Red Headed Stranger (1975), got. But it was re-released in 1997 by Justice Records and immediately got the recognition it deserved as a classic work of songwriting.

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