Live: American Outlaws [CD/DVD]

Live: American Outlaws [CD/DVD]

by The HighwaymenThe Highwaymen

CD(Bonus DVD)

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Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and Kris Kristofferson first performed as the Highwaymen in 1985, after which they became a going concern for the next decade. Hits didn't often arrive -- their 1985 debut reached the top of Billboard's Country Album charts and its title track achieved the same feat on the singles chart -- but they became a reliable concert attraction after the release of Highwayman 2 in 1990. The 2016 archival release of Live: American Outlaws is the first official document of this part of the supergroup's life, providing the first-ever CD release of the March 14, 1990 show recorded at Nassau Coliseum that was previously released on VHS in 1991 (the video portion has been remastered and released as a DVD in this set), along with a third CD featuring a six-song set from 1992's Farm Aid V, four songs from 1993's Farm Aid VI, and a spruced-up outtake of Bob Dylan's "One Too Many Mornings," where Nelson and Kristofferson added new vocal harmonies to a recording from Cash and Jennings' 1986 LP Heroes. Although all three of the concerts here were events by some measure, the Farm Aid gigs were high-profile charity shows, while the Nassau gig was intended for home video release. Considering this, it's odd how none of the three live dates feel like major events. All are matter-of-fact performances, the four Highwaymen relying on some measure of seasoned chops and personal charm as they trade songs, or perhaps just lines, on a collection of greatest-hits and new tunes they're plugging. The latter served as an excuse to get the band out on the road and they fade into the woodwork here, overshadowed by a collection of tunes that amount to some of the greatest songs of the 20th century. None of the renditions here are anywhere close to definitive -- the Highwaymen wear their age on their sleeves a bit, plus the productions are slick and overblown in a manner standard to big-budget shows of the '80s and '90s -- but something that would've seemed as little more than an enjoyable night out in 1990 now seems like something modestly special. Hearing these four Titans interact on-stage, harmonizing and cracking wise, it's hard not to marvel at the fact that for a while, Jennings, Nelson, Cash, and Kristofferson actually roamed from town to town, singing their songs along the way. This is a simple document of that time that seems more momentous now that the era has passed. [Live: American Outlaws was also released as a CD/DVD set.]

Product Details

Release Date: 05/20/2016
Label: Sony
UPC: 0888751000025
catalogNumber: 510000
Rank: 12575


Disc 1

  1. Mystery Train
  2. Highwayman
  3. Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys
  4. Good Hearted Woman
  5. Trouble Man
  6. Amanda
  7. There Ain't No Good Chain Gang
  8. Ring of Fire
  9. Folsom Prison Blues
  10. Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain
  11. Sunday Morning Coming Down
  12. Help Me Make It Through the Night
  13. The Best of All Possible Worlds
  14. Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again)
  15. City of New Orleans
  16. Always on My Mind
  17. Me and Bobby McGee

Disc 2

  1. Silver Stallion
  2. The Last Cowboy Song
  3. Two Stories Wide
  4. Living Legend
  5. The Pilgrim: Chapter 33
  6. They Killed Him
  7. I Still Miss Someone
  8. Ragged Old Flag
  9. (Ghost) Riders in the Sky
  10. Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way
  11. Night Life
  12. The King Is Gone (So Are You)
  13. Desperados Waiting for a Train
  14. Big River
  15. A Boy Named Sue
  16. Why Me
  17. Luckenbach, Texas
  18. On the Road Again

Disc 3

  1. Mystery Train
  2. Highwayman
  3. The King Is Gone (So Are You)
  4. I've Always Been Crazy
  5. The Best of All Possible Worlds
  6. City of New Orleans
  7. Folsom Prison Blues
  8. Highwayman (Intro)
  9. Shipwrecked in the Eighties
  10. Desperados Waiting for a Train
  11. One Too Many Mornings

Disc 4

  1. The King Is Gone (So Are You)
  2. Sunday Morning Coming Down
  3. Night Life
  4. (Ghost) Riders in the Sky
  5. Help Me Make It Through the Night
  6. Why Me
  7. Ragged Old Flag
  8. The Pilgrim: Chapter 33
  9. There Ain't No Good Chain Gang
  10. Trouble Man
  11. Amanda
  12. Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys [Live 5.1 Surround S
  13. Good Hearted Woman
  14. Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again) [Live 5.1 Surr
  15. Silver Stallion
  16. I Still Miss Someone
  17. Credits
  18. Willie Nelson
  19. Waylon Jennings
  20. Kris Kristofferson
  21. Johnny Cash
  22. Odds and Ends
  23. Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way
  24. Big River
  25. A Boy Named Sue
  26. On the Road Again
  27. Folsom Prison Blues
  28. Intro
  29. Highwayman
  30. The Best of All Possible Worlds
  31. City of New Orleans
  32. Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love) [Live 5.1 Surround Sound
  33. Ring of Fire
  34. Always on My Mind
  35. Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain
  36. Me and Bobby McGee
  37. The Last Cowboy Song
  38. Two Stories Wide
  39. They Killed Him
  40. Living Legend
  41. Desperados Waiting for a Train
  42. Intro
  43. Highwayman
  44. Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys
  45. Good Hearted Woman
  46. Trouble Man
  47. Amanda
  48. There Ain't No Good Chain Gang
  49. Ring of Fire
  50. Folsom Prison Blues
  51. Blue Eyes Crying In the Rain
  52. Sunday Morning Coming Down
  53. Help Me Make It Through the Night
  54. The Best of All Possible Worlds
  55. Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again)
  56. City of New Orleans
  57. Always On My Mind
  58. Me and Bobby McGee
  59. Silver Stallion
  60. The Last Cowboy Song
  61. Two Stories Wide
  62. Living Legend
  63. The Pilgrim: Chapter 33
  64. They Killed Him
  65. I Still Miss Someone
  66. Ragged Old Flag
  67. (Ghost) Riders In the Sky
  68. Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way
  69. Night Life
  70. The King Is Gone (So Are You)
  71. Desperados Waiting for a Train
  72. Big River
  73. A Boy Named Sue
  74. Why Me
  75. Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)
  76. On the Road Again
  77. Credits
  78. Willie Nelson
  79. Waylon Jennings
  80. Kris Kristofferson
  81. Johnny Cash
  82. Odds and Ends

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Highwaymen   Primary Artist
Johnny Cash   Group Member
Waylon Jennings   Group Member
Kris Kristofferson   Vocals,Group Member
Willie Nelson   Vocals,Group Member
Bobby Wood   Keyboards
Mickey Raphael   Harmonica
Gene Chrisman   Drums
J.R. Cobb   Guitar
Bobby Emmons   Keyboards
Mike Leech   Bass
Robby Turner   Pedal Steel Guitar
Reggie Young   Guitar
Danny Timms   Keyboards,Vocals

Technical Credits

John H. Jackson   Executive Producer
Ed Bruce   Composer
Johnny Cash   Composer
Guy Clark   Composer
Waylon Jennings   Composer,Liner Notes
Kris Kristofferson   Composer,Guitar Techician
Willie Nelson   Composer
Steve Goodman   Composer
Shel Silverstein   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
Lee Clayton   Composer
Jimmy Webb   Composer
Stan Jones   Composer
Mickey Raphael   Producer,Audio Production
Mark James   Composer
Walt Breeland   Composer
Paul Buskirk   Composer
David Cherry   Engineer
Johnny Christopher   Composer
Biff Dawes   Engineer
Bobby Emmons   Composer
Roger Ferris   Composer
Fred Foster   Composer
Dave Kirby   Composer
Bob McDill   Composer
Chips Moman   Composer,Remixing,Audio Production
Sam Phillips   Composer
Fred Rose   Composer
Merle Kilgore   Composer
Herman Parker   Composer
Jon Small   Director,Producer
Rob Santos   Executive Producer
Tony Castle   Remixing
Wayne Carson Thompson   Composer
Hal Bynum   Composer
Federico Ruiz   Art Direction
Patsy Bruce   Composer
Adam Pinch   Engineer
Rob Agnello   Engineer
Deborah Newman   Executive Producer
Ron Peterson   Composer
Reid Scelza   Engineer
Mark Rothbaum   Executive Producer
Mark Neuman   Production Director
Roy Cash   Composer
T.J. White   Composer
John Harris   Engineer
Richard Alcock   Executive Producer
June Carter   Composer
Jerry Durkin   Executive Producer
Martin Torgoff   Director,Writer
Kenny Barrickman   Post Production Arranger

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