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Waylon Live [The Expanded Edition]

Waylon Live [The Expanded Edition]

by Waylon JenningsWaylon Jennings

CD(Expanded / Remastered)

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Waylon Jennings's 1976 live album, Waylon Live, is a certifiable outlaw classic, and this expanded, double-disc set adds 22 previously unreleased tracks, compounding the goodness multifold. Recorded over three nights in September 1974 at venues in Dallas and Austin, Waylon Live captured Jennings and his formidable band of Waylors at an absolute peak of musicianship and attitude, spitting out white-hot shards of hard country, rock 'n' roll, blues, and folk -- from ballads to good-time frolics to barn burners -- at an obviously appreciative and rowdy audience. Waylon wears his heart on his sleeve in the opener, a rousing take on the Jimmie Rodgers classic "T for Texas (Blue Yodel No. 1)," paying dutiful homage to a venerated pioneer before sailing off into the ether. The original album included such now-classic tunes as "Amanda," "Lonesome, On'ry and Mean," "Good Hearted Woman," and three gems from the brilliant 1973 album, Honky Tonk Heroes. The new tracks pay respect to recent songs by fellow outlaws Kris Kristofferson (via four tunes), Billy Joe Shaver, and, of course, Willie Nelson. Other additions include a leering version of "Ladies Love Outlaws"; an ominous, majestic reading of Waylon's own manifesto, "Just to Satisfy You"; and two heartfelt nods to the King of Western Swing, Bob Wills, a celebratory reading of Wills's "Big Ball in Cowtown" and Waylon's self-penned, loping tribute to "a guy who did as much for our kind of music as anybody," in "Bob Wills Is Still the King," which also serves as a love note to Texas. Always essential, Waylon Live, with its added ballast, now becomes an indispensable part of any serious country collection.

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Product Details

Release Date: 05/20/2003
Label: Rca
UPC: 0828765185523
catalogNumber: 51855
Rank: 5793


Disc 1

  1. T for Texas (Blue Yodel No. 1)
  2. Stop the World (And Let Me Off)
  3. Lonesome, On'ry and Mean
  4. You Asked Me To
  5. Louisiana Women
  6. I'm a Ramblin' Man
  7. Me and Paul
  8. It's Not Supposed to Be That Way
  9. Slow Rollin' Low
  10. Rainy Day Woman
  11. Good Hearted Woman
  12. Mental Revenge
  13. Amanda
  14. This Time
  15. Laid Back Country Picker
  16. The Last Letter
  17. Honky Tonk Heroes
  18. Willy the Wandering Gypsy and Me
  19. Donna on My Mind
  20. We Had It All

Disc 2

  1. Ladies Love Outlaws
  2. Big Ball in Cowtown
  3. Just to Satisfy You
  4. Anita, You're Dreaming
  5. Big, Big Love
  6. Me and Bobby McGee
  7. If You Could Touch Her at All
  8. Bob Wills Is Still the King
  9. Look into My Teardrops
  10. Long Way from Home
  11. The Taker
  12. Mississippi Woman
  13. Mona
  14. Never Been to Spain
  15. Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line
  16. Freedom to Stay
  17. Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again)
  18. Pick Up the Tempo
  19. Ain't No God in Mexico
  20. House of the Rising Sun
  21. Band Intros
  22. You Can Have Her

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