Legend - The Best Of Willie Nelson review

Legend - The Best Of Willie Nelson

I've been listening to 'Legend - The Best Of Willie Nelson' and "Whiskey River" just came on. I love that song - and hearing it brings back so many memories of back home in the States.

There was a group of us that on special occasions would pull out the ol' Willie Nelson CDs, late night, after a few beers - and just sing along to his classic songs like "On The Road Again", "Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain", "Always On My Mind" and of course, our favorite, "Whiskey River". Luckily all of those songs are included on the 'Legend' CD as well as many more.

It's great to hear Waylon Jennings' voice on "Good Hearted Woman", Merle Haggard singing with Willie on "Pancho and Lefty" and Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson Willie and Waylon on "Highwayman".

There are 20 songs on the album - and one stand out track that I hadn't heard before is "Seven Spanish Angels" with Ray Charles.

The one time that I was lucky enough to see Willie Nelson play live was in Austin, Texas - just down the road from his house at The Backyard. The show was sold out, but my friend and I went anyway, hoping that we might find a way in. Or out actually, since the show was outside. Anyway...long story short we were able to get in - and what a night we had. Watching Willie Nelson singing on that stage - outside under the large Oak trees and being able to hear those classic songs played live was incredible.

Legend - The Best Of Willie Nelson on amazon.co.uk

Willie Nelson on amazon.com

Willie Nelson Official Website

By: Jenny May - BandWeblogs.com

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Jenny May is the founder of Band Weblogs. Based in Oxford, England (originally from New England), Band Weblogs was created in 2005. With a passion for music, Jenny May has performed with bands in the US and the UK, her music has appeared in films, she was a vocal coach for the Yamaha Rock School and has worked on music projects with musicians such as Jon Fishman (Phish), Fyfe Dangerfield (Guillemots) and Cisco Adler (Shwayze). Jenny is currently writing music commentary and reviews for Band Weblogs and writing, recording and performing music with songwriter and musician Dave Tommo.
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