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Stardust [30th Anniversary Legacy Edition] [Digipak]

Album: Stardust [30th Anniversary Legacy Edition] [Digipak]
# Song Title   Time
1)    Stardust
2)    Georgia on My Mind
3)    Blue Skies
4)    All of Me
5)    Unchained Melody
6)    September Song
7)    On the Sunny Side of the Street
8)    Moonlight in Vermont
9)    Don't Get Around Much Anymore
10)    Someone to Watch Over Me
1)    What a Wonderful World
2)    Basin Street Blues
3)    I'm Cofession' (That I Love You)
4)    I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter
5)    Gypsy, The
6)    Mona Lisa
7)    Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive
8)    Ole Buttermilk Sky
9)    That Lucky Old Sun
10)    Little Things Mean a Lot
11)    Cry
12)    You'll Never Know
13)    Tenderly
14)    Stormy Weather
15)    One for My Baby (And One More for the Road)
16)    Angel Eyes
Product Details
Performer Notes
  • Personnel: Willie Nelson (vocals, guitar); Jody Payne (guitar); Mickey Raphael (harmonica); Bobbie Nelson (piano); Booker T. Jones (organ); Bee Spears, Chris Ethridge (bass); Paul English, Rex Ludwig (drums).
  • Producer: Booker T. Jones.
  • Reissue producer: Al Quaglieri.
  • Includes liner notes by Mickey Raphael, Booker T. Jones and Willie Nelson.
  • Digitally remastered by Chris Athens (Sterling Sound, New York, New York).
  • This is part of Legacy's American Milestones series.
  • Personnel: Willie Nelson (vocals, guitar); Ray Charles (vocals); Freddy Powers (guitar, fiddle); Chips Moman, J.R. Cobb , Johnny Christopher (guitar, background vocals); Don Potter, Grady Martin, Jody Payne, Larry Byrom, Reggie Young , Steve Gibson (guitar); Don Porter (guitars); Sonny Garrish (steel guitar); Mickey Raphael (harmonica); Booker T. Jones (piano, organ); Bobbie Nelson, Bobby Ogdin (piano); Bobby Wood (keyboards, drums, background vocals); Mark Yeary, Don Hass, Bill Ginn, Bobby Emmons (keyboards); Chris Ethridge, Mike Leech, Bee Spears (bass guitar); Bob Scott (drums, percussion); Rex Ludwick, Rex Ludwig, Gene Chrisman, Ritchie Albright, Eddie Bayers, Biff Adam, Paul English (drums); Billy Gene English, Farrell Morris (percussion); D. Bergen White, Tony Wine, Lenaye Stanfield, Andy Black, Monique Moman, Sherrill Parks, Karen Taylor-Good, Rick Yancey, Toni Wine, Casey Moman (background vocals).
  • Liner Note Author: Rich Kienzle.
  • Recording information: Los Angeles, CA (12/03/1977-12/12/1977).
  • Photographers: Don Hunstein; Charlyn Zlotnik; Beverly Parker.
  • 15 years before Tony Bennett made the Great American Songbook safe for the MTV generation, there was Willie Nelson's STARDUST, one of the greatest "crossover" albums in history. The concept was simple: Willie singing a select group of familiar standards by composers such as Carmichael, Berlin, Weill, Ellington, the Gershwins, all in his familiar and inimitable style. Yet the result is not a quite a country treatment of these tunes. For one thing, the great R&B organist Booker T. Jones produced the session in addition to performing with Nelson's superb band featuring the estimable Mickey Raphael on harmonica. One of the enduring pleasures of STARDUST is the interplay between hushed organ, keening harmonica and Nelson's own stately gut-string guitar as well as his beautifully measured, plaintive singing.
Professional Reviews
Q (3/00, p.122) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...the first and best attempt by a contemporary artist to update...The Great American Songbook....not merely accessible but irresistible..."

Uncut (3/00, p.78) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...STARDUST sounds better than ever..."

Dirty Linen (2-3/00, pp.63,65) - " album of classic American songs that just about everybody has heard....Nelson says that these Tin Pan Alley tunes are his all time favorite songs and, it seems that he and the band enjoyed playing them..."

Dirty Linen (2-3/00, pp.63,65) - " album of classic American songs that just about everybody has heard....Nelson says that these Tin Pan Alley tunes are his all time favorite songs and, it seems that he and the band enjoyed playing them..."

Q (Magazine) (p.120) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "In 1978 willie Nelson teamed up with producer Booker T Jones to record a whole album of Tin Pan Alley standards....It shouldn't have worked, but it did, giving him one of the biggest-selling albums of his career."

Record Collector (magazine) (pp.92-93) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Nelson invests each song with a relaxed, stately tone that feels loose and jazzy, yet also makes the most out of the melody."
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