Willie Nelson - The Willie Way (Translucent Red vinyl)
Willie Nelson - guitar, vocals [click here to see more vinyl featuring Willie Nelson]
1 LP, Gatefold jacket
Original analog Master tape : YES
Heavy Press : 180g
Record color : Translucent Red Vinyl
Speed : 33RPM
Size : 12”
Record Press : RTI
Label : Friday Music
Original Label : RCA Victor
Recorded at RCA Victor Studios, Nashville by Al Pachucki, Les Ladd
Produced by Felton Jarvis
Remastered by Joe Reagoso
Originally released in 1972
Reissued in 2017
Side A :
- You Left Me A Long, Long Time Ago
- Wonderful Future
- Help Me Make It Through The Night
- Wake Me When It's Over
- Undo The Right
Side B :
- Mountain Dew
- Home Is Where You're Happy
- A Moment Isn't Very Long
- What Do You Want Me To Do?
- I'd Rather You Didn't Love Me
"Classic Willie Nelson songwriting fills this album (except for two covers) with performances as only he knows how. "You Left Me a Long, Long Time Ago" is worth the price of this record alone. Also, Willie's version of "Undo the Right" is easily as good as Johnny Bush's 1968 hit." AllMusic Review by Jim Worbois
Willie Nelson is a musical phenomenon and an American icon. His legendary musical career began in the 50’s, followed with a plethora of hit songs written for the likes of Ray Price, Patsy Cline and Roy Orbison, and then his own six decade long recording career in the country, rock, pop, adult, and even jazz genres, sharing his legendary vocal, guitar and songwriting persona for millions of fans worldwide.
With 1972’s "The Willie Way" Lp, Willie Nelson created one of his finest RCA era albums during his decade long run with the label. The Lp features Willie’s stellar vocal and guitar interpretations on the definitive outlaw version of Kris Kristofferson's "Help Me Make It Through The Night", his melancholy Lp opener "You Left Me a Long, Long Time Ago", the classic country blues standard "Mountain Dew" plus his masterful collaboration with Hank Cochran on "Undo The Right."
"The Willie Way" also gives you a bulk of his own stellar hits like the haunting balladry of "I'd Rather You Didn't Leave Me" and the fan favorites "Home Is Where You're Happy" and "Wonderful Future". All in all, making his final RCA album the legendary album it is and always will be.
AllMusic : 3 / 5 , Discogs : 4,44 / 5