Tracklist

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CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Night Life Willie Nelson 2:32
2 Hello Walls Willie Nelson 4 2:25
3 Crazy Willie Nelson 4 2:52
4 Funny How Time Slips Away Willie Nelson 4 3:03
5 I Never Cared for You Willie Nelson 2:33
6 The Party's Over Willie Nelson 2:30
7 Good Times Willie Nelson 2:28
8 Me and Paul Willie Nelson 4 3:49
9 Family Bible Willie Nelson 3:13
10 Shotgun Willie Willie Nelson 2:40
11 Bloody Mary Morning Willie Nelson 4 2:50
12 Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain Willie Nelson 4 2:21
13 Good Hearted Woman Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson 3 2:59
14 If You've Got the Money I've Got the Time Willie Nelson 2:07
15 Uncloudy Day Willie Nelson 4:41
16 Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson 2:33
17 Georgia on My Mind Willie Nelson 4 4:21
18 Blue Skies Willie Nelson 3 3:35
19 All of Me Willie Nelson 3:55
20 Whiskey River (live) Willie Nelson 3 3:31
21 Stay a Little Longer (live) Willie Nelson 3:25
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Heartbreak Hotel Willie Nelson with Leon Russell 3:02
2 Help Me Make It Through the Night Willie Nelson 5 4:01
3 My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys Willie Nelson 3:06
4 Faded Love Willie Nelson and Ray Price 3:51
5 On the Road Again Willie Nelson 4 2:34
6 Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground Willie Nelson 4:32
7 Always on My Mind Willie Nelson 4.75 3:32
8 Let It Be Me Willie Nelson 3:32
9 Last Thing I Needed First Thing This Morning Willie Nelson 4:22
10 Pancho and Lefty Merle Haggard with Willie Nelson 4:48
11 To All the Girls I've Loved Before Willie Nelson with Julio Iglesias 2 3:35
12 City of New Orleans Willie Nelson 4 4:53
13 Seven Spanish Angels Ray Charles with Willie Nelson 3 3:53
14 Forgiving You Was Easy Willie Nelson 2:49
15 Highwayman The Highwaymen 4.4 3:05
16 Living in the Promiseland Willie Nelson 3:23
17 Nothing I Can Do About It Now Willie Nelson 3:20
18 Graceland Willie Nelson 4:46
19 Everywhere I Go Willie Nelson feat. Emmylou Harris 5 3:53

Credits

CD 1

anthem of:
Georgia, United States (1979 –) (track 17)
drums (drum set):
Richie Albright (1977-11) (track 16)
pedal steel guitar:
John Hughey (1973-10-17) (track 11)
organ:
Barny Robertson (1977-11) (track 16)
guitar:
John Hug (1977-11) (track 16)
Chips Moman (1977-11) (track 16)
Rance Wasson (1977-11) (track 16)
Reggie Young (guitarist and songwriter) (1977-11) (track 16)
Waylon Jennings (1977-11) (track 16)
guitar [guitar harmony]:
Gordon Payne (1977-11) (track 16)
guitar [guitar, 12-string guitar, electric guitar, dobro]:
Fred Carter, Jr. (1973-10-17) (track 11)
guitar [Pete Carr, guitar, electric guitar, dobro]:
Pete Carr (US guitarist) (1973-10-17) (track 11)
bass:
David Hood (1973-10-17) (track 11)
steel guitar:
Sherman Hayes (1977-11) (track 16)
Ralph Mooney (1977-11) (track 16)
arranger:
Booker T. Jones (tracks 17–19)
Willie Nelson (track 12)
background vocals:
Gordon Payne (1977-11) (track 16)
Carter Robertson (1977-11) (track 16)
Barny Robertson (1977-11) (track 16)
Becky Williams (country vocals) (1977-11) (track 16)
composer:
Willie Nelson (tracks 2–4, 7–8, 10–11, 13, 13, 15)
Waylon Jennings (tracks 13, 13)
Fred Rose (songwriter) (track 12)
Irving Berlin (1926) (track 18)
Willie Nelson (1964) (track 5)
Johnny Bush (track 20)
Jule Styne (track 6)
Hoagy Carmichael (1930) (track 17)
Willie Nelson (1957) (track 9)
engineer:
Donivan Cowart (tracks 17–19)
Jim Malloy (tracks 6–7)
Jerry Masters (engineer) (track 11)
Steve Melton (engineer) (track 11)
Al Pachucki (tracks 8–9)
Tom Pick (track 7)
Bill Vandervort (track 7)
Phil York (tracks 12, 14)
Bradley Hartman (tracks 17–19)
lyricist:
Willie Nelson (tracks 2–4, 7–11, 15)
Betty Comden (track 6)
Adolph Green (track 6)
Fred Rose (songwriter) (track 12)
Irving Berlin (1926) (track 18)
Stuart Gorrell (1930) (track 17)
Willie Nelson (1964) (track 5)
mixer:
Bradley Hartman (tracks 20–21)
performer:
Willie Nelson (track 13)
Waylon Jennings (tracks 13, 16)
previously attributed to:
Walt Breeland (American songwriter) (track 9)
Paul Buskirk (track 9)
Claude Gray (American country music singer-songwriter and guitar picker) (track 9)
producer:
Joe Allison (tracks 2–4)
Chet Atkins (tracks 6–7)
David Briggs (US producer and musician) (track 10)
Fred Foster (track 5)
Felton Jarvis (tracks 7–9)
Booker T. Jones (tracks 17–19)
Arif Mardin (tracks 10, 15)
Willie Nelson (tracks 12, 14, 20–21)
Ray Pennington (track 13)
Jerry Wexler (track 11)
Waylon Jennings (track 13)
recording engineer:
Jerry Masters (engineer) (1973-10-17) (track 11)
Steve Melton (engineer) (1973-10-17) (track 11)
remixer:
Tom Dowd (track 11)
vocals:
Willie Nelson (tracks 17–19)
Willie Nelson (1973-10-17) (track 11)
Waylon Jennings (1977-11) (track 16)
Willie Nelson (1977-11) (track 16)
writer:
Willie Nelson (track 1)
Jim Beck (James Albert Beck, Country music producer - talent agent - record promoter - recording studio owner - A&R engineer - music publisher) (track 14)
Ed Bruce (American country music songwriter, singer and actor) (tracks 16, 16, 16)
Patsy Bruce (tracks 16, 16, 16)
J.B. Shinn III (track 20)
Tommy Duncan (Western swing vocalist, songwriter and pianist) (track 21)
Lefty Frizzell (US country singer & songwriter) (track 14)
Bob Wills (track 21)
Gerald Marks (1932) (track 19)
Seymour Simons (1932) (track 19)
Walt Breeland (American songwriter) (track 1)
Paul Buskirk (track 1)
phonographic copyright by:
CBS, Inc. (US broadcasting company; file no releases here!) (1978) (tracks 17–19)
publisher:
Bourne Co. (not for release label use, this is a music publisher) (track 19)
Bourne, Inc. (track 19)
Chappell & Co. (track 6)
Francis, Day & Hunter Ltd. (tracks 18–19)
Marlong Music Corp. (track 19)
Pappy Daily Music (track 1)
Peermusic (track 19)
Round Hill Songs (track 19)
Sony/ATV Songs LLC (track 4)
Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (tracks 1, 3–4)
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (track 19)
Warner Chappell Music Ltd. (no slash; used 1988–1996) (track 6)
ピアーミュージック (Japan, subsidiary of Nichion) (track 17)
Campbell Connelly & Co. Ltd. (1930 –) (track 17)
Southern Music Publishing Co., Inc. (later renamed as Peermusic) (1930 –) (track 17)
Glad Music Publishing (1962) (track 1)
mixed at:
recorded at:
The Enactron Truck in Los Angeles, California, United States (1977-12-03 – 1977-12-12) (tracks 17–19)
remixed at:
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 302) (order: 300) (track 12)
arrangements:
cover recording of:
Family Bible (track 9)
The Party’s Over (Bells Are Ringing) (track 6)
Uncloudy Day (track 15)
All of Me (1977-12-03 – 1977-12-12) (track 19)
Blue Skies (1977-12-03 – 1977-12-12) (track 18)
Georgia on My Mind (1977-12-03 – 1977-12-12) (track 17)
is the basis for:
All of Me (track 19)
later translated versions:
Dagen skall komma (tracks 13, 13)
Ehrbares Mädchen (tracks 13, 13)
Goisern (track 17)
Liebe mich (track 19)
Soittajan vaimo (tracks 13, 13)
Wahlwies (track 17)
later versions:
live cover recording of:
Whiskey River (track 20)
live recording of:
Good Hearted Woman (track 13)
part of:
Bells Are Ringing (stage musical) (order: 13) (track 6)
recording of:
Crazy (Willie Nelson song) (track 3)
Good Hearted Woman (track 13)
Good Times (track 7)
Hello Walls (track 2)
Me and Paul (track 8)
Night Life (Willie Nelson) (track 1)
Shotgun Willie (track 10)
Bloody Mary Morning (1973-10-17) (track 11)
referred to in medleys:
A Portrait of Ray Charles (brass band) (track 17)
Bing Crosby Medley (track 18)
Sleeptime Down South Medley (order: 2) (track 17)
Ja-Da Medley (order: 12) (track 19)

CD 2

acoustic guitar:
Dale Sellers (Nashville session guitarist) (1984) (track 13)
Willie Nelson (1998) (track 19)
Willie Nelson (track 18)
Paul Simon (of Simon & Garfunkel) (track 18)
fiddle:
Mark O’Connor (US bluegrass, country and classical fiddler/composer) (track 18)
drums (drum set):
Kenneth Malone (session drummer/percussion) (1984) (track 13)
Victor Indrizzo (1998) (track 19)
Tony Mangurian (1998) (track 19)
drums (drum set) [drums]:
Gene Chrisman (track 18)
bass guitar [bass]:
Mike Leech (track 18)
trumpet:
Bill McElhiney (1984) (track 13)
Jose McElhiney (1984) (track 13)
strings:
The “A” Strings (1984) (track 13)
pedal steel guitar [pedal steel]:
Paul Franklin (steel guitarist) (track 18)
harmonica:
Mickey Raphael (track 18)
Terry McMillan (1984) (track 13)
Mickey Raphael (1998) (track 19)
bass:
Robert Wray (1984) (track 13)
EWI [Akai Ewi]:
Michael Brecker (track 18)
electric guitar:
Ray Phiri (track 18)
John Selelowane (track 18)
electric guitar [Les Paul]:
Daniel Lanois (Canadian record producer, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter) (1998) (track 19)
steel guitar:
Pete Drake (steel guitar player) (1984) (track 13)
keyboard:
Hargus "Pig" Robbins (1984) (track 13)
gut guitar [gut string guitar]:
Pete Bordonali (1984) (track 13)
Billy Sanford (guitar) (1984) (track 13)
congas [conga]:
Mingo Araujo (track 18)
Wurlitzer electric piano [Wurlitzer]:
Bobbie Nelson (1998) (track 19)
sampler [sample drums]:
Jimmy Bralower (track 18)
assistant engineer:
Ken Criblez (track 15)
Larry Greenhill (track 15)
assistant recording engineer:
Michael Gilbert (recording/mixing engineer) (track 18)
Carl Glanville (track 18)
background vocals:
Louis Nunley (1984) (track 13)
Lisa Silver (1984) (track 13)
Diane Tidwell (1984) (track 13)
Hurshel Wiginton (1984) (track 13)
co-producer:
Roy Halee (track 18)
Paul Simon (of Simon & Garfunkel) (track 18)
composer:
Kris Kristofferson (track 2)
Beth Nielsen Chapman (American singer and songwriter) (track 17)
Steve Goodman (folk musician) (tracks 12, 12)
David Lynn Jones (track 16)
Willie Nelson (tracks 5–6, 14, 19)
Sharon Rice (US country singer/songwriter) (track 3)
Paul Simon (of Simon & Garfunkel) (track 18)
Townes Van Zandt (track 10)
Jimmy Webb (US songwriter, composer, producer, pianist & singer) (tracks 15, 15)
Gilbert Bécaud (track 8)
conductor:
Bill McElhiney (1984) (track 13)
engineer:
Bobby Arnold (track 16)
David Cherry (track 15)
Larry Greenhill (tracks 14, 16–17)
Harold Lee (track 2)
Eric Paul (Engineer) (track 17)
Chips Moman (track 15)
Bradley Hartman (tracks 2, 4–6)
Mark Howard (producer/recording engineer, New Orleans/Los Angeles based) (track 19)
Lynn Peterzell (track 17)
lead vocals:
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (1984) (track 13)
Willie Nelson (1984) (track 13)
lyricist:
Kris Kristofferson (track 2)
Beth Nielsen Chapman (American singer and songwriter) (track 17)
Pierre Delanoë (track 8)
Steve Goodman (folk musician) (tracks 12, 12)
David Lynn Jones (track 16)
Willie Nelson (tracks 5–6, 14, 19)
Sharon Rice (US country singer/songwriter) (track 3)
Paul Simon (of Simon & Garfunkel) (track 18)
Townes Van Zandt (track 10)
Jimmy Webb (US songwriter, composer, producer, pianist & singer) (tracks 15, 15)
mixer:
Roy Halee (track 18)
Bradley Hartman (tracks 2, 4–6)
Mark Howard (producer/recording engineer, New Orleans/Los Angeles based) (track 19)
Lynn Peterzell (track 17)
performer:
Merle Haggard (US country singer, guitarist, fiddler & songwriter) (track 10)
Leon Russell (track 1)
Johnny Cash (country music legend) (track 15)
Julio Iglesias (track 11)
Waylon Jennings (track 15)
Kris Kristofferson (track 15)
Ray Price (American country music singer, songwriter, and guitarist) (track 4)
Willie Nelson (track 15)
producer:
Ramón Arcusa (track 11)
Fred Foster (track 17)
Merle Haggard (US country singer, guitarist, fiddler & songwriter) (track 10)
Daniel Lanois (Canadian record producer, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter) (track 19)
Chips Moman (tracks 7–10, 12, 15)
Richard Perry (producer) (track 11)
Sydney Pollack (track 3)
Leon Russell (track 1)
Billy Sherrill (US songwriter/producer/arranger) (track 13)
Don Was (track 18)
Willie Nelson (tracks 1–6, 10, 14, 16)
recording engineer:
Richard Travali (track 18)
translator:
Mann Curtis (track 8)
vocals:
Emmylou Harris (1998) (track 19)
Willie Nelson (1998) (track 19)
Willie Nelson (tracks 7, 18)
writer:
Mae Boren Axton (track 1)
Johnny Christopher (Guitarist) (track 7)
Hal David (track 11)
Tommy Durden (track 1)
Donna Sioux Farar (track 9)
Albert Hammond (track 11)
Mark James (Francis Rodney Zambon, composer of “Suspicious Minds”) (track 7)
Gary P. Nunn (track 9)
Elvis Presley (King of Rock and Roll) (track 1)
Troy Seals (American singer, songwriter, and guitarist) (track 13)
Eddie Setser (In Groups: James Brown And The Dapps, Jellyroll, The Dapps) (track 13)
Bob Wills (track 4)
Johnnie Lee Wills (track 4)
phonographic copyright by:
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1982) (track 7)
CBS Records Inc. (for rights/distribution/manufacture use only; international subsidiary of CBS, Inc.) (1985) (track 15)
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1985) (track 15)
publisher:
Bike Music (track 7)
Budde Songs Inc. (track 7)
Casa David Music (track 11)
Copyright Control (not for release label use! this is only for copyrights and publishing relationships) (track 7)
EMA-Suisse (track 8)
EMI Mills Music Ltd. (PRS for Music-affiliated) (track 1)
EMI Songs Ltd. (track 2)
Leeds Music Corp. (track 8)
Lovolar Music (track 7)
MCA Music (not for release label use! this is a music publisher, ASCAP-affiliated) (track 8)
Rose Bridge Music (track 7)
Screen Gems (track 7)
Screen Gems–EMI Music, Inc. (USA, affiliated with BMI) (track 7)
Sebanine Music (track 7)
Sony/ATV Songs LLC (track 1)
Unichappell Music (track 1)
Universal Music Corp. (USA, affiliated with ASCAP) (track 8)
WB Music Group (track 13)
ヤマハミュージックエンタテインメントホールディングス (holding company - do not use as release label) (track 1)
WB Music Corp. (1929-2019) (1951) (track 4)
Paul Simon Music (1986) (track 18)
mixed at:
recorded at:
mash-ups:
Free Willie by dj BC (track 5)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 471) (order: 469) (track 5)
arrangements:
cover recording of:
City of New Orleans (track 12)
Faded Love (track 4)
Graceland (track 18)
Heartbreak Hotel (track 1)
Let It Be Me (track 8)
Pancho and Lefty (track 10)
The Highwayman (track 15)
Always on My Mind (1982) (track 7)
is the basis for:
Er'e hjul igjen (track 5)
Highwomen (tracks 15, 15)
Liten og grønn (tracks 12, 12)
To All the Girls (track 11)
later parody versions:
Cut-Rate Hotel (track 1)
H.B. Hotel (track 1)
Mattapan Again (track 5)
Willie’s Cats (track 11)
later translated parody versions:
later translated versions:
De hoge C (track 11)
Graceland (track 18)
Hei gamle valdresfjell (tracks 12, 12)
Pazudušais dēls (Latvian version of "City of New Orleans") (tracks 12, 12)
Wie mei Herzschlag (track 7)
Wie my Härzschlag (track 7)
Zonder verhaal (track 7)
常在我心間 (track 7)
later versions:
Je bleef bij me (track 7)
Salut les amoureux (tracks 12, 12)
recording of:
City of New Orleans (track 12)
On the Road Again (track 5)
Seven Spanish Angels (1984) (track 13)
The Highwayman (1985) (track 15)
Everywhere I Go (1998) (track 19)
referred to in medleys:
Raggarkungen (order: 2) (track 1)
translated version of:
Je t’appartiens (track 8)

Release

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