America • American Recordings • Bootleg • Boxed Sets • Christmas • Compilations • DuetsPlease click on CD title or image to see Songlist.
(DVD's and CD's are not returnable unless a manufacturer defect exists. All returns must be made within 10 days of receipt.)
• Gospel • Highwaymen • Live Performances • Multi-Set CDs • Everything Else
The myth of the American West--lawless lands, resolute heroes--takes on a grave, elegiac quality on this first, and best, collaboration from Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, and Kris Kristofferson. There's little bravado here, just a sense of ticking time, of frontiers lost, cowboys singing their last songs. In the end, Highwayman works because it fuses mythic, serious material with the artists' own legendary personas and well-aged voices. Lesser lights would be lucky to muddle through Jimmy Webb's epic title track; these four cagey desperados make every fantastic image believable. If Chips Moman surrounds them with less than subtle layers of guitars, keyboards, and drums, he does update vintage progressive country in a suitably cosmic but rugged fashion. Romantic legends and production values notwithstanding, it's the tough, wise singing here that's the real draw.Price $16.95
Highwayman Super Hits
Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Kris Kristofferson released two albums together on Columbia Records, 1985's chart-topping Highwayman and 1990's Highwayman 2. (For the sake of convenience, the quartet itself was sometimes referred to as Highwayman or even The Highwaymen, though they were never actually billed as such.) Three songs from those albums reached the country charts, "Highwayman," "Desperados Waiting for a Train," and "Silver Stallion." So, one wishes a better title than Super Hits could have been used for this budget-priced ten-track compilation, which draws five tracks from each album. Nevertheless, the combination of the four country superstars remains amazingly comfortable, as they trade off vocals on songs such as Cash's "Big River" and even harmonize. The first album, which used standards, was superior to the second, for which new material was written, but many of the songs on the first album did not feature all four singers, so the balance of tracks from the two albums here is reasonable.Price $15.95
Johnny Cash-Willie Nelson - Every Song Tells A Story
This set is a compilation of tracks Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash did for the duo's 1998 VH1 Storytellers appearance in 1998, along with their corresponding tracks on the first Highwaymen album from 1985, with one previously unreleased track, "The Human Condition," from the Highwaymen sessions added as a bonus.Price $13.95
|SHARE US ON FACEBOOK!!
INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: IMPORTANT NOTE! PLEASE READ THE DISCLAIMER ON THE RETURNS AND SHIPPING PAGE!!