Highwayman

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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.


1. Highwayman - Waylon Jennings/Willie Nelson/Johnny Cash/Kris Kristofferson
2. The Last Cowboy Song - Waylon Jennings/Willie Nelson/Johnny Cash/Kris Kristofferson
3. Jim, I Wore A Tie Today - Johnny Cash/Willie Nelson
4. Big River - Waylon Jennings/Willie Nelson/Johnny Cash/Kris Kristofferson
5. Committed To Parkview - Johnny Cash/Willie Nelson
6. Desperados Waiting For A Train - Waylon Jennings/Willie Nelson/Johnny Cash/Kris Kristofferson
7. Deportee (Plane Wreck At Los Gatos) - Johnny Cash/Willie Nelson
8. Welfare Line - Waylon Jennings/Willie Nelson/Johnny Cash/Kris Kristofferson
9. Against The Wind - Johnny Cash/Willie Nelson/Waylon Jennings
10. The Twentieth Century Is Almost Over - Johnny Cash/Willie Nelson
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