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Willie Nelson – The Sound In Your Mind (1976/2014) [HDTracks 24-96]

Willie Nelson – The Sound In Your Mind (1976/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 36:02 minutes | 664 MB | Genre: Country
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Columbia Nashville

Released in February 1976, The Sound in Your Mind is the second album on Columbia Records by Willie Nelson, and his eighteenth overall.

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Willie Nelson – Half Nelson (1985) [HDTracks 24-96]

Willie Nelson – Half Nelson (1985)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 36:21 minutes | 740 MB | Genre: Country
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Columbia

This is an appropriate collection, since Nelson has recorded more duets with more fellow performers than any other country singer in history. This runs the gamut, from traditional country singers Merle Haggard and George Jones, to soulman Ray Charles, to Latin-lover Julio Iglesias, and the rock band Santana. It even has a duet with the late Hank Williams, arranged through modern studio recording technology. ~~AllMusic Review by Tom Roland

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Willie Nelson – Always On My Mind (1982/2014) [HDTracks 24-96]

Willie Nelson – Always On My Mind (1982/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 33:24 minutes | 649 MB | Genre: Country
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Columbia Nashville

Always on My Mind was released in 1982 and spent 22 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart, where it also spent 253 weeks total. It was produced by Chips Moman.

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Willie Nelson & Leon Russell – One For The Road (1979) [Qobuz 24-96]

Willie Nelson & Leon Russell – One For The Road (1979)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 56:50 minutes | 1,04 GB | Genre: Country
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © Columbia Nashville

One for the Road, Willie Nelson’s duet record with fellow American music maverick Leon Russell, followed months after his freewheeling, jam-heavy double album Willie and Family Live. This record (once a double LP, now a single CD) wasn’t recorded live and the songs run a little shorter, but it shares the same sort of loose spirit and easy-rolling eclecticism as the two, essentially backed by the Family, run through a mess of country and pop standards. The latter makes up for the second half and its appropriately a little more subdued feel, but it’s earthier than Stardust and it makes a good companion for the irresistible first half, which is often cheerfully rowdy (particularly on the dynamite opening triptych of “Detour,” “I Saw the Light,” and “Heartbreak Hotel”) and convincingly bluesy on the ballads and mid-tempo groovers like the excellent “Trouble in Mind.” Both Nelson and Russell are known as sharp interpreters of other people’s material, and teamed together, they might not reinvent these songs (though they come close on “Heartbreak Hotel”), but they infuse a lot of sound and spirit into these songs. It’s a little bit too laid-back and easy to qualify as a no-holds-barred classic (particularly on the second half), but that mellow charm is precisely why it’s a small, priceless gem for any serious fan of either singer. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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Willie Nelson – Willie and Family Live (1978/2014) [HDTracks 24-96]

Willie Nelson – Willie and Family Live (1978/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:33:43 minutes | 1,91 GB | Genre: Country
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Columbia Records

Recorded in April 1978 at Harrah’s in Lake Tahoe, Nevada at the height of Willie madness, Willie and Family Live features guest vocalists Emmylou Harris and Johnny Paycheck on several songs. It peaked at #32 on the US Billboard 200 chart at #1 on the Top Country Albums chart.

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Willie Nelson – The Troublemaker (1976/2014) [HDTracks 24-96]

Willie Nelson – The Troublemaker (1976/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 44:25 minutes | 887 MB | Genre: Country
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Columbia

Released in 1976, The Troublemaker is a gospel album by Willie Nelson and was recorded in February 1973. It was produced by Arif Mardin and it hit #1 on the US Country Albums Chart and #6 on the Billboard 200 chart.

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Willie Nelson – Sings Kristofferson (1979/2014) [HDTracks 24-96]

Willie Nelson – Sings Kristofferson (1979/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 41:48 minutes | 788 MB | Genre: Country
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Columbia Nashville

Released in 1979, Sings Kristofferson is an album of covers of Kris Kristofferson songs sung by Willie Nelson. The album peaked at #5 on the U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums chart and at #42 on the Billboard 200 chart.

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Willie Nelson – Shotgun Willie (1973) [2014_HDTracks 24-192]

Willie Nelson – Shotgun Willie (1973/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 37:04 minutes | 1,45 GB | Genre: Country
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Rhino Atlantic

The legendary career of Texas-born music icon Willie Nelson has spanned six decades and stands as one of contemporary music’s greatest legacies. Nelson first rose to fame as a Nashville-based songwriter, penning many now timeless standards including “Crazy,” a top hit for Patsy Cline. Feeling constrained by the Nashville music establishment, Willie relocated to Austin in the early ‘70s, where the melding of rock and country audiences made a huge impression on him. He began fusing folk and roots rock with a rebellious “outlaw” country flavor, inventing an authentic, stripped-down sound that remains vastly influential to this day. At this pivotal point in his artistic evolution, Nelson signed to Atlantic Records, delivering two signature albums revered as all-time masterpieces of his extensive repertoire, Shotgun Willie and Phases And Stages.

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Willie Nelson – Phases And Stages (1974) [2014_HDTracks 24-192]

Willie Nelson – Phases And Stages (1974/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 34:24 minutes | 1,24 GB | Genre: Country
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Rhino Atlantic

Nelson’s first “concept” album, the Jerry Wexler-produced (at Muscle Shoals) Phases and Stages, providing both a man and a woman’s viewpoints on a crumbling marriage. First released in 1974, it features the stand-outs “Bloody Mary Morning,” “Walkin’,” “Pretend I Never Happened,” and the title track.

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