Willie Nelson - For The Good Times: A Tribute To Ray Price

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For The Good Times: A Tribute To Ray Price is a studio album by American country music singer-songwriter Willie Nelson, released in September 2016 via Legacy Recordings.

Willie Nelson joined Ray Price's Cherokee Cowboys in 1961, the first step in a lifelong friendship between the two men. From that point on, the pair never fell out of touch. At the height of his superstardom in 1980, Nelson cut a duet album with Price called San Antonio Rose, the first of three joint efforts they'd cut over the years.

Whenever the pair got together, they'd sing the old songs, Western swing standards and honky tonk classics from the '50s and '60s - the songs that form the core of For the Good Times: A Tribute To Ray Price.

Nelson doesn't make any attempt to freshen up these songs, which is the album's charm. Nelson salutes every phase of Ray's career, reviving the lush Nashville strings of Price's early-'70s hits in addition to the dry, dusty Texas two-steps and Ray Price shuffles. All of these sounds are considered traditional from the vantage of 2016 and, in effect, For The Good Times extends the tradition, not through reinvention but rather adherence.

Nelson has been singing these songs all of his life, recording them several times a decade, but instead of seeming recycled, For The Good Times underscores how the song may remain the same but the singer does not. Nelson is showing his age -- his voice is leathery and tattered, much thinner than it was just ten years ago - and yet that's part of the point of the album. Willie sang these songs with Ray and now that Price is gone, Nelson sings them a little differently, his love and melancholy accentuating his weathered voice. It makes for an affectionate and bittersweet album, one that is a fitting tribute to a lifelong friend.

Check out the tracks: Heartaches By The Number”; “For The Good Times”; "Don't You Ever Get Tired Of Hurting Me" and “I’m Still Not Over You”.

This LP is pressed in Europe on Black Vinyl.

(889853142415)

Tracklisting:

 

Title

Time

A1

Heartaches By The Number (Feat. The Time Jumpers)

3:05

A2

I’ll Be There (If You Ever Want Me) (Feat. The Time Jumpers)

2:10

A3

Faded Love

5:24

A4

It Always Will Be

3:34

A5

City Lights (Feat. The Time Jumpers)

2:57

A6

Don’t You Ever Get Tired Of Hurting Me (Feat. The Time Jumpers)

2:34

B1

Make The World Go Away

3:03

B2

I’m Still Not Over You

4:31

B3

Night Life

3:19

B4

Crazy Arms (Feat. The Time Jumpers)

2:44

B5

Invitation To The Blues (Feat. The Time Jumpers)

2:47

B6

For The Good Times

4:17

SKU 889853142415
Record Label Legacy
Label / Model # Sony
Catalogue Number 88985314241
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 16 September 2016
Original Release Date (Year) 16 September 2016
Barcode # 889853142415
Shipping Weight 0.2350kg
Shipping Width 0.005m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000493m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, Black Vinyl
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Country
Genre Folk
Format VINYL LP

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