Willie Nelson - Stardust - 45rpm 200g 2LP


Willie Nelson - Stardust - 45rpm 200g 2LP

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Willie Nelson - Stardust - 45rpm 200g 2LP
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Analogue Productions  - AAPP 116-45  - 200 Gram Virgin Vinyl 

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This is a vocal record that even opera lovers treasure. ...these were unexpected vocal knockouts from a shaggy source. ...The 45 RPM pressing on 200g vinyl shows the impeccable care that Analogue Productions lavishes on all its reissues. and while it may be an audio mirage, the sound is more alive, more present— Editor's Pick, Recording Of The Month — Performance = 5/5; Sonics = 5/5 — Robert Baird, Stereophile, March 2018

 Analogue Productions' 45RPM reissue makes the piano seem more life-sized and restores all the overtones missing from the earlier reissues — all the while delivering enhanced percussion detail and tauter bass. I'm certain that somewhere ahead of the master tape, recording engineers Bradley Hartman and Donivan Cowart slowed down the tape in places for effect. Listen to the opening bars of 'September Song' where the knobs got turned a little too slow. No matter. Analogue Productions' Stardust again earns a super disc designation by today's higher standards." — 5/5 stars, Dennis Davis, vinylreviews,com

Willie Nelson Stardust on Numbered Limited Edition LP An American Classic: Gorgeous Breakthrough Album of Pop Standards Spent More than a Decade on Country Charts “Why be predictable?,” Willie Nelson asked Columbia Records executive Nick Blackburn, after the latter resisted the Red Headed Stranger’s decision to make an album of classic pop tunes.

Talk about outlaw country. Cutting against the genre’s traditions and Music Row conventions, Nelson’s Stardust remains a genius-level creation as well as the icon’s most commercially successful release, a truly gorgeous record infused with ultimate respect for composers and lyrics and many of the finest performances of his career. It is a quintessential part of any catalog.

 Further exposing the delicate touches abounding in Stax legend Booker T. Jones’ production, this edition brings out the textured kernels of Nelson’s voice—and the deep-seeded dignity, austerity, devotion, grit, sensitivity, grace, and plaintiveness within it. His brilliant phrasing throughout is on par with that of Frank Sinatra and Ray Charles, two giants that influenced this project and his willingness to pair with strings and small combo to wondrous effect. Having met Jones while living in Malibu, Nelson established a relationship with the musician that extended to roles as producer, arranger and band mate. Jones’ superior knowledge of the American Songbook comes through via the material’s economy of scale and sympathetic approach.

Acoustic guitar arpeggios, contrasting breaks, bluesy harmonicas, glowing organs, R&B-tinged horns, brushed drums, and relaxed bass lines trickle throughout the songs, all distinguished by Nelson’s intimate timbre and absolutely astonishing vocal expressiveness. In redefining and reimagining standards such as Irving Berlin’s “Blue Skies,” Hoagy Carmichael’s “Georgia On My Mind,” and the age-old “All of Me”—all of which landed in the Top 5 of the Country singles chart—Nelson wedded together pop, country, jazz, folk, and blues in a manner in which no artist had ever before done. He gained considerable rewards for his exquisite efforts:

Stardust sold more than five million copies and, incredibly, stayed on the Country album charts for more than ten years.

Bass – Bee Spears
Conductor– Jules Chaiken
Drums – Paul English

Guitar – Jody Payne

Harmonica – Mickey Raphael
Organ, Piano – Booker T. Jones
Piano – Bobbie Nelson
Producer, Arranged By – Booker T. Jones
Vocals, Guitar – Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson Stardust Track Listing:

1. Stardust

2. Georgia On My Mind

3. Blue Skies

4. All of Me

5. Unchained Melody

6. September Song

7. On the Sunny Side of the Street

8. Moonlight In Vermont

9. Don’t Get Around Much Anymore

10. Someone to Watch Over Me

 

Willie Nelson - Stardust - 45rpm 200g 2LP
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