Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Jessi Colter, and Tompall Glaser - Wanted! The Outlaws

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RCA Records Label Nashville



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ARCA 58971
UPC: 190759589717
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2019 reissue, first country album to reach platinum sales mark!

Includes "Suspicious Minds," and "Good Hearted Woman."

In 1976, some of Music City's most eccentric, outside-the-box artists turned the town upside down, staging a commercial revolution against the Nashville establishment that resulted in a paradigm shift in country music. Ironically, they didn't even mean to do it.

Wanted! The Outlaws wasn't an album project that any of its participants thought to undertake. Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Tompall Glaser had all built their own brand of success, each of them largely isolated from the lush, string-laden sounds of much of Nashville's slick product: Nelson had re-located to Austin and used that base to release Red Headed Stranger, one of the most acclaimed country albums of all time — and one that his label hadn't wanted to release. Jennings had released Dreaming My Dreams, which he and Glaser recorded at Glaser's legendary studio, Hillbilly Central. And Glaser had experienced huge success, both in a group with his brothers and as a songwriter and producer; he had also scored a solo hit.

It's ironic, given the three's anti-establishment stance, that it was a company that put together the album that put them all over the top. RCA proposed the project to capitalize on the success that each of the performers was having; Jennings' wife, Jessi Colter, was also in on the project, fresh from her smash hit "I'm Not Lisa." Wanted! The Outlaws consisted of a selection of tracks that each artist had already released elsewhere, brought together in one collection and with a cover that played upon the outlaw images that the performers had cultivated.

And it worked: Released in January of 1976, the album rocketed to No. 1 on the country charts, and also reached No. 10 in the pop charts. Driven by the success of two hit singles — Jennings and Colter's "Suspicious Minds," and Jennings' "Good Hearted Woman" — the album sold 1 million copies, becoming the first country album to be certified platinum.


Side 1
My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys – Waylon Jennings
Honky Tonk Heroes (Like Me) – Waylon Jennings
I'm Looking for Blue Eyes – Jessi Colter
You Mean to Say – Jessi Colter
Suspicious Minds – Waylong Jennings and Jessi Colter

Side 2
A Good Hearted Woman – Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson
Heaven and Hell - Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson
Me and Paul – Willie Nelson
Yesterday's Wine – Willie Nelson
T for Texas – Tompall Glaser and Band
Put Another Log on the Fire - Tompall Glaser and Band

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

Well done re-issue!

posted on 12/03/2021
5 Stars
Reviewer: Joey1127
I had a re-press on the Black Victor Label from the early, early 1980's that sounded OK. Was a bit hot, but alright. That copy was defective from purchase so when I saw this re-issue, figured, "Why not?"

Let me say this is an EXCELLENT re-issue. It's not as hot as the older pressings and is dead silent, too. Very, very well done! If you had it in the past, or if you just want another clean copy, this re-issue is pretty dang close to perfect...I LOVE it!

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