One of four vintage Willie Nelson albums vinyl reissues
Celebration continues for Willie's 90th birthday!
Releases focus on albums from the 1990s and 2000s
The Great Divide first time on 180-gram vinyl double LP!
Four classic albums by music superstar Willie Nelson are to be released on vinyl, some for the first time, as celebrations of the country hero's recent 90th birthday continue.
The releases focus on albums of Nelson's from the 1990s and 2000s and begin on June 23 with his 2002 collaborative album The Great Divide, first issued by Lost Highway. This is followed on August 4 by a 25th anniversary reissue of 1998's acclaimed and cinematic Teatro, produced by Daniel Lanois. Nelson's 2000 ode to the blues, Milk Cow Blues, will return on September 15 as a double LP, before 1996's stripped-back, emotionally raw Spirit completes the set on October 20, just before his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on November 3, 2023.
The Great Divide and Milk Cow Blues have never been available on vinyl before, while Teatro and Spirit return to the format due to popular demand, having been available in limited volume, but now long out-of-print.
The Great Divide, released in 2002, is Willie's 50th studio album, and includes a stirring collection of originals and covers made with a diverse group of songwriters, singers and musicians. Collaborators included Alison Krauss, Bonnie Raitt, Brian McKnight, Kid Rock, and Lee Ann Womack, the latter country star duetting with Nelson on the unforgettable "Mendocino County Line," co-written by Bernie Taupin who also co-wrote "This Face." "Mendocino..." won the Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration. The album peaked at No. 5 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart.
|Side A||Maria (Shut Up And Kiss Me)||Mendocino County Line||Last Stand In Open Country||Won't Catch Me Cryin'||Be There For You||The Great Divide||Side B||Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)||This Face||Don't Fade Away||Time After Time||Recollection Phoenix||You Remain|