Willie Nelson – Willie and Family Live (1978/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

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.

Recorded at Lake Tahoe in 1978, WILLIE AND FAMILY LIVE effectively documents the laid-back, freewheeling approach Nelson and his band take to live performances. Unlike many country acts that strive to play the same set with the same note-for-note precision every night, Nelson’s band prefers to live on the edge, wringing surprises out of every note and beat. This “free jam” aesthetic explains why Nelson is popular among Grateful Dead fans, and aficionados of this musical approach will be most likely to enjoy WILLIE AND FAMILY LIVE.
The album, which clocks in at over ninety minutes, contains some instances of frustrating off-handedness (Nelson occasionally sings indifferently) but also many moments of full-throttle energy, including blistering versions of “Whiskey River,” “Under the Double Eagle,” and the Bob Wills classic “Stay a Little Longer,” as well as fine takes on the ballads “If You Could Touch Her At All” and “Till I Gain Control Again.” Nelson, his pianist sister Bobbie, and harmonica player Mickey Raphael are all great soloists, and each is given plenty of opportunities to stretch out and show off some hot licks.

1. Whiskey River 3:40
2. Stay A Little Longer 3:24
3. Funny How Time Slips Away 2:45
4. Crazy 1:47
5. Night Life 3:55
6. If You’ve Got The Money, I’ve Got The Time 1:44
7. Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys 3:33
8. I Can Get Off On You 2:06
9. If You Could Touch Her At All 3:00
10. Good Hearted Woman 2:57
11. Red Headed Stranger Medley:
– Time Of The Preacher 2:13
– I Couldn’t Believe It Was True 1:03
– Blue Rock Montana / Red Headed Stranger 2:40
– Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain 2:29
– Red Headed Stranger 4:31
– Just As I Am 1:32
12. Under The Double Eagle 2:43
13. Till I Gain Control Again 5:59
14. Bloody Mary Morning 3:33
15. I’m A Memory 1:52
16. Mr. Record Man 2:01
17. Hello Walls 1:29
18. One Day At A Time 2:05
19. Will The Circle Be Unbroken 2:18
20. Amazing Grace 5:12
21. Take This Job And Shove It 2:52
22. Uncloudy Day 3:40
23. The Only Daddy That’ll Walk The Line 1:29
24. A Song For You 2:43
25. Roll In My Sweet Baby’s Arms 1:56
26. Georgia On My Mind 4:09
27. I Gotta Get Drunk 1:22
28. Whiskey River 2:43
29. The Only Daddy That’ll Walk The Line 2:12

Willie Nelson – Guitar, Vocals
Paul English – Drums
Chris Ethridge – Bass
Emmylou Harris – Vocals
Rex Ludwick – Drums
Bob “Chicago” Nelson – Piano
Johnny Paycheck – Vocals
Jody Payne – Guitar
Mickey Raphael – Harmonica
Bee Spears – Bass