Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Preview: Let's Face the Music and Dance - Willie Nelson and Family

Artist: Willie Nelson and Family
Title: Let's Face the Music and Dance
Release Date: April 16, 2013
Label: Legacy
Format(s): CD, DD

Willie Nelson's second album in his new contract with Legacy is a new trip back to the world of pop classics with Let's Face the Music and Dance. The album, recorded with his group of over forty years, Family, will be released on April 16.

Following in the steps of his classic pop-country albums like Stardust, Let's Face the Music and Dance was recorded at Pedernales Recording Studio in Austin, Texas, produced by Buddy Cannon and mixed by Butch Carr at Budro Music Repair Shop in Nashville, Tennessee.

Compiling the repertoire for Let's Face The Music And Dance, Willie chose a range of pop, rock, jazz and country classics drawn from the 1930s (Let's Face the Music and Dance, Walking My Baby Back Home), 1940s (You'll Never Know, I Wish I Didn't Love You So, Shame On You) and 1950s (Matchbox) covering evergreen songwriters Irving Berlin , Mack Gordon , Carl Perkins , Frank Loesser , Django Reinhardt and Spade Cooley, among others. Willie turns in a beautiful new version of his composition Is The Better Part Over, a song he introduced on 1989's A Horse Called Music.

Track List:
  • Let's Face the Music and Dance (Irving Berlin)
  • Is the Better Part Over (Willie Nelson)
  • You'll Never Know (Mack Gordon)
  • Vous Et Moi (Claude Francois & Jean Bourtayre)
  • Walking My Baby Back Home (Fred Ahlert & Roy Turk)
  • Matchbox (Carl Perkins)
  • Twilight Time (Al Nevins & Morty Nevins)
  • I Can't Give You Anything But Love (Dorothy Fields & Jimmy McHugh)
  • I'll Keep On Loving You (Richard Coburn & Vincent Rose)
  • I Wish I Didn't Love You So (Frank Loesser)
  • South Of The Border (Jimmy Kennedy & Michael Carr)
  • Nuages (Django Reinhardt)
  • Marie (The Dawn Is Breaking) (Irving Berlin)
  • Shame On You (Spade Cooley)

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