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Johnny Cash/Waylon Jennings/Willie Nelson: Men of Country: Triple Feature [Digipak]

Track List

>Don't Take Your Guns to Town
>I Walk the Line
>I Still Miss Someone
>Ring of Fire
>Sunday Morning Coming Down
>What I Care
>It Ain't Me, Babe
>I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
>City of New Orleans, The
>Orange Blossom Special
>Night Life
>Once More with Feeling
>I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
>Streets of Laredo
>Everybody's Talkin'
>Crazy Arms
>Funny How Time Slips Away
>Help Me Make It Through the Night
>Born to Lose
>I'd Trade All of My Tomorrow's (For Just One Yesterday)
>Theme from The Dukes of Hazzard (Good Ol' Boys)
>Good Hearted Woman
>Waltz Across Texas
>I Ain't Living Long Like This
>We Had It All
>Ladies Love Outlaws
>Folsom Prison Blues
>Year That Clayton Delaney Died, The
>He Went to Paris

Album Notes

While the cover of this three-disc set does reveal it what for it is -- a super-budget compilation -- appearances can be deceiving. For starters, these are all original recordings, not redos or live versions. For another, while many of the cuts are readily available in other configurations, there is a certain aesthetic at work here that places some wonderful -- as in non-obvious -- choices in this mix. Each artist is represented by one disc. The surprises on Johnny Cash's include the early midtempo rockabilly number "What I Care," his cover of Bob Dylan's "It Ain't Me Babe," with June Carter (complete with mariachi horns), and an iconic reading of Steve Goodman's "City of New Orleans." Willie Nelson's disc contains his classic blues "Night Life," a killer honky tonk reading of "Crazy Arms," "Streets of Laredo," Once More with Feeling," and the dobro-and-strings-laden countrypolitan "Born to Lose." Waylon Jennings' entry boasts a bluesy reading of "Waltz Across Texas," a take on "Folsom Prison Blues," a duet with Nelson on Tom T. Hall's "The Year That Clayton Delaney Died," and best of all, a somewhat rare version of Jimmy Buffett's early song "He Went to Paris." For a ten spot or less, this is indispensable. ~ Thom Jurek


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