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Last Of The Breed

19 Mar 2007 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 16 Mar 2007
  • Release Date: 16 Mar 2007
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Mercury Records Limited
  • Copyright: (C) 2007 UMG Recordings, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 1:11:18
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  • ASIN: B001KE6S5Q
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 172,474 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Kevan James on 20 Mar 2007
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If you look back on the reviews I've done for Amazon over the years, you'll notice I'm a big Willie Nelson fan. I think he's easily the greatest living country artist but ..... and I hate to say this, I sometimes think he could do with a bit of quality control!

Don't get me wrong, this is a superb collection, featuring a fantastic line-up of singers, musicians, and songs, but 22 songs spread over two CDs is, I think, just too much. And to be honest it is just too much like last year's "You Don't Know Me: The Songs of Cindy Walker" CD (though not as good). I feel that with a bit of pruning this would have made an excellent 16 track single CD. Either way, 75 minutes over two discs seems odd when a disc will hold 80 mins - the record company milking the fans possibly?

Whinging aside, there are some absolutely classic tracks here - my favourites being Willie's own "Back to Earth" sung by Willie and Merle, and the most amazing version of Kris Kristofferson's "Why Me Lord?" again featuring Willie and Merle, but this time joined by Kris himself, with The Jordinaires on backing vocals, truly outstanding! The playing throughout is superb, with steel guitarist Buddy Emmons and Texas Playboy fiddler Johnny Gimble being worthy of special mention. The harmonica playing of Charlie McCoy is also first class.

Despite being well into his 70's, Willie knocks the spots off today's generation of country singers (male and female). There's been a few grumbles about the title of this collection, but these guys really ARE the last of the breed - the classic country breed: when they're gone, there won't be anyone to replace them!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Mr Hollywood VINE VOICE on 10 May 2007
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Being a huge fan of Willie, Ray and Merle already I went and bought this the moment it was released. On it's own merits the album is very enjoyable to listen to, particularly the first disk which in my opinion has teh best range of songs. All three artists sound great together and, unsurprisingly the songs sound pretty much like a cross between Willie & Ray's 'Run That By Me One More Time' album, and Willie & Merle's 'Pancho & Lefty' album.

Merle Haggard said that this album is dance country music, so if you like pure country music you'll probably notice the perhaps over-reliance on the harmonica and steel guitar on most of the songs. It's not this type of music that made these musicians into the legends they are today.

But like I said, on it's individual merits this is a very enjoyable, cool, high quality album with a wealth of tracks (20 of which feature Willie) and I'd reccommend it to pretty much anyone - even non-country listeners will enjoy it.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Stephanie De Pue TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 31 Jan 2012
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"Live from the Last of the Breed Tour" is, as it says, a live CD that catches three country music greats, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Ray Price, in concert in March 2007, on their tour, Willie Nelson - Last of the Breed. These three old friends, who do seem to love to ramble, and to make music together, have been doing it for decades-- they've nearly 100 years of performance among them-- and all are members of the Country Music Hall of Fame. They may well be the last of the great honky tonk performers, and the last of the Texas Swingers, too. They are here backed in concert by the Grammy-winning Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel, and Ray Price's Cherokee Cowboys. We get 16 varied tracks on this sonically-rich CD; approximately 50 minutes' worth of music.

The record is opened by Asleep at the Wheel, giving us a swinging "Miles and Miles of Texas." We then hear silky country crooner Price, delivering two of his biggest hits: a melodic "Make the World Go Away," and a heart-felt Kris Kristofferson number, "For the Good Times." Price will return later on an emotionally resonant "Night Life," which Nelson had a hand in writing.

Merle Haggard has been quoted as saying that music saved his life. He once told the late country music great Johnny Cash that every one of the three concerts Cash gave at California's San Quentin prison was very important to him. Cash replied that he didn't remember Haggard's playing with him on those occasions. Haggard replied that he'd simply been incarcerated there. He here performs several of his hits, such as the up-tempo, fun "Take me Back to Tulsa," and, possibly his biggest, another up-tempo fun one, "Okie from Muskogee," which he wrote himself.
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great cd
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