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Waylon Forever [VINYL]

Waylon Jennings Vinyl
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The Last Recordings of Waylon Jennings



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  • Vinyl (24 Nov 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Vagrant Records
  • ASIN: B001H5X6ZS
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,144,786 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars waylon no one better 2 Jan 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
waylonthe best the best the best the best the best have you got the message this guy can sing anything
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4.0 out of 5 stars I Wanna Rock! 11 Mar 2014
Format:Audio CD
Taking the last recording of his father, his son Shooter (best name of a country singer ever!) & his band recorded the backing music to the tracks.
Now if you've every heard any of Shooter's music, it's country/rock, with the emphasis very much on the rock part which permeates throughout most of this record, especially the tracks "Ain't living long like this" & the incendiary "Lonesome, Onry.." which is probably better than the original.
There are lighter touches to the album, the mournful "Outlaw S*^%" (which is actually "Don't you think this outlaw bit..", perhaps that was the original title), the funky "Waymore's Blues", & the soulful (but odd) "I found the body", which has black female backing vocals, which is interesting considering country music is hardy the most interracial of musical genre.
The cover of "white room" is a little pointless, it's such a well known song & Waylon & Co don't really add anything new with there version (but with the album only consisting of 8 tracks, they may have used it the flesh out the record).
Some fans might call it sacrilege to re-record these classic Waylon songs, but I think there's enough different with the new versions to make it worth purchasing, & if it leads you to checking out the rest of Waylon's back-catalogue, then job done.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Waylon rocks. But we knew that. 24 Oct 2008
By DanD - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
If, say, George Jones were to come out with a pscyhedelic rock record, we would all be shocked. We'd probably still like it (I did say George Jones, right?), but we'd tilt our heads to the side like some puzzled mutt, wondering what was wrong with this picture.

But we aren't too surprised here. Why is that? Because Waylon always did things his way. And this isn't REALLY a psychedelic rock record...it's a psychedelic country/rock record, with perhaps more emphasis upon the rock...but the country's still there, yessir. "Lonesome On'ry And Mean" hasn't really changed a whole lot since the seventies...and that's just fine. "Jack of Diamonds" is a little more spruced up, and that's fine too. "Waymore's Blues" has gone on a bender (in a good way), "Are You Ready for the Country" follows a similar suit, and "Ain't Livin' Long Like This" has finally become a flat-out rock song (as, I must suggest, it was always meant to be).

Shooter Jennings produces/arranges (this is as much his project as Daddy's), and his .357s band provided the backdrop...but the star here is Waylon, in the finest vocal form we heard him since the seventies. He snarls his way through Cream's "White Room," and that smoldering closer, "I Found the Body" (a co-write with Shooter)...it just leaves you chilled to the bone. WAYLON FOREVER, labelled as Waylon's final recordings, stands as a testament to two things: one, Waylon was perhaps the finest outlaw singer country music (or the world) ever saw...and two, he hadn't really changed all that much. Just check out "Don't You Think This Outlaw Stuff Has Done Gotten Out of Hand," reworked here into a power ballad (complete with strings!), yet simply re-titled "Outlaw Sh**." Six years after his death, Waylon is still smirking at us, not really caring if we get the joke or not. He did things HIS way; the rest of us be damned. If that's not an outlaw...then I'm sorry, but I just don't know what is.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Glad To Have It! 22 Oct 2008
By B. Strunk - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This was a complete surprise to me! When I saw they were releasing another Waylon Jennings CD I thought it was another compilation of his hits so I shrugged it off! Then I saw that it wasn't according to Shooter (his son) a few days later and listened to a soundbit of Lonesome On're and Mean on the internet! I knew it was different then what the song originally was and liked it! I'm a big Waylon Jennings fan and had to go out and buy it immediately. I own everything else by him so I had to add it to my collection bad or not! I'm happy to report that I will be listening to this for a long time in my car even at only eight songs! Also, this is the first time I ever heard Waylon say the "s" word in two of these songs! If you like Waylon, you'll like this CD! "Nuff said!"
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4.0 out of 5 stars Up and down 21 Oct 2008
By Carter W. Smith - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
When Waylon Jennings passed on in 2002, country music lost one of its real heroes. But the spirit always lives on and we are lucky enough to have Shooter Jennings around, who has propped up these tapes from around 1996 and put them out for us. It must have been a hell of a kick for Shooter to record with him when he was 16.

This was actually an album they were trying (unsuccessfully) to shop around for a record deal rather than a random collection thrown together. It's a bit short at 35 minutes, but back in the day that was a normal length for an album. It sounds like it's all recorded live, you wouldn't know the difference. The real stand out is "Outlaw S***" which is a slowing down of "Don't You Think This Outlaw Bit's Done Got Out Of Hand", turned into a ballad and slightly re worded. It really is something else, as said in rolling stone, it is Waylon's Hurt. Then we have a new song called "I Found The Body" which sounds like it could have been put out in the 1970s when Ol' Waylon was storming through the scene. Other than that there's nothing ground breaking, but it's a fun listen.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Waylon, Still touching us although his gone. 21 Nov 2008
By Buddym - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I first heard Waylon in 1966. A promo for Nashville Rebel on the radio. I had been high school DJ since 1959 and felt Rock and Roll had died with Acid Rock. Then I heard the promo!

Over the years I collected 85 Waylon LP's and 55 CD's. A month ago as I was driving down the road I heard "Outlaw SH**" from "Waylon Forever" and it sat me back on my heels in the very same way Nashville Rebel did in 66.

Well done Shooter. This is a fitting salute to Waylon's Talent and your own.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Waylon-You've been missed 27 Oct 2008
By Retired With a Book - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I have "Lonesome, O'nry and Mean" (original) on my favorite mixed tape for the car. I also prefer the original "Jack of Diamonds" with the kicking acoustic picking. Nonetheless, I applaud Shooter for reintroducing his dad's music with his production. I hope this recording nets him an even bigger audience who will find a treasure trove in all his previous recordings. I'm glad I saw him in concert and happy to see him so honored.
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