on 29 April 2003
It is such a delight to see yet another Waylon Jennings album re-released on CD. The sound quality is very good, although I thought they could have used a little more trebble on the over-all EQ. Two great Waylon Jennings albums for one great low price! A must have for any Waylon fan.
My only complaint is with the liner notes. So what is the point of puting out an album and then spending over half of the liner notes saying why the album is no good??? I also would have liked to seen more effort to reproduse the original album covers.
Musicly... what can you say? It's Waylon! 'nuf said
Some Waylon fans don't like these albums at all but while I agree that they don't match the brilliance of his best seventies music, they nevertheless have much to offer and I'm pleased that they were released on CD.
The two big hits here are, of course, the Dukes of Hazzard theme and the re-recording (with Willie Nelson) of Just to satisfy you. Elsewhere, there are fine covers of Clyde ( J J Cale), Sweet music man (Kenny Rogers), Honky tonk blues (Hank Williams), Folsom prison blues (Johnny Cash) and Song for the life (Rodney Crowell). Among the other songs here, Waylon expresses frustrations shared by many men in Women do know how to carry on, but he was a brave man to record such a song.
Buy Waylon's seventies music, much of which has also been released on CD, first. If you enjoy that, you will probably enjoy this twofer also.