Suspicious Minds - Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Jessi Colter, Tompall Glaser - Wanted! The Outlaw
Label: RCA - APK1-1321 • Format: Cassette Compilation Dolby • Country: Canada • Genre: Folk, World, & Country • Style: Country
The album consists entirely of previously released material. Released to capitalize on the new outlaw country movement, Wanted! The Outlaws earned its place in music history by becoming the first country album to be platinum-certified, reaching sales of one million. The album quickly reached No.
ByWaylon Jennings and Willie Nelson had asserted creative control over their music, which they both felt had been hampered for years by the conservative approach taken to their recordings at the Nashville division of RCA Records.
InNelson left the label for Atlantic Records and recorded a pair of critically acclaimed albums, Shotgun Willie and the concept album Phases and Stages With Nelson's popularity increasing, RCA did not want to lose Jennings as well, and granted him the authority to produce his records however he wanted. Jennings released the seminal Honky Tonk Heroes album inwidely considered the first "outlaw" album, and This Time inwhich was recorded at Jessi Colter Glaser's independent studio in Nashville.
Byafter the explosive success of Nelson's Red Headed Stranger album, a whole new subgenre of country music had emerged called outlaw country. In the wake of Red Headed Stranger and the general media attention the outlaw country movement was generating, producer Jerry Bradley at the RCA studios in Nashville was determined to capitalize on the wealth of Jennings and Nelson recordings that RCA had at their disposal:.
Waylon was selling, if we were lucky, two hundred and fifty thousand albums. Willie comes out with Red Headed Stranger and that took off and sold a million Suspicious Minds - Waylon Jennings. That damn thing sold half a million, or a million, set our butt on fire.
We're sitting over there, trying to sell two hundred and fifty thousand records, and we're still struggling. Tompall had a damn record I never went to one of their concerts, but I can imagine what it looked like, them running up and down the highway doing that. Bradley approached Jennings about compiling some of his recordings with some old Nelson songs and calling it Wanted!
The Outlaws. Jennings okayed the project on the condition that a couple of Glaser tracks be included. He didn't have a clue about music, though he always tried to get involved in it, usually by remote control He was a good merchandiser, though As author Michael Streissguth observes, "Bradley hired Rolling Stone' s Chet Flippo to pen liner notes, and looked to a Time Life book about the American West as inspiration for the album's iconic album cover, which featured photographs of Colter, Glaser, Jennings, and Nelson on a parched, bullet-riddled wanted Tompall Glaser - Wanted!
The Outlaw. And it sold a million in the first Jessi Colter weeks and it went on up to five million. Now, we weren't just playing bad guys; Hot Knights - A Certain Ratio - Id Like To See You Again took our stand outside the country music rules, its set ways, locking the door on its own Willie Nelson cell.
We looked like tramps We loved the energy of rock and rollbut rock had self destructed. Country had gone syrupy. For us, "outlaw" meant standing up for your rights, your own way Suspicious Minds - Waylon Jennings doing Tompall Glaser - Wanted! The Outlaw. It felt like a different music, and outlaw was as good a description as any.
We mostly thought it was funny; Tompall immediately made up outlaw Jessi Colter certificates RCA was delighted At last, an image! In Nelson's autobiography WillieGlaser stated, "Everybody rushed out to buy the Outlaws album: rock and rollers, kids, lockjaw types from the Eastpeople who'd never bought a country album in their whole lives bought that album Ultimately, Willie Nelson think the outlaw movement or publicity or gimmick or whatever you want to call it did a great thing for country music as a whole, because it opened the way for different styles.
Through The Prophets Eyes - Orthrus - Tyrants Of Deception many of Jessi Colter songs included on Wanted: The Outlaws were several years old and featured a plethora of producers, the unifying outlaw theme gave the album a cohesion and freshness it might have otherwise lacked. Although the album was predominately upbeat, it begins with the brooding " My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys ," which as much laments the loneliness of outlaw life as much as it celebrates the freedom of it.
In Chez Martine - Naif* - Faites Du Bruit audio version of his autobiography, Jennings confessed, "It was an oddly downbeat way to start an album, but it seemed V.I Acreção - ΔTILLLΔ* - V sum up the frontier loneliness that often came hand-in-hand with our ideas of rugged individualism.
Jennings also sings Billy Joe Shavers's "Honky Tonk Heroes," the title cut from his classic LP about a " lovable loser " and "no account boozer" who "danced holes" in his shoes. Nostalgic themes are also found in Nelson's " Yesterday's Wine ," the title track from his concept album of the same name.
Nelson's other solo track, "Me and Paul," which also appeared on the Yesterday's Wine album, seemed to Tompall Glaser - Wanted! The Outlaw the outlaw ethos with its tales of suspicious cops, drug busts and lines like, "We'd come to play and not just for the ride.
Jennings' and Colter's duet on "Suspicious Minds" had originally been released in ; at that time the song peaked Tompall Glaser - Wanted! The Outlaw 25 on the Billboard country singles chart but, upon its rerelease inshot up to 2.
Largely written by Jennings, it had served as the title track of his album and had also been recorded by Nelson for his LP The Words Don't Fit the Picturealso released that same year. According to Joe Nick Patoski's memoir Willie Nelsonthe live performance of "Good Hearted Woman" on Wanted: The Outlaws was recorded at Geno McCoslin's Western Place in Dallasalthough there has been speculation that the track was a studio creation because of what appears to be canned audience applause.
In reality, Nelson's vocal was overdubbed onto the edited track, which appeared in its original form on Jennings' live album Waylon Live. InRCA reissued the original 11 track album on compact disc. The reasons for the deletions are unknown to this day. The Outlaws was reissued on CD and cassette tape by RCA for a Deep Purple - Live With The London Symphonic Orchestra time in Shindo - Less Than Jake - Losing Streak the remastered 20th Anniversary edition with all 11 original tracks restored, and augmented with 10 bonus tracks.
Off The Lip - Aspects - Mystery Theatre? one of these, Steve Earle 's "Nowhere Road", had previously been unreleased. At the time of the album's release, Joe Nick Patoski of Country Music wrote, "Most of the tracks are from a period when the first seeds of experimentation began to spill in Music City.
Thus, a constant clash of traditional and innovative influences dominates each artist's selections, in most instances, finely woven lyrics hiding behind still slick studio concepts. The Outlaws reached at No. In Novemberit became the first country album to be awarded the platinum certification by RIAA, which introduced the platinum certification that year. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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