WILLIE'S FIRST ALBUM OF STANDARDS SINCE 1978
On August 25, legendary singer Willie Nelson will be releasing American Classic, his first album of standards since 1978's Stardust, and his solo debut for Blue Note Records. Produced by Tommy LiPuma, American Classic features special guest appearances by Norah Jones and Diana Krall, string arrangements by Johnny Mandel, and a top shelf backing band that includes Nelson’s longtime sidekick Mickey Raphael on harmonica, and such notable jazzmen as pianist Joe Sample, bassist Christian McBride and drummer Lewis Nash.
The track listing for American Classic is as follows:
1. The Nearness Of You
2. Fly Me To The Moon
3. Come Rain Or Shine
4. If I Had You featuring Diana Krall
5. Ain’t Misbehavin'
6. I Miss You So
7. Because Of You
8. Baby It’s Cold Outside, featuring Norah Jones
9. Angel Eyes
10. On The Street Where You Live
11. Since I Fell For You
12. Always On My Mind
[Published on: 6/15/09]