Willie's fight against time
In his staggering 69th solo album, Willie Nelson tackles with charm, grace and wit the one subject he knows best: old age.
At the tender age of 86, Willie Nelson is still living life pedal to the metal, releasing new albums practically every year.
On Ride Me Back Home, a most melancholy 69th album according to experts, the pope of hippie-country has come out with eleven new songs, mostly originals, co-written with his old accomplice Buddy Cannon, blending together his usual sense of humour with nostalgic snapshots – and sometimes, realistic snapshots as well when it comes to his age and the flow of time (Come On Time).
At the middle point of the album, Willie slipped in a few covers - My Favorite Picture of You, by Guy Clark, the absolute smash hit Just The Way You Are by Billy Joel, and It’s Hard to Be Humble by Mac Davis – revisited in good company, with his sons Lukas and Micah Nelson.
An enthralling, dusky country record.
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