Willie Nelson - New Year's Eve in Houston 1984 (2CD)


Although he'd claimed in 1970, following poor record sales and a bad relationship with his then label RCA, that he was retiring from music, in 1972 Willie Nelson moved to Austin and became part of the bourgeoning hippie-country scene then exploding in the Texan capital. His popularity in Austin soared as he played his own brand of country music, marked additionally by folk and jazz influences, so Nelson decided to return to the recording business, and by February 1973, he was making his acclaimed Shotgun Willie at Atlantic Studios in New York. When Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, and Johnny Cash formed The Highwaymen in the mid-1980s, they achieved platinum record sales and toured the world. All four Highwaymen - along with Jessi Colter and B.B. King - appeared at the 1984 New Year's Eve show now released for the first time on this 2 x CD set. Something of a spectacular and broadcast across numerous local stations throughout the southern states, this superb performance from Willie and co. set the ball rolling for what was to become an annual event in the Willie Nelson diary and one that still continues to this very day, with the 2015 event taking place on the televised Austin City Limits, with guests Kacey Musgraves and Willy's son Lukas Nelson with his group Promise Of The Real.

Track Listing

Disc 1:

Whiskey River
Stay A Little Longer
If You've Got The Money I've Got The Time
Blue Skies
I Gotta Get Drunk
Happy New Year
Georgia On The Fast Train
Forgiving You Is Easy
I'm Not Lisa
Storms Never Last
Me & Paul
Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
Georgia On My Mind
Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground
On The Road Again
Always On My Mind
Disc 2:

City Of New Orleans
I'm A Memory
Let The Good Times Roll
Night Life
She Is Gone
Thrill Is Gone
Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys
Good Hearted Woman
Are You Ready For The Country'
To All The Girls I've Loved Before
Johnny Cash Impression
I Still Miss Someone
Will The Circle Be Unbroken
Amazing Grace
Uncloudy Day
Whiskey River (Reprise)
The Eye Of The Storm