Willie Nelson - Lost Highway
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Lost Highway (Lost Highway, 2009)

Willie Nelson

Reviewed by Robert Wooldridge

Willie Nelson's versatility is displayed on "Lost Highway," a compilation of songs from his releases for Lost Highway Records, the edgy Nashville label. There is classic country with Eddie Arnold's You Don't Know Me, as well as a pair of duets with the legendary Ray Price (I'm Still Not Over You and Lost Highway).

Alt.-country enthusiasts will appreciate Nelson's duet with Lucinda Williams (Overtime) and Back To Earth, produced by Ryan Adams. Other guests are Diana Krall and husband Elvis Costello, as well as mainstream country artists Toby Keith and Shania Twain.

The album concludes with a pair of tracks (Cowboys Are Frequently Secretly Fond Of Each Other and Ain't Going Down On Brokeback Mountain ) designed to exploit the fervor over the popular film.

While not always up to the standards of the best work of Nelson's hall of fame career, this is an entertaining collection.

CDs by Willie Nelson

Bluegrass, 2023 Don't Know A Thing About Love, 2023 A Beautiful Time, 2022 That's Life, 2021 First Rose of Spring, 2020 Ride Me Back Home, 2019 My Way, 2018 Last Man Standing, 2018 Willie's Stash Volume 2, 2017 God's Problem Child, 2017 Summertime Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin, 2016 Band of Brothers, 2014 To All the Girls..., 2013 Let's Face the Music and Dance, 2013 Freedom, 2012 Remember Me Vol. 1, 2011 Country Music, 2010 American Classic, 2009 Lost Highway, 2009 Naked Willie, 2009 One Hell of a Ride, 2008 Moment of Forever, 2008 Songbird, 2006 Live From Austin, TX, 2006 Songs of Cindy Walker, 2006 You Don't Know Me: The Songs of Cindy Walker, 2006

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