Standards By Willie
Willie Nelson explores the great American songbook in this gorgeous evening of standards - from "Buttermilk Sky" to "What a Wonderful World" to "When I Dream" - filmed live before an elegant black-tie theater audience.
Departing from scruffier moods, Willie and a sophisticated supper-club band essay the work of the great classic-pop composers Johnny Mercer, Hoagy Carmichael, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Harold Arlen and others. In the process, Willie pays tribute to the movies in which he first encountered some of these songs and uses many of them as vehicles for his trademark, jazz-inflected acoustic guitar playing.
With characteristic laid-back phrasing and sincerity, Willie finds a piece of himself in each of these great numbers - reminding us of the underlying unity of all forms of American song and treating us to a rich evening of some of our best music.
- Spanish Eyes
- Moon River
- Some Enchanted Evening
- What A Wonderful World
- South Of The Border
- Ole Buttermilk Sky
- Where Is Your Heart (The Song From Moulin Rouge)
- To Each His Own
- Twilight Time
- Ac-cent-tchu-ate The Positive
- City Of New Orleans
- When I Dream
- Pancho and Lefty
- Always On My Mind
- Old Friends with Roger Miller
- On The Road Again
- Some Enchanted Evening (Instrumental)