Willie Nelson, ‘To All The Girls’ (Rolling Stone)

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By Chuck Eddy

October 18, 2013

“From Here to the Moon and Back,” the pledge of eternal devotion (with Dolly Parton) that opens Willie Nelson’s conceptual collection of duets with women, has major wedding-dance potential. But several of the pairings that follow lament unions that couldn’t work. Nelson’s partners, sometimes updating songs he cut years ago, span the country spectrum from folk to pop. Weepers and waltzes prevail, but standouts push beyond that: Shelby Lynne’s Western swing, Alison Krauss’ dark Latin tinge, Wynonna Judd’s husky honky-tonk blues, Mavis Staples’ Bill Withers soul cover. And Nelson holds his unmistakable own throughout, like no other 80-year-old could.

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To All The Girls Track Listing:

1. Dolly Parton – From Here To The Moon And Back
2. Miranda Lambert – She Was No Good For Me
3. Secret Sisters – It Won’t Be Very Long
4. Rosanne Cash – Please Don’t Tell Me
5. Sheryl Crow – Far Away Places
6. Wynonna Judd – Bloody Mary Morning
7. Carrie Underwood – Always On My Mind
8. Loretta Lynn – Somewhere Between
9. Alison Krauss – No Mas Amor
10. Melonie Cannon – Back On Earth
11. Mavis Staples – Grandma’s Hands
12. Norah Jones – Walkin’
13. Shelby Lynne – Til The End Of The World
14. Lily Meola – Will You Remember Mine
15. Emmylou Harris – Dry Lightning
16. Brandi Carlile – Making Believe
17. Paula Nelson – Have You Ever Seen The Rain
18. Tina Rose – After The Fire Is Gone

 

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