200g 45RPM 2LP Reissue Remastered from the Original Analog Tapes by Bernie Grundman
Cutting against country music traditions and Music Row conventions, Willie Nelson's 1978 departure into his favorite pop standards remains a genius-level creation as well as the icon's most commercially successful release. The Booker T. Jones-produced, Frank Sinatra/Ray Charles influenced Stardust is a truly gorgeous record infused with the ultimate respect for the composers and their lyrics and it features many of the finest performances of Willie's trailblazing career.
In redefining and re-imagining standards such as Irving Berlin's "Blue Skies," Hoagy Carmichael's "Georgia On My Mind," and the age-old "All of Me" – each of which landed in the Top 5 of the Country singles chart – Nelson wedded together pop, country, jazz, folk, and blues in a manner in which no artist had ever done prior. Issued at the height of the outlaw country movement, the timeless classic hit No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart (remaining there for 10 years), produced no less than four hit singles, was certified quintuple platinum in the U.S., and garnered a Grammy award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance.
Analogue Productions' 200g 45RPM 2LP reissue was mastered from the original analog tapes by Bernie Grundman, plated and pressed by Quality Record Pressings and comes packaged in a heavyweight gatefold tip-on old-style jacket from Stoughton Printing.
• 200g 4RPM 2LP pressing from Analogue Productions
• Remastered from the original analog tapes by Bernie Grundman
• Plated and pressed at Quality Record Pressings
• Heavyweight gatefold tip-on old-style jacket from Stoughton Printing