Willie Nelson December Day: Willie's Stash Vol. 1 on 180g 2LP
First Release of An Exciting New Series of Archival Recordings
Featuring 18 Tracks Recorded by Willie & Sister Bobbie
Country music legend Willie Nelson is opening his vault with the launch of a brand-new archival series, titled Willie’s Stash. The inaugural release of the series is titled, December Day Willie’s Stash Vol. 1. Central to December Day is the collaboration of Willie and beloved sister Bobbie.
From Willie’s earliest years in his native Abbott, Texas, Bobbie, two years his senior, was a part of his musical upbringing; the duo learned to read music and play instruments at an early age under the tutelage of their grandparents. Playing together in bands early on in their careers, Bobbie has been a key highlighted member of Willie’s Family Band since its inception, and their bond as siblings and musicians - a bond that reflects years of both practice and spontaneity - is palpable throughout December Day.
December Day features new versions of gems from Willie’s extensive songwriting catalog “Permanently Lonely,” “My Old Peculiar Way” and some eclectic covers like Irving Berlin’s “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” and “What’ll I Do” with some sprinkled contributions from other Family Band members, including harmonica player Mickey Raphael and the late Bee Spears on bass.
The Willie’s Stash series offers curated vault releases taken from decades of recording and touring - a career that’s long established Willie Nelson as an all-time American icon. December Day is Willie’s fifth release since signing to Legacy Recordings in 2012. His most recent release, Band Of Brothers, was released in June of 2014 and hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Albums chart.
Willie Nelson December Day - Willie's Stash Vol. 1 Track Listing:
1. Alexander's Ragtime Band
2. Permanently Lonely
3. What'll I Do
4. Summer of Roses / December Day
6. Mona Lisa
7. I Don't Know Where I Am Today
9. Who'll Buy My Memories?
10. The Anniversary Song
1. Laws of Nature
4. I Let My Mind Wander
5. Is the Better Part Over
6. My Own Peculiar Way
7. Sad Songs and Waltzes
8. Ou Es-Tu Mon Amour / I Never Cared for You