Willie Nelson Shotgun


Analogue Productions (Atlantic 75 Series). Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Atlantic Records. Willie Nelson’s breakthrough solo album. Pre-order now due August 2024

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Willie Nelson Shotgun

Willie Nelson Shotgun

Before Shotgun Willie, Willie Nelson had struggled to gain widespread recognition as a solo artist, despite having written many successful songs for other artists.

Nelson’s big break came when he signed with Atlantic Records in 1973.

The pivotal moment in his career came after Atlantic Records executive Jerry Wexler, known for his work with artists like Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin, took an interest in Nelson’s music.

Wexler saw potential in Nelson’s unique approach to country music and signed him to the label.

With the creative freedom offered by Atlantic Records, Nelson was able to record Shotgun Willie with the artistic freedom he had long desired.

The album’s unconventional sound and honest lyrics resonated with both critics and fans.

Shotgun Willie marked a new beginning for Willie Nelson’s career, and it set the stage for his subsequent albums and his emergence as one of the most influential and iconic figures in the history of country music.

The recording was one of the first albums of outlaw country — a new subgenre of country music and an alternative to the conservative restrictions of the Nashville sound, the dominant style in the genre at the time

The album — the first to feature Nelson with long hair and a beard on the cover — gained him the interest of younger audiences.

It peaked at No. 41 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums and the songs “Shotgun Willie” and “Stay All Night (Stay A Little Longer)” peaked at Nos. 60 and 22 on Hot Country Songs respectively.

We are so pleased to bring you this deluxe 180-gram 45 RPM 2LP Analogue Productions (Atlantic 75 Series) reissue of the timeless Willie Nelson classic, Shotgun Willie.

Cue it up and prepare to be transported!

Track List: Willie Nelson Shotgun

Side 1

1. Shotgun Willie

2. Whiskey River

3. Sad Songs And Waltzes

 Side 2

1. Local Memory

2. Slow Down Old World

3. Stay All Night (Stay A Little Longer)

 Side 3

1. Devil In A Sleepin’ Bag

2. She’s Not For You

3. Bubbles In My Beer

 Side 4

1. You Look Like The Devil

2. So Much To Do

3. A Song For You



Analogue Productions

Analogue Productions It was in 1992 that Acoustic Sounds owner Chad Kassem reissued his first Analogue Productions title, Virgil Thompson's The Plow That Broke The Plains, originally on Vanguard. Analogue Productions began as a vehicle for Kassem to license his favorite all-time recordings and reissue them as remastered and as a superior version to the original release. Since its inception AP has reissued hundreds of titles, ranging from classical to folk, pop, rock, blues and jazz. Included in the many highlights of Analogue Productions' history are the Fantasy 45 Jazz Reissues, the Blue Note Reissues, and premium box sets of the music of such legendary acts as The Doors, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Nat "King" Cole and Norah Jones. True to its name, Analogue Productions works with the original analogue master tapes - more than any other reissue label! The result is superior sound - richer, warmer and more lifelike, than digital.

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