Willie Nelson “does” Frank Sinatra, September – Watch

Not in that way obviously. Have a good weekend dear readers and we leave you with news that Legacy Recordings will be releasing ‘My Way’-Willie Nelson’s new studio album (and 12th for the label)- on Friday, September 14th. The first single to be taken from the album ‘Summer Wind’ is out today – you can watch the video for it below. 

‘My Way’ is Nelson’s second new studio album this year, following the release of ‘Last Man Standing’ in April. God that man is prolific. An album of standards and classics made famous by Frank Sinatra, the new album finds Willie (who’s written a few standards himself it has to be said) swinging his way through some of the most beloved songs in the Great American Songbook. The album–which features some nice string and horn arrangements–was produced by Buddy Cannon and Matt Rollings.

Willie and Frank were close friends, musical colleagues and mutual admirers of each other’s work throughout Sinatra’s lifetime. In the 1980s, Sinatra opened for Willie at Golden Nugget in Las Vegas and the two of them appeared together in a public service announcement for NASA’s Space Foundation.

“I learned a lot about phrasing listening to Frank,” Willie said recently in an interview for AARP magazine. “He didn’t worry about behind the beat or in front of the beat, or whatever—he could sing it either way, and that’s the feel you have to have.”

Willie Nelson – My Way Tracklist

01. Fly Me To The Moon
02. Summer Wind
03. One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)
04. A Foggy Day
05. It Was A Very Good Year
06. Blue Moon
07. I’ll Be Around
08. Night And Day
09. What Is This Thing Called Love (with Norah Jones)
10. Young At Heart
11. My Way

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Author: Mark Whitfield

Mark Whitfield has been the Editor of Americana UK for the last 17 years and still feels like this is his pretend job, mainly because it is.

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