Tuesday, December 15, 2015

New Live Waylon Jennings Album To See Release In March

Artist: Waylon Jennings
Album: Return of The Outlaw: The Abbott, Texas Broadcast 1973
Label: FM Concert Broadcasts
Release date: March 11, 2016

On the 4th of Nov 1973 Willie Nelson returned to his hometown of Abbott, Texas to perform a concert for the Abbott High School Homecoming, with proceeds used to benefit the Abbot PTA; the event proved to be a landmark in country music. The population of Abbott was tiny, around the three hundred and fifty mark in the early 70s and there was initial resistance from the townspeople, with one local complaining to the press that 'there's gonna be a hippie in every barn'. The concert was planned as a 12 hour Sunday event, alongside Nelson the bill was to feature Waylon Jennings, Billy Joe Shaver and Jerry Jeff Walker together with a few other bands; on the Saturday, tents, camper vans and pick-ups started to dot the Abbott countryside and by the morning of the 4th, a ten thousand strong crowd had gathered on the three hundred acre site.

The bands arrived on the day, after a six hundred mile overnight journey from Terlingua. Willie Nelson opened and closed the show, but for many in attendance the highlight of the Abbott concert was Waylon Jennings afternoon set. 1973 had been a seminal year in the evolution of Waylon Jennings as an artist and the two albums that he issued before the fall had been received as important milestones in the nascent Outlaw Country genre. 'Return of the Outlaw' captures Waylon Jennings' stunning appearance in Abbott. Broadcast on radio by KAMC-FM, Jennings is backed by the Waylors in a raucous performance that takes in songs from 'Good Hearted Woman', 'Lonesome, On'ry and Mean', 'Honky Tonk Heroes' and a preview of material from his 1974 album 'This Time'.

Track listing:

  1. Lonesome, On'Ry And Mean
  2. Good Hearted Woman
  3. Louisiana Woman
  4. Pretend I Never Happened
  5. Me & Bobby Mcgee
  6. Goodtime Charlie'S Got The Blues
  7. Amanda
  8. Laid Back Country Picker
  9. You Asked Me To
  10. Honky Tonk Heroes
  11. The Last Letter
  12. T For Texas
  13. Only Daddy That'Ll Walk The Line
  14. Dangerous Type

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