Stardust [Bonus Tracks]

Stardust [Bonus Tracks]

by Willie Nelson
Stardust [Bonus Tracks]

Stardust [Bonus Tracks]

by Willie Nelson
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At the height of outlaw country, Willie Nelson pulled off perhaps the riskiest move of the entire bunch. He set aside originals, country, and folk and recorded Stardust, a collection of pop standards produced by Booker T. Jones. Well, it's not entirely accurate to say that he put away country and folk, since these are highly idiosyncratic interpretations of "Georgia on My Mind," "All of Me," "Moonlight in Vermont," and "Don't Get Around Much Anymore," blending pop, country, jazz, and folk in equal measures. It's not that Willie makes these songs his own, it's that he reimagines these songs in a way that nobody else could, and with his trusty touring band, he makes these versions indelible. It may be strange to think that this album, containing no originals from one of America's greatest songwriters, is what made him a star, and it continues to be one of his most beloved records, but it's appropriate, actually. Stardust showcases Nelson's skills as a musician and his entire aesthetic -- where there is nothing separating classic American musical forms, it can all be played together -- perhaps better than any other album, which is why it was a sensation upon its release and grows stronger with each passing year. [A 1999 release added two bonus tracks.] ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Product Details

Release Date: 10/19/1999
Label: Bmg / Columbia / Legacy / Sony Music Entertainment
UPC: 0886919877120
Rank: 3435


  1. Stardust
  2. Georgia on My Mind
  3. Blue Skies
  4. All of Me
  5. Unchained Melody
  6. September Song
  7. On the Sunny Side of the Street
  8. Moonlight in Vermont
  9. Don't Get Around Much Anymore
  10. Someone to Watch Over Me
  11. Scarlet Ribbons
  12. I Can See Clearly Now

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Willie Nelson   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Bobbie Nelson   Guest Artist,Piano
Mickey Raphael   Guest Artist,Harmonica
Booker T. Jones   Guest Artist,Organ,Piano
Bob "Chicago" Nelson   Piano
Jody Payne   Guitar
Bee Spears   Bass
Jules Chaiken   Conductor,String Conductor
Chris Ethridge   Bass
Rex Ludwig   Drums
Paul English   Drums

Technical Credits

Mickey Raphael   Annotation
Duke Ellington   Composer
Evelyn Danzig   Composer
Lawrence Cohn   Reissue Producer
G. Marks   Composer
George Gershwin   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
John Blackburn   Composer
John Jackson   Project Manager
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Johnny Nash   Composer
S. Simons   Composer
Thom Cadley   Mixing
Al Quaglieri   Mixing,Producer,Reissue Producer
Nick Shaffran   Consultant
Karl Suessdorf   Composer
Stuart Gorrell   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Willie Nelson   Annotation
Bradley Hartman   Engineer
Alex North   Composer
Todd Whitelock   Mixing
George David Weiss   Composer
Gerald Marks   Composer
Haven Gillespie   Composer
Kurt Weill   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Donivan Cowart   Engineer
Ted Koehler   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Booker T. Jones   Arranger,Producer,Annotation
Jack Segal   Composer
Fred E. Ahlert   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Mack Gordon   Composer
Hy Zaret   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Brian Vibberts   Assistant Engineer
B. Russell   Composer
Howard Fritzson   Art Direction
Maxwell Anderson   Composer
Beverly Parker   Back Cover,Photography
Dan Hunstein   Photography
Sandy Speiser   Photography
David Mitson   Digital Mastering
David Gahr   Photography
Randall Martin   Design
J. Segal   Composer
Don Hunstein   Photography
Juliana Myrick   Packaging Manager
A. North   Composer
Seymour Simons   Composer
Susanna Clark   Artwork,Cover Art,Paintings,Cover Painting
Harold Arlen   Composer
Bernie Grundman   Mastering
Bob Russell   Composer
Bob Thiele   Composer
Chris Athens   Mastering
Irving Berlin   Composer
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