The Bottom Line
- Always On My Mind
- I Can See Cleary Now
- Georgia On My Mind
- Produced by Booker T. Jones.
- Released by Columbia/Legacy Records.
- Remastered and Re-mixed CD features 2 bonus tracks.
Guide Review - Willie Nelson - Stardust
With his just-ahead-of-the-beat vocal delivery, Willie Nelsons take on these classic songs simply was unlike anything ever done before. Georgia On My Mind (mostly associated with Willies friend Ray Charles), is tastefully done and the most recognizable track from stardust. With Irving Berlins Blue Skies Willie showcases his distinctive acoustic guitar, Trigger. Unchained Melody has been recorded by many but has a soft elegance to it when in the hands of Willie. Moonlight In Vermont is Willies all-time favorite song and I can see why. Its a lovely poem set to music that really needs to be heard to understand. The Gershwin brothers Someone To Watch Over Me is a nice remake while I Can See Clearly Now is such a great song in the hands of Willie, I wonder why it was left off of Stardust (with Scarlet Ribbons) the first time.
Stardust is the standard bearer for which all contemporary Great American Songbook collections must stand up to. While 26 years old, the record still is as essential today as it was then. Stardust is truly an American Milestone, as are about four or five other Willie Nelson CDs.