Music Industry News Network [01-08-2005]

Willie Nelson & Friends: Outlaws And Angels All Star Concert



Eagle Rock Entertainment presents the legendary Willie Nelson for the first time on DVD in the all-star concert Willie Nelson & Friends- Outlaws And Angels.

Recorded in May of 2004 at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles and hosted by famed actor James Caan, the star studded lineup of Outlaws And Angels includes performances by Kid Rock, Keith Richards, Bob Dylan, Carole King, Toby Keith, Shelby Lynne, Merle Haggard, Lee Ann Womack and many others.

In addition to the powerful guests joining Willie onstage, the evening's performance is backed by an equally impressive house band including Nils Lofgren, Ivan Neville and Jim Cox, under the musical direction of Jimmy Rip. Bonus footage on the DVD includes a behind the scenes featurette as well as reahearsal and performance outtakes.

Willie Nelson's career as a legendary country musician, political activist and humanitarian has made him an American icon. To pay tribute to Nelson in 2002, a variety of musical acts recorded Willie Nelson & Friends: Stars & Guitars concert in Nashville, Tennessee. That concert was proceeded the next year with yet another star-studded performance to celebrate Willie's 70th birthday entitled, Willie Nelson & Friends: Live and Kickin', recorded in New York City.

Originally aired on the USA Network this summer, Willie Nelson & Friends- Outlaws And Angels is the 3rd all-star concert organized by Nelson and the first to be available on DVD in 5.1 Dolby Digital DTS Surround Sound.

House Band:
Jimmy Rip, music director/guitar
Bill Churchville, trumpet
Jim Cox, keyboards
James "Hutch" Hutchinson, bass
Jim Keltner, drums
Greg Leisz, pedal steel
Nils Lofgren, guitar
Kenny Lovelace, guitar
George McWhirter, trombone
Ivan Neville, piano
Mickey Raphael, harmonica

DVD track list:
1) Opening Title Sequence
2) Georgia On A Fast Train/ Willie Nelson, Toby Keith, Joe Walsh
3) Ramblin' Fever/Willie Nelson, Toby Keith, Joe Walsh & Merle Haggard
4) You Win Again/ Willie Nelson & Bob Dylan
5) Shotgun Willie Nelson/ Shotgun Bobby Willie Nelson & Kid Rock
6) Funny How Time Slips Away/ Willie Nelson & Al Green
7) Rainin' In My Heart/ Willie Nelson & Al Green
8) One With The Sun/ Willie Nelson & Shelby Lynne
9) Stormy Weather/ Willie Nelson & Shelby Lynne
10) Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow/ Willie Nelson & Carol King
11) Still Is Still Moving To Me/ Willie Nelson & Toots Hibbert
12) Midnight Rider/ Willie Nelson & Ben Harper
13) Pressure Drop/ Toots Hibbert & Ben Harper
14) I'll Never Be Free/ Willie Nelson & Lee Ann Womack
15) Opportunity To Cry/ Willie Nelson & The Holmes Brothers
16) Mama Tried/ Toby Keith & Merle Haggard
17) Pancho and Lefty/ Willie Nelson, Toby Keith & Merle Haggard
18) Overtime/ Willie Nelson & Lucinda Williams
19) Cisco Kid/ Willie Nelson & Los Lonely Boys
20) Comes Love/ Willie Nelson & Rickie Lee Jones
21) We Had It All/ Willie Nelson & Keith Richards
22) Trouble In Mind/ Willie Nelson, Keith Richards, Merle Haggard & Jerry Lee
23) Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On/ Jerry Lee Lewis & Kid Rock   
24) I'll Fly Away/ Ensemble
25) On The Road Again/ Ensemble

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