Are You Ready for the Country
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||Are You Ready for the Country||Waylon Jennings||3:12||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Them Old Love Songs||Waylon Jennings||3:13||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||So Good Woman||Waylon Jennings||2:03||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Jack-A-Diamonds||Waylon Jennings||3:27||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Can't You See||Waylon Jennings||3:46||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||MacArthur Park (Revisited)||Waylon Jennings||6:39||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||I'll Go Back to Her||Waylon Jennings||3:10||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||A Couple More Years||Waylon Jennings||4:11||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Old Friend||Waylon Jennings||3:23||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Precious Memories||Waylon Jennings||3:40||$0.99||View in iTunes|
In 1976 Waylon Jennings reunited with Ken Mansfield, the producer who oversaw Honky Tonk Heroes. Mansfield understood Waylon’s strengths and for Are You Ready For the Country he crafted a sound that was as gentle and rich as its author’s voice. The title track is a cover of a tune from Neil Young’s Harvest. Though the refrain is delivered with some irony — Jennings had been singing country for almost twenty years at this point — much of the album borrows from the tonal palette of Harvest. “Them Old Love Songs,” “So Good Woman” and “A Couple More Years” are wistful and slightly brooding, with snare drums like heartbeats and pedal-steel flourishes that roll off the track like tears. Beyond the brilliant title song, three cover versions show Jennings ability as a master interpreter. “Can’t You See” is a proud repossession of Marshall Tucker’s Southern rock anthem, while “MacArthur Park” brings out the shadow and velvet in Jimmy Webb’s epic. However, it is Waylon’s reading of the gospel standard “Precious Memories” that stands above all and closes the album with grace.
Waylon is the greatest singer!!
Are you ready for the country? By Waylon Jennings.
My husband and I were listening to this album when we first started dating. He died in November of 2011. I'm so glad to have found it. We had the eight track. I absolutely adore this almost as much as I do him!
Thanks for the great times Waylon, Willie and the boys!
Great Album cover to cover
One of the best Waylon albums
Born: June 15, 1937 in Littlefield, TX
Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s