Teatro by Willie Nelson (CD, Sep-1998, Island (Label))
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About this product
- Artist:Willie Nelson
- Release Year:1998
- Record Label:Island (Label)
- Genre:Country,Progressive Country
- Playing Time:50 min.
- Contributing Artists:Emmylou Harris,Daniel Lanois,Brad Mehldau,Cyril Neville
- Producer:Daniel Lanois,Deepak Nayar
- Distributor:Universal Distribution
- Recording Type:Studio
- Recording Mode:Stereo
- SPAR Code:n/a
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- melissa29385Aug 25, 2009by
Teatro by Willie Nelson(CD, Sep 1998,Island Records USA
Excellent CD, one of Willie's best. Various slow more folksy type music with Emmy Lou Harris, who has a fantastic voice, singing backup. If you're a true Willie Nelson FAN and aware of his great song writing ability, this is a must have CD.
- m1man42Dec 17, 2015by
Good Old Willie
To me there will never never be another country singer before or after Willie Nelson sings his last song
And to me this is the best cd Willie ever made
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- 347670662@delet...Jun 03, 2010by
the constantly changing Wille Nelson
Wille Nelson is a very flexable performer. His albums are very diversified in their musical style, and this is another example. The main thing that sets this album apart is the drums, which I like. The rythums don't sound Latino to me, though it uses bongo drums (which Latinos like to use), and it certainly
doesn't sound Flamenco. To me the rhythms sound more like calypso than anything else. Other than for that the content of the album is pretty much what Wille Nelson is known for. I like the album very much. I also like the way Wille changes his musical approach from album to album, so he doesn't wear on you. One criticism. I think that as long as such a gifted recording artist as Emmylou Harris was included on the recording, she should have been mixed more out in front. Also she should have been given some solo passages to sing.
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- 144913133@delet...Jan 31, 2008by
"Teatro" . Willie Nelson...
Willie Nelson has suffered critical abuse over the years (usually from journalists, not musicians and performers) about his voice, his phrasing or the appearance of his guitar: The voice expresses emotion and soul, the phrasing is as relaxed and perfect as Frank Sinatra's whilst the Martin classical guitar reverberates through its crafted tonewoods and brass bridge-plate like no other guitar in the world,(the reason he won't get rid of the well-worn,"Trigger"), part gypsy-jazz, part Tex-Mex. Teatro is a fine album. Listen to it and consider the laid-back, apparently effortless, sense of rhythm and counter rhythm, vocal emotion and sympathetic harmony (Emmilou Harris). One of the greatest musical artists of our time, forget any catagories or preconceptions, this is Willie Nelson at his best.
If you know about Willie, you will know about this album, if you're new to Willie Nelson, listen to this album. If you need to listen before you buy, make the effort (youtube). This is music made by true musicians; people who could gather in a room or garden (with no electricty) and play and sing and WOW you! Willie Nelson is a musician who has had to "hold" and entertain audiences and the variety of skills he has developed have been reigned and channelled to achieve excellence in the recording studio too. Of the "Outlaws" of country music, Willie is technically the clear frontrunner. The term "Country" doesn't define him at all. He plays anything he likes and has the appealing philosophy that if it's good, it's good, whatever the genre.Read full review
- 130239929@delet...Apr 08, 2008by
Teatro Willie Style
My husband and I came across this CD years ago in a local music store. The store (Streetside Records) is a gem in this part of the country because it still focuses on music not just what can sell the most today. They were playing Teatro in the store and we fell in love with it. We inquired and were told it was the only one they had, so we bought it right out of the cd player. In the midst of a move and possibly a former roommate of my husband, the cd disappeared. I decided to look on ebay and to my delight we found it. We've played it non-stop and it's like falling in love again.
It's definitely Wille; can't disguise his unique vocals. But the instrumentation and general feel is a pleasing step into another sound. Emmylou Harris might be the only vocalist who can consistently sing harmony with Willie. Above or below Willie's melody line (and sometimes both since he tends to go where his vocals lead him), she adds color to an already unique project.
Keep an open mind when you listen and enjoy. It's a real treat.Read full review