Willie Nelson & Sister Bobbie - December Day: Willie's Stash Vol. 1 (Limited Gatefold, 180-Gram Snow White Colored Vinyl)

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Talk about a talented family: Willie Nelson and his Sister Bobbie Nelson each achieved massive success in country music. Even in their late 80's, the Nelsons continue to make music and their influence can be heard through many artists in the genre. December Day, Willie's Stash Vol. 1 is a collaboration album between the two, and upon release in 2014 it was met with positive reviews from music critics. The album spawned three singles: “Who'll Buy My Memories”, “Laws of Nature” and “Summer of Roses / December Day”. The liner notes were written by Willie's frequent collaborator Mickey Raphael. This record comes as a limited edition on snowy white vinyl.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Gatefold sleeve
  • Insert with liner notes by Mickey Raphael
  • The first release of Willie's Stash, a set of archival recordings curated by Nelson.
  • Limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies on snow-white coloured vinyl

SIDE A

1. ALEXANDER’S RAGTIME BAND
2. PERMANENTLY LONELY
3. WHAT’LL I DO
4. SUMMER OF ROSES / DECEMBER DAY
5. NUAGES

 
SIDE B

1. MONA LISA
2. I DON’T KNOW WHERE I AM TODAY
3. AMNESIA
4. WHO’LL BUY MY MEMORIES
5. THE ANNIVERSARY SONG

SIDE C

1. LAWS OF NATURE
2. WALKIN’
3. ALWAYS
4. I LET MY MIND WANDER


SIDE D

1. IS THE BETTER PART OVER
2. MY OWN PECULIAR WAY
3. SAD SONGS AND WALTZES
4. OU-ES TU, MON AMOUR / I NEVER CA RED FOR YOU

he new Willie Nelson album, titled December Day, is the first installment of a new series of archival recordings called Willie's Stash. Personally curated by Willie Nelson, the Willie's Stash series will present a variety of releases, culled from decades of recording and touring. A singular career that's established Willie Nelson as an American musical icon.

Produced by Buddy Cannon and augmented by contributions from other Family Band members, the album is a collaboration between Willie Nelson and his sister, Sister Bobbie. December Day showcases 18 unreleased selections from the Willie Nelson Family Songbook, including new versions of gems from Willie's extensive songwriting catalog ("Permanently Lonely," "My Old Peculiar Way") alongside some surprising cover tunes (Al Jolson's "The Anniversary Song," Irving Berlin's "Alexander's Ragtime Band," "What'll I Do" and "Always").

Musicians on the album include Willie Nelson (Trigger) and Bobbie Nelson (piano, B-3 organ) with Mickey Raphael (harmonica), Kevin Smith (bass), Bee Spears (bass), Billy English (drums, percussion) and David Zettner (acoustic guitar). Bobbie has been an essential member of Willie's Family Band since its official formation in 1973. Willie and Bobbie's deeply intuitive musical bond, formed and developed through of decades of practice and spontaneity, can be felt throughout December Day.