Announcing the Expansive New Willie Nelson Box Set
For fans of Outlaw Country singer Willie Nelson, there’s a new box set to get you excited.
Yes, Vinyl me, please announced the new VMP Anthology: The Willie Nelson Story to celebrate the legendary artist’s seven-decade career and the 60th anniversary of the release of his debut LP.
The seven-album, nine-LP vinyl set, which goes on sale today (March 23) but will ship this summer, covers Nelson’s discography. According to a press release, “Each record comes on exclusive 180g color vinyl and is housed in a high-quality commemorative box inspired by Outlaw Country album covers, tour posters and wanted posters of the early ’90s. 70. It also comes with a listening notes booklet featuring photos and lyrics, and a series of podcasts serving as a definitive guide to each album.
“60 years ago, Willie Nelson, one of America’s national treasures, released his first album and in the years that followed changed both country music and the songwriting tradition of American songs again and again,” said Andrew Winistorfer, VMP Classics and Country Director and author. listening notes from the anthology. “On nearly 100 albums, Willie Nelson has written about life, love, death, and the American experience. VMP Anthology: The Willie Nelson Story aims to honor his indelible legacy through his most influential and significant albums from the start of his career until today.
The release also comes as Nelson releases his latest LP, a beautiful moment. The new album is set to be released on April 29, on his 89th birthday. Pre-order HERE.
Willie Nelson’s Story is the thirteenth edition of VMP Anthology. Prior to that, VMP released anthologies honoring The Grateful Dead, Blue Note Records, The Women of Motown, Ghostly International, Stax Records, Zamrock, Tribe Records, Herbie Hancock, Metal Blade Records, Vanguard Records, Philadelphia International Records, and Quincy Jones.
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- Country Willie (his own songs) (1965)
- yesterday’s wine (1971)
- Red haired stranger (1975)
- Stardust (1978)
- Always in my mind (1982)
- beyond the border (1993)
- Hero (2012)