Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Willie Nelson - Pretty Paper (1979)

Willie Nelson - Pretty Paper (1979)

Artists almost always release Christmas albums when they have a comfortable level of sales, and when Willie Nelson was at a popular peak during the late '70s, he chose to exploit his popularity by releasing Pretty Paper. Fortunately, the album was hardly a toss-off -- it was one of the finest country holiday records ever released. It's not just because the title track became a classic, or that his choice of material is terrific (all familiar tunes, but all great) -- it's because Nelson is a great interpreter, capable of making standards like "White Christmas" and "Silent Night" fresh and unpredictable. Few other artists are willing to put their personal stamp on these standards, and that alone is enough to make Pretty Paper a holiday record to cherish.
—Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Allmusic.com

Track Listing
  1. Pretty Paper
  2. White Christmas
  3. Winter Wonderland
  4. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  5. Jingle Bells
  6. Here Comes Santa Claus
  7. Blue Christmas
  8. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
  9. Frosty the Snowman
  10. Silent Night
  11. O Little Town of Bethlehem
  12. Christmas Blues

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