|To All the Girls...|
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|Released||October 15, 2013|
|Willie Nelson chronology|
|Singles from For All the Girls...|
To All the Girls... is the 62nd studio album by country music singer-songwriter Willie Nelson, which was released on October 15, 2013, by Legacy Recordings. The tracks consist of duets recorded by Nelson with female singers, mostly from the country music genre. The album is named after the song "To All the Girls I've Loved Before", which had been a hit for Nelson and Julio Iglesias when they recorded it in 1985.
The week of its release, the album entered Billboard's Top Country Albums chart at number two, marking Nelson's highest position on the chart since 1989. It also peaked at number nine on the Billboard 200, becoming his first top ten album on that chart since 1982.
The album consists of a collection of duets featuring Nelson along with a variety of female singers, including prominent country singers (Dolly Parton, Miranda Lambert, Loretta Lynn, Carrie Underwood, Rosanne Cash, Wynonna Judd), Americana and alternative country singers (The Secret Sisters, Brandi Carlile, Alison Krauss, Shelby Lynne, Emmylou Harris), prominent singers mostly associated with other genres (Sheryl Crow, Mavis Staples, Norah Jones) singers mostly known for being the daughters of country artists (Melonie Cannon, daughter of Buddy Cannon; Tina Rose, daughter of Leon Russell; and Nelson's own daughter Paula Nelson), and Nelson protégée Lily Meola.
The album was released on October 15, 2013 on Legacy Recordings.
The first single "From Here to the Moon and Back", a duet with Dolly Parton that she wrote for the 2012 movie Joyful Noise , was released on August 2, 2013.(The song also appeared on Parton's concurrent album Blue Smoke.) It was followed by the release of the single "Grandma's Hands", with Mavis Staples, on August 6. "It Won't Be Long", featuring the Secret Sisters was released on September 24; while "Somewhere Between" with Loretta Lynn was released on October 1.
Upon its full release, on October 15, 2013;the album entered Billboard's Top Country Albums at number two. It marked Nelson's highest position on the chart since the release of his 1989 album A Horse Called Music , and it extended his record to a total of forty-six top ten albums on the country charts. Nelson scored as well his second top ten album on the Billboard 200, with the release entering at number nine.
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer called the release "a wonderful album" composed by "great material", performed with "style and grace".The Telegraph rated it with four stars out of five, qualifying the diversity of music genres contained on the recordings as "impressive". The review described Nelson's guitar playing "sweet and distinctive as ever", and remarked that his voice was "holding up well". Allmusic delivered a favorable review, rating the album with three-and-a-half stars out of five. The website defined the tracks as "assured, easy, impeccably tasteful work from (Nelson) and his partners", but stated that the seventy-minute length "make(s) the album feel a little samey".
Rolling Stone offered a mixed review, rating the album with three stars out of five. The review noted that "several of the pairings [...] lament unions that couldn't work", while it remarked that Nelson "holds his unmistakable own throughout".Record Collector rated the release with four stars, calling it a "fine addition" to Nelson's collection of duets. Associated Press felt that the duets were "custom-made for the download age", alleging that Nelson's usual audience would not "connect with all 16 songs", calling the set "too eclectic and too inconsistent". It also remarked that "plenty of gold nuggets shine through for those willing to pick through the miscues and throwaways". Roughstock rated it with four stars and called the album "a delight" with "18 tracks of fantastic duets". The review aggregator website Metacritic gave the album a Metascore of 72/100, based on six reviews.
|1.||"From Here to the Moon and Back"||Dolly Parton||Dolly Parton||4:01|
|2.||"She Was No Good for Me"||Waylon Jennings||Miranda Lambert||3:47|
|3.||"It Won't Be Very Long"||Willie Nelson; Buddy Cannon||The Secret Sisters||2:36|
|4.||"Please Don’t Tell Me How the Story Ends"||Kris Kristofferson||Rosanne Cash||4:18|
|5.||"Far Away Places"||Joan Whitney; Alex Kramer||Sheryl Crow||4:56|
|6.||"Bloody Mary Morning"||Willie Nelson||Wynonna Judd||3:05|
|7.||"Always on My Mind"||Wayne Carson; Johnny Christopher; Mark James||Carrie Underwood||3:55|
|8.||"Somewhere Between"||Merle Haggard||Loretta Lynn||3:13|
|9.||"No Mas Amor"||Keith Gattis; Sammy Barrett||Alison Krauss||4:12|
|10.||"Back To Earth"||Willie Nelson||Melonie Cannon||3:30|
|11.||"Grandma's Hands"||Bill Withers||Mavis Staples||3:10|
|12.||"Walkin'"||Willie Nelson||Norah Jones||3:39|
|13.||"'Til The End of the World"||Vaughn Horton||Shelby Lynne||2:01|
|14.||"Will You Remember Mine"||Willie Nelson||Lily Meola||4:34|
|15.||"Dry Lightning"||Bruce Springsteen||Emmylou Harris||4:21|
|16.||"Making Believe"||Jimmy Work||Brandi Carlile||3:16|
|17.||"Have You Ever Seen the Rain"||John Fogerty||Paula Nelson||4:38|
|18.||"After the Fire Is Gone"||L. E. White||Tina Rose||2:43|
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