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Various Artists, 'Outlaw: Celebrating the Music of Waylon Jennings'
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Various Artists: ‘Outlaw: Celebrating the Music of Waylon Jennings15/50

Various Artists, 'Outlaw: Celebrating the Music of Waylon Jennings'

We Say: Recorded live in July 2015, this concert LP gathers Jennings' family and friends with all-star acolytes for the rarest of things: a tribute album that almost never flags, with performances that approach or match the originals. Jennings was both interpreter and writer, and when he claimed a song, he owned it. But the gender flips here are illuminating: Kacey Musgraves teases the pathos from "The Wurlitzer Prize (I Don't Want to Get Over You)," from Waylon & Willie; Alison Krauss reprises her heavenly cover of "Dreaming My Dreams With You." Jennings' running buddies shine, among them Bobby Bare, Willie Nelson, of course, and Kris Kristofferson, whose ravaged "I Do Believe" – Jennings' masterpiece from their Highwaymen days – is a tear-jerker. 

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