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Willie Nelson: Stardust (Columbia JC 55505)

Ariel Swartley, Rolling Stone, 29 June 1978

WHEN COUNTRY singers go back to their roots, the album's usually called Amazing Grace, but Willie Nelsons never been known for his orthodoxy. Instead of hymns, he's giving us ten of the best from popular classicists like George and Ira Gershwin, Duke Ellington and Irving Berlin. Still, Stardust traces Nelsons musical family tree more convincingly than The Troublemaker, his own white-gospel collection.

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