First Rose of Spring

Willie Nelson - First Rose of Spring
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Based on 9 reviews
2020 Ratings: #357 / 493
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July 3, 2020 / Release Date
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ok but what the fuck is that album cover tho
Big respects to Willie for still making music at 87. Not a big country fan but decided to check this out since my dad is such a big fan of his. He's still a great songwriter and this was a pretty decent listen.

Favorite tracks: Just Bummin' Around, I'll Break Out Again Tonight, Yesterday When I Was Young
Least favorite: We Are the Cowboys
Willie Nelson has made a great modern comeback after a long period of trash in the 80s and 90s. His last album, Ride Me Back Home, was definitely a great record. It was slow, thoughtful, and enjoyable. That's the classic Willie Nelson I know. It had a great cover, too. The cover for First Rose of Spring, I just have to point out, is absolutely terrible. But the album? Pretty damn good, although it's a definite step down from its predecessor.

this is about love and death, and while it can get ... read more
A pretty good album, but it is definitely a fall off from his 2019 release Ride Me Back Home (which made my year-end list). I certainly feel as though I enjoy Willie Nelson a lot more when his songs are slower and allow him to be more contemplative. The title track (which was co-written by Randy Houser) is a great opener, a gentle and sweet song about a man's longstanding relationship with his wife. "Blue Star" (one of the two tracks co-written by Willie Nelson with producer Buddy ... read more
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Track List

  1. First Rose of Spring
  2. Blue Star
  3. I'll Break Out Again Tonight
  4. Don't Let the Old Man In
  5. Just Bummin' Around
  6. Our Song
  7. We Are the Cowboys
  8. Stealing Home
  9. I'm the Only Hell My Mama Ever Raised
  10. Love Just Laughed
  11. Yesterday When I Was Young (Hier Encore)
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Added on: February 22, 2020