Nashville Rebel

On January 5th and 6th, 2000 Waylon & The Waymore Blues Band went into Gnashville’s historic Ryman auditorium and recorded what would, sadly, become the final installment in his expansive catalog.

NEVER SAY DIE: LIVE was released to CD in October 2000, and included special guest appearances by Travis Tritt; Montgomery Gentry; John Anderson and, of course, Lil Miss Jessi Colter.

That part you likely knew already. Here’s the REALLY exciting part…..

The concert was videotaped, Waylon however was never fully satisfied with the audio/video syncronization so it was not released as planned.

UNTIL NOW!!!

“Never Say Die-LIVE: The Final Concert Film”, a double disc CD and DVD (POSSIBLY a book as well…to be confirmed) will hit the streets on July 24!!

From RCA Nashvile/Columbia/Legacy, the set will include a bonus DVD with previously unreleased rehearsal footage and interviews with Waylon, Jessi, Willie, Chet Atkins and Kris Kristofferson.

Here’s the track list:

“Never Say Die”
“Good Hearted Woman”/”Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies…”
“Trouble Man”
“Amanda”/”A Couple More Years”
“Waymore’s Blues”
“It’s the World’s Gone Crazy”
“Love’s the Only Chain”
“I’m Not Lisa”
“Storms Never Last”
“Suspicious Minds”
“Closing in on the Fire”
“I’m a Ramblin’ Man”
“Help Me Make It Through the Night”
“Havin’ a Good Time”
“Shakin’ the Blues”
“Nothing Catches Jesus by Surprise”
“Never Been to Spain”
“Drift Away”
“I’ve Always Been Crazy”
“Goin’ Down Rockin'”
“The Weight”
“Can’t You See”

My understanding is that they finally gave up on trying to sync the audio and video and will therefore be releasing this as an “uncut” version. I’ve had some bits and pieces of the concert for nearly 7 years now and never found it to be an issue, really.

Please agree, THIS is AWESOME news, folks. This, the recording of his final live album, is an extremely important part of the complete Waylon story and we are VERY, VERY fortunate to be getting it.

Please do remember, this is the recording industry we’re talking about, so whether there will be future WAYLON releases is always entirely based on historical sales figures for previous releases!

The NASHVILLE REBEL 4-CD set and companion DVD apparently sold well. If you haven’t got yours yet, it comes highly recommended. As Waylon used to say, “Every home autta have one”.

The same may be said for this exciting, upcoming new release!

Now, get on down to you favorite music store or online retailer and pre-order this today!!

http://www.waylon.com

6 Responses to “Nashville Rebel”

  1. Many thanx to you for your help in spreading the good word!

    Jeff

  2. WAYLON JENNINGS & THE WAYMORE BLUES BAND
    “Never Say Die: The Final Concert Film”

    DVD + 2-CD (Columbia/Legacy)

    Arrives in stores July 24, 2007

    88697 09184 9

    OVERVIEW:

    Do not go gentle into that good night,
    Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
    – Dylan Thomas

    Waylon Jennings, his health failing, played his last major concert at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium in January of 2000.

    Backed by the all-star Waymore Blues Band, whom he called “the band I always wanted”, his afflictions evaporated on the Ryman stage.

    Joined by wife Jessi Colter and guests John Anderson, Travis Tritt and Montgomery Gentry, he delivered a moving, exhilarating performance revisiting some of his greatest songs. While the concert was filmed and recorded, only a truncated single CD appeared at the time.

    Now, for the first time, the complete show is available on 2 CDs and DVD!!

    It’s Waylon’s triumphant last hurrah, done -as always- on his terms.

    Many legendary country performers, their greatest years behind them, yearn for that one glorious ‘Last Hurrah’ on stage and/or records that sums everything up – allowing them to go out on top. Cash was among the few to have that good fortune…Waylon was another. Summoning the inner grit and tenacity that sustained him through good and bad times and made him a true innovator, surrounded by loyal, loving musicians and adoring fans, he created this magnificent epilogue to what will remain one of American music’s most remarkable careers.

    To borrow from what Chet Flippo once wrote:

    Once upon a time in country music, there were giants walking the land….

    Waylon Jennings WAS the tallest of them all.

    DVD SET LIST:

    Never Say Die
    Medley: Good Hearted Woman / Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys
    Trouble Man
    Medley: Amanda / A Couple More Years
    Waymore’s Blues (Special Guest Appearance By John Anderson)
    It’s The World’s Gone Crazy (Cotillion)
    Love’s The Only Chain (Special Guest Appearance By Jessi Colter)
    I’m Not Lisa (Special Guest Appearance By Jessi Colter)
    Storms Never Last (Special Guest Appearance By Jessi Colter)
    Suspicious Minds (Special Guest Appearance By Jessi Colter)
    Closing In On The Fire
    I’m A Ramblin’ Man (Special Guest Appearance By Montgomery Gentry)
    Help Me Make It Through The Night
    Havin’ A Good Time
    Shakin’ The Blues
    Nothing Catches Jesus By Surprise
    Never Been To Spain
    Drift Away
    I’ve Always Been Crazy (Special Guest Appearance By Travis Tritt)
    Goin’ Down Rockin’
    The Weight
    Can’t You See

    DVD BONUS FEATURES:

    · The complete concert in brand new Stereo and 5.1 mixes
    · Exclusive 30 minute featurette with never-before-seen rehearsal footage and interviews conducted in 2000 with Waylon, Jessi, Bobby Bare, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Chet Atkins, Richie Albright and many others

    Total DVD Running Time: Approx. 2 hours

    AUDIO TRACK LISTING:

    CD One:

    Never Say Die
    (Waylon Jennings)

    Medley: Good Hearted Woman/Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys
    Good Hearted Woman (Waylon Jennings/Willie Nelson)
    Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys (Ed Bruce/Patsy Bruce)

    Trouble Man
    (Waylon Jennings/Tony Joe White)
    Previously Unreleased

    Medley: Amanda/A Couple More Years
    Amanda (Bob McDill)
    A Couple More Years (Shel Silverstein/Dennis Locorriere)

    Waymore’s Blues (Special Guest Appearance By John Anderson)
    (Waylon Jennings/Curtis Buck)

    It’s The World’s Gone Crazy (Cotillion)
    (Waylon Jennings/Shel Silverstein)
    Previously Unreleased

    Love’s The Only Chain (Special Guest Appearance By Jessi Colter)
    (Jessi Colter)
    Previously Unreleased

    I’m Not Lisa (Special Guest Appearance By Jessi Colter)
    (Jessi Colter)

    Storms Never Last (Special Guest Appearance By Jessi Colter)
    (Jessi Colter)

    Suspicious Minds (Special Guest Appearance By Jessi Colter)
    (Mark James)
    Previously Unreleased

    Closing In On The Fire
    (Tony Joe White)

    CD Two:

    I’m A Ramblin’ Man (Special Guest Appearance By Montgomery Gentry)
    (Ray Pennington)

    Help Me Make It Through The Night
    (Kris Kristofferson)
    Previously Unreleased

    Havin’ A Good Time
    (Waylon Jennings)
    Previously Unreleased

    Shakin’ The Blues
    (Waylon Jennings)
    Previously Unreleased

    Nothing Catches Jesus By Surprise
    (Waylon Jennings/Tom Douglas)

    Never Been To Spain
    (Hoyt Axton)

    Drift Away
    (Mentor Williams)

    I’ve Always Been Crazy (Special Guest Appearance By Travis Tritt)
    (Waylon Jennings)

    Goin’ Down Rockin’
    (Tony Joe White/Leann White)

    The Weight
    (Robbie Robertson)
    Previously Unreleased

    Can’t You See
    (Toy Caldwell)

    CREDITS:

    Original Album Credits:

    Musicians:
    Drums – Richie Albright
    Keys, Vocals – Barny Robertson
    Fiddle, Cello – Jenny Lynn
    Electric Guitar, Vocals – Waylon Jennings
    Lead Guitar – Reggie Young
    Bass Guitar – Jerry Bridges
    Acoustic Rhythm Guitar, Vocals – Rance Wasson
    Piano, Vocals – Jessi Colter
    Steel Guitar, Mandolin, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals – Robby Turner
    Vocals – Carter Robertson

    Jim Horn and The Wailin’ Waylon Horns:
    Tenor, Alto Sax, Flute – Jim Horn
    Trombone – Charles Rose
    Trumpet – Steve Herrman

    Produced by Waylon Jennings and Blake Chancey

    Recorded by Bob Wright Live at the Ryman Auditorium, Assisted by Stan “Quack” Dacus and Greg Lankford
    Nashville, TN January 5th & 6th, 2000

    Mixed by Kyle Lehning at Westwood Sound Studio, Nashville, TN; Assisted by Tony Castle

    Additional Engineering and Vocal Editing by Tony Castle at Westwood Sound Studio, Nashville, TN

    Additional Engineering, Vocal and Guitar Editing by Billy Sherrill at Westwood Sound Studio, Nashville, TN

    Additional Engineering and Vocal Editing by Bob Wright at Iliad Studios, Nashville, TN; and Shooter Jennings and Alex Lipsitz at Faster and Harder Studio, Nashville, TN

    FOH Engineer: Wes Delk
    Monitor Engineer: Greg Kane

    Mastered by Doug Sax at the Mastering Lab, Hollywood, CA
    Production Coordination by Deb Castle
    A&R Coordination by Kay Smith and Katie Stika

    John Anderson Appears Courtesy of Epic Records
    Montgomery Gentry Appears Courtesy of Columbia Records
    Travis Tritt Appears Courtesy of Columbia Records

    Art Direction: Waylon Jennings
    Photography (Front Cover/Jessi Colter/Waylon Jennings): Glen Rose
    Photography (Band): Monica Morant

    Special Thanks from Waylon:
    Special Thanks to Travis Tritt, John Anderson, Montgomery Gentry, Nikki Mitchell, and all of the ghosts in the Ryman, we enjoyed our visit. Thanks to my buddy Carl P. and all of the people at KDF who made this album possible…Everybody but Bubba Skynyrd…

    Reissue Credits:

    Produced for Reissue by Rob Santos
    Mastered by Vic Anesini at Sony Music Studios, NYC
    Mixed by Thom Cadley at Sony Music Studios, NYC

    Concert Edited by Wyatt Smith
    Behind The Scenes Featurette Edited by Art St. Germain
    DVD Audio Mastered by Mark Wilder at Sony Music Studios, NYC
    DVD Menu Design: Jordan Makow

    Legacy A&R: Steve Berkowitz

    Project Direction: John Jackson

    Art Direction and Design: Randall Martin
    Concert Photography: Glen Rose

    Liner Notes: Rich Kienzle, with thanks to Richie & Linda Albright; Jerry ‘Jigger’ Bridges; Carter & Barny Robertson and Robby Turner

    Special Thanks: Jessi Colter, Shooter Jennings, Nikki Mitchell, Richie Albright, Linda Albright, Margie Hunt, Richard Alcock, Joseph Roeder, Jeremy Holiday

    On July 24th see AND hear…

    The Outlaw: Captured Live!!!

  3. WAYLON JENNINGS & THE WAYMORE BLUES BAND
    “Never Say Die: The Final Concert Film”

    UPDATE: 2007.06.22

    Representatives from Legacy have confirmed that the majority of retail outlets will offer the 3-disc set only (IE: DVD + 2 Audio CDs). Included is a lavish 16 page booklet chock full of great photos from the show; memorabilia as well as new liner notes by Rich Kienzle.

    There will also be a ‘DVD only’ version – available exclusively at Wal-Mart®. This stand-alone DVD will NOT include the 30 minute ‘behind the scenes’ documentary.

    Additional info to follow – just as soon as it becomes available….

  4. WAYLON JENNINGS & THE WAYMORE BLUES BAND
    “Never Say Die: The Final Concert Film”

    Now available for Pre-Order at both Amazon.com and CDUniverse.com!!!

    [May be available elsewhere as well…always be sure to check Shipping & Handling charges in order to get the lowest overall price!]

    http://www.amazon.com/Never-Say-Die-Complete-Concert/dp/B000ROAMFW/ref=sr_1_19/104-5690975-1949549?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1182340469&sr=1-19

    http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.asp?pid=7457622&..movie&BAB=E

  5. it was Cowboy “jack Clement” who said-“Once upon a time in country music, there were giants walking the land, Waylon Jennings may have been the tallest of them all”-Not Chet Flippo

  6. Thanks for pointing that out Howard —

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