The four hundred and twenty-second album: #422 Willie Nelson - Stardust
As the concept of this album - adapting American classics - is different enough from the earlier album, it's hard to draw a comparison between the albums I've covered. What we get here are familiar songs, leading off with the title track Stardust but moving to a more maudlin, impressive rendition of Blue Skies that changes just enough to be different without entirely losing the job. It's a balancing act that becomes quite interesting to follow, with the focus mostly on a slower, somewhat sadder interpretation of the existing songs. It's just so well done, the music sounds good, the new arrangements work incredibly well and it feels easy to just breeze through the album, taking it in in one go.