Spirit (Willie Nelson album)

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Spirit
Studio album by Willie Nelson
Released June 1996
Recorded 1996
Genre Country music
Classical music
Length 57:56
Label Island
Producer Willie Nelson
Willie Nelson chronology
Just One Love
(1995)
Spirit
(1996)
How Great Thou Art
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link

Spirit is an album by country music singer Willie Nelson. The album differs from Nelson's other albums because of the use of fewer instruments (two guitars, piano, fiddle) and has a more classical/Spanish influence than others. Nelson's sister Bobbie plays piano.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Willie Nelson.

  1. "Matador" - 1:42
  2. "She Is Gone" - 2:55
  3. "Your Memory Won't Die in My Grave" - 3:27
  4. "I'm Not Trying to Forget You" - 3:53
  5. "Too Sick to Pray" - 2:40
  6. "Mariachi" - 2:06
  7. "I'm Waiting Forever" - 3:09
  8. "We Don't Run" - 3:02
  9. "I Guess I've Come to Live Here in Your Eyes" - 3:36
  10. "It's a Dream Come True" - 3:59
  11. "I Thought About You, Lord" - 4:11
  12. "Spirit of E9" - 4:58
  13. "Matador"

Personnel[edit]

  • Willie Nelson - Lead guitar, Vocals, Producer
  • Bobbie Nelson - Piano
  • Johnny Gimble - Fiddle
  • Jody Payne - Rhythm guitar, Backing vocals
  • Recorded and Mixed by Joe Gracey
  • Second Engineer - Gabe Rhodes
  • Recorded at Pedernals Recording in Austin, Texas
  • Edited at Terra Nova Digital Austin
  • Mastered by Denny Purcell and Joe Gracey at Georgetown
  • Mastering in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Photography - Chris Buck
  • Artwork - David Zetter
  • Design - Red Herring Design

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 20
U.S. Billboard 200 132
Canadian RPM Country Albums 4