This Time (Waylon Jennings album)

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This Time
Studio album by Waylon Jennings
Released July 1974
Recorded 1973
Genre Country, outlaw country
Label RCA Victor
Producer Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Duane Eddy
Waylon Jennings chronology
Honky Tonk Heroes
This Time
The Ramblin' Man

This Time is an album by Waylon Jennings, released on RCA Victor in 1974, at the peak of the outlaw country movement. It features slightly more laid-back compositions than Jennings' previous album, Honky Tonk Heroes. Four of the twelve songs on the album were written by Willie Nelson and included on his Phases and Stages concept album, which was released earlier that same year. Nelson also provided vocals for This Time and co-produced the album with Jennings. The record reached #4 on the country charts, while the title track peaked at the top of the country singles charts. The album is significant, also, as it was the first time Jennings recorded a song written by Miriam Eddy, the ex-wife of producer Duane Eddy. The song, "Mona", is listed a track number eight. She and Jennings later married and she changed her professional name to Jessi Colter. The liner notes for the original release were written by John L. Smith. This Time was reissued in 1999 with five bonus tracks featuring several songs famously sung by Buddy Holly. Produced by Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Duane Eddy, these tracks feature The Crickets, Holly's backing band, as musicians and backing vocalists.

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Track listing[edit]

  1. "This Time" (Waylon Jennings) – 2:26
  2. "Louisiana Women" (JJ Cale) – 4:03
  3. "Pick Up the Tempo" (Willie Nelson) – 2:33
  4. "Slow Rollin' Low" (Billy Joe Shaver) – 2:45
  5. "Heaven or Hell" (Nelson) (With Willie Nelson) – 1:39
  6. "It's Not Supposed to Be That Way" (Nelson) – 3:29
  7. "Slow Movin' Outlaw" (Dee Moeller) – 3:41
  8. "Mona" (Miriam Eddy) – 2:48
  9. "Walkin'" (Nelson) – 2:28
  10. "If You Could Touch Her At All" (Lee Clayton) – 3:03

Bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "That'll Be the Day" (Jerry Allison, Buddy Holly, Norman Petty) – 2:25
  2. "It Doesn't Matter Anymore" (Paul Anka) – 2:56
  3. "Lady in the Harbor" (Allison, Sonny Curtis, Doug Gilmore, Jennings) – 3:42
  4. "Medley: Well All Right/It's So Easy/Maybe Baby/Peggy Sue" (Allison, Holly, Petty, Joe Mauldin) – 6:07
  5. "If You're Goin' Girl" (Bobby Bond) – 3:45