Wanted! The Outlaws

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Wanted! The Outlaws
Compilation album by Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Jessi Colter and Tompall Glaser
Released Original: January 12, 1976
Re-issued: February 15, 1996
Genre Country
Outlaw country
Length Re-issue: 60:49
Label RCA Victor
Producer Waylon Jennings
Richie Albright
Chet Atkins
Danny Davis
Tompall Glaser
Ray Kennedy
Willie Nelson
Ray Pennington
Shel Silverstein
Waylon Jennings chronology
Dreaming My Dreams
(1975)
Wanted! The Outlaws
(1976)
Mackintosh & T.J.
(1976)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

Wanted! The Outlaws is an album by Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Jessi Colter, and Tompall Glaser, released in RCA Victor in 1976, and consisting of previously released material. Released to capitalize on the new outlaw country movement, Wanted! The Outlaws earned its place in music history by becoming the first country album to sell a million copies. The original liner notes were written by Chet Flippo, a contributor to Rolling Stone, and offer a short introduction and some praise on each artist involved with the project.

The album quickly reached #1 on the country charts and peaked at #10 on the pop charts, with two hit singles released, "Suspicious Minds" and "Good Hearted Woman." The two peaked at #2 and #1, respectively, both featuring Jennings. In 1984, this album was among the first to be issued on CD by RCA Records, with the catalog number PCD1-1321.

In 1988, an abridged version of this album was released on CD, omitting Waylon & Jessi's "Suspicious Minds", Tompall Glaser's "Put Another Log On The Fire" and Waylon's "Honky Tonk Heroes". The reasons for the deletions are unknown to this day.

Wanted! The Outlaws was reissued on CD on RCA Records in 1996 not only with all 11 original tracks restored but augmented with ten bonus tracks. Only one of these, Steve Earle's "Nowhere Road", had previously been unreleased.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys" (Sharon Rice) – 2:48
    • Performed by Jennings
  2. "Honky Tonk Heroes" (Billy Joe Shaver) – 3:27
    • Performed by Jennings
  3. "I'm Looking For Blue Eyes" (Jessi Colter) – 2:15
    • Performed by Colter
  4. "You Mean to Say" (Colter) – 2:28
    • Performed by Colter
  5. "Suspicious Minds" (Mark James) – 3:55
    • Performed by Jennings and Colter

Side two[edit]

  1. "Good Hearted Woman" [Live] (Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson) – 2:56
    • Performed by Jennings and Nelson
  2. "Heaven or Hell" (Nelson) – 1:37
    • Performed by Jennings and Nelson
  3. "Me and Paul" (Nelson) – 3:45
    • Performed by Nelson
  4. "Yesterday's Wine" (Nelson) – 2:58
    • Performed by Nelson
  5. "T for Texas" (Jimmie Rodgers) – 4:12
    • Performed by Glaser
  6. "Put Another Log on the Fire (Male Chauvinist National Anthem)" (Shel Silverstein) – 2:16
    • Performed by Glaser

Bonus tracks (20th anniversary reissue)[edit]

  1. "Slow Movin' Outlaw" (Dee Moeller) – 3:39
    • Performed by Jennings
  2. "I'm a Ramblin' Man" (Ray Pennington) – 2:44
    • Performed by Jennings
  3. "If She's Where You Like Livin' (You Won't Feel at Home with Me)" (Colter) – 2:51
    • Performed by Colter
  4. "It's Not Easy" (Frankie Miller) – 3:10
    • Performed by Colter
  5. "Why You Been Gone So Long" (Mickey Newbury) – 3:04
    • Performed by Colter
  6. "Under Your Spell Again" (Buck Owens, Dusty Rhodes) – 2:55
    • Performed by Jennings and Colter
  7. "I Ain't the One" (Colter) – 2:09
    • Performed by Jennings and Colter
  8. "You Left a Long, Long Time Ago" (Nelson) – 2:37
    • Performed by Nelson
  9. "Healing Hands of Time" (Nelson) – 2:21
    • Performed by Nelson
  10. "Nowhere Road" (Steve Earle, Reno Kling) – 2:42
    • Performed by Jennings and Nelson

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wolff, kurt. Wanted! The Outlaws at AllMusic