Across the Borderline

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Across the Borderline
Across the Borderline - Willie Nelson.jpg
Studio album by Willie Nelson
Released 1993
Genre Country, country rock
Label Columbia
Producer Don Was, Paul Simon, Roy Halee
Willie Nelson chronology
The IRS Tapes: Who'll Buy My Memories?
(1992)The IRS Tapes: Who'll Buy My Memories?1992
Across the Borderline
Moonlight Becomes You
(1994)Moonlight Becomes You1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Across the Borderline is a 1993 album by Willie Nelson. It was produced by Don Was, Paul Simon, and Roy Halee. It includes songs written by Paul Simon, John Hiatt, Peter Gabriel, Bob Dylan, Lyle Lovett, and Nelson himself. Featured performers include Bonnie Raitt, David Crosby, and Kris Kristofferson.

The title track, "Across the Borderline", was written by Ry Cooder, John Hiatt, and Jim Dickinson. It is a remake of a song by Freddy Fender, which was featured on the motion picture soundtrack for The Border starring Jack Nicholson.

"Don't Give Up" was performed by Nelson with Sinéad O'Connor singing the part sung by Kate Bush on the original Peter Gabriel recording.

Nelson and Bob Dylan wrote and performed a new composition, "Heartland", for this album.

Paul Simon duets with Nelson on his composition "American Tune".

Bonnie Raitt duets with Nelson on "Getting Over You".

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Willie Nelson; except where indicated

  1. "American Tune" (Paul Simon)
  2. "Getting Over You" (Stephen Bruton)
  3. "(The) Most Unoriginal Sin" (John Hiatt)
  4. "Don't Give Up" (Peter Gabriel)
  5. "Heartland" (Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson)
  6. "Across the Borderline" (Jim Dickinson, John Hiatt, Ry Cooder)
  7. "Graceland" (Paul Simon)
  8. "Farther Down the Line" (Lyle Lovett)
  9. "Valentine"
  10. "What Was It You Wanted" (Bob Dylan)
  11. "I Love the Life I Live" (Willie Dixon)
  12. "If I Were the Man You Wanted" (Lyle Lovett)
  13. "She's Not for You"
  14. "Still Is Still Moving to Me"

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
Norwegian Albums Chart 4
Canadian Top Country Albums 5
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 15
U.S. Billboard Top 200 75