City of New Orleans (album)

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City of New Orleans
Studio album by Willie Nelson
Released 1984
Genre Country
Progressive country
Length 37:06
Label Columbia
Producer Chips Moman
Willie Nelson chronology
Without a Song
City of New Orleans
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City of New Orleans is a 1984 album by country musician Willie Nelson, released by Columbia Records. The title track was written and originally recorded by Steve Goodman; his version was released in 1971. The next year, Arlo Guthrie became the first to have a hit with the song. Nelson's version topped the U.S. country singles chart. Other covers featured on the album include "Please Come to Boston" and "Wind Beneath My Wings".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "City of New Orleans" (Steve Goodman) - 4:47
  2. "Just Out of Reach" (Virgil Stewart, V. F. "Pappy" Stewart) - 3:37
  3. "Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues" (Danny O'Keefe) - 2:52
  4. "Why Are You Pickin' On Me" (Willie Nelson) - 2:26
  5. "She's Out of My Life" (Tom Bahler) - 3:26
  6. "Cry" (Churchill Kohlman) - 3:32
  7. "Please Come to Boston" (Dave Loggins) - 4:17
  8. "It Turns Me Inside Out" (Jan Crutchfield) - 3:27
  9. "Wind Beneath My Wings" (Larry Henley, Jeff Silbar) - 3:46
  10. "Until It's Time for You to Go" (Buffy Sainte-Marie) - 4:06



Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 69
Canadian RPM Country Albums 24
Canadian RPM Top Albums 62
Preceded by
It's All in the Game
by Merle Haggard
Top Country Albums number-one album
September 29 - December 15, 1984
Succeeded by
Kentucky Hearts
by Exile