Island in the Sea

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Island in the Sea
Studio album by
Willie Nelson chronology
The Promiseland
Island in the Sea
What a Wonderful World

Island in the Sea is the thirty-fifth studio album by country singer Willie Nelson. The album contains two singles: the title track and "Nobody There but Me", which respectively reached No. 27 and No. 82 on the Hot Country Songs charts.[1]

The book Willie Nelson: The Outlaw cites the album as "a laid-back slice of old-time textures, including Hawaiian music, yodeling, folk, and country, with four [sic] overproduced tracks by Booker T. Jones tacked on at the end."[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Island in the Sea" (W. Nelson) - 2:19
  2. "Wake Me When It's Over" (W. Nelson) - 3:17
  3. "Little Things" (W. Nelson, Shirley Collie Nelson) - 4:23
  4. "The Last Thing on My Mind" (Tom Paxton) - 5:17
  5. "There Is No Easy Way (But There Is a Way)" (W. Nelson) - 2:32
  6. "Nobody There But Me" (Bruce Hornsby, John Hornsby, Charlie Haden) - 2:47
  7. "Cold November Wind" (Phyllis Horne) - 4:18
  8. "Women Who Love Too Much" (Booker T. Jones, Waylon Jennings) - 4:45
  9. "All in the Name of Love" (Jones, Jennings) - 4:59
  10. "Sky Train" (Jones, Jennings) - 2:39


Compiled from Island in the Sea liner notes.[3]

On "Nobody There but Me"
  • Bobby Arnold - engineering
  • Larry Greenhill - engineering
  • Booker T. Jones - production (tracks 8-10), engineering
  • Grady Martin - production (track 7)
  • Willie Nelson - production (tracks 1-6)
  • Denny Purcell - mastering
  • Glenn Rieuf - engineering
  • Chip Young - engineering

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1987) Peak position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 14


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2012). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2012. Record Research, Inc. p. 238. ISBN 978-0-89820-203-8.
  2. ^ Thomson, Graeme. Willie Nelson: The Outlaw.
  3. ^ Island in the Sea (CD insert). Willie Nelson. Columbia Records. 1987. 40487.