The Best of Waylon Jennings

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For the similarly titled compilation, see The Best of Waylon.
The Best of Waylon Jennings
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Greatest hits album by Waylon Jennings
Released June 1970
Recorded 1966 - 1969
Genre Country
Label RCA
Waylon Jennings chronology
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(1970)
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(1970)
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(1970)
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The Best of Waylon Jennings is a 1970 album by Waylon Jennings released on RCA Records.

Background[edit]

The LP contains several hit singles that Jennings had scored during his first four years at RCA, including "Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line." In Europe, RCA added three songs to the album (including Waylon's then-current single, "Singer Of Sad Songs" and the #2 Chuck Berry cover "Brown Eyed Handsome Man"), making the European version slightly superior to the U.S. version. In 1978, RCA reissued this album with upgraded cover art. Five years later, RCA issued an abridged (8-song) budget version. In 1988, RCA reissued the original 10-song album on Compact Disc as RCA 6327-2-R. Although Jennings had attained chart success at RCA, he felt stifled artistically, recalling in the audio version of his autobiography, "I never did feel at home. I didn't know it yet but I was in trouble the minute I got there. I found myself trying to fit in and having people wedge me into places where I didn't work. I was being told over and over, 'You just don't do this' and 'You can't do that. There's a certain way we do things in Nashville. We know what's best for you.'"

Track listing (US Version)[edit]

  1. "The Days of Sand and Shovels" (Doyle Marsh/George Reneau)
  2. "MacArthur Park" (Jimmy Webb) (with The Kimberlys)
  3. "Delia's Gone" (Waylon Jennings/Tommy Jennings)
  4. "Walk on Out of My Mind" (Red Lane)
  5. "Anita, You're Dreaming" (Don Bowman/Jennings)
  6. "Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line" (Jimmy Bryant)
  7. "Just to Satisfy You" (Bowman/Jennings)
  8. "I Got You" (Gordon Gaibraith/Ricci Mareno) (with Anita Carter)
  9. "Something's Wrong in California" (Wayne Carson/Rodney Lay)
  10. "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town" (Mel Tillis)

Track listing (European Version)[edit]

  1. "Love of the Common People" (Ronnie Wilkins/John Hurley)
  2. "The Days Of Sand and Shovels" (Doyle Marsh/George Reneau)
  3. "MacArthur Park" (Jimmy Webb) (with The Kimberlys)
  4. "Delia's Gone" (Waylon Jennings/Tommy Jennings)
  5. "Walk On Out of My Mind" (Red Lane)
  6. "Anita, You're Dreaming" (Don Bowman/Jennings)
  7. "Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line" (Jimmy Bryant)
  8. "Just To Satisfy You" (Bowman/Jennings)
  9. "I Got You" (Gordon Gaibraith/Ricci Mareno) (with Anita Carter)
  10. "Something's Wrong In California" (Wayne Carson/Rodney Lay)
  11. "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town" (Mel Tillis)
  12. "Brown-Eyed Handsome Man" (Chuck Berry)
  13. "Singer Of Sad Songs" (Alex Zanetis)

Track listing (1983 U.S. Version)[edit]

  1. "The Days Of Sand And Shovels" (Doyle Marsh/George Reneau)
  2. "MacArthur Park" (Jimmy Webb) (with The Kimberlys)
  3. "Delia's Gone" (Waylon Jennings/Tommy Jennings)
  4. "Walk On Out Of My Mind" (Red Lane)
  5. "Only Daddy That'll Walk The Line" (Jimmy Bryant)
  6. "Just To Satisfy You" (Bowman/Jennings)
  7. "Anita, You're Dreaming" (Don Bowman/Jennings)
  8. "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town" (Mel Tillis)