Willie Nelson - Words Don't Fit the Picture

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March 17, 2023
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Until 2023 never released on CD, ‘The Words Don’t Fit The Picture’ is something of a forgotten item in the Willie Nelson catalog. This is a divorce record (personally and from RCA after 14 albums), with Willie sounding dark and alone, pressing to stay above bitterness, singing about heart break and how much women hate him. It has elements of the Nashville sound, but also plenty of moments that foreshadow the ways Willie Nelson would breakthrough to superstardom. He wrote or co-wrote everything here. Among guest appearances are James Burton on guitar and the fabulous blues harmonica player Charlie McCoy. The album is most notable for containing Nelson's first solo recording of "Good Hearted Woman", a song he composed with his friend Waylon Jennings.