Before Willie Nelson the Icon…there was Willie Nelson – sublime songsmith and struggling recording artist. Years ahead of his time, Willie languished in relative obscurity as RCA Victor producer extraordinaire Chet Atkins turned this way and that, in a desperate attempt to place Nelson on the charts and into public consciousness. The one thing that shone through all the wilderness years was Willie’s undeniable talent and introspective muse. For the very first time Willie’s rare, misunderstood and poetic sides from his mid-1960s-early 1970s tenure at RCA Victor are curated and presented with love and care.
Astonishing and mind-bending cuts like “Jimmy’s Road” and “It Will Come To Pass” are just a taste of some of the most philosophical and lysergic sounds ever captured in a Nashville studio. This deluxe edition is remastered from the original RCA Victor master tapes and presented with exclusive liner notes, rare photos and unreleased tracks.