Nelson’s third LP, and his first for RCA Victor. Look how clean cut he is here, long before outlaw Willie. My copy is part of the Vinyl Me Please box set The Story of Willie Nelson which as you’d expect is well produced and packaged. (Though I prefer plain old black vinyl, these are well mastered and pressed).

Willie’s songwriting prowess is already in full swing here – “Darkness on the Face of the Earth,” “Hello Walls,” and “Funny How Time Slips Away” in particular.