Waylon Jennings “Outlaw Performance” Now Available Digitally

The legendary performance of Waylon Jennings at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville on August 12th, 1978 was finally reissued to the public on May 15th in DVD form. Now it has also finally been made available On Demand on Amazon via Eagle Rock Entertainment.

Featuring one the most legendary lineups of Waylon’s backing band including Ralph Mooney on steel guitar, Richie Albright on drums, and a big flashing Waylon Flying “W” as a backdrop, it’s arguably one of the best performances Waylon ever gave, with multiple cameras and high-quality audio equipment there to record it all. Comprised of 16 songs, including many of Waylon’s signature hits, it captures the country music Outlaw at the height of his powers.

The release includes the entire hour-long concert as opposed to some previous releases that only included excerpts of certain moments. Snippets from the concert have lived on YouTube and such, and it was released previously in 1994 on VHS, with copies going for $80.00+ on the resale market.

Many enterprising Waylon fans have also turned the concert into an audio bootleg over the years, which for what it’s worth, is probably the best live record from Waylon you can find. A version of the concert was released on CD in Europe in 2015, and was taken from the WSM live broadcast that accompanied the performance.

The DVD version also includes a “Friends Remember The Outlaw” segment featuring 1990 interviews with George Jones, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, and drummer Richie Albright, all taking about the importance and legacy of Waylon. In the segment, George Jones talks about how Waylon once paid off some of his outstanding debts when he was at a low point, and Johnny Cash talked about the time in 1985 when he called Waylon up in a panic needing a guitar player in Toronto when his left on an emergency. Instead of procuring one for Cash, Waylon decided to travel to Toronto and fill in on guitar himself.

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Track List:
1. Are You Ready For The Country?
2. Lonesome, On’ry and Mean
3. Waymore’s Blues
4. Amanda
5. A Long Time Ago
6. Jack A Diamonds
7. Tonight The Bottle Let Me Down
8. This Time
9. You Asked Me To
10. I’ve Always Been Crazy
11. Don’t You Think This Outlaw Bit’s Done Got Out Of Hand
12. Good Hearted Woman
13. Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys
14. Luckenbach, Texas
15. Honky Tonk Heroes
16. Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way

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