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Performer: Willie Nelson
Genre: Folk and World music
Title: Phases And Stages
Country: US
Style: Country
FLAC version ZIP size: 1911 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1251 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1478 mb
Rating: 4.1
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Red Headed Stranger is the eighteenth studio album by American outlaw country singer Willie Nelson and released in 1975. After the wide success of his recordings with Atlantic Records, coupled with the negotiating skills of his manager, Neil Reshen, Nelson signed a contract with Columbia Records, a label that gave him total creative control over his works

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Phases and Stages is a 1974 album by Willie Nelson, which followed the moderate success of his first Atlantic Records release, Shotgun Willie. Nelson met producer Jerry Wexler at a party where Nelson sang songs from an unreleased album he had recorded in 1972. The single "Phases and Stages" was originally recorded the same year. Nelson re-recorded the album at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in two days and Wexler produced it. The album narrates the story of a divorce. Side one tells the woman's story and side two the man's. The album became one of the first concept albums in country music. The theme of the songs centers in divorce, narrated from both viewpoints "Phases and Stages (theme)".

45 years ago this month, Willie Nelson released his second album for Atlantic Records, an LP which would prove to be not only his swan song for the label but, indeed, one of the last LPs to be released before Atlantic closed its Country music division. Produced by the legendary Jerry Wexler at the almost-as-legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, PHASES AND STAGES was a truly rare beast: a country music concept album, one which told the tale of a divorce first from the woman’s side (Side 1) and then from the husband’s side (Side 2). Nelson had been giddy about working. When PHASES AND STAGES was released, the first single Bloody Mary Morning was a top-20 hit on the country charts, with the second single, I Still Can’t Believe You’re Gone, also charting but stalling at #51.

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Willie Nelson has written some of the most chilling, bluntly honest portrayals of the anguish of separation and the shock of finding oneself suddenly alone. With his second Atlantic album, Nelson attempts one of the most ambitious country projects ever: a concept album on the subject of breaking up. Ordinarily, concept albums strike me as pretentious bores (someone will call this one the Sgt. Pepper of C&W, the shitkicker’s Tommy ), but I find Phases And Stages extraordinarily convincing. Phases And Stages, his best work to date, now seems to call out for the filmmaker who can turn good music into good cinema. In This Article: Willie Nelson.

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A1a Phases And Stages (Theme) 0:20
A1b /Washing The Dishes 1:24
A2a Phases And Stages(Theme 0:24
A2b Walkin' 3:41
A3 Pretend I Never Happend 3:00
A4a Sister's Coming Home 1:46
A4b Down At The Corner Beer Joint
Banjo – Eric Weissberg
A5 (How Will I Know) I'm Falling In Love Again 3:30
B1 Bloody Mary Morning
Fiddle – Al Lester
B2a Phases And Stages (Theme) 0:32
B2b No Love Around 1:49
B3 I Still Can't Believe You're Gone
Arranged By [Strings] – Mike Lewis
B4 It's Not Supposed To Be That Way
Arranged By [Strings] – Mike Lewis
B5 Heaven And Hell 1:53
B6a Phases And Stages (Theme) 0:24
B6b Pick Up The Tempo
Backing Vocals – George Soule, Jeanie Greene, Pete Carr
B6c Phases And Stages (Theme) 0:20

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – RCA Music Service – R114424
  • Recorded At – Muscle Shoals Sound Studios
  • Remixed At – Criteria Recording Studios
  • Mastered At – Atlantic Studios
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Atlantic Recording Corporation
  • Copyright (c) – Atlantic Recording Corporation
  • Published By – Willie Nelson Music, Inc.


  • Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Dobro – Pete Carr
  • Bass – David Hood
  • Dobro, Acoustic Guitar, Twelve-String Guitar, Electric Guitar – Fred Carter, Jr.
  • Drums – Roger Hawkins
  • Engineer [Re-mix] – Tom Dowd
  • Fiddle, Mandolin – Johnny Gimble (tracks: A1 to A5, B2 to B6)
  • Keyboards – Barry Beckett
  • Mastered By – GP*
  • Pedal Steel Guitar – John Hughey
  • Photography By – Slick Lawson
  • Producer – Jerry Wexler
  • Recorded By – Jerry Masters, Steve Melton
  • Written-By, Liner Notes, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals – Willie Nelson


Recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound, Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Remixed at Criteria Studios, Miami Beach

RCA Record Club version of 70's reissue with 75 Rockefeller Plaza address and Warner Communications logo along the bottom rim of the label.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SD 7291 Willie Nelson Phases And Stages ‎(LP, Album, PRC) Atlantic SD 7291 US 1974
SD 7291 Willie Nelson Phases And Stages ‎(LP, Album, RE, RI) Atlantic SD 7291 US Unknown
SD 7291 Willie Nelson Phases And Stages ‎(LP, Album, MO) Atlantic SD 7291 US 1974
SD 7291 Willie Nelson Phases And Stages ‎(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic SD 7291 US Unknown
R1 7291 Willie Nelson Phases And Stages ‎(LP, Album, RE) Rhino Records , Atlantic R1 7291 US 2009