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VOL № E135 — March 2024

Phases and Stages

Willie Nelson
Why you'll love it...

Willie Nelson wants it known, despite being divorced twice and married thrice before writing the album — including one that was spurred by his second wife finding a maternity ward bill from his eventual third — that Phases and Stages is and was not autobiographical. “The overall theme was not a reflection of my own life,” he said in his 2015 biography It’s A Long Story: My Life. “I was simply making up a story. Sure, I’d gone through breakups and heartaches of my own. What human soul hasn’t?” But when you make an album like Phases and Stages, the most devastating, humanistic divorce record of all time — and be beaten by an ex-wife after she sews you into your sheets — people begin to believe the album is about you and your ex-wives.

Label
Atlantic
Original Release Year
1974
Release Type
Reissue
Format
1 LP
Speed
33 1/3 rpm
Vinyl Size
12 inch
Weight
180 gram
Foil Stamped
Yes
Color
Bloody Mary Marble
Jacket
Tip-On; Double Gatefold
Mastering Studio
Sterling Sound
Mastering Engineer
Ryan Smith
Remastering Details
(AAA) Lacquers Cut From the Master Tapes by Ryan Smith, Sterling Sound
Extras
Listening Notes Booklet by Andrew Winistorfer Art Print by Mike Mitchell
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