As a country-music songwriter and recording artist, Willie Nelson has done OK for himself over the years. Maybe even a little better than OK.
But one could argue after reading Nelson’s Pretty Paper, a sweet new Christmas novel inspired by his beloved ballad, that the man missed his calling.
Willie established long ago that he can conjure up a haunting two-minute tale in three-quarter time. But perhaps he should have been writing long-form feel-good fiction as well — because Pretty Paper is a good story well told. - David Martindale
“I’m doing a song in the new show that’s so perfect — Jimmy Webb wrote it — he wrote all of Glen Campbell’s songs — and it’s called ‘They Just Don’t Make ’Em Like You Anymore,’ ” he said. “And I’m doing it all with pictures of the old artists in there to show my respect.”
“Music is the great memory maker of all times. You remember the songs you heard that you loved and you remember where you were when you heard them.” . . . “The journey is what makes the career so exciting, not the songs,” he said. “The songs are how I remember the journey.”
"I've often played Pet Sounds and cried." - Paul McCartney
"Without Pet Sounds, Sgt. Pepper wouldn't have happened... Pepper was an attempt to equal Pet Sounds." - George Martin
Thirty years ago, Brian Wilson put his soul right on vinyl, and nobody...not even Brian has ever been able to consistently recapture the special moment that was is and always will be Pet Sounds. - David Leaf
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