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  • Summary: The latest release for the country singer-songwriter is a tribute to Frank Sinatra featuring songs made famous by the the man called the Chairman of the Board and a guest appearance by Norah Jones.
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  • Record Label: Legacy
  • Genre(s): Country, Progressive Country, Jazz Instrument, Guitar Jazz, American Popular Song, Traditional Country
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  1. Mojo
    Oct 3, 2018
    80
    Willie makes a hell of a job reshaping an array of Sinatra classics. [Nov 2018, p.93]
  2. 80
    There aren’t many surprises on My Way, but that’s unimportant. Nelson’s in terrific voice, he clearly loves the material and delivers each of the 11 tracks with beautifully nuanced authenticity.
  3. Sep 20, 2018
    80
    His eccentric phrasing brings out new wrinkles in “One for My Baby (And One More for the Road)” and in a “Young at Heart” that suggest he’s coming up with the song’s tricky intervals on the fly. And he and his producers, Buddy Cannon and Matt Rollings, make all kinds of unexpected choices with the arrangements, as in a sprightly “Blue Moon” and “It Was a Very Good Year,” which they give a lilting Cuban vibe.
  4. Sep 20, 2018
    70
    Unlike Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin, Nelson's limitations aren't a hindrance, and the arrangements aren't excessively polite, which means My Way is an appealingly light record: it's performed with more affection than reverence.
  5. Sep 21, 2018
    70
    Nelson proved his interpretive chops 40 years ago on Stardust, his first standards set, which launched the gold rush trend--that album is quintuple-platinum at last count and still earning coin. If this one isn’t quite its equal, it’s still a joy.
  6. Uncut
    Sep 20, 2018
    70
    Although his take lacks Bob's iconoclasm, there's something deeply reassuring about his laid back schmooze on abiding classics such as "Night And Day" and "Fly Me To The Moon." [Nov 2018, p.34]
  7. Nov 9, 2018
    67
    The country sovereign's immaculate phrasing, sincere handling of the songbook, and experienced vocal feel on the material find enough spectacular moments worth revisiting.

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