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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… read more



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  • Avatar for richardneal
    One of country's great "concept" albums
  • Avatar for margybee
    This is great stuff! The fiddle solo on "Sister's Coming Home" is really fantastic.

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