Willie Nelson's most familiar tracks have been rounded up for the compilation "Songs," due Feb. 15 via Lost Highway/Hip-O.

Willie Nelson's most familiar tracks have been rounded up for the compilation "Songs," due Feb. 15 via Lost Highway/Hip-O. The 20 track set runs in chronological order, kicking off with the original 1961 demo for "Crazy" and wrapping with a live version of "On the Road Again" recorded in 2002.

Beyond such evergreens as "Always on My Mind," "Pancho and Lefty" and "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain," the set features Nelson's take on "Rainbow Connection," his 2002 duet with Lee Ann Womack, "Mendocino County Line," the B.B. King collaboration "Night Life" and Nelson's first No. 1 on Billboard's country singles chart, 1962's "Touch Me."

Nelson will kick off his 2005 touring schedule Feb. 8 at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. From there, he will proceed down under for a six-date Australian swing through Feb. 27 in Melbourne. His schedule resumes March 30 in Manchester, England.

Here is the track list for "Songs":

"Crazy" (original demo)
"Touch Me"
"Good Times"
"Yesterday's Wine"
"Whiskey River"
"Stay All Night (Stay a Little Longer)"
"It's Not Supposed To Be That Way"
"Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain"
"Good Hearted Woman"
"Always on My Mind"
"Just To Satisfy You"
"Pancho and Lefty"
"She Is Gone"
"My Own Peculiar Way"
"Funny How Time Slips Away"
"Night Life"
"Rainbow Connection"
"Don't Fade Away"
"Mendocino County Line"
"On the Road Again"

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