Willie Nelson – ‘Heroes’

He indulges in a few musical reimaginings of his own

For a songwriter whose biggest hit came in the shape of a cover version – Pasty Cline’s 50-year-old take on ‘Crazy’ – it seems only right that country music grandmaster Willie Nelson is allowed to indulge in a few musical reimaginings of his own. He excellently lends Coldplay’s ‘The Scientist’ a terse fragility, but less successful is a sanitised, Sheryl Crow-featuring version of Tom Waits’ ‘Come On Up To The House’. More diverting is his own track, ‘Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die’ – starring fellow chronic fanboys Snoop Dogg and Kris Kristofferson. Unexpectedly, it sees Tha Doggfather crooning rather than rapping.

Leonie Cooper



  • Director: Buddy Cannon
  • Record label: Legacy
  • Release date: 14 May, 2012