Editors’ Notes Bucking the rhinestone-studded trends of mid-‘70s Nashville, Nelson’s sparsely arranged conceptual masterpiece—the tale of preacher on the run for murdering his adulterous wife and her lover—was a multi-platinum blockbuster that cemented his status as an outlaw icon. Accompanied by little more than guitar, harmonica, and saloon piano, Nelson’s reedy, remorseful howl gives fiery intensity to the mysterious, murderous stranger “with eyes like thunder." Recurrent motifs hold the loose narrative together, while the hypnotic ballads stand alone among Nelson’s most enduring songs (“Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain,” “Red Headed Stranger,” and “Can I Sleep In Your Arms”).

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Time of the Preacher
1
2:25
 
I Couldn't Believe It Was True
2
1:32
 
Time of the Preacher Theme
3
1:13
 
Medley: Blue Rock Montana / Red Headed Stranger
4
1:35
 
Blue Eyes Crying In the Rain
5
2:21
 
Red Headed Stranger
6
3:59
 
Time of the Preacher Theme
7
0:26
 
Just As I Am
8
1:48
 
Denver
9
0:53
 
O'er the Waves
10
0:47
 
Down Yonder
11
1:56
 
Can I Sleep In Your Arms
12
5:23
 
Remember Me (When the Candle Lights Are Gleaming)
13
2:52
 
Hands On the Wheel
14
4:22
 
Bandera
15
2:15
 

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