Moonlight Becomes You This modest yet remarkable collection of pop, country, and jazz standards derives its emotional power from Nelson's complete lack of irony. For him, a chestnut… Moonlight Becomes You This modest yet remarkable collection of pop, country, and jazz standards derives its emotional power from Nelson's complete lack of irony. For him, a chestnut… Willie Nelson Country
Music Review

Moonlight Becomes You (1994)

EW's GRADE
A

Details Lead Performance: Willie Nelson; Genre: Country

This modest yet remarkable collection of pop, country, and jazz standards derives its emotional power from Nelson's complete lack of irony. For him, a chestnut like ''Sentimental Journey,'' ''You Always Hurt the One You Love,'' or the title tune contains a hard-earned romantic truth that is freshly uncovered by Nelson's simple arrangements and varnish-stripping vocals. And tucked into the collection's last slot is one of two Nelson originals, the chillingly beautiful ''In God's Eyes.''

Originally posted Mar 04, 1994 Published in issue #212 Mar 04, 1994 Order article reprints