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City of New Orleans is the thirtieth studio album by country musician Willie Nelson, released by Columbia Records. The title track was written and originally recorded by Steve Goodman; his version was released in 1971. The next year, Arlo Guthrie became the first to have a hit with the song. Nelson's version topped the U.S. country singles chart. Other covers featured on the album include "Please Come to Boston" and "Wind Beneath My Wings".

City of New Orleans
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Track listingEdit

  1. "City of New Orleans" (Steve Goodman) - 4:47
  2. "Just Out of Reach" (Virgil "Pappy" Stewart) - 3:37
  3. "Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues" (Danny O'Keefe) - 2:52
  4. "Why Are You Pickin' On Me" (Willie Nelson) - 2:26
  5. "She's Out of My Life" (Tom Bahler) - 3:26
  6. "Cry" (Churchill Kohlman) - 3:32
  7. "Please Come to Boston" (Dave Loggins) - 4:17
  8. "It Turns Me Inside Out" (Jan Crutchfield) - 3:27
  9. "Wind Beneath My Wings" (Larry Henley, Jeff Silbar) - 3:46
  10. "Until It's Time for You to Go" (Buffy Sainte-Marie) - 4:06



Chart performanceEdit

Chart (1984) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 69
Canadian RPM Country Albums 24
Canadian RPM Top Albums 62