Scott Schinder
February 08, 2002 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Great Divide (Music - Willie Nelson)

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Willie Nelson
Producers
Lost Highway
genre
Country

We gave it a C-

While it’s hardly the first time Nelson has squandered his talents on unworthy material, this all-star crossover attempt contains some of his lamest work to date. Shoehorned into soullessly mechanical musical settings, Nelson displays his sublime interpretive skills on the self-penned title track and an impassioned run through Cyndi Lauper’s ”Time After Time.” But ill-conceived collaborations with Kid Rock, Brian McKnight, and Rob Thomas are more representative of the project’s artistic bankruptcy. C-

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