Willie Nelson teams with Daniel Lanois and Emmylou Harris on "Teatro"

By EW Staff
Updated September 01, 1998 at 04:00 AM EDT

After helping country queen Emmylou Harris redefine her sound on 1995’s masterful “Wrecking Ball,” producer Daniel Lanois has worked his magic on king of the road Willie Nelson, whose low-key new release, “Teatro,” hits stores today. (Harris joins in on 10 of the disc’s 14 songs.) Here are the week’s notable new music releases, with EW’s critics’ grades in parentheses:

Willie Nelson,”Teatro” (B+)
Alan Jackson, “High Mileage” (B)
Junior Brown, “Long Walk Back” (A-)
Local H, “Pack Up the Cats” (A-)
Mister Jones, “Hail Mary” (N.A.)
Jack Drag, “Dope Box” (N.A.)

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