Dr. John Things Happen That Way LP

Dr. John

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Final Studio Album on Vinyl LP!
Featuring Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson & Aaron Neville!

2023 Grammy Award Nominee:
• Best Americana Album: Things Happen That Way

Rated One of the Best Rock Albums of 2022 by The Absolute Sound!

TAS Rated 4/5 Music, 4/5 Sonics in the January 2023 Issue of The Absolute Sound!

Throughout his six-decade long career, Dr. John embodied a near-mythic multitude of musical identities: Global Ambassador of New Orleans funk and jazz and R&B, visionary bluesman, rock and roll innovator, and a massively revered high priest of psychedelic voodoo.

Things Happen That Way, his final studio album, adds another dimension to his musicality: a lifelong affinity for country & western. It's a glorious farewell from one of the most essential figures in music history.

This is an uncharacteristically intimate Dr. John offering, full of vulnerability, reverie, humor, and a nostalgic longing for the country music he listened to and loved as a kid, hanging around his dad's record store....a fitting, heartfelt, and bittersweet sign-off from an American treasure, and one fans will return to.
-Thom Jurek, AllMusic
An artist of many musical identities, he has rarely recorded country music, yet his foghorn drawl and New Orleans patois are perfect for classics like Willie Nelson's 'Funny How Time Slips Away' and Hank Williams' 'I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry'... The surprise nugget here is a killer cover of the Traveling Wilburys' 'End of the Line,' complete with woozy horns. In 'Holy Water,' the best original here— a bluesy ballad, Dr. John remembers his wild past with regret and wonder, knowing he only survived because of the 'holy water running through my veins.' In the end, those words and this record shape a benediction worthy of such an artist.
-Greg Gaston, The Absolute Sound, January 2023, Music 4/5, Sonics 4/5


  • Vinyl LP
  • Gatefold Jacket
  • Made in USA


Side A:

  1. Funny How Time Slips Away
  2. Ramblin' Man
  3. Gimme That Old Time Religion featuring Willie Nelson
  4. I Walk on Guilded Splinters featuring Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
  5. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry

Side B:

  1. End of the Line featuring Aaron Neville
  2. Holy Water
  3. Sleeping Dogs Best Left Alone
  4. Give Myself a Good Talkin' To
  5. Guess Things Happen That Way

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