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In 1990, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) handed Nelson a bill for $16.7 million in back taxes and seized most of his assets to help pay the charges. He released "Who'll Buy My Memories?: The IRS Tapes" as a double album, with all profits going straight to the IRS. The two disc set is a compilation of demos, outtakes, and stripped-down recordings featuring only Nelson and his guitar. Many of his assets were auctioned and purchased by friends, who gave his possessions back to him or rented them at a nominal fee. He sued accounting firm Price Waterhouse, contending that they put him into tax shelters that were later disallowed. The lawsuit was settled for an undisclosed amount. His debts were paid by 1993.

Annotation last modified on 2011-07-03 06:06 .

Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
Who'll Buy My Memories? The IRS Tapes 2×CD 12 + 12 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) CK 52981 074645298122
Who'll Buy My Memories? The IRS Tapes 2×Cassette 12 + 12 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) CK 52981 074645298146
Who'll Buy My Memories? The IRS Tapes 2×CD 12 + 12 Sony Music Special Products CK 52981 074645298122
Who'll Buy My Memories? The IRS Tapes 2×Cassette 12 + 12 Sony Music Special Products CK 52981 074645298146

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