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Please try again later. Verified Purchase. The reissue of the album may seem like an extravagance to those who have been able to purchase couplings of this recording with "High Low and In Between", but record companies are always finding some new way to flog a product. Cramming CDs full of back catalogue however can, in some instances, detract from the beauty of a distinct recording.
This is the fan's reissue, annotated by Colin Escott with historical context. The Late Great Townes Van Zandt may by its title have intended to be ironic in its day, but the sentiment has nonetheless been realised much more conventionally.
He really is the late and the great TVZ. Some artists are of their time, and some are timeless. In the way that a great fireside singalong can be a wonderful and life affirming experience, so can putting on this album. It really is that great, as is High Low and In Between.
I don't find the orchestral arrangements as obstrusive as those on Our Mother the Mountain. In fact on the track "Snow Don't Fall" it is at least arguable that the arrangement augments the drama in the text.
Not sure about the comment made about sound quality I've read in another review. Sounds perfect to me in the re-issue. Matter of opinion I guess. The more we listen to Townes Van Zandt, the better he gets. His writing is unique Dylan, Cohen, Simon, et al. If you have yet to experience this man's fine work, this album is an excellent place to start. You will be happily surprised I predict some of his songs -- "Oh. I had never heard Townes Van Zandt's music until a friend of mine put it on and it is pure folk music!
If you love folk music I am sure you will enjoy his voice, music, and the lyrics. Townes was a poet and troubadour who was way ahead of his time. He never tried to be a big star. He did not care about that. Sounds perfect to me in the re-issue. Matter of opinion I guess. The more we listen to Townes Van Zandt, the better he gets.
His writing is unique Dylan, Cohen, Simon, et al. If you have yet to experience this man's fine work, this album is an excellent place to start. You will be happily surprised I predict some of his songs -- "Oh.
I had never heard Townes Van Zandt's music until a friend of mine put it on and it is pure folk music! If you love folk music I am sure you will enjoy his voice, music, and the lyrics. Townes was a poet and troubadour who was way ahead of his time. He never tried to be a big star. He did not care about that. He is, in fact, along with Graham Parsons, Neil Young, and Steve Young, the first true Americana artist who raised the bar on country and folk music. I bought this CD for personal use. This is a good recording of 11 of TVZ's songs.
It's like the artist's life: I only wish it had been longer. I'm glad I discovered Van Zandt. Love the CD. One person found this helpful. If you like the legendary song writer this is a great CD. See all reviews. Top reviews from other countries. The remastering is again not that jaw-dropping but it sounds good. This release has 4 bonus tracks. The cd comes in a firm cardboard sleeve the same size used by Culture Factory on their vinyl replica's with a black and white paper inner-sleeve.
The 20 page fully illustrated booklet has an informative story about the album. All really nice! But why 4 stars? A mistake? A sadly all too forgotten artist Report abuse. When Neil Young wrote, "Sang a song in a shake old voice that was real as the day was long" he could have been talking about Townes.
Not one to be confused with a smooth voiced crooner, Van Zandt was possibly one of the greatest storytellers in the late 20th century. This album is quite probably the best that Townes Van Zandt recorded. The whole album is a delight. The troubled troubadour's self-deprecating humour is very much in evidence on 'Heavenly Houseboat Blues'. The album features an alternate version for those who may not share his sense of humour.
It's absolutely amazing that he wrote so many great songs. The Late Great Townes Van Zandt was released in and has since made several critical "best of all-time" lists. Stereophile included it as one of 94 honorable mentions that just missed their list of "The 40 Essential Albums". Together they contain the highest points of his brilliant but erratic career. The Axton recording meant a lot to Van Zandt, who later recalled in an interview in Omaha Rainbow , "I learnt to finger pick from one of Hoyt Axton's records He's always been a favorite of mine.
I played with him a couple of years ago. It really blew my mind when he recorded 'Pancho and Lefty. All lyrics and music by Townes Van Zandt unless noted otherwise:. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Townes Van Zandt. Retrieved March 11, Sky Blue. Authority control MBRG : fb-ee3d-d0dc8c5c Hidden categories: CS1 maint: discouraged parameter Articles with short description Short description is different from Wikidata Articles with hAudio microformats Album articles lacking alt text for covers All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from April Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz release group identifiers.
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