Townes Van Zandt Legend: The Very Best of Townes Van Zant (2-CD)

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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released: September 13, 2004
  • Label: Snapper Uk

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.If I Needed You
  • 2.Pancho And Lefty
  • 3.Snow Don't Fall
  • 4.No Lonesome Tune
  • 5.Silver Ships Of Andilar
  • 6.Heavenly Houseboat Blues
  • 7.Be Here To Love Me
  • 8.Kathleen
  • 9.Snake Mountain Blues
  • 10.St. John The Gambler
  • 11.Our Mother The Mountain
  • 12.For The Sake Of The Song
  • 13.None But The Rain
  • 14.Waiting Around To Die
  • 15.Lungs
  • 16.Colorado Girl
  • 17.I'll Be Here In The Morning
  • 18.Nothin'
  • 19.Tower Song
  • 20.Come Tomorrow
  • 21.Marie - (with Willie Nelson)
  • 22.Pancho And Lefty - (with Freddy Fender)
  • 23.If I Needed You - (with Emmylou Harris)

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Turnstyled, Junkpiled
  • 2.Brand New Companion
  • 3.Delta Momma Blues
  • 4.No Deal
  • 5.You Are Not Needed Now
  • 6.Highway Kind
  • 7.To Live Is To Fly
  • 8.Mr. Mudd And Mr. Gold
  • 9.High Low And In Between
  • 10.Loretta
  • 11.No Place To Fall
  • 12.Flyin' Shoes
  • 13.Who Do You Love
  • 14.When She Don't Need Me
  • 15.Snake Song
  • 16.Fraternity Blues (Live)
  • 17.Tecumseh Valley (Live)
  • 18.Cocaine Blues (Live)
  • 19.White Freightliner Blues (Live)
  • 20.Only Him Or Me (Live)
  • 21.Brother Flower - (with Kimmie Rhodes)
  • 22.Two Girls - (with Doug Sahm)
  • 23.At My Window - (with Kathy Mattea)

Product Description:

LEGEND compiles recordings made for the Poppy and Tomato labels between 1968 and 1978. Also included are 6 duets recorded as overdubs from original recordings made in the early 1990's.
Personnel includes: Townes Van Zandt, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Freddy Fender.
Liner Note Author: John Collis.
Arranger: Townes Van Zandt.
This two-disc collection from the British label Charly provides a generous sample of some of Townes Van Zandt's best work with the independent labels Poppy and Tomato, both owned and run by Kevin Eggers. All the classic Van Zandt songs are here, including "If I Needed You," "Pancho and Lefty," "Kathleen," "St. John the Gambler," and "Tecumseh," along with well-chosen duets with such artists as Willie Nelson, Freddy Fender, Emmylou Harris, Kimmie Rhodes, Doug Sahm, and Kathy Mattea, plus a handful of live tracks. Van Zandt re-recorded his songs on many occasions, often in a live setting, and a clearer sense of his uniquely delicate and desperate vision is probably best provided on one of his live albums, although only by degree, since the tragic romantic isolationism at the center of all of his songs always leads down the same road. Imagine Hank Williams writing with the precision of a haiku, and then imagine Williams writing Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, then imagine him taking it on the road with just an acoustic guitar. In the end, it doesn't matter which version of these songs you own. They all tell the same tragic story, with the same sad detachment, complete with the same demons, and they are all somehow necessary. ~ Steve Leggett

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  • UPC: 803415254125
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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