Townes Van Zandt | Townes Van Zandt + Our Mother The Mountain

Townes Van Zandt | Townes Van Zandt + Our Mother The Mountain

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50th Anniversary edition of Townes Van Zandt includes:

  • Remastered Audio
  • 180 gram remastered vinyl
  • Tip-on Jacket
  • Lyrics included

Townes Van Zandt's third recording is an early guitar-and-voice singer-songwriter classic laden with memorable originals. Start with "For the Sake of the Song," an oft-recorded classic here enlivened by tasteful percussion. Move on to a couple of Van Zandt's gritty, death's door laments--"Waiting Around to Die" (where the ex-con protagonist finds a friend in codeine) and a miner's sad tale, "Lungs." "Colorado Girl" is another in a career-long series of paeans to Colorado, where Van Zandt went to college. "I'll Be Here in the Morning" is a tender love song, while the Dylanesque "Fare Thee Well, Miss Carousel" is almost playful. Like most Van Zandt albums, this one has the obligatory buried-but-beautiful small masterpiece, in this case the undeniably gorgeous "(Quicksilver Daydreams of) Maria." The closer is another oft-covered piece of scrimshawed tunesmithery, "None but the Rain." This 1969 effort is the first of several essential Van Zandt albums. --Robert Baird

Tracklist

  • For the Sake of the Song
  •  Columbine
  •  Waiting Around to Die
  •  Don't You Take It Too Bad
  •  Colorado Girl
  •  Lungs
  •  I'll Be Here in the Morning
  •  Fare Thee Well, Miss Carousel
  •  (Quicksilver Daydreams Of) Maria
  •  None But the Rain

 

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50th Anniversary edition of Our Mother The Mountain includes:

  • Remastered Audio
  • 180 gram remastered vinyl
  • Tip-on Jacket
  • Lyrics included

Townes' second album, released in 1969 and produced by Jack Clement, contains 11 sorrowful and soulful tunes showcasing some of Van Zandt's best work. This 50th anniversary pressing includes authenticated lyrics on the innersleeve and is pressed on 180 gram vinyl. The weight and beauty of these songs are still standing tall against time.

Tracklist

  • Be Here To Love Me
  • Kathleen
  • She Came And Touched Me
  • Like A Summer Thursday
  • Our Mother The Mountain
  • Second Lover's Song
  • St. John The Gambler
  • Tecumseh Valley
  • Snake Mountain Blues
  • My Proud Mountains 
  • Why She's Acting This Way

 

Apple Music

    54,00C$ Prix original
    49,00C$Prix promotionnel