180 Gram Vinyl Record
Solo acoustic performances!
Eleven unreleased recordings composed of two new songs, a reworked "Blue Ridge Mtns. and more!
A new posthumous collection by one of the greatest singer-songwriters ever reared in the state of Texas, Townes Van Zandt, is due out on March 7. The first pre-release from Sky Blue, a collection of mostly consisting of 1973 demos of Van Zandt songs which have been released in other versions (including "Pancho & Lefty" and "Rex's Blues") and covers, is out today.
"All I Need," a simple, melancholic strummer, is one of two previously unheard songs from the album. It's a must-hear for fans-definitely of the caliber of the songs that Van Zandt did release on studio albums during his lifetime. There are plenty of poetic, Townes-ish turns of phrase here: "Breath turns to melody/All I need gonna fall away like dreams."
Sky Blue marks the fifth Townes Van Zandt release since his death in 1997. The last collection was 2013's Sunshine Boy: The Unheard Studio Sessions & Demos 1971-1972.
|1. All I Need|
|2. Rex’s Blues|
|3. Hills of Roane County|
|4. Sky Blue|
|5. Forever For Always For Certain|
|6. Blue Ridge Mountain Blues (Smoky Version)|
|7. Pancho and Lefty|
|8. Snake Song|
|9. Silver Ships of Andilar|
|10. Dream Spider|
|11. The Last Thing On My Mind|