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Townes Van Zandt - Live at the Old Quarter


Fat Possum


Folk Rock

Product No.:
AFAT 11181
UPC: 767981111810
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2

180 Gram LP

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Widely considered one of the greatest songwriters of his generation, Townes Van Zandt has been hailed by such singers as Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris and Willie Nelson. Fat Possum reissues four titles from his early career that comprise an essential introduction to his best songs. Recorded between 1969 and 1978, Van Zandt's most prolific (and most critically acclaimed) decade, these four titles are the heart of any serious consideration of Van Zandt's career. Featuring some of the most iconic cover art in album history (designed by Milton Glaser), each is a classic in every sense of the word. The four titles are the first in a series of Townes Van Zandt reissues that Fat Possum is undertaking in conjunction with the Van Zandt estate.

1. Announcement
2. Pancho & Lefty
3. Mr. Mudd & Mr. Gold
4. Don't You Take It Too Bad
5. Two Girls
6. Fraternity Blues
7. If I Needed You
8. Brand New Companion
9. White Freight Liner Blues
10. To Live Is to Fly
11. She Came and She Touched Me
12. Talking Thunderbird Blues
13. Rex's Blues
14. Nine Pound Hammer
15. For the Sake of the Song
16. Chauffeur's Blues
17. No Place to Fall
18. Loretta
19. Kathleen
20. Why She's Acting This Way
21. Cocaine Blues
22. Who Do You Love?
23. Tower Song
24. Waiting 'Round to Die
25. Tecumseh Valley
26. Lungs
27. Only Him or Me

Customer Reviews (4.75 Stars) 4 person(s) rated this product.

Superb customer service

posted on 02/12/2016
5 Stars
Reviewer: SRMusic
My first copy of this record was noisy but when I wrote to Fat Possum they responded not with just the usual "hollow words" as most companies seem to do these days, but in actions. They apologized and without hesitation replaced my copies with much better ones and shipped them all the way to NZ at no cost to me! - Thanks Fat Possum!!

A very good live album. Great original songs.

posted on 09/16/2012
5 Stars
Reviewer: Andy
This pressing is great. Just Townes van zandt and a guitar in a small intimate setting. The quality of the vinyl is very good. It is very quiet with no surface noise. Well worth the price.

Essential Townes

posted on 03/08/2011
4 Stars
Reviewer: WildBoar
Great recording, gives an intimate feel for what it would have been like to hear Townes in person. Includes nearly all the songs for which he is famous at a truly incredible price.

Best Live Album Ever

posted on 03/03/2009
5 Stars
Reviewer: Josh Buckley
A genius and his guitar. The Old Quarter is the best live album I've ever heard. Included are the classic Poncho and Lefty and If I Needed you, but also some lesser known classics like Mr. Gold and Mr. Mudd, White Freightliner Blues and Rex's Blues. Live at The Old Quarter captures Townes at his peak performance. If there was one Townes album you should have it's this one. I love his studio work but producer Kevin Eggers had a tendency to go overboard with strings an woodwinds. On this album Townes' songs stand alone...and sound their best

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