The Late Great Townes Van Zandt

Townes Van Zandt

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August 21, 2015

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Townes Van Zandt's last & arguably greatest album recorded for Poppy now available on CD with four exclusive bonus tracks.

Whilst the title of Townes Van Zandt's final LP for Poppy Records in 1972 refers to his commercial invisibility and brief 'death' from an overdose, it is considered by critics and fans alike to be the finest album the Texas troubadour ever recorded. Containing the classics 'Pancho And Lefty' (a US no.1 when covered by Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard) 'If I Needed You' (covered by Emmylou Harris, Don Williams & others) and 'No Lonesome Tune' the album is "an effortless masterclass in emotionally effecting Americana" (Record Collector).

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the beginning of Van Zandt's turbulent musical career, Charly has restored and remastered the album with four exclusive bonus tracks on CD, a strictly limited audiophile pressing on white vinyl in replica gatefold sleeve, complete lyrics plus a 20-page illustrated booklet with revealing sleeve notes by producer and manager Kevin Eggers.

CD restored and digitally remastered from original production master tapes.
Deluxe gatefold CD SleevePac with all original artwork designed by Milton Glaser and photographs by Steve Salmarie.

Replica gatefold LP sleeve plus 4-panel glossy insert with sleeve notes, photos and full lyrics.

12-page CD booklet with detailed sleeve notes by manager Kevin Eggers.
Part of Charly's 50th anniversary programme celebrating the start of Van Zandt's career.

All original Poppy and Tomato albums which Townes Van Zandt recorded at the peak of his career.will be newly remastered, restored and lavishly repackaged.

The death of Townes Van Zandt in 1997 at age 52 robbed the world of a troubled genius as well as one of America's finest songwriters. While his albums never sold, his reputation and popularity has grown greater by the year inspiring books, a documentary and renewed interest from the media, passionately loyal fans and contemporaries such as Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Emmylou Harris who have covered his songs to the upper-reaches of the American charts.

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Key Value
Catalogue number CHARLYF835
Barcode 0803415883523
Number of items 1
Packaging type Slip Sleeve
Imported No
Weight 86g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 135mm x 5mm x 135mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. No Lonesome Tune ( 04:17 ) -
2. Sad Cinderella ( 04:13 ) -
3. German Mustard ( A Clap Along ) ( 02:53 ) -
4. Don't Let The Sunshine Fool Ya' ( 02:23 ) -
5. Honky Tonkin' ( 03:41 ) -
6. Snow Don't Fall ( 02:25 ) -
7. Fraulein ( 02:41 ) -
8. Pancho And Lefty ( 03:38 ) -
9. If I Needed You ( 03:41 ) -
10. Silver Ships Of Andilar ( 05:06 ) -
11. Heavenly Houseboat Blues ( 02:38 ) -
12. Pancho And Lefty ( Early Mix ) ( Bonus Track ) ( 03:39 ) -
13. Snow Don't Fall ( Alternate Version ) ( Bonus Track ) ( 02:41 ) -
14. If I Needed You ( Early Mix ) ( Bonus Track ) ( 03:48 ) -
15. Heavenly Houseboat Blues ( Alternate Version ) ( Bonus Track ) ( 02:39 ) -