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Live & Obscure
Townes Van Zandt
Live & Obscure
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Townes Van Zandt
Title: Live & Obscure
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sugarhill
Release Date: 4/19/1993
Album Type: Live
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Outlaw Country, Classic Country, Traditional Folk, Singer-Songwriters, Country Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 015891102627, 015891102610

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So simple, so good
Richard R. Johnson | Houston, TX United States | 01/11/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is Townes in the perfect setting - live, and with minimal accompaniment. This cd contains what I belive to be the finest recording of "Nuthin'," with a flute providing haunting fills to Townes's dark, spare lyrics. The cd is full of fine versions, but if given the choice of only 1 cd from the TVZ catalog, I would recommend "Rear View Mirror," which is a live collection from this same era. However, this disc is a fine addition for any Townes Van Zandt fan."
The way TvZ was meant to be experienced
Goldie ( | from too far away from the ocean | 10/14/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Though not quite as good as "In the Rearview Mirror," "Live and Obscure" does considerable justice to the genius that was TvZ. His songwriting is absolutely amazing. The pure simplicity of his playing and singing leaves you speechless, just as in "Rearview." The sax adds character to the album, especially on "Poncho and Lefty", for a unique sound that is not overwhelming. All in all, you are left with TvZ doing what he does best, singing with a craftsmanship all his own and not duplicated anywhere else."
Live and Kickin'!
Goldie ( | 04/11/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"For those TVZ fans out there who do not have the taste (or patience) for his 'overly' produced material (though all of it is worth a listen), this album has Townes in a perfect setting - live, simple, and direct. There are no schmaltzy strings, no sliding guitars to compete with the songs. This is just Townes, served plain and simple, the way it should be."