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|Townes Van Zandt|
Townes Van Zandt (Dig)
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop, Rock
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Townes Coming into his Own
T. Hermes | Spring Hill, TN | 07/08/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If my biographical memory serves, this is the third album Townes recorded, after the largely ignored debut album "For the Sake of the Song" and the masterpiece second album "Our Mother the Mountain."
This album finds a more mature writer and singer as he debuts such classics as the seamless "Don't You Take it Too Bad" and the poetically lovely "Quicksilver Daydreams of Maria". He did rerecord a few songs that had appeared on his overproduced first album and they receive much better treatment here.
A full 7 of the 10 songs here are classic TVZ songs. The two mentioned above, as well as "Lungs", "Waitin' Around To Die", "Colorado Girl", "I'll Be here in the Morning"and "For the Sake of the Song". The latter, it has been joked, seems to end up on every subsequent album release.
A first time listener would do well to start here though it is a must for any fan of TVZ."
One of Townes' Best
Old T.B. | Cheyenne, Wy USA | 12/08/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is Townes Van Zandt's third official release. I consider it his second best album, right behind Our Mother the Mountain. The instrumentation is sparse, and the songs are extremely good. The definitive versions of Townes' classic songs "For the Sake of the Song," and "Waitin' Around to Die," each recorded several times by Townes, are on here. (By the way, Townes said that "Waitin' Around to Die" was the first song he wrote. Pretty amazing first song!
Of some of the other tracks, "Lungs" is an amazing song, as are "None but the Rain" and "(Quicksilver Daydreams of) Maria." "Fare Thee Well, Miss Carousel" has Dylanesque wordplay, but the feeling is pure Townes. Some of the other songs are not as strong, in my opinion, but there's no filler at all on this album. Fans of alt-country and just plain astounding songwriting need this album; I highly recommend it."