12409Re: [fearnwhiskey] holy grail news
- Jan 31, 2007See Carl? I *knew* all it would take was to make you cheap copies from
I'll be looking forward to seeing what bonus cuts will be on Stand In
The Fire. You know *they* should just release that whole show a'la BMG
with the Waylon Live shows.
Carl Z. wrote:
> I first bought a CD player in 1987. The format was young, not yet the
> dominant one in sales, and not every release came out on disc. I
> waited for CD releases of a few -- I sometimes waited years, -- but I
> never waited as long for any CDs as long as I have for Warren Zevon's
> Stand in the Fire and The Envoy. Stand in the Fire is a live
> recording of Zevon in 1980 sounding like a man possessed, and includes
> definitive performances of a few of his early songs. The Envoy came
> out a couple of years later and sold poorly, leading to Asylum
> dropping him. It's a wonderful record, though, my favorite of his for
> years (maybe overtaken when Life'll Kill Ya came out), featuring some
> of the best guitar lines Waddy Wachtel ever recorded and a title track
> that sounds as current today as it did during Reagan's first term.
> Oddly many of its finest songs -- including the rock-noir classic
> "Charlie's Medicine" and the manic Thomas McGuane co-write "The
> Overdraft") have never appeared on compilations. Both records are
> career highlights, yet neither made it to CD during Zevon's life, nor
> in the sad yet commercially successful period of his illness and
> passing (I will forever wonder if Zevon knew John French's "Now That I
> am Dead" as it fit his career circumstances). A Japanese bootleg
> label issued mastered-from-vinyl versions of each last year for $50
> apiece; I thought that would be the closest either came to a proper
> I was wrong. Twenty years after it began, my wait is almost over.
> Rhino will issue CD versions of both albums (along with a reissue of
> Excitable Boy) on March 27. All are mastered for CD, and all have
> bonus tracks, but the best news is these two highlights of Zevon's
> career will now be freely available to the public. They are well
> worth (re)discovering.
> Carl Z.
Why would Dorothy want to go back to Kansas when she could stay in a place with
flying monkeys? -- John Waters
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