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  • Carl Abraham Zimring
    http://www.icemagazine.com/stories/192/zevon.shtm A HARROWING ANNOUNCEMENT was made on January 12, 2002 [September --cz]] when widely respected veteran rocker
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      A HARROWING ANNOUNCEMENT was made on January 12, 2002 [September --cz]]
      when widely respected veteran rocker Warren Zevon revealed that he had
      developed an incurable form of lung cancer. Since then, he has been
      plugging away at what is expected to be his final studio album -- one on
      which longtime friends Bob Dylan, Don Henley, Ry Cooder and Dwight Yoakam
      are poised to appear.

      In the meantime, Virgin has renovated some of Zevon's vintage works for
      release on March 25: his 1969 bow, Wanted Dead or Alive, and two albums
      from the late 1980s: '87's Sentimental Hygiene and the disc that followed
      two years after, Transverse City. While all three feature 24-bit remastered
      sound and fresh liner notes by David Wild, most notable is that Wanted is
      buttressed with a completely unreleased album that has since remained
      untouched in the Virgin vaults.

      Zevon's first album, Wanted Dead or Alive, had little impact saleswise;
      following its release, he wound up devoting more time to his other
      vocation, songwriting, in addition to collaborating with The Everly
      Brothers. It wasn't until Linda Ronstadt covered three of his tunes
      ("Hasten Down the Wind," "Carmelita" and "Poor Poor Pitiful Me") years
      later and Jackson Browne coaxed him into returning to the States after a
      stint in Spain that Zevon experienced a surge in his career.

      Now, Wanted is flanked with the 10-track A Leaf in the Wind, an unreleased
      album recorded soon after Wanted but rejected by Imperial, his label at the
      time. The song list: "Jukin'," "Steady Rain," "A Leaf in the Wind," "Going
      All the Way," "Tule's Blues" (a bluesier, alternate version of the Wanted
      track), "Doin' the Missouri Weave," "Perfect Waves," "An Emblem Against the
      Devil," "Under the Eaves" and "Lapis Lazuli."

      -Kurt Orzec
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