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  Townes Van Zandt - Limited* Exclusive Clear Vinyl!

 


Pre-Order the classic live album Live At The Old Quarter by Townes Van Zandt on Clear Vinyl. This exclusive double LP, 180 gram pressing from Newbury Comics and Fat Possum Records is limited* to only 500 pieces, and comes with a digital download card.


Recorded in July 1973, this amazing double disc is often considered the quintessential live recording of Townes Van Zandt's all too short career. This collection has Townes performing his best known songs: "Pancho & Lefty", "Waiting 'Round To Die", and "For The Sake Of The Song" as well as classic covers such as "Who Do You Love". A Must have for any Townes fan.

Townes Van Zandt's "Rex's Blues" is a difficult song to write for a friend. "If it rained an ocean I'd drink it dry/ and lay me down dissatisfied." Much of it seems too personal to share, and the author's insistence that Bell - a bass player - never accompany him on "Rex's Blues" is telling. Like Merle Travis' "Nine Pound Hammer," which Van Zandt covers on Live at the Old Quarter, the song is a tentative goodbye.

In Van Zandt's lyrics, the best are personal, told in the first person. He wrote testimonials of frailty and helplessness that instantly identify them with their author: "Livin's mostly wastin' time/ and I waste my share of mine/ but it never feels too good/ so let's don't take too long." He called them sky songs, borrowing from Bukka White before him. "Songs one simply pulled from the sky."

*This special offer is valid for domestic and international orders. This vinyl exclusive pre-order is limited to (5) per customer and will be available while supplies last. Newburycomics.com will post information when this item is sold out.




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