The Late Great Townes Van Zandt
Release date: May 21, 2013
Remastered for CD for the first time in decades!
While Townes Van Zandt may not be a household name (we are of the opinion that he should be), his work is known by music fans from every genre. After the release of Sunshine Boy: The Unheard Studio Sessions & Demos 1971-1972, 5-star reviews from American Songwriter and MOJO, coupled with a 10 out of 10 piece from Uncut proved the world was ready to rediscover not only Van Zandt, but the studio albums those sessions came from.
Omnivore is proud to offer reissues of Townes’ two seminal releases, High, Low And In Between and The Late Great Townes Van Zandt. Both on CD and—for the first time in decades—on high quality, 180-gram vinyl!
The Late Great Townes Van Zandt was Townes Van Zandt’s sixth release—hitting the shelves in 1972. It built on the previous year’s High, Low And In Between, adding texture in both song and production. The album is probably best known for “Pancho & Lefty”—the song Emmylou Harris covered for 1977’s Luxury Liner and which Willie Nelson & Waylon Jennings would take to the top of the charts in 1983. Full of originals, as well as covers like Hank Williams’ “Honky Tonkin’,” the album was Van Zandt’s perfect storm. With every element in place, it’s arguable that Townes would ever hit this creative height again.
The Late Great Townes Van Zandt might be his masterwork. And, it is a release that should be in every collection of great American music. This beautifully remastered edition will be available on CD, in a digipak with liner notes again from award-wining scribe Colin Escott.
No Lonesome Tune Sad Cinderella German Mustard Don’t Let The Sunshine Fool Ya’ Honky Tonkin’ Snow Don’t Fall Fraulein Poncho & Lefty If I Needed You Silver Ships Of Andilar Heavenly Houseboat Blues