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Best Of Warren Zevon'
A Quiet Normal Life: The Best OfA Quiet Normal Life: The Best Of Warren Zevon is a greatest hits album by Warren Zevon originally released in 1986.1. Werewolves Of London
2. Play It All Night Long
3. Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner
4. The Envoy
5. Mohammed's Radio
6. Desperados Under The Eaves
7. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
8. Lawyers, Guns And Money
9. Ain't That Pretty At All
10. Poor Poor Pitiful Me
11. Accidentally Like A Martyr
12. Looking For The Next Best Thing$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Wind (Pre-Order)The Wind is like an X-ray with a dark shadow that shouldn't be
there and can't be ignored.
Recorded after Zevon was diagnosed in 2002 with inoperable lung cancer, it sounds
like the work of a guy who's still fighting, but also starting to wrap things up. Although
Zevon is best known for his poison-dart wit, he's always been a bit of a softie, too.
It's no surprise, then, that The Wind leans heavily on irony-free ballads such as
"She's Too Good for Me," "El Amor de mi Vida," and "Please Stay." But there's also a
dose of defiant blues ("Rub Me Raw") and plenty of dirty slide guitar, courtesy of Ry
Cooder and David Lindley. (Other guests include Bruce Springsteen, Don Henley,
Tom Petty, Jackson Browne, and Dwight Yoakam). If the lyrics generally lack the
literary precision of Zevon's best work, the songs take on greater weight given the
circumstance under which they were recorded. Heard in 1983, a party-hearty
anthem like "The Rest of the Night" would've sounded like yet another dumb
argument for hedonism, and "Numb as a Statue" might have come off as the selflacerating
joke of an alcoholic unable to deal with his emotions directly.
The Wind, these songs are genuinely touching, the work of a guy deadened by
meds but unwilling to surrender to The Big Sleep just yet. A cover of Dylan's
"Knockin' on Heaven's Door" is the album's most direct comment on Zevon's fragile
health, but the most touching song is the album-closing acoustic ballad "Keep Me in
Your Heart," recorded by Zevon at home after the star-studded studio work was
complete. Clearly, Zevon survived one hell of a farewell party last night, but now it's
morning again and there's no telling what the rest of the day might bring.
--Keith Moerer1. Dirty Life And Times
2. Disorder in the House
3. Knockin' On Heaven's Door
4. Numb as a Statue
5. She's Too Good For Me
6. Prison Grove
7. El Amor De Mi Vida
8. The Rest of the Night
9. Please Stay
10. Rub Me Raw
11. Keep Me In Your Heart$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Excitable Boy is the third album by Warren Zevon, released in 1978. It includes the top 40 success Werewolves of London, featuring Mick Fleetwood on drums and John McVie on bass. The album brought Warren to commercial attention and remains the best-selling album of his career.
The tracks Excitable Boy and Werewolves of London were considered macabrely humorous by some critics. The historical Veracruz dramatizes the United States occupation of Veracruz, and likewise Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner is a fictionalization of a mercenary in Africa. Lawyers, Guns and Money is a tongue-in-cheek take on Cold War paranoia. In addition, there are two ballads about life and relationships (Accidentally Like a Martyr and Tenderness on the Block), as well as a dance tune (Nighttime in the Switching Yard).
Additional musicians included in the album's creation are band members Jorge Calderón on vocals, Danny Kootch Kortchmar on percussion and guitar, and Russ Kunkel on drums. Among others, also Jackson Browne, Jeff Porcaro, Linda Ronstadt and Waddy Wachtel are featured as session musicians.1. Johnny Strikes Up The Band
2. Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner
3. Excitable Boy
4. Werewolves Of London
5. Accidentally Like A Martyr
6. Nighttime In The Switching Yard
8. Tenderness On The Block
9. Lawyers, Guns And Money$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Hasten Down The Wind (Awaiting Repress)Make Haste! Grab the Limited-Edition 180g LP of this Classic Now!
Did any musician have more talent at their beckon call during the 70s than Linda Ronstadt? Absolutely not. Part of her impeccable string of mid-1970s albums that defined California's soft-rock scene, the Grammy-winning Hasten Down the Wind is Ronstadt at her best and that's saying something. Consider the watertight repertoire: The Warren Zevon title track. Patsy Cline's (by way of Willie Nelson) 'Crazy.' Buddy Holly's 'That'll Be the Day.' Nelson's 'Down So Low.' Karla Bonoff's 'If He's Ever Near.' Ry Cooder's 'The Tattler.'
And then, there's the supporting cast, which includes Eagles legend Don Henley on drums and harmony vocals, folk-rock legend Peter Asher on guitar, session drumming master Russ Kunkel, and multi-instrumentalist sensation Andrew Gold playing just about everything with strings or skins. Couple this with the thematically revealing cover in a nod to the escapism of fantasy romance novels, the singer stands on a beach before an ocean and a running horse, her exposing dress a sign of the lovesick vulnerability that colors the songs and Hasten Down the Wind is the complete package of sensuality, passion, and poignancy.
Now, due to Mobile Fidelity's trademark sonic restoration, the album finally has the exquisite sound it has always deserved. Listeners can now literally feel Ronstadt's deep-seeded emotions. Even better, her covers of affecting ballads and midtempo country-rock numbers intentionally revolve around vocal-heavy arrangements. It's no wonder that the album, which topped the country charts, also yielded two Top 20 hits and resulted in the artist's first platinum-record award.
But make haste! Quantities are limited, and, unlike Ronstadt's timeless interpretations, this will not be around forever.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Lose Again
2. The Tattler
3. If He's Ever Near
4. That'll Be The Day
5. Lo Siento Mi Vida
6. Hasten Down the Wind
7. Rivers of Babylon
8. Give One Heart
9. Try Me Again
11. Down So Low
12. Someone To Lay Down Beside Me$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Middle BrotherMiddle Brother (Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes, John McCauley of Deer Tick and Matthew Vasquez of Delta Spirit) played their first show at 2010's SXSW, a tiny late-night unannounced event under the moniker MG&V. Other than recording the album and rehearsing once, they had never played the songs live. The audience (and the mob of onlookers crammed in the doorways and windows) were treated to an impossible-to-forget set by a band of musical comrades who seemed genuinely surprised by the fire that was ignited on stage. It was a rollicking and boisterous show that could have fallen apart at any moment and instead centrifuged into melodic and harmonic brilliance. What held it together was each member's sense of song and performance, a perfect, intuitive balance of craft and feel, equal parts playful and earnest.
In a time when synthesizers and laptops are taking over stages, Goldsmith, McCauley and Vasquez are leading the pack of young rock songwriters who strive to carry on the tradition of figures such as Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Warren Zevon and Tom Petty. Middle Brother came together in mid-2009 when the three song-smiths realized, after several on-stage collaborations, that they shared a unique vision and wanted to take it one step further, into the studio. Their songs are anthemic, soulful, passionate and confessional.
The 12 tracks on Middle Brother are the result of their off-the-cuff yet diligent workshop experience. The songs are world-class, the performances raw and immediate as each member pushed the other to bring the best of what they do to the proceedings. The record captures a potent moment in time for these three burgeoning songwriting stars who are just beginning to feel the real power in their respective talents. The members of Middle Brother are confident, but not resolute and stuck. They are willing to explore and are open to each others ideas as they work towards the common ideal of the redemptive power of the song.1. Daydreaming
2. Blue Eyes
3. Thanks For Nothing
4. Middle Brother
8. Me Me Me
10. Blood and Guts
11. Mom and Dad
12. Million Dollar Bill$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
NOW That's What I Call HalloweenPressed On 2x 180-Gram Orange & Purple Vinyl
NOW That's What I Call Music!, the world's best-selling multi-artist album series, is pleased to announce the upcoming release of NOW Halloween!, the NOW brand's spooktacular first foray into the tricks and treats of Halloween-themed rock and pop music, ranging from TV (True Blood) and movie themes (Halloween, The Exorcist, Beetlejuice) to novelty smashes (Monster Mash, Werewolves of London) to radio perennials (Season of the Witch, Don't Fear the Reaper, I Put a Spell on You).
NOW Halloween! showcases 18 Halloween-themed classic hits from a variety of artists including director John Carpenter's Theme from Halloween, Rob Zombie's Dragula, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra & Chorus' O Fortuna, Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells/Theme from The Exorcist, Blue Oyster Cult's (Don't Fear) The Reaper, INXS's Devil Inside, Jace Everett's Bad Things/Theme from True Blood, Warren Zevon's Werewolves of London, The Specials' Ghost Town, Oingo Boingo's Dead Man's Party, Bobby Boris Pickett and the Crypt-Keepers' Monster Mash, The Citizens of Halloween's This is Halloween, Donovan's Season of the Witch, Nina Simone's I Put A Spell On You, Danny Elfman's Beetlejuice: Main Title/End Title, Run-D.M.C.'s Ghostbusters, DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince's A Nightmare On My Street and Rockwell's Somebody's Watching Me.
The premium content--by the original artists--selected for NOW Halloween! has never been available on one collection until the release of this special anthology.
NOW That's What I Call Music! debuted in the U.S. in 1998, following 15 years of multi-platinum international success. The series has generated sales exceeding 250 million albums worldwide, including more than 96 million in the U.S. alone. All 55 previous releases in NOW's numeric U.S. series have reached Billboard's Top 10, and 19 volumes have reached No. 1.LP 1
1. John Carpenter - Halloween Theme
2. Rob Zombie - Dragula
3. Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra & Chorus - O Fortuna
4. Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells (Theme From The Exorcist)
5. Blue Oyster Cult - (Don't Fear) The Reaper
6. INXS - Devil Inside
7. Jace Everett - Bad Things (Theme from True Blood)
8. Warren Zevon - Werewolves of London
9. The Specials - Ghost Town
10. Oingo Boingo - Dead Man's Party
1. Bobby Boris Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers - Monster Mash
2. The Citizens of Halloween - This is Halloween
3. Donovan - Season Of The Witch
4. Nina Simone - I Put A Spell On You
5. Danny Elfman - Beetlejuice: Main Title/End Title
6. RUN-D.M.C. - Ghostbusters
7. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - A Nightmare On My Street
8. Rockwell - Somebody's Watching Me$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now