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Townes Van Zandt

Our Mother The Mountain [180 gram vinyl]

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Townes Van Zandt

Townes Van Zandt's body of work has continued to grow in stature since his death, and latterly there has been a huge revival of interest in his records.  Van Zandt recorded eleven studio albums and a half-dozen or so live albums during his truncated career.  Our reissue programme will present the best of these on 180 gram vinyl and also in deluxe CD mediabook form.

Often referred to as “The Best Songwriter In The World” (an epithet foisted upon him by Steve Earle), singer/songwriter Townes Van Zandt (1944 - 1997) was once described by the LA Times as “A cross between Woody Guthrie and Leonard Cohen”.  However, despite his passionately-loyal (albeit minuscule) fanbase, legendary status and unconditional peer group approval, Van Zandt achieved virtually no commercial success with his own records during his lifetime, and he never recorded for a major label.

“Tortured”, “misunderstood”, “tragic”, “self-destructive”, “dangerous”, “erratic” - living a life that was once described as ‘classic Southern Gothic’, Townes Van Zandt was all of these things and more.  Among others, his songs have also been covered by Bob Dylan, Norah Jones, Lyle Lovett, Steve Earle, Guy Clark, Robert Krauss, Alison Krauss, Gillian Welch, Hoyt Axton, Ricky Skaggs, Nancy Griffith and countless more.  Indeed, his remains one of the more remarkable songwriting legacies in 20th Century Americana.

 

Legend


Legend

Since his death at the age of 52 in 1997, the reputation and popularity of Townes Van Zandt have grown greater by the day. He left behind a musical legacy of some of the most beautifully crafted songs ever written and a legion of ever growing grateful admirers.

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