Remastered From Original Analog 1/4" Tapes by Ron McMaster at Capitol Records!
Pressed at RTI!
While Townes Van Zandt may not be a household name, his work is known by his 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 Recordings is proud to offer reissues of Townes' two seminal releases, "High, Low And In Between" and "The Late Great Townes Van Zandt" - for the first time in decades on High Quality 180g Vinyl!
The Late Great Townes Van Zandt was 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 its "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 chars 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 never 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 is now available on 180g vinyl.
Re-mastered by Ron McMaster at Capitol Records
Re-mastered from original analog 1/4"
Pressed at RTI
Liner notes from Grammy winning writer Colin Escott
1. No Lonesome Tune
2. Sad Cinderella
3. German Mustard
4. Don't Let the Sunshine Fool Ya'
5. Honky Tonkin'
6. Snow Don't Fall
8. Pancho & Lefty
9. If I Needed You
10. Silver Ships of Andilar
11. Heavenly Houseboat Blues