Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Townes Van Zandt

Great album from Poppy about Townes Van Zandt (wiki). I got this 'High, Low and In Between' (PYS-5700) few days ago and now is continuously on my turntable.

"Musically, Van Zandt was the place where country, blues, folk and gospel hung out together. While some songs, like 'Two Hands' and 'When He Offers His Hand' on High, Low And In Betweenare straight-ahead gospel, his most memorable tracks are the ones which defy any specific classification. 'You Are Not Needed Now' and 'To Live Is to Fly', from High, Low and in Between and 'Sad Cinderella' and 'Don’t Let The Sunshine Fool You', from The Last Great Townes resonate with a sound and a quality distinct to Van Zandt."

Other Lp that require attention are:
- The Late Great Townes Van Zandt (1972) Poppy PP-LA004-F
- Live At The Old Quarter (1977) Tomato TOM-2-7001