I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (An Anthology)

I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead (An Anthology) is a two-disc compilation album by American singer-songwriter Warren Zevon, released on Rhino Records in 1996. It spans his career from his eponymous debut album on Asylum Records to date of release, ignoring his disowned initial album from 1969, Wanted Dead or Alive. It contains tracks from all ten of his albums released during this period, and includes contributions to soundtracks and his one-off album with members of R.E.M., Hindu Love Gods.

Disc one collects recordings done for Asylum, and disc two collects recordings done for Virgin and Giant Records.

I’ll Sleep When I'm Dead (An Anthology)
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Compilation album by Warren Zevon
Released September 17, 1996
Recorded 1975–1995
Genre Rock
Length 2:32:10
Label Rhino
Producer Gary Peterson
Mark Pinkus
Warren Zevon chronology
Mutineer
(1995)
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (An Anthology)
(1996)
Life'll Kill Ya
(2000)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [1]
Robert ChristgauA− [2]

Track listing

Disc one

No.TitleWriter(s)Album, YearLength
1."Frank and Jesse James"Warren ZevonWarren Zevon, 19764:36
2."Hasten Down the Wind"Warren ZevonWarren Zevon, 19763:01
3."Poor Poor Pitiful Me"Warren ZevonWarren Zevon, 19763:06
4."I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead"Warren ZevonWarren Zevon, 19762:58
5."Carmelita"Warren ZevonWarren Zevon, 19763:35
6."Desperados Under the Eaves"Warren ZevonWarren Zevon, 19764:47
7."Johnny Strikes Up the Band"Warren ZevonExcitable Boy, 19782:49
8."Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner"David Lindell, Warren ZevonExcitable Boy, 19783:45
9."Excitable Boy"LeRoy Marinell, Warren ZevonExcitable Boy, 19782:41
10."Werewolves of London"LeRoy Marinell, Waddy Wachtel, Warren ZevonExcitable Boy, 19783:28
11."Accidentally like a Martyr"Warren ZevonExcitable Boy, 19783:38
12."Lawyers, Guns and Money"Warren ZevonExcitable Boy, 19783:32
13."Frozen Notes"Warren ZevonExcitable Boy Previously Unissued Outtake, 19782:01
14."Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School"Warren ZevonBad Luck Streak in Dancing School, 19802:59
15."Gorilla, You’re a Desperado"Warren ZevonBad Luck Streak in Dancing School, 19802:47
16."Play It All Night Long"Warren ZevonBad Luck Streak in Dancing School, 19803:18
17."Mohammed’s Radio" (Live)Warren ZevonStand in the Fire, 19804:49
18."Jeannie Needs a Shooter" (Live)Bruce Springsteen, Warren ZevonStand in the Fire, 19804:07
19."The Envoy"Warren ZevonThe Envoy, 19823:13
20."The Hula Hula Boys"Warren ZevonThe Envoy, 19823:02
21."Let Nothing Come between You"Warren ZevonThe Envoy, 19823:39
22."Looking for the Next Best Thing"Kenny Edwards, LeRoy Marinell, Warren ZevonThe Envoy, 19823:38
Total length:1:15:20

Disc two

No.TitleWriter(s)Album, YearLength
1."Sentimental Hygiene"Warren ZevonSentimental Hygiene, 19875:03
2."Boom Boom Mancini"Warren ZevonSentimental Hygiene, 19874:49
3."Detox Mansion"Jorge Calderón, Warren ZevonSentimental Hygiene, 19873:13
4."Bad Karma"Warren ZevonSentimental Hygiene, 19873:13
5."Reconsider Me" (Single Version)Warren ZevonSentimental Hygiene, 19873:26
6."Run Straight Down"Warren ZevonTransverse City, 19894:06
7."The Long Arm of the Law"Warren ZevonTransverse City, 19893:46
8."Splendid Isolation"Warren ZevonTransverse City, 19894:30
9."You Don’t Know What Love Is" (with Mark Isham)Gene de Paul, Don RayeFrom the Motion Picture Love at Large, 19892:30
10."Raspberry Beret" (by Hindu Love Gods)Prince Rogers NelsonHindu Love Gods, 19903:54
11."Suzie Lightning"Warren ZevonMr. Bad Example, 19914:05
12."Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead"LeRoy Marinell, Waddy Wachtel, Warren ZevonMr. Bad Example, 19912:53
13."Searching for a Heart"Warren ZevonMr. Bad Example, 19914:18
14."Mr. Bad Example"Jorge Calderón, Warren ZevonMr. Bad Example, 19913:22
15."Roll with the Punches"Warren ZevonFrom the Television Production Tales from the Crypt, 19922:24
16."The French Inhaler" (Live)Warren ZevonLearning to Flinch, 19934:21
17."The Indifference of Heaven" (Live)Warren ZevonLearning to Flinch, 19934:14
18."If You Won’t Leave Me I’ll Find Somebody Who Will"Warren ZevonFrom the Television Production Route 66, 19930:43
19."Real or Not"Warren ZevonFrom the Television Production Tek Wars, 19941:45
20."Seminole Bingo"Carl Hiaasen, Warren ZevonMutineer, 19953:12
21."Monkey Wash Donkey Rinse"Duncan Aldrich, Warren ZevonMutineer, 19953:55
22."Mutineer"Warren ZevonMutineer, 19953:17
Total length:1:16:50

Collective personnel

Production

References

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead at AllMusic
  2. ^ Robert Christgau review

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