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.
|I’ll Sleep When I'm Dead (An Anthology)|
|Compilation album by|
|Released||September 17, 1996|
|Warren Zevon chronology|
|Robert Christgau||A− |
|1.||"Frank and Jesse James"||Warren Zevon||Warren Zevon, 1976||4:36|
|2.||"Hasten Down the Wind"||Warren Zevon||Warren Zevon, 1976||3:01|
|3.||"Poor Poor Pitiful Me"||Warren Zevon||Warren Zevon, 1976||3:06|
|4.||"I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead"||Warren Zevon||Warren Zevon, 1976||2:58|
|5.||"Carmelita"||Warren Zevon||Warren Zevon, 1976||3:35|
|6.||"Desperados Under the Eaves"||Warren Zevon||Warren Zevon, 1976||4:47|
|7.||"Johnny Strikes Up the Band"||Warren Zevon||Excitable Boy, 1978||2:49|
|8.||"Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner"||David Lindell, Warren Zevon||Excitable Boy, 1978||3:45|
|9.||"Excitable Boy"||LeRoy Marinell, Warren Zevon||Excitable Boy, 1978||2:41|
|10.||"Werewolves of London"||LeRoy Marinell, Waddy Wachtel, Warren Zevon||Excitable Boy, 1978||3:28|
|11.||"Accidentally like a Martyr"||Warren Zevon||Excitable Boy, 1978||3:38|
|12.||"Lawyers, Guns and Money"||Warren Zevon||Excitable Boy, 1978||3:32|
|13.||"Frozen Notes"||Warren Zevon||Excitable Boy Previously Unissued Outtake, 1978||2:01|
|14.||"Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School"||Warren Zevon||Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School, 1980||2:59|
|15.||"Gorilla, You’re a Desperado"||Warren Zevon||Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School, 1980||2:47|
|16.||"Play It All Night Long"||Warren Zevon||Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School, 1980||3:18|
|17.||"Mohammed’s Radio" (Live)||Warren Zevon||Stand in the Fire, 1980||4:49|
|18.||"Jeannie Needs a Shooter" (Live)||Bruce Springsteen, Warren Zevon||Stand in the Fire, 1980||4:07|
|19.||"The Envoy"||Warren Zevon||The Envoy, 1982||3:13|
|20.||"The Hula Hula Boys"||Warren Zevon||The Envoy, 1982||3:02|
|21.||"Let Nothing Come between You"||Warren Zevon||The Envoy, 1982||3:39|
|22.||"Looking for the Next Best Thing"||Kenny Edwards, LeRoy Marinell, Warren Zevon||The Envoy, 1982||3:38|
|1.||"Sentimental Hygiene"||Warren Zevon||Sentimental Hygiene, 1987||5:03|
|2.||"Boom Boom Mancini"||Warren Zevon||Sentimental Hygiene, 1987||4:49|
|3.||"Detox Mansion"||Jorge Calderón, Warren Zevon||Sentimental Hygiene, 1987||3:13|
|4.||"Bad Karma"||Warren Zevon||Sentimental Hygiene, 1987||3:13|
|5.||"Reconsider Me" (Single Version)||Warren Zevon||Sentimental Hygiene, 1987||3:26|
|6.||"Run Straight Down"||Warren Zevon||Transverse City, 1989||4:06|
|7.||"The Long Arm of the Law"||Warren Zevon||Transverse City, 1989||3:46|
|8.||"Splendid Isolation"||Warren Zevon||Transverse City, 1989||4:30|
|9.||"You Don’t Know What Love Is" (with Mark Isham)||Gene de Paul, Don Raye||From the Motion Picture Love at Large, 1989||2:30|
|10.||"Raspberry Beret" (by Hindu Love Gods)||Prince Rogers Nelson||Hindu Love Gods, 1990||3:54|
|11.||"Suzie Lightning"||Warren Zevon||Mr. Bad Example, 1991||4:05|
|12.||"Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead"||LeRoy Marinell, Waddy Wachtel, Warren Zevon||Mr. Bad Example, 1991||2:53|
|13.||"Searching for a Heart"||Warren Zevon||Mr. Bad Example, 1991||4:18|
|14.||"Mr. Bad Example"||Jorge Calderón, Warren Zevon||Mr. Bad Example, 1991||3:22|
|15.||"Roll with the Punches"||Warren Zevon||From the Television Production Tales from the Crypt, 1992||2:24|
|16.||"The French Inhaler" (Live)||Warren Zevon||Learning to Flinch, 1993||4:21|
|17.||"The Indifference of Heaven" (Live)||Warren Zevon||Learning to Flinch, 1993||4:14|
|18.||"If You Won’t Leave Me I’ll Find Somebody Who Will"||Warren Zevon||From the Television Production Route 66, 1993||0:43|
|19.||"Real or Not"||Warren Zevon||From the Television Production Tek Wars, 1994||1:45|
|20.||"Seminole Bingo"||Carl Hiaasen, Warren Zevon||Mutineer, 1995||3:12|
|21.||"Monkey Wash Donkey Rinse"||Duncan Aldrich, Warren Zevon||Mutineer, 1995||3:55|
|22.||"Mutineer"||Warren Zevon||Mutineer, 1995||3:17|
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead may refer to:
"I'll Sleep When I'm Dead", a song from Warren Zevon
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (An Anthology), a Warren Zevon compilation album
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead: The Dirty Life and Times of Warren Zevon, a biography of Warren Zevon
"I'll Sleep When I'm Dead" (Bon Jovi song)
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (2003 film), a British crime drama
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (2016 film), a documentary about American DJ Steve AokiJordan Zevon
Jordan Zevon (born August 7, 1969) is an American singer, musician and songwriter. He is the son of rock musician Warren Zevon.
Following his father's death in 2003, Jordan, his half-sister, Ariel, and longtime Zevon collaborator Jorge Calderón accepted Warren's two posthumous Grammy Awards for Best Rock Vocal Performance and Best Contemporary Folk Album for The Wind. His father's death from mesothelioma moved Jordan to work for the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization as an advocate for those harmed by exposure to asbestos. He appeared on the 2004 tribute album to his father titled Enjoy Every Sandwich: Songs of Warren Zevon singing the previously unreleased song "Studebaker". In 2005, he appeared on another tribute album called Hurry Home Early: the Songs of Warren Zevon, issued by Wampus Multimedia, where he sang another unreleased song called "Warm Rain" with Simone Stevens.
In 2005, Zevon released his self-titled debut EP through his production company Mixed Headache. His first full-length album, Insides Out, was released through Texas-based New West Records on April 15, 2008.
On June 7, 2007, Zevon appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman and again on April 18, 2008. In 2008, he won the Overall Grand Prize of the prestigious 14th Annual USA Songwriting Competition with his song "Home".
Zevon is currently working on a new album entitled Imperfect, which he has described to be "darker and more rock than power pop" compared to his previous work. He has stated that it will feature the tracks "May or May Not", "Not Like Me", "Merry Go Wrong", "Wrecking Ball", "The Epic Fail" and "Stick With Me". On August 4, 2011, he released a demo take of the song "Wrecking Ball" on his personal website.
Zevon has also produced several films, including the motion picture $pent (2000).Kenny Edwards
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Warren William Zevon (; January 24, 1947 – September 7, 2003) was an American rock singer-songwriter and musician.
Zevon's most famous compositions include "Werewolves of London", "Lawyers, Guns and Money", "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner" and "Johnny Strikes Up the Band", all of which are featured on his third album, Excitable Boy (1978), whose title track is also well-known. He also wrote major hits that were recorded by other artists, including "Poor Poor Pitiful Me", "Accidentally Like a Martyr", "Mohammed's Radio", "Carmelita", and "Hasten Down the Wind". Along with his own work, he recorded or performed occasional covers, including Allen Toussaint's "A Certain Girl", Bob Dylan's "Knockin' on Heaven's Door", Leonard Cohen's "First We Take Manhattan" and Prince's "Raspberry Beret".
Initially successful as a band leader, Zevon struggled to have a solo career until his music was performed by Linda Rondstadt. This launched a cult following that lasted for 25 years with Zevon making occasional returns to album and single charts until his death from cancer in 2003. He briefly found a new audience in the 1980s by teaming up with members of R.E.M. in the blues rock outfit Hindu Love Gods.
Known for his dry wit and acerbic lyrics, he was a guest several times on Late Night with David Letterman and the Late Show with David Letterman.Werewolves of London
"Werewolves of London" is a rock song performed by American singer-songwriter Warren Zevon. It was composed by Zevon, LeRoy Marinell and Waddy Wachtel and was included on Excitable Boy (1978), Zevon's third solo album. The track featured Fleetwood Mac's Mick Fleetwood and John McVie on drums and bass respectively. The single was released by Asylum Records and was a top 40 US hit, the only one of Zevon's career, reaching No. 21 on the Billboard Hot 100 that May.