Reconsider Me (Warren Zevon song)

"Reconsider Me" is a single from Warren Zevon's 1987 album Sentimental Hygiene.[1] The song failed to chart, but became a live staple in Zevon's concert performances.[2] In 2006, a set of love songs were released under the name: Reconsider Me: The Love Songs.[3]

"Reconsider Me"
Single by Warren Zevon
from the album Sentimental Hygiene
ReleasedAugust 29, 1987
Songwriter(s)Warren Zevon
Producer(s)Warren Zevon, Niko Bolas, Andrew Slater


Stevie Nicks version

"Reconsider Me"
Song by Stevie Nicks
from the album Enchanted
Songwriter(s)Warren Zevon & Stevie Nicks
Producer(s)Stevie Nicks, Jimmy Iovine, Andrew Slater

In 1984, Warren Zevon presented "Reconsider Me" to Jimmy Iovine. Jimmy gave the song to Stevie Nicks and was recorded for her 1984 album Mirror, Mirror. The album was pulled from release, and the song was left unreleased until 1998 when Stevie Nicks released her box set Enchanted[4] Nicks said in the Enchanted box set "Jimmy Iovine brought me this song, I think Jimmy and I were fighting, and for some reason... wasn't in a very "reconsider me" state of mind. I don't think Jimmy ever forgave me for not trusting his judgment."[4] Stevie Nicks was given a co-writing credit despite having made only insubstantial lyric changes – a word here and there – and merely moving verses and choruses around. Perhaps the co-credit was due to the anticipation of an actual commercial release for the scrapped 1984 album.[5]



  1. ^ Deming, Mark. "Sentimental Hygiene". AllMusic. Retrieved December 4, 2015.
  2. ^ "Reconsider Me by Warren Zevon". Retrieved December 4, 2015.
  3. ^ Deming, Mark. "Reconsider Me: The Love Songs". AllMusic. Retrieved December 4, 2015.
  4. ^ a b "The Penguin Discography: Reconsider Me". Retrieved December 4, 2015.
  5. ^ Ladd, Jim (June 1, 1998). "Stevie Nicks Interview on KLOS". The Nicks Fix. Retrieved December 4, 2015.

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