Warren Zevon (album)

Warren Zevon is the second studio album by American musician Warren Zevon. This album was recorded in 1975 and released on May 10, 1976, by Asylum Records. A remastered version of the album with special bonus tracks was released in 2008 by Rhino Records.[3]

Warren Zevon
Warren Zevon - Warren Zevon
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 18, 1976
Recorded1975
StudioSunset Sound, Los Angeles and Elektra Sound Recorders, Los Angeles
Genre
Length37:45
LabelAsylum
ProducerJackson Browne
Warren Zevon chronology
Wanted Dead or Alive
(1969)
Warren Zevon
(1976)
Excitable Boy
(1978)
Singles from Warren Zevon
  1. "Hasten Down the Wind"
    Released: 1976
  2. "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead"
    Released: 1976
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[2]
PopMatters9/10[3]
Robert ChristgauB+[4]
Rolling Stone(positive)[5]

Track listing

All songs written by Warren Zevon.

Side one
No.TitleLength
1."Frank and Jesse James"4:33
2."Mama Couldn't Be Persuaded"2:53
3."Backs Turned Looking Down the Path"2:27
4."Hasten Down the Wind"2:58
5."Poor Poor Pitiful Me"3:04
6."The French Inhaler"3:44
Side two
No.TitleLength
7."Mohammed's Radio"3:40
8."I'll Sleep When I'm Dead"2:56
9."Carmelita"3:32
10."Join Me in L.A."3:13
11."Desperados Under the Eaves"4:45

Personnel

Production

Charts

Chart (1976) Peak
position
Billboard Top LPs & Tape 189

References

  1. ^ "Warren Zevon - Warren Zevon - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 16 November 2018.
  2. ^ Mark Deming. "Warren Zevon - Warren Zevon | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-10-23.
  3. ^ a b "Warren Zevon: Warren Zevon". PopMatters. Retrieved 2015-10-23.
  4. ^ "CG: warren zevon". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2015-10-23.
  5. ^ "Warren Zevon: Warren Zevon : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". Web.archive.org. 1976-07-15. Archived from the original on October 1, 2007. Retrieved 2015-10-23.
The Wind (Warren Zevon album)

The Wind is the twelfth and final studio album by American singer-songwriter Warren Zevon. The album was released on August 26, 2003, by Artemis Records. Zevon began recording the album shortly after he was diagnosed with inoperable pleural mesothelioma (a cancer of the lining of the lung), and it was released just two weeks before his death on September 7, 2003. The album was awarded the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album. "Disorder in the House", performed by Zevon and Bruce Springsteen, won Best Rock Vocal Performance (Group or Duo). Songs from the album were nominated for an additional three Grammys.

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Trouble Waiting to Happen

"Trouble Waiting to Happen" is a humorous song from the Warren Zevon album Sentimental Hygiene. As the title would suggest, the song's theme is about the narrator describing various troubles that are facing him. These include the third and fourth world wars and being slandered in the Rolling Stone (With Zevon commenting on what he had supposedly done as sounding "like a lot of fun"). The line may be a reference to the fact that after disappointing sales of his The Envoy album, Asylum Records dropped Zevon, but never told him about what they had done. He found out in the end by reading the gossip column of the Rolling Stone. The song ends with a warning that trouble is waiting to happen to us all, and a repeated chorus of the songs title.

Wanted Dead or Alive (Warren Zevon album)

Wanted Dead or Alive is the debut studio album by singer-songwriter Warren Zevon. The album released by Liberty Records in 1969 under the moniker "Zevon". The album was a commercial and critical failure.

The track "She Quit Me" was featured in the 1969 film Midnight Cowboy (performed by Lesley Miller) as "He Quit Me". "Tule's Blues" was written about his lover, Marilyn "Tule" Livingston, mother of his son Jordan.

Kim Fowley began the project as producer, but he left after disagreements with Zevon and did not take credit for production duties. Fowley later remembered:

[Warren] wanted to play all the instruments himself. He wouldn't listen to anybody. I wasn't trying to produce him because you really couldn't produce Warren, at least not in those days, but I was trying to help him make a record that might sell more than ten copies, all purchased by his friends. But, he didn't listen to anyone about anything, and one day I just walked in thinking I'd had enough.

Zevon chalked up his disagreement with Fowley to a "sudden attack of taste".The album was released "to the sound of one hand clapping", as Zevon later remarked. Sales were poor, and critics ignored the album. Jackson Browne later commented, "I don't remember thinking [the album] was as good as he really was." Attempts to record a follow-up album, called Leaf in the Wind, were abandoned, and Zevon found work as band leader and musical coordinator for the Everly Brothers. His next album, the critically acclaimed classic Warren Zevon, was not released until 1976. Once Zevon reached stardom, Wanted Dead or Alive ended up as an all-but-forgotten relic of his early career.

Wanted Dead or Alive was initially released on the CD format by One Way Records in 1996. Following the announcement that Zevon had terminal lung cancer, Capitol Records put out a remastered version of the album in early 2003.

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