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

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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.

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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
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau A− [2]

Track listing

Disc one

No. Title Writer(s) Album, Year Length
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
Total length: 1:15:20

Disc two

No. Title Writer(s) Album, Year Length
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
Total length: 1:16:50

Collective personnel

Production

References

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