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Excitable Boy (Expanded & Remastered) [Original recording remastered]

Warren Zevon Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (26 Mar 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Rhino
  • ASIN: B000MGV9WA
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 33,652 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Johnny Strikes Up The Band (2007 Remastered LP Version) 2:510.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner (2007 Remastered LP Version) 3:490.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Excitable Boy (2007 Remastered LP Version) 2:410.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Werewolves Of London (2007 Remastered LP Version) 3:290.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Accidentally Like A Martyr (2007 Remastered LP Version) 3:420.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Night Time In The Switching Yard (2007 Remastered LP Version) 4:190.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Veracruz (2007 Remastered LP Version) 3:310.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Tenderness On The Block (2007 Remastered LP Version) 3:580.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Lawyers, Guns And Money (2007 Remastered LP Version) 3:300.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. I Need A Truck (Previously Unissued Outtake)0:480.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Werewolves Of London (Previously Unissued Alternate Version) 3:380.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Tule's Blues (Previously Unissued Solo Piano Version) 3:090.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Frozen Notes (Previously Unissued Strings Version) 1:590.79  Buy MP3 

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RHINO CD includes bonus tracks- -EAN 081227999773

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4.7 out of 5 stars
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars New listeners start here... 4 Jun 2007
Format:Audio CD
...then obsessively buy every thing else he ever recorded. He never lost the ability to hit every point from diamond-hard black humour to heart-rendingly tender, sometimes in the same line.

It takes a certain cool style to come up with an album called "Life'll Kill Ya" after getting the fatal diagnosis.

If he wrote a bum line or a derivative tune, I'm damned if I can spot them.

You'll never get tired of him.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner 17 Feb 2007
By T. Cox
Format:Audio CD
Every song on the album is an absolute classic, bearing in mind that this was released in 1976. It's hard to pick a favourite, but stand out tracks are without doubt Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner (I defy anyone not to sing along) and Werewolves of London. The excellent (if scary) Excitable Boy and Lawyer's Guns and Money are really up there with the best, what ever you do - treat yourself to an album by one of the best songwriters ever. Unfortunately he's no longer with us, but once you have bought or heard this I know you will want to check out more.

This album is an absolute must for anyone serious about music..........
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excptional album 27 July 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Really great. Not a bad track. It just sounds fresh and great from the first listen, then grows on you!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dark wise funny excellence 5 Jun 2010
By Don D
Format:Audio CD
Each of these songs tells a varied and interesting tale. The music is excellent and the CD is full of killer lines, mixed in with some stirring music and, in places, surprising tenderness.

One of the best.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of his best 7 Nov 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Excitable Boy showcases Warren Zevon's musical genius to good effect. Catchy, witty songs, performed with gusto and with great musical accompaniment throughout. The original tracks played in order tell you just what a craftsman of the alternative song Zevon was. Nothing here is wasted, every track sparkles with something that sticks in the mind.

As if to prove the point, the bonus tracks added to this re-mastered edition of the CD release are fine, but don't add anything to the original experience. That said, "Frozen Notes" remains one of the most beautiful songs Zevon ever wrote and recorded, so I don't mind how many times I hear that one.

Anyone with a passing interest in Zevon's music and who owns one of the greatest hits packages available will probably own most of these songs already, but Excitable Boy puts them back where they belong - the original album is simply a corker. Essential.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Twisted, touching and great sounding reissue 1 May 2007
By Wayne Klein VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
A great twisted album by Warren Zevon, "Werewolves of London" Zevon's break through still sounds great today. The hit single "Werewolves of London" is still a twisted track and augmented by great remastering "Excitable Boy" proves every bit as memorable from the title track that calmly documents (with killer--pardon the pun--harmonies provided by Linda Ronstandt and Jennifer Warnes)a disturbed killer and the excuses that society makes for him. It's a tour de force track topped only by the other witty and often touching songs included here.

"Lawyers, Guns and Money" continues to be a masterpiece perfectly capturing the innocent abroad theme. The ballads "Accidently Like a Martyr" and "Tenderness on the Block" (co-written with Zevon's patron saint Jackson Browne)are deft, melodic trips down the streets of romance and memory respectively. Although the overall impression is great, "Excitable Boy" is a very different album from his debut lacking some of its depth but it makes up for that lack of depth with Zevon's deadpan humor.

The reissued/remastered version of "Excitable Boy" sounds very good. The bonus tracks include the previous issued "Frozen Notes" (which Zevon once described as a still born composition. It may lack the power of some of his finest work but is still noteworthy), an early, earthy, funky and rehearsal version of "Werewolves of London" than the final version that should have been released before now. It's only flaw is that Warren's voice is so low in the mix. "Tule's Blues" and "Frozen Notes" (this version scored with strings)are low-key songs that would have fit better on the album preceding this than this one(it's still a welcome addition and Zevon fans will want this simply for these three tracks.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Audio CD
I think it was probably werewolves of london I first heard on the radio. When you hear that song you just have to find out more. This album won't disappoint. It's a strange blend of macabre and tender and though the singer's voice doesn't betray much emotion, it's all in the lyrics. I dunno what happened to Warren Zevon. Never bought another of his albums and never heard him again on the radio but I'll sing some of these songs in my head forever.
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A fantastic album with superb liner notes and bonus tracks , item was delivered on time , a excellent purchase
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great tunes, fantastic lyrics
A superb album from an under appreciated artist. Great tunes, fantastic lyrics, listen and you will love it.
Published 1 month ago by Robin King
3.0 out of 5 stars Birthday ballons
Good quality balloons some are still inflates a month after the birthday! Great for the music lover would recommend
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Published 5 months ago by Carol
4.0 out of 5 stars good music
Any album with werewolf of London on it is going to be worth a listen,the title track is also great too and at a low price certainly worth a buy and listen
Published 7 months ago by dav
5.0 out of 5 stars Not just a Werewolf of London
very talented singer/songwriter & much admired by his peers, but never had the recognition he surely deserved. Tenderness on the Block is such a lovely track.
Published 9 months ago by Clockwatcher
5.0 out of 5 stars Aoooooooh!
How did I miss this chap? Sadly, ten years since he passed away. A friend introduced me to this album, and I can't stop playing it. Read more
Published 13 months ago by C. JONES
5.0 out of 5 stars the overlooked masterpiece of music
those who know of the infamous Warren Zevon tend to agree on one thing. Whether you are sympathetic or not to his troubled lifestyle, his music was genius and neither sold nor got... Read more
Published 18 months ago by R. L. Ricketts
5.0 out of 5 stars Ignore the's a great album
A fine selection of Mr Zevon's best early work. Great songs from blues to funky to heartfelt. The album cover put me off (how shallow am I) but the beauty of the songs within... Read more
Published 22 months ago by S. J. Bizley
5.0 out of 5 stars Listen and Weep
Warren truly would bring a tear to a glass eye. His lyrics are both mirthful and set me giggling or unbearably moving and painful. Read more
Published on 21 Jun 2012 by hey jupiter
4.0 out of 5 stars A strong, short album but heavily cherry-picked by a Best Of
This is a good solid album but rather on the short side at only 31 minutes. There's nothing here that I would class as truly essential if you already own the Genius Best Of. Read more
Published on 16 Jun 2010 by BS on parade
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