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  • Audio CD (14 April 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Normal
  • ASIN: B00008NV77
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 174,667 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Dollar Bill Blues
  2. Many A Fine Lady
  3. Nothin'
  4. Pueblo Waltz
  5. Talking Thunderbird Blues
  6. Rex's Blues
  7. White Freight Liner Blues
  8. Loretta
  9. Snake Mountain Blues
  10. Waitin' Round To Die
  11. Tecumseh Valley
  12. Pancho and Lefty
  13. You Are Not Needed Now
  14. Flying Shoes
  15. Texas River
  16. Our Mother the Mountain
  17. Racing in the Street

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One of best singer songwriters I've ever heard . . . every recording is unique!
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0x9b60ce28) out of 5 stars 8 reviews
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9b8ccaf8) out of 5 stars Live and Kickin'! 11 April 1999
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Audio CD
For those TVZ fans out there who do not have the taste (or patience) for his 'overly' produced material (though all of it is worth a listen), this album has Townes in a perfect setting - live, simple, and direct. There are no schmaltzy strings, no sliding guitars to compete with the songs. This is just Townes, served plain and simple, the way it should be.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x99072e34) out of 5 stars The way TvZ was meant to be experienced 14 Oct. 1999
By Goldie ( - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Though not quite as good as "In the Rearview Mirror," "Live and Obscure" does considerable justice to the genius that was TvZ. His songwriting is absolutely amazing. The pure simplicity of his playing and singing leaves you speechless, just as in "Rearview." The sax adds character to the album, especially on "Poncho and Lefty", for a unique sound that is not overwhelming. All in all, you are left with TvZ doing what he does best, singing with a craftsmanship all his own and not duplicated anywhere else.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x98abc9d8) out of 5 stars so simple, so good 11 Jan. 2001
By Richard R. Johnson - Published on
Format: Audio CD
This is Townes in the perfect setting - live, and with minimal accompaniment. This cd contains what I belive to be the finest recording of "Nuthin'," with a flute providing haunting fills to Townes's dark, spare lyrics. The cd is full of fine versions, but if given the choice of only 1 cd from the TVZ catalog, I would recommend "Rear View Mirror," which is a live collection from this same era. However, this disc is a fine addition for any Townes Van Zandt fan.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x98719f54) out of 5 stars actual performance date - April 19, 1985 11 Feb. 2005
By Willie Boy - Published on
Format: Audio CD
the same as 'Live and Obscure" on the Sugar Hill label and a repeat of the other "Live and Obscure" from the same Normal label.

a little confusing, but a fair warning that all of these discs are the same show.

great sound and show!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9b8ccfb4) out of 5 stars Wonderful songwriter/storyteller 20 Jun. 2002
By Virgil - Published on
Format: Audio CD
The late Townes Van Zandt was arguably the best country songwriter of the last twenty-five years. With lyrics that were poignant, intelligent and sensitive he weaved stories that were sometimes bitter, sometimes haunting and often hilarious.
This live set was my first Van Zandt albumn and it's a keeper. There's a real western flavor to it as he does his rendition of his Pancho and Lefty as well as Dollar Bill Blues, Waitin Around to Die and Pueblo Waltz.
If you have his albumns you won't be disappointed and if you've never heard him this is a great one to start with. A master.
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