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  • Audio CD (17 May 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Charly
  • ASIN: B0007ODLCS
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,849 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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A deluxe 4-CD clambox set which includes all Van Zandt's seven studio albums for the Poppy and Tomato labels plus live songs from the 1973 live set 'Live At The Old Quarter' along with a 36 page booklet with full song notes. The recordings, 82 tracks in all, recorded between from 1968 to 1978, including the classic tracks 'Pancho and Lefty' and 'If I Needed You' encapsulate Townes' most creative period and underpin his awesome reputation which has grown ever stronger since his death at the age of 52 in 1997

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Format: Audio CD
Townes Van Zandt has a lot of CDs available and not all of them are good. Be careful what you buy. Check out the reviews and track listings on Amazon first. In my opinion there are too many later CDs which are just repacked old songs with little or no new material. I love his music but I am not prepared to pay full album price for one or two songs. Therefore I was unsure where to start with his back catalogue then I found this boxset.

The box set is amazing value. You get Townes first 7 albums (and arguabley his best) plus a live CD for £14. All of these CDs contain Townes songwriting at its most prolific and his best. The first CD contains his first two albums and is possibly the weakest (but by no means weak) of the set. This is because of his first album which was overproduced and they added in some questionable backing arrangements to Townes' songs. This is particularly noticable on the classics like Waitin Round to Die and Tecumseh Valley. This does not ruin the songs but it is not the way the songs were meant to sound (compare the 1st version of Tecumseh Valley from his first album on CD1 to the second version also on CD1 but from his second album) and by all accounts Townes himself was not overly impressed with the sound of his first album.

For those unaware of Townes, his songs vary between country, folk and blues. My personal favorites are when Townes' songs are at their most dark, vulnerable, fragile and beautiful. However, he also does some good upbeat numbers, talking blues and humourous songs. Townes was a poet and as such expect to find most songs filled with beautiful and intelligent lyrics. He was not the greatest singer in the world but his voice fits perfectly to his own songs and I have not heard any better versions of his songs than his own.
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Format: Audio CD
This promises to be the re-release of the year. This was originally released by Charley back in 2001. This looks as though it will be the second release, repackaged version, with 4 separate discs in standard jewel cases. The original release was in a folder/book form of box set and according to the Amazon site it had extra tracks over the 4 jewel case release. Either way as value for money goes this cannot be beaten, nearly 90 tracks covering his creative peak - all his output on the Tomato and Poppy labels. In total you are getting 8 albums for just over a pound a piece - which is unbelievable value. And to top it off these are some of the greatest country songs and albums ever recorded. There is starkness to the songs and honesty that you will not find in 99.9% of what comes out of Nasville these days. He is a song writer on par with Hank Williams and there are very few artists who deserve to be spoken of in the same sentence as him. If you are a newcomer to Townes this is a perfect introduction at a perfect price, if you are a fan, its a chance to replace that worn vinyl and chance to revel in his mastery again.

Original ReleaseTexas Troubadour
2nd Release Texas Troubadour

This has been a collectors item for a few years now and its nice to see it back in print, and good that people dont have to pay over the odds for the collection - recommended totally!
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An absolute MUST for anybody interested in furthering their love/knowledge of Americana music. If ever you've heard the name Townes Van Zandt mentioned and are feeling a hint curious about this songwriting marvel then go out and buy this. I bought it on a whim and have never looked back. And to quote Steve Earle "Townes Van Zandt is the best songwriter in the whole world and I'll stand on Bob Dylan's coffee table in my cowboy boots and say that."
The extensive liner notes booklet is a nice bonus too.
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Format: Audio CD
This features all of Townes's early albums in one set. There's too many tracks here to mention, but each one is a gem! The CD box is also a full-colour booklet with containing biog, pic and music information.
Priced at around £15 it will be them best fifteen quid you've ever spent!

Features the original Poncho and Lefty.

If your a Townes fan you should also check out DVDs "Be here to love me" and "Heartworn Highways" documentaries featuring Townes.
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Townes Van Zandt is a sorely under recognised singer/songwriter from the late 60's onwards. His mix of country, spiritual and emotional songs are truly magnificent, and his authentic Texas lifestyle playing to 50 people at a time in dive bars and living hard fit easily into the romantic notion of the country star. Even if in the end it was that hard living that added to his passing at an absurdly young age in 1997.
I would recommend this collection to not just country music fans, but to all fans of great songs delivered with authenticity and emotion. There are so many great numbers on this collection of 7 albums and some added live tracks that the price is worth it for even a third of what you get.
On top of which Pancho and Lefty is a genuine work of genius and one of the finest country songs ever written.
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Glazba Van Zandta je puna tugaljivih melodija,usamljena kao i sam njegov zivot koji je proveo vecinom na rubu margine!U ovoj kolekciji osim samostalnih izvedbi uz gitaru,prati ga i bend a ponesto uz usnu i pozadinsku orkestraciju podcrtavajuci aranzman!U boxu iz 2005te(Charly)se nalazi 7albuma+4bonusa i 8 uzivo snimljenih skladbi iz 73'gne.Ukupno 88 pjesama.Ovo je najdetaljniji zbir albuma od 68-78me na jednom mjestu do sada te je vrlo preporucljiv.Nazalost Van Zandt je umro na novu godinu 97mu i time je svjet izgubio jednog od najfinijih trubadura!R.I.P.
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