and,. Purchasable with gift card. Not surprisingly, when one listens to these early recordings of Townes Van Zandt, it's obvious from the start that he was someone and something that arrived fully formed. Even if the songs themselves weren’t quite as refined as they would become, virtually all of the elements are in place: the poetry, the stark melodies, the restless wanderlust, the inherent melancholy and impenetrable darkness; all of which this would inhabit his lyrics and delivery for the rest of his too-short life.
Townes Van Zandt is the third studio album by the American singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandt, released in September 1969 by Poppy Records. It includes re-recordings of four songs from his 1968 debut album, including the first serious song he ever wrote, "Waitin' Around To Die". Townes Van Zandt was recorded at Bradley's Barn in Nashville. The album consists of ten originals and showcase Van Zandt's poetic lyrics and trademark, uncluttered fingerpicking.
Eight of these ten songs was recorded with Van Zandt playing solo on his guitar. All of them are quite revealing, not just for the obvious lyric and melody reasons, but for his guitar playing abilities; he was a considerable flatpicking talent and picked up his idol's, fellow Houstonian Lightin’ Hopkins', trademark stutter shuffle as well. The blues are as present Van Zandt's tunes as folk and country were. Check the set’s opening track Black Widow’s Blues, one of two songs recorded with a full backing band; the other is the stellar Hunger Child Blues
Written-By – Townes Van Zandt. My sealed copy had a small defect in the A1 track that looked like residue in the grooves. Tried to clean it with cleaning fluid and lighter fluid with no results. I returned the record to the store and they gave me a replacement, also sealed. I'd be curious to know whether other owners have noticed this issue.
Roadsongs (Townes van Zandt album). Roadsongs is a live album of cover songs released by folk/country singer–songwriter Townes Van Zandt in 1994. Roadsongs was released on Sugar Hill Records in 1994, the same year Van Zandt released his final studio album No Deeper Blue, and features live recordings from the mid-seventies through the early eighties