Townes Van Zandt

Townes Van Zandt - For The Sake Of The Song (1968) + Our Mother the Mountain (1969) 2CD Set, Remastered 2014

Townes Van Zandt - For The Sake Of The Song (1968) + Our Mother the Mountain (1969) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 401 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 186 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 543 Mb
Singer/Songwriter, Country, Country-Folk, Country Rock | Charly | # CHARLY X 674 | 01:17:21

Townes Van Zandt was a one-of-a-kind artist who blazed a new trail for singer/songwriters, conjuring a sound that combined elements of country and folk with his own artful melodic sensibility, matched with lyrics that were personal, poetic, and impressionistic while remaining firmly down to earth. A new breed of Texas singer/songwriters followed Van Zandt's example, and it's all but impossible to imagine artists like Guy Clark, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, or Steve Earle finding their voice without his guiding influence. This two-disc set features Van Zandt's first two albums, 1968's For the Sake of the Song and 1969's Our Mother the Mountain.
I'll Be Here in the Morning: The Songwriting Legacy of Townes Van Zandt

I'll Be Here in the Morning: The Songwriting Legacy of Townes Van Zandt (John and Robin Dickson Series in Texas Music, sponsored by the Center for Texas) by Cowboy" Jack Clements
English | Nov 28, 2011 | ISBN: 1603445269 | 272 Pages | PDF | 126 MB

The writer of such influential songs as “Pancho and Lefty,” “To Live’s to Fly,” “If I Needed You,” and “For the Sake of the Song,” Townes Van Zandt exerted an influence on at least two generations of Texas musicians that belies his relatively brief, deeply troubled life. Indeed, Van Zandt has influenced millions worldwide in the years since his death, and his impact is growing rapidly. Respected singer/songwriter John Gorka speaks for many when he says, “‘Pancho and Lefty’ changed—it unchained—my idea of what a song could be.”

Townes Van Zandt - Flyin' Shoes (1978) Reissue 2009  Music

Posted by Designol at July 5, 2016
Townes Van Zandt - Flyin' Shoes (1978) Reissue 2009

Townes Van Zandt - Flyin' Shoes (1978) Reissue 2009
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 242 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 126 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Singer/Songwriter, Country, Country Rock | Label: Domino/Fat Possum | # REWIGCD58 | Time: 00:33:44

Widely considered one of the greatest songwriters of his generation, Townes Van Zandt has been hailed by such singers as Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, and Willie Nelson. Fat Possum is proud to reissue four titles from his early career - "Townes Van Zandt," "Our Mother the Mountain," "Delta Momma Blues," and "Flyin' Shoes" - that comprise an essential introduction to his best songs. Recorded between 1969 and 1978, Van Zandt's most prolific (and most critically acclaimed) decade, these four titles are the heart of any serious consideration of Van Zandt's career. Featuring some of the most iconic cover art in album history (designed by Milton Glaser), each is a classic in every sense of the word. The four titles are the first in a series of Townes Van Zandt reissues that Fat Possum is undertaking in conjunction with the Van Zandt estate.

Townes Van Zandt - Texas Troubadour (2005) 4 CD Box Set  Music

Posted by Designol at June 8, 2016
Townes Van Zandt - Texas Troubadour (2005) 4 CD Box Set

Townes Van Zandt - Texas Troubadour (2005) 4 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.53 Gb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 577 Mb | Time: 04:45:44
Singer/Songwriter, Country, Country-Folk, Country Rock | Charly | # SNAJ 729 CD

Texas Troubadour is a four-disc box set that packages the late songwriter Townes Van Zandt's first seven studio albums for the Poppy and Tomato labels: For the Sake of the Song (1968); Our Mother the Mountain (1969); Townes Van Zandt (1970); Delta Momma Blues (1971); High, Low and In Between (1972); The Late Great Townes Van Zandt (1972), and Flyin' Shoes (1978). In addition, there are four studio outtakes from 1972-73 and a decent portion of Live at the Old Quarter, Houston issued in 1973. Charly reproduces the original cover art in miniature, two covers to each CD. Sound is the same as on the original CD issues, so fans who already own these albums will not be served by purchasing them again in this format. Musically, the work is superb, and since many of Van Zandt's recordings are out of print, this is a fine argument for getting them altogether. Another plus is Adam Komorowski's extensive biographical essay included in the 36-page color booklet that's loaded with photos.
Townes Van Zandt - Dollar Bill Blues (aka Live And Obscure) (1987)

Townes Van Zandt - Dollar Bill Blues (aka Live And Obscure) (1987)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Ramble Tamble RATA 003 | rec: 1985 | 220Mb

Townes Van Zandt played to a standing room-only crowd in Nashville on April 19, 1985, when he recorded Live & Obscure at 12th and Porter. The show was billed as "the return of the lost sheep of the songwriting fold." The rambling Texas troubadour did not disappoint his fans, peers, and colleagues that night (or any other). In this intimate setting, Van Zandt's aw-shucks charm comes through not just his songs, but his in-between banter. Luckily, he failed to heed his mother's advice to not talk, just play and sing.

Townes Van Zandt - Roadsongs (1994)  Music

Posted by uff at Feb. 15, 2016
Townes Van Zandt - Roadsongs (1994)

Townes Van Zandt - Roadsongs (1994)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Universe CDSP 96829 | rel: 1994 | 320Mb

The liner notes of Roadsongs alone are worth the price of admission, or sticker price, as the case may be. The music is simply the cherry on top. Townes Van Zandt recorded the tracks heard here on his travels over the course of a few years. His band came and went, but that didn't seem to matter. It's always a curious matter when a songwriter as amazing and noted as Van Zandt chooses to tip his 24-gallon hat to his own musical heroes.

Townes Van Zandt - Our Mother The Mountain (1969) |Re-up|  Music

Posted by plonker at Jan. 7, 2016
Townes Van Zandt - Our Mother The Mountain (1969)   |Re-up|

Townes Van Zandt - Our Mother The Mountain (1969)
Country-Rock, Folk | EAC rip | WV: IMG+CUE+LOG -> 256 MB | [email protected] V0 (234avg) -> 80 MB
40:24 min | scans | 3% recovery | NF & FF | Charly Schallplaten CDGR 211

Tomato Records tapped Jack Clement to produce this set, but the results of his work are mixed. The best tracks here are the ones in which Clement showed a bit of restraint, while others feature strings, flutes, harpsichords, and other touches that might have been trippy ideas at the time, but sounded embarrassingly dated even a few years later…

Townes Van Zandt - No Deeper Blue (1994)  

Posted by plonker at June 2, 2013
Townes Van Zandt - No Deeper Blue (1994)

Townes Van Zandt - No Deeper Blue (1994)
Country, Folk | EAC rip | FLAC: IMG+CUE+LOG -> 325 MB | [email protected] V0 (238kbps) -> 102 MB
50:03 min | scans | RAR inc. 3% recovery | UL & FF | Veracity IRS 993.151
Townes Van Zandt - Rain On A Conga Drum - Live in Berlin (1991)

Townes Van Zandt - Rain On A Conga Drum - Live in Berlin (1991)
Country, Folk | EAC rip | APE: IMG+CUE+EAC/log -> 327 MB | [email protected] V0 (236kbps) -> 115 MB
62:56 min | scans | RAR inc. 3% recovery | UL & FF | SilenZ Records 269575 2

Townes Van Zandt - At My Window (1987)  

Posted by plonker at March 17, 2013
Townes Van Zandt - At My Window (1987)

Townes Van Zandt - At My Window (1987)
Country-Rock, Folk | EAC rip | WV: IMG+CUE+LOG -> 177 MB | [email protected] V0 (232avg) -> 64 MB
33:27 min | scans | 3% recovery | UL & FF | Edsel Records EDCD 351