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Poet - A Tribute To Townes Van Zandt

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To Live's To Fly
Artist: Guy Clark
4:12
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Tower Song
Artist: Nanci Griffith
4:07
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White Freightliner Blues
Artist: Billy Joe Shaver
2:38
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Highway Kind
Artist: Cowboy Junkies
6:07
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Snake Song
Artist: Emmylou Harris
2:33
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If I Needed You
Artist: Ray Benson
3:36
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Loretta
Artist: John Prine
3:59
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Nothin'
Artist: Lucinda Williams
4:00
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Blue Wind Blew
Artist: The Flatlanders
3:17
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Mr. Mudd & Mr. Gold
Artist: Robert Earl Keen
3:22
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Two Girls
Artist: Steve Earle & The Dukes
4:23
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Marie
Artist: Willie Nelson
4:26
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Pancho & Lefty
Artist: Delbert McClinton
4:04
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Waitin' Round To Die
Artist: Pat Haney
3:34
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My Proud Mountains
Artist: John T. Van Zandt
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 15   Total Length: 59:08

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04.22.11
Various Artists , Poet - A Tribute To Townes Van Zandt
Label: TVZ Records / Fat Possum

People forget this, of course, but Tuesday, September 11, 2001, was actually a big record release date. I was at home that morning working on a review of Poet: A Tribute to Townes Van Zandt, which would hit stores that day like a sack full of goose down, and I was pretty proud of myself for writing that the heartfelt LP sounded as if it had been recorded with Townes 'open casket in the studio.… read more »

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mixed

swartz

Well, of course this is of mixed quality since it's a tribute album by quite differing musicians. Guy Clark's "To Live" is a low-key version (with bongos?) that's OK, as is Cowboy Junkies' "Highway Kind". But Billy Joe Shaver's "White Freightliner" is both loud and boring, while Steve Earl's "Two Girls" is not even bearable. On the other hand, there are two 5-star tracks: Lucinda WIlliams' "Nothin" is achingly beautiful, and Willie Nelson's "Marie" will win votes for the absolute top song of all time. The voice and the poetry combined...

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also released 9/11/01

noisician

also released on the infamous 9/11 by sick coincidence: Slayer - God Hates Us All