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  posted on 4/21/2007 at 08:07 AM
As I know that there are fellow Warren Zevon fans here, just wanted to mention that his son Jordon has been working with Rhino records and they have finally released two of his greatest albums on CD for the first time; The Envoy and his live set from the early 80's, Stand In The Fire.

The Envoy is a great disc IMO, but if you have not heard the live one, you really need to. The man rocks like he's on fire. Fans have been impatiently waiting for this one to be released on CD for years. And both CDs have bonus tracks.

His early classic, Excitable Boy has been re-released with bonus tracks as well. I'm hoping there are more to come. Some good sales on these would help assure that.

For the long time fan, there is also a very cool 2 CD set coming out May 1st on New West Records called Preludes that features recently unearthed demos that Warren had stored away and were just discovered by his family.

We Warren fans are pretty happy at the moment.

Now is a great time to get into this guy if you haven't already. If you need help on where to start, feel free to send me a PM and I'll be more than happy to help.





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[Edited on 4/21/2007 by les_paul_sunburst]

 

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  posted on 4/21/2007 at 08:56 AM
freeking great news i have wanted the live set forever and Warren Zevon does indeed rock..

 

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  posted on 4/21/2007 at 09:47 AM
I was very impressed with the live disc! A must have for your collection!

 

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  posted on 4/21/2007 at 09:59 AM
"Stand In The Fire" was one of my favorite albums in college days. I still have the vinyl, but haven't played it in years. This is great news!
 

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  posted on 4/21/2007 at 12:02 PM
THIS IS GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait for it........
 

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  posted on 4/22/2007 at 09:17 AM
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THIS IS GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait for it........


It is out now. No waiting needed....

 

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  posted on 4/28/2007 at 10:27 PM
I picked up "Stand In The Fire" based on this thread - boy am I glad I did. I can't stop listening to it. Sadly, I never saw him in his prime, and I never realized how amazing he was live. His energy just leaps from the speakers on this CD. A huge "thumbs up" recommendation for any and all to pick this up - you won't be disappointed!

I went looking through youtube and found a few Warren gems -

Excitable Boy from the Capital Theater, 1982

Mohamad's Radio with Jackson Browne

Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner from Letterman

Finally, a little tribute combining some of his Letterman interview and some of his music

 

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  posted on 4/28/2007 at 11:09 PM
I was trying to find the enhanced "Excitable Boy" today for my brother's birthday.

No luck.

Saw the other discs, as well as the "Tribute" compilation.

Looked very cool.

Bruce doing "My Ride is Here"

Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt on "Poor Poor Pitiful Me"

And Adam Sandler on "Werewolves of London"

 

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  posted on 4/28/2007 at 11:25 PM
Warren and my father-in-law died on the same day.

Both from cancer.

 

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  posted on 4/29/2007 at 07:21 AM
looking forward to the live cd
 
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  posted on 4/29/2007 at 07:28 AM
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I picked up "Stand In The Fire" based on this thread - boy am I glad I did. I can't stop listening to it. Sadly, I never saw him in his prime, and I never realized how amazing he was live. His energy just leaps from the speakers on this CD. A huge "thumbs up" recommendation for any and all to pick this up - you won't be disappointed!

I went looking through youtube and found a few Warren gems -

Excitable Boy from the Capital Theater, 1982

Mohamad's Radio with Jackson Browne

Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner from Letterman

Finally, a little tribute combining some of his Letterman interview and some of his music




The fact that you bought Stand in the Fire based on my suggestion makes me feel really good Fujirich. Thanks....

And thank you for the clips as well. Very nice.

God I miss this guy. He was one of the greats.

 

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  posted on 4/29/2007 at 07:31 AM
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Warren and my father-in-law died on the same day.

Both from cancer.


I'm sorry to hear that Ron.

I lost my best friend of 26 years just a couple weeks before we lost Warren.

Pancreatic cancer.

 

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  posted on 4/29/2007 at 07:32 AM
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I was trying to find the enhanced "Excitable Boy" today for my brother's birthday.

No luck.

Saw the other discs, as well as the "Tribute" compilation.

Looked very cool.

Bruce doing "My Ride is Here"

Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt on "Poor Poor Pitiful Me"

And Adam Sandler on "Werewolves of London"




That is a very nice tribute disc by the way. It's called "Enjoy every Sandwich"

Springsteen's version of My Ride's here is a very fitting tribute to his friend.





[Edited on 4/29/2007 by les_paul_sunburst]

 

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  posted on 4/29/2007 at 08:01 AM
Just reviewed "Stand in the Fire" for the next issue of HTN - amazing energy, WZ rocks with a scary intensity - a must-have
JL

 

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  posted on 4/29/2007 at 08:10 AM
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Just reviewed "Stand in the Fire" for the next issue of HTN - amazing energy, WZ rocks with a scary intensity - a must-have
JL


That's what I get for letting my subscription lapse...

It's nice to know that there are fans of the other "Genius Warren" on this site....

 

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  posted on 5/4/2007 at 10:53 AM
" Play It All Night Long " , Warren was a great songwriter , wish I had seen him live .
 

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  posted on 5/4/2007 at 12:02 PM
It's great news but I bit the bullet about 2 months ago not knowing the reissues were coming out and paid over $25 each for Japanese imports of The Envoy and SITF.

Saw WZ at my school, Dickinson College, back in the '70s right when Stand In The Fire came out and it was one of the best shows I ever saw.

 

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  posted on 5/13/2007 at 06:55 AM
I bought Preludes last week and am listening to it as I type this.

Very nice stuff. Certainly not for the casual Zevon fan, but for a true believer, it's essential. It features some unreleased songs, some early demos of familiar stuff in slightly different form. And a quirky, almost reggae like demo version of Werewolves of London that's really a fun listen IMO.

By the way, if you are interested in picking this up, you may want to purchase it at Best Buy. The Best Buy version has 3 bonus tracks on it that are not on the regular version.




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[Edited on 5/13/2007 by les_paul_sunburst]

 

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  posted on 7/12/2007 at 05:31 PM
I looked and looked for Stand In The Fire and could not find it anywhere. But BMG just started stocking it so I ordered it from there. I already had a copy of the original vinyl so I knew it was a smoker but I am also impressed with the 4 bonus tracks as well.

One of the great live albums. If you belong to BMG or Yourmusic.com, this one, The Envoy, and Excitable Boy are now available for order.


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[Edited on 7/12/2007 by les_paul_sunburst]

 

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  posted on 7/12/2007 at 05:40 PM
Carmelita, hold me tighter, I think I'm sinking slow, cause I'm all strung out on heroin, and got no place to go.......

I went home with the waitress, like I always do.....

Send Lawyers, Guns, and Money, the **** has hit the fan....

Big Gorilla at the LA Zoo, snatched the glasses right off my face, took the keys to my BMW, Gorilla you're a desperado

gotta love Warren.....

 

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  posted on 7/12/2007 at 07:04 PM
Note to Zevon fans - his wife Crystal just published a book a few months ago. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead - The Dirty Life and Times of Warren Zevon. It's a good one.

 

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I picked up a CD copy of "Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School" a couple of weeks ago in a local record store (already have the vinyl). "Stand in the Fire" is one of my favorite live albums of all time. From what I understand, the backing musicians on that set are actually a Warren Zevon cover band from Denver. I'll report back when I get the facts.

All of Zeve's stuff is fabulous, but the first three are probably my favorites. "Warren Zevon", "Excitable Boy", and "Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School" feature many of the finest musicians living in the Los Angeles area at the time. Stevie Nicks (backing vocals on "Mohammed's Radio"), and Lindsey Buckingham made their marks before they were known at all. Future Fleetwood Mac pardners, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie hold down the rhythm section on "Werewolves of London" - which was inspired by Phil Everly, who also backs Warren up on vocals on several tunes (Zevon was the musical director for the Everly Brothers for a while). Waddy Wachtel, Danny Kortchmar, Joe Walsh, Glen Frey, Don Henley, Linda Rondstandt - the list goes on - all made contributions.

In the late 1980's Warren recorded two albums with a group called "the best American band .." by Rolling Stone magazine. Athens' REM backed Zevon on "Sentimental Hygiene" (which also featured appearances by Neil Young and Bob Dylan). As a side project, this grouping released an album under the pseudonym, the Hindu Love Gods (buy it if ya can find it!) - made up of drunken covers of blues standards.

Can y'all tell I'm a Warren Zevon fan?

 

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I picked up a CD copy of "Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School" a couple of weeks ago in a local record store (already have the vinyl). "Stand in the Fire" is one of my favorite live albums of all time. From what I understand, the backing musicians on that set are actually a Warren Zevon cover band from Denver. I'll report back when I get the facts.

All of Zeve's stuff is fabulous, but the first three are probably my favorites. "Warren Zevon", "Excitable Boy", and "Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School" feature many of the finest musicians living in the Los Angeles area at the time. Stevie Nicks (backing vocals on "Mohammed's Radio"), and Lindsey Buckingham made their marks before they were known at all. Future Fleetwood Mac pardners, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie hold down the rhythm section on "Werewolves of London" - which was inspired by Phil Everly, who also backs Warren up on vocals on several tunes (Zevon was the musical director for the Everly Brothers for a while). Waddy Wachtel, Danny Kortchmar, Joe Walsh, Glen Frey, Don Henley, Linda Rondstandt - the list goes on - all made contributions.

In the late 1980's Warren recorded two albums with a group called "the best American band .." by Rolling Stone magazine. Athens' REM backed Zevon on "Sentimental Hygiene" (which also featured appearances by Neil Young and Bob Dylan). As a side project, this grouping released an album under the pseudonym, the Hindu Love Gods (buy it if ya can find it!) - made up of drunken covers of blues standards.

Can y'all tell I'm a Warren Zevon fan?


I can hear you talkin' Brother.....

 

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