Steve Earle Townes 180g 2LP
Featured in Michael Fremer's Heavy Rotation in the June 2010 Issue of Stereophile!
2010 Grammy Award Winner for:
• 'Best Contemporary Folk Album'
Steve Earle’s album Townes, is his follow up to the Grammy® Award winning
album Washington Square Serenade. The 15-song set is comprised of songs written
by Earle’s friend and mentor, the late singer-songwriter, Townes Van Zandt.
The songs selected for Townes were the ones that meant the most to Earle and the
ones he personally connected to. Some of the selections chosen were songs that
Earle has played his entire career (Pancho and Lefty, Lungs, White Freightliner
Blues). He learned the song (Quicksilver Daydreams of) Maria directly from Van
Zandt. Earle taught himself Marie and Rake specifically for making this record.
Earle recorded the New York sessions solo and then added the other instruments
later on in order to preserve the spirit of Van Zandt’s original solo
performances to the best of his recollection.
The track Lungs, was produced and mixed by the Dust Brothers’ John King and
features Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine/The Nightwatchman on electric
“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.” - Steve Earle
• Double LP
• 180g Vinyl pressed at RTI
• Gatefold jacket
1. Pancho and Lefty
2. White Freightliner Blues
3. Colorado Girl
4. Where I Lead Me
6. No Place To Fall
8. Brand New Companion
10. Delta Momma Blues
12. Don’t Take It Too Bad
13. Mr. Mudd And Mr. Gold
14. (Quicksilver Daydreams Of) Maria
15. To Live Is To Fly