Townes Van Zandt- Somebody Had to Write It LP
Order now on 180g color vinyl, available on black 180g vinyl at record stores, Dec 11, 2020.
First pressing, 200 orange, 800 black vinyl, almost sold out.
A reimagined collection available on vinyl for the first time in the USA. Includes classic Townes Van Zandt songs, "If I Needed You", "Pancho & Lefty", "Waiting Round To Die", and "I'll Be Here in The Morning", (duet with Barb Donovan).
Include digital download containing bonus interview tracks with KUT's Larry Monroe.
“Homegrown imprint Chicken Ranch Records worked with TVZ archivist Harold Eggers Jr. for a 12-song live cull, an intimate in-ear audience with the Lone Star storytelling martyr levitating through his holy songbook, moments including a rippling "Tecumseh Valley" and lucid "Cowboy Junkie's Lament," not to mention the title track and an almost late-life Billie Holiday time-stopper in "Brand New Companion."- Austin Chronicle
From the liner notes by Harold Eggers Jr.:
"These recordings are as close to the bone of Townes as you can get. They give the listener a very unique and detailed insight into and overview of his songwriting, music, and life as no other.
Townes often made light of the dark, living in the shadows more than not.
This album and Townes spoken words (bonus tracks) are significant because Townes personally chose each track, and in his own words revealed the private person and singer/songwriter/artist he was.
These recordings and spoken words were very important to Townes for the world to hear his music and life story as he lived it, as told from the man himself."