Townes Van Zandt - Live at the Old Quarter, Houston, Texas
Townes Van Zandt - Live at the Old Quarter, Houston, Texas

Townes Van Zandt - Live at the Old Quarter, Houston, Texas

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180 Gram Vinyl Double LP
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Townes Van Zandt is one of the greatest singer-songwriters to have ever lived, and it’s not even worth discussing. But his music took on another dimension when he played live. This is a 180g 2 LP gatefold set of his best live recording. Here's what our friends at Waterloo have to say about it:

“When listening to this record, it's easy to acknowledge that you're tapped into the troubled poet at his zenith. In the pantheon of popular music, you'd have a difficult time finding a more perfect union of artist and venue captured in a live setting. Recorded in 1973 yet released in 1977, the performance fell squarely in Van Zandt’s most fertile period of writing. The in-between-song banter, the charismatic jokes, and the background noise of the small barroom give this record the feel of sitting close to the stage, hanging on every word.”

— Cory Reinisch, Waterloo Records

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Disc 1

Pancho And Lefty
Mr. Gold And Mr. Mud
Don't You Take It Too Bad
Two Girls
Fraternity Blues
If I Needed You
Brand New Companion
White Freight Liner Blues
To Live Is To Fly
She Came And She Touched Me
Talking Thunderbird Blues
Rex's Blues
Nine Pound Hammer

Disc 2

For The Sake Of The Song
Chauffer's Blues
No Place To Fall
Why She's Acting This Way
Cocaine Blues
Who Do You Love?
Tower Song
Waiting 'round To Die
Tecumseh Valley
Only Him Or Me

Together We Rock

Waterloo Records is an Austin institution. The musical wizards there have been slanging albums and advice since 1982. So when we wanted to highlight some of the music that makes us tap our booted and flip-flopped toes, we of course asked them to help. All the albums highlighted here are curated and sold by Waterloo through the Alvies store.


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  • JC
    Jeff C.
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 months ago
    Perfect porch-sittin' soundtrack

    Got a cold one, a nice cool, breezy evening and a porch to sit on? Here's your soundtrack. If you don't know Townes, shame on you. If you do, you'll love this recording. Super-clean recording with just enough live to it to make you feel the vibe.

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