Listening Party – Warren Zevon: Collector’s Edition fine folks at 1888 Media have provided us with additional info on Warren Zevon: Collector’s Edition, the remastered and expanded 1976 album that includes a bonus disc of alternate takes and demos of the entire album. The new edition was released last week.

Click through for the official Rhino Records press release, which includes background info on the album and Jackson Browne’s involvement. There’s also Rhino’s streaming Listening Party (in Quicktime, Windows Media and RealPlayer), a YouTube video of Jackson accompanying Warren on “Mohammad’s Radio” in December 1976 on the “The Old Grey Whistle Test” TV program, and a link for a petition to get the late, great Warren Zevon into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Read on…WARREN ZEVON REISSUED WITH UNRELEASED MUSIC

Rhino’s Double-Disc Collectors Edition of the Grammy-Winning
Singer-Songwriter’s Major-Label Debut Includes a Bonus Disc with
Previously Unissued Versions of Each Album Track and More
Available November 11 from Rhino Records

LOS ANGELES — Warren Zevon moved to Spain in the summer of 1975, dropping out of the music business after nearly a decade. During his self-imposed exile, he performed regularly at the Dubliner, a colorful bar owned by a former mercenary who helped Zevon pen the classic “Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner.” Zevon’s luck changed when his friend Jackson Browne contacted him about a recording deal. He signed with Asylum Records in 1975 and began recording his major-label debut, WARREN ZEVON. Today, many consider his self-titled album a high water mark not only for Zevon, but for the decade as well. Rhino will reissue a Collector’s Edition of WARREN ZEVON that includes the original album remastered, along with a bonus disc filled entirely with unreleased demos and alternate versions of album tracks. The two-CD set will be available November 11 from all retail outlets, including, for a suggested list price of $24.98 (CD) and $13.99 (digital).

Jackson Browne produced the album and also enlisted some of the West Coast’s biggest names to help out, including members of the Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, David Lindley and J.D. Souther. Providing Zevon with an outlet for his pent-up creativity, he unleashed a barrage of sharply observed songs that pulse with dark wit and sophisticated melodies. Many of his best-known tracks are included here, such as “Hasten Down The Wind,” “Poor Pitiful Me,” “Carmelita” and “Mohammed’s Radio” — all of which were later covered by Linda Ronstadt. The album also contains “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead,” “Frank And Jesse James” and “Desperados Under The Eaves,” a song Zevon wrote about staying at the Hollywood Hawaiian Motel with no way to pay his bill.

The bonus disc uncovers 15 unreleased tracks, including different versions of every song on the album. Several demos capture Zevon alone at the piano, including a poignant take on “Frank And Jesse James,” a song he wrote while touring with The Everly Brothers. A demo Zevon recorded for “Hasten Down The Wind” features a full band. In addition, the collection presents alternate versions of “Poor Pitiful Me” and “Carmelita” along with different takes from the sessions for “Join Me In L.A.” and “Desperados Under The Eaves.” The live bonus track of “Mama Couldn’t Be Persuaded” was recorded in October 1976 during an appearance on the Cleveland radio station WMMS.

Track Listing
Disc 1
1. “Frank And Jesse James”
2. “Mama Couldn’t Be Persuaded”
3. “Backs Turned Looking Down The Path”
4. “Hasten Down The Wind”
5. “Poor Pitiful Me”
6. “The French Inhaler”
7. “Mohammed’s Radio”
8. “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead”
9. “Carmelita”
10. “Join Me In L.A.”
11. “Desperados Under The Eaves”

Disc 2 (Previously Unissued)
1. “Frank And Jesse James” (Solo Piano Demo)
2. “The French Inhaler” (Solo Piano Demo)
3. “Hasten Down The Wind” (Band Demo)
4. “Carmelita” (1974 Demo)
5. “Mohammed’s Radio” (Solo Piano Demo)
6. “Backs Turned Looking Down The Path” (Take 1 – 1/28/76)
7. “Join Me In L.A.” (Take 2 – 11/20/75)
8. “Poor Pitiful Me” (Alternate Version)
9. “Frank And Jesse James” (Alternate Version)
10. “Mohammed’s Radio” (Take 2 – 11/6/75)
11. “The French Inhaler” (Take 1 – 1/13/76)
12. “Carmelita” (Alternate Version)
13. “Desperados Under The Eaves” (Take 2 – 1/13/76)
14. “Mama Couldn’t Be Persuaded” (Live WMMS – 10/13/76)
15. “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead” (Alternate Version)

Track List:
1) Poor Poor Pitiful Me
2) The French Inhaler
3) Desperados Under The Eaves
4) Frank & Jesse James (Solo Piano Demo)
5) Carmelita (1974 demo)
6) I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead (Alternate version)

QT –

VIDEO – Warren Zevon w/ Jackson Browne “Mohammed’s Radio” (Dec. 1976)

Warren Zevon – Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Induction Petition


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