For contractual reasons this release is not available for sale in North America.

Van Zandt’s last and arguably greatest album recorded for Poppy released on 180 gram vinyl in a striking gatefold sleeve.

Whilst the title of Townes Van Zandt’s final LP for Poppy Records in 1972 refers to his commercial invisibility and brief ‘death’ from an overdose, it is considered by critics and fans alike to be the finest album the Texas troubadour ever recorded. Containing the classics ‘Pancho And Lefty’ (a US no.1 when covered by Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard) ‘If I Needed You’ (covered by Emmylou Harris, Don Williams & others) and ‘No Lonesome Tune’ the album is “an effortless masterclass in emotionally effecting Americana” (Record Collector).
 
To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the beginning of Van Zandt’s turbulent musical career, Charly has restored and remastered the album with four exclusive bonus tracks on CD, a strictly limited audiophile pressing on white vinyl in replica gatefold sleeve, complete lyrics plus a 20-page illustrated booklet with revealing sleeve notes by producer and manager Kevin Eggers.
 
•      Part of Charly’s 50th anniversary programme celebrating the start of Van Zandt’s career.
 
•      All original Poppy and Tomato albums which Townes Van Zandt recorded at the peak of his career will be newly remastered, restored and lavishly repackaged and available on CD, limited edition 180g heavyweight vinyl, digital download and Mastered For iTunes formats.
 
The death of Townes Van Zandt in 1997 at age 52 robbed the world of a troubled genius as well as one of America’s finest songwriters. While his albums never sold, his reputation and popularity has grown greater by the year inspiring books, a documentary and renewed interest from the media, passionately loyal fans and contemporaries such as Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Emmylou Harris who have covered his songs to the upper-reaches of the American charts.
 
Mastered to Audiophile standard on 180g heavyweight vinyl
First 1,000 LPs - LIMITED EDITION WHITE VINYL!
 

 

Side 1
1. No Lonesome Tune
2. Sad Cinderella
3. German Mustard (A Clapalong)
4. Don’t Let The Sunshine Fool Ya’
5. Honky Tonkin’
6. Snow Don’t Fall
 
Side 2
1. Fraulein
2. Pancho And Lefty
3. If I Needed You
4. Silver Ships Of Andilar
5. Heavenly Houseboat Blues
 
 

 

 'FOUR STARS' MOJO
'An effortless masterclass in emotionally effecting Americana' RECORD COLLECTOR
 
 
"Take a listen and it’s easy to hear why TVZ is now so often referred to as the late GREAT Townes Van Zandt." CLASSIC ROCK
 
"The Van Gogh of country music." GUY CLARK
 
“From Neil Young and Willie Nelson, Bono and Bob Dylan (who reportedly once said that Townes was “in some ways the better writer”) to Tindersticks and Mudhoney, songwriters and musicians speak of Townes with reverence.” MOJO MAGAZINE
 
“He was one of the best songwriters of his genre there is.” STEVE SHELLEY, SONIC YOUTH
 
“He was the best songwriter and most riveting solo performer I’ve ever seen.” STEVE EARLE
 
“One of the most impressive songwriters to emerge in the 70’s. His extensive catalogue is sufficiently consistent to be recommended in its entirety.” ALL MUSIC GUIDE