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Format: CD
Sku: 211247189
UPC: 767981117423
UPC 14: 00767981117423
Release Date: 7/7/2009
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Marie ~ Willie Nelson
2. Tower Song ~ Nanci Griffith
3. My Proud Mountains ~ John T. Van Zandt
4. To Live is To Fly ~ Guy Clark
5. White Freightliner Blues ~ Billy Joe Shaver
6. Pancho & Lefty ~ Delbert McClinton
7. Mr. Mudd & Mr. Gold ~ Robert Earl Keen, Jr.
8. Nothin' ~ Lucinda Williams
9. If I Needed You ~ Ray Benson
10. Song For, A ~ Jonell Mosser
11. Snake Song ~ Emmylou Harris
12. Blue Wind Blew ~ The Flatlanders
13. Loretta ~ John Prine
14. Waitin' Around To Die ~ Rocky Hill
15. Highway Kind ~ Cowboy Junkies
16. Two Girls ~ Steve Earle & The Dukes
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Includes liner notes by Susanna Clark.
Muze PNote POET: A TRIBUTE TO TOWNES VAN ZANDT was nominated for the 2002 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album. "Marie" was nominated for the 2002 Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance.
Muze PNote Tributee: Townes Van Zandt.
Muze PNote POET: A TRIBUTE TO TOWNES VAN ZANDT features sensitive, true-to-the-artist treatments of Van Zant's better-known poetic masterpieces as well as a few rare gems. His hits "Poncho and Lefty," sung slowly and deliberately by Delbert Mc Clinton, and "To Live Is to Fly," soulfully reworked by long-time friend Guy Clark, are here. The lesser-known "Nothin'," off Van Zandt's 1971 DELTA MAMA BLUES, is given a blues-soaked, tortured reading by Lucinda Williams, and "Our Mother the Mountain," off his acclaimed sophomore breakthrough, MY PROUD MOUNTAIN, is done with true Van Zandt understatement by his son JT. Like that of any gifted songwriter, the artist's work fares well in interpretation, but it's hard to beat his own somber, grief-inflected versions. These attempts, by some of the best in the business (Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson, and Steve Earle among them), hold up, in part because they stay so close to the artist's own arrangements.

Producer: Gregg Humphrey; Eric Paul; Freddy Fletcher; Gary Nicholson; Ray Kennedy; Michael Timmons; Gurf Morlix; Jonell Mosser; Lucinda Williams; Owsley Manier; Steve Earle; Twangtrust

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 08/26/2013
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2001
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 1174
Music Label Name Label : Fat Possum
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 07679811174236

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (9/27/01, pp.68-9)
- 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...POET has the feel of a gang of old friends passing around an acoustic guitar and a bottle of Van Zandt's preferred libation..."

Spin (11/01, p.136)
- 7 out of 10 - "...Van Zandt wrote songs for others to sing...as though he's waiting for a more sentimental type to soften his hard truths with a sweeter voice. That frees the performers here to flesh out his words..."

Q (8/02, p.136)
- 3 stars out of 5 - "...A truly stellar cast bring their varying styles to bear on 15 songs..."

No Depression (9-10/01, pp.128-9)
- "...Van Zandt's songs almost invariably bring out the best qualities in the artists who perform them..."

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