Live at the Old Quarter, Houston, Texas

Live at the Old Quarter, Houston, Texas

Infobox Album
Name = Live at the Old Quarter, Houston, Texas
Type = Live album
Longtype =
Artist = Townes Van Zandt

Released = 1977
Recorded = July 1973
Genre = country, folk, singer-songwriter
Length = 92:40
Label = Tomato
Producer = Earl Willis
Reviews =
*"Best of Country Music" (favorable) John Morthland, "Review: "Live at The Old Quarter" - Townes Van Zandt", "The Best of Country Music", Doubleday Books, 1984, ISBN 038519192 ( [ link] )]
*"Cosmik Debris" (favorable) Shaun Dale, "Review: Townes Van Zandt: "Live At The Old Quarter, Houston, Texas", "Cosmic Debris", 2002 ( [ link] )]
*"Crescent Blues" (favorable) Michael Pacholski, "Crescent Blues Music Views: "Live at The Old Quarter" - Townes Van Zandt", "Crescent Blues E-Magazine", Volume 5, Issue 4 ( [ link] )]
*"Folk World" (favorable) "Folk World CD Reviews", Issue 26, October 2003 ( [ link] )]
* "Goldmine" (favorable) Bruce Sylvester, (Reviews of "The Best of Townes Van Zandt"; "Live at the Old Quarter, Houston, Texas"; ""; "Together at the Bluebird Cafe"), "Goldmine", 28:14:573, July 12, 2002, p. 65-66]
*"Music Box" Rating|5|5 John Metzger, "Review: Townes Van Zandt - "Live at The Old Quarter, Houston, Texas", "The Music Box", 10:2, February 2003 ( [ link] )]
*"PopMatters" (favorable) Andrew Gilstrap, [Review of seven 2003 reissues of Van Zandt albums] , "PopMatters", March 25, 2003 ( [ link] )]
*"Rolling Stone" Rating|5|5 Anthony Decurtis, [ "Album reviews: Townes Van Zandt - "Live at the Old Quarter"] , "Rolling Stone", 911, November 19, 2002]
Last album = "The Late Great Townes Van Zandt"
This album = "Live at the Old Quarter, Houston, Texas
Next album = "Flyin' Shoes"

"Live at the Old Quarter, Houston, Texas" is a double live album by Texas singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandt. The recording captures Van Zandt in a series of July 1973 performances in an intimate venue early in his career. The Old Quarter was a small venue (18 by 38 feet) operated by Rex "Wrecks" Bell Today Bell operates a similar venue in Galveston, Texas, [ The Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe] ] and Dale Soffar that could comfortably accommodate 60 patrons. More than 100 jammed into the room on the night of these recordings.Earl Willis, liner notes, March 30, 1977 ( [ link] )]

The recording was first released in 1977 by Tomato Records and has frequently gone in and out of print under various labels (see below). There is a strong critical consensus that this recording is among the most exemplary of Van Zandt's career. Since the singer's death in 1997, live recordings have become an important part of his catalog, and "Live at the Old Quarter" has become the meter against which similar recordings are compared.Andrew Gilstrap, "Review: A Gentle Evening with Townes Van Zandt", "PopMatters" ( [ link] )]

The liner notes describe the recording as the "Rosetta Stone" of Texas music. One can hear Van Zandt's influences in covers by artist like Bo Diddley, Texas bluesman Lightnin' Hopkins, and country picker Merle Travis. One can also hear Van Zandt's most famous works, songs like "If I Needed You" and "Pancho and Lefty" played to an audience not already familiar with these songs.

The album is also noted for the intimacy of the performance. Van Zandt takes the stage alone and accompanies himself on guitar as he did thousands of times during his career.

Track listing

All lyrics and music by Townes Van Zandt except where noted.

Disc 1:
# "Announcement" – :44
# "Pancho and Lefty" – 4:08
# "Mr. Gold and Mr. Mud" – 3:40
# "Don't You Take It Too Bad" – 2:57
# "Two Girls" – 3:51
# "Fraternity Blues" – 3:07
# "If I Needed You" – 3:18
# "Brand New Companion" – 4:20
# "White Freight Liner Blues" – 3:26
# "To Live Is to Fly" – 3:20
# "She Came and She Touched Me" – 4:09
# "Talking Thunderbird Blues" – 2:33
# "Rex's Blues" – 3:05
# "Nine Pound Hammer" (Merle Travis) – 3:06

Disc 2:
# "For the Sake of the Song" – 4:48
# "Chauffer's Blues" (Lightnin' Hopkins) – 4:33
# "No Place to Fall" – 3:08
# "Loretta" – 2:26
# "Kathleen" – 2:54
# "Why She's Acting This Way" – 5:42
# "Cocaine Blues" (Traditional) – 3:21
# "Who Do You Love?" (Ellas McDaniel) – 3:44
# "Tower Song" – 3:47
# "Waiting 'Round to Die" – 2:35
# "Tecumseh Valley" – 4:30
# "Lungs" – 2:34
# "Only Him or Me" – 2:42

Release history



* Townes Van Zandt – acoustic guitar, vocals


* Produced by: Earl Willis
* Recorded at: The Old Quarter, Houston, Texas
** Engineer: Earl Willis
* Mixed & Edited at: Northwestern Sound Studios, Lima, Ohio
** Engineer: Benny Young
* Mastered at: Media Sound Studios, New York, N.Y.
** Engineer: Ray Janos
* Reissue production coordination by Kevin Calabro and Katja Maas
* Remasted by Paul Zinman

Artwork/liner notes

* Liner notes by Earl Willis, Chet Flippo, and Arthur Wood
* Edited by John Tobler
* Cover design by Milton Glaser
* Photography by Steve Salmieri

Notes and sources

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

См. также в других словарях:

  • The Late Great Townes Van Zandt — Infobox Album Name = The Late Great Townes Van Zandt Type = Album Longtype = Artist = Townes Van Zandt Released = 1972 Recorded = Jack Clement Studios, Nashville, Tennessee Genre = country, folk, singer songwriter Length = 38:31 Label = Tomato… …   Wikipedia

  • texas — /tek seuhs/, n. U.S. Naut. 1. a deckhouse on a texas deck for the accommodation of officers. 2. See texas deck. [1855 60; after TEXAS, from the fact that the officers accommodation was the most spacious on the Mississippi steamboats, on which… …   Universalium

  • Texas — Texan, Texian /tek see euhn/, adj., n. /tek seuhs/, n. a state in the S United States. 14,228,383; 267,339 sq. mi. (692,410 sq. km). Cap.: Austin. Abbr.: Tex., TX (for use with zip code). * * * I State (pop., 2000: 20,851,820), southwestern U.S.… …   Universalium

  • Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets — Corps of Cadets Corps Stack The Texas A M University Corps of Cadets (often The Fightin Texas Aggie Corps of Cadets, The Corps of Cadets, or simply the Corps) is a student military organization at Texas A M University. Established with the… …   Wikipedia

  • Texas State University–San Marcos — Infobox University name = Texas State University–San Marcos image size =250px motto = “The noblest search is the search for excellence.” established = 1899 type = Public president = Dr. Denise Trauth, Ph.D. city = San Marcos state = Texas country …   Wikipedia

  • The Holocaust — Holocaust and Shoah redirect here. For other uses, see Holocaust (disambiguation) and Shoah (disambiguation). Selection on …   Wikipedia

  • Together at the Bluebird Café — Infobox Album Name = Together at the Bluebird Café Type = live Artist = Steve Earle, Townes Van Zandt Guy Clark Released = Oct 9, 2001 Recorded = Sept 13, 1995 Bluebird Café, Nashville, Tennessee Genre = country, folk, singer songwriter Length =… …   Wikipedia

  • Our Mother the Mountain — Studio album by Townes Van Zandt Released 1969 Recorded Los Angeles and Nashville …   Wikipedia

  • Rivalries in the National Football League — As with all sports leagues, there are a number of significant rivalries in the National Football League (NFL). Rivalries are occasionally created due to a particular event that causes bad blood between teams, players, coaches, or owners, but for… …   Wikipedia

  • History of the St. Louis Rams — The following is a detailed history of the St. Louis Rams a professional American football team and member of the National Football League (NFL).The AFL Cleveland Rams (1936)When the second ever American Football League was founded in 1936,… …   Wikipedia

Поделиться ссылкой на выделенное

Прямая ссылка:
Нажмите правой клавишей мыши и выберите «Копировать ссылку»