V.A – Introducing Townes Van Zandt Via the Great Unknown

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Origine du Groupe : V.A

Style : Country/Alt-Country & Americana, Country/General, Folk/General

Sortie : 2009

The ideas simple, get a eclectic bunch of unknown (mostly) indie artists together and record an album of Townes van Zandt songs, we’ve already had one van Zandt tribute recording this year from
the great Earle senior, which I blogged about back in March.

Do we need another one ? Absolutely and this one is coming at it from a different angle, does it work – in a word yes. Why? Well the power of Townes writing tends to transcend most music and in
this instance the covers are not half bad either.

The packaging for the CD is great too, the accompanying booklet giving plenty of information on the unknowns encouraging the buyer to go do some research, unknown of course is a relative term and
there are of course some recognisable artists on the CD, here’s the full tracklist.

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Tracklist :

1 Lessons In Time (AU) – At My Window

2 Thomas Denver Jonsson (SWE) – To Live Is To Fly

3 Loophole & Ciaran Kirby (IRL) – Lungs

4 Great Lake Swimmers (CAN) – Our Mother The Mountain

5 Fort King & My Hawaii (US) – Loretta

6 Christina Kulukundis (UK/US) – If I Needed You

7 J. Tillman (US) – My Proud Mountains

8 Gustav Haggren (SWE) – Fare Thee Well, Miss Carousel

9 Kevin Tihista (US) – Still Looking For You

10 Kate Maki (CAN) – I’ll Be Here In The Morning

11 Anders Parker (US) – No Place To Fall

12 Telafonica (AU) – St. John The Gambler

13 Nick Jones (US) – Don’t Take It To Bad

14 The Wheel (US) – She Came And She Touched Me

15 Stephen Duffy & The Lilac Time (UK) – Pancho And Lefty

16 Pacific Ocean Fire (UK) – You Are Not Needed Now

17 Chris Mills (US) – Tecumseh Valley

18 The Be Good Tanyas (CAN) – Waiting Around To Die

19 Jad Fair (US) – Turnstyled, Junkpiled

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