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If you haven't heard Van Zandt's music yet, you've probably at least heard ABOUT it. It's country-flavored, but definitely not straight up country, nor is it the slick "country-rock" put out by bands like the Byrds. No, it's not easy to stick TVZ into one genre, but he does touch on country, folk, rock, and pop. His earlier work sounds lyrically much like Bob Dylan, though he eventually develops more of a unique written voice for himself. Van Zandt's singing voice is definitely unique--southern, understated, yet capable of powerful, wavering emotion and subtle texture.
I'm not sure if this is the best place to delve into the merits of each album, since that would take way too long, but I can say that each of these albums has great highlights, and each album is worth listening all the way through. Van Zandt does get the best around The Late Great Townes Van Zandt, which includes his best-known song "Pancho and Lefty," but he's also a great interpreter of gospel tunes and classic Hank Williams. If you're interested in Townes Van Zandt, I urge you to start with this collection--even if you pay $40, you'll still come out saving a lot of money at $5 per album. Hope you enjoy checking out one of folk music's best kept secrets!
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Thank you Townes, Thank you very much.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Have been meaning to check out TVZ for many years and finally got around to it. Great box set. Blown away.. Lyrically, musically, emotionally.Published 10 days ago by Glen D. Dietrich
Only recently became aware of this artist after seeing a documentary about him. Great music at a great price.Published 2 months ago by Ted the Geek
What's not to like. His albums are a little over produced, but this guy has an originality to him that's hard to come across.Published 2 months ago by jason
too much i am a big fan but this is too much. his music is genius but lifestyle killed the man too soonPublished 2 months ago by Michael A Spencer
This was my introduction to Townes Van Zant. I had heard covers of his songs, but had no idea what a great songwriter he was.Published 4 months ago by Izzie
I only had two of these records so it was great deal to round out my TVZ collection with this package.
Recordings seem just fine. Read more