Townes Van Zandt


Omnivore Record Store Day titles include Townes Van Zandt

Submitted by conqueroo on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 11:55 am

Record Store Day and its fall counterpart, Back to Black Friday (the Friday after Thanksgiving) are days that labels release limited-quantity vinyl (and sometimes CD) editions of records for customers to place on the non-virtual checkout counter.  In other words, you have to get up and get to a record store to participate.

Two New Townes Van Zandt Reissues from Omnivore Recordings

Submitted by conqueroo on Wed, 04/10/2013 - 3:35 pm

Even though Townes Van Zandt may not be a household name, he is a legend to songwriters and the music fans who love them. As the recently issued Sunshine Boy: The Unheard Studio Sessions & Demos 1971-1972 proved — receiving five-star reviews from American Songwriter and Mojo, along with a ten-out-of-ten-star piece from Uncut — the world was ready to rediscover not only Van Zandt, but the studio albums those sessions came from.

Townes Van Zandt | Sunshine Boy: The Unheard Studio Sessions

Submitted by conqueroo on Mon, 11/26/2012 - 5:16 pm

As musicologist Colin Escott writes in his liner notes for the upcoming Omnivore Recordings release of the late Townes Van Zandt’s Sunshine Boy: The Unheard Studio Sessions and Demos 1971-1972, “The art of Townes Van Zandt reveals a little at a time. Every hearing brings forth something you can’t believe you missed all the other times, or something that rings even truer today than way back when.”

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