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Our Mother The Mountain [180 gram vinyl]

Townes Van Zandt

Our Mother The Mountain [180 gram vinyl]

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Townes Van Zandt
Our Mother The Mountain [180 gram vinyl]

Our Mother The Mountain [180 gram vinyl]

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Townes Van Zandt's body of work has continued to grow in stature since his death, and latterly there has been a huge revival of interest in his records.  Van Zandt recorded eleven studio albums and a half-dozen or so live albums during his truncated career. Our reissue programme present the best of these on 180 gram vinyl.

Van Zandt's second album, Our Mother The Mountain is widely acknowledged as his first classic.  Recorded in California in the Spring of 1969, once again produced by Jack Clement, it featured a stellar cast of West Coast session musos, notably James Burton, Charlie McCoy, Don “Richie” Frost and Don Randi.  Also released on Egger’s chronically under-funded Poppy label, it once again received no marketing support and was subsequently doomed to cult status, making minimal commercial impact. However, this time around the arrangements and production values complemented the songs pretty much perfectly, and the album was critically well-received.  Standouts were the much-covered title track; Townes’ epic re-recording of ‘Tecumseh Valley’ from his first LPwhich added a couple more verses and took it at a slower, more melancholic pace; ‘Second Lover's Song’; ‘Kathleen’ and ‘Be Here To Love Me’, the latter two titles also attracting plenty of cover versions.

Side 1
1. Be Here To Love Me
2. Kathleen
3. She Came And She Touched Me
4. Like A Summer Thursday
5. Our Mother The Mountain 
6. Second Lover's Song

Side 2
1. St. John The Gambler
2. Tecumseh Valley
3. Snake Mountain Blues
4. My Proud Mountains
5. Why She’s Acting This Way

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