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Performer: Townes Van Zandt
Genre: Blues / Folk music
Title: The Late Great Townes Van Zandt
Country: US
Released: 1989
Style: Country Blues, Honky Tonk
FLAC version ZIP size: 1259 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1575 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1684 mb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 639

The Late Great Townes Van Zandt is a 1972 studio album by Texas singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandt. It was the second album that he recorded in 1972, and a follow-up to High, Low and In Between. The album features two of his most covered songs, the Western outlaw ballad "Pancho and Lefty" and the gentle love song "If I Needed You"

John Townes Van Zandt (March 7, 1944 – January 1, 1997), better known as Townes Van Zandt, was an American singer-songwriter. He wrote numerous songs, such as "Pancho and Lefty", "For the Sake of the Song", "Tecumseh Valley", "Rex's Blues", and "To Live is to Fly", that are widely considered masterpieces of American folk music. His musical style has often been described as melancholy and features-rich, poetic lyrics

Primary Artists The Broken Circle Breakdown Bluegrass Band & Townes Van Zandt. Producers Jack Clement & Kevin Eggers. Writers Guy Clark, Hank Williams, Lawton Williams & 1 more. More Townes Van Zandt albums. Sunshine Boy: The Unheard Studio Sessions & Demos 1971 - 1972. Show all albums by Townes Van Zandt.

This is the second perfect album Van Zandt cut in 1972, a complement to High, Low and in Between. Together they contain the highest points of his brilliant but erratic career. The Late Great may be a bit stronger, with classics like "Pancho & Lefty," "No Lonesome Tune," and "If I Needed You," but there's not a weak track here. Van Zandt's voice is in top shape, the song selection is superb, and Jack Clement's understated production gives the tunes a timeless quality

Written-By – Townes Van Zandt. A4. Don't Let The Sunshine Fool You. Written-By – G. Clark. If you love this album (which you should), and Townes Van Zandt in general, but comfort yourself by calling this Folk music because you hate Country music. Well, I've got some bad news for you sunshine. This is pure distilled Country music at its very best.

Other productions from Townes Van Zandt. Sunshine Boy: The Unheard Studio Sessions and Demos 1971-1972. Rain on a Conga Drum - Live in Berlin.

Townes Van Zandt perched on a chair in the little nightclub in Berlin and sang for an hour and a half. He was sober, which was a surprise; he was soulful and funny, which wasn’t. Given his bouts of deep depression and his adventures of manic frenzy, people took literally the title of his sixth album-The Late, Great Townes Van Zandt-though Eggers says it was a goof on the nonexistence of his career. Stories of his reckless ways were told and retold. One of the most notorious involved a drunken Steve Earle, an angry Townes, and a five-in-the-morning game of Russian roulette.

Compilation album by Townes Van Zandt. German Mustard (A Clapalong). Don't Let The Sunshine Fool Ya'. Honky Tonkin'. If I Needed You. The Silver Ships Of Andilar. Heavenly Houseboat Blues.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 No Lonesome Tune
Written-By – Townes Van Zandt
2 Sad Cinderella
Written-By – Townes Van Zandt
3 German Mustard (A Clapalong)
Written-By – Rocky Hill, Townes Van Zandt
4 Don't Let The Sunshine Fool Ya'
Written-By – G. Clark*
5 Honky Tonkin'
Written-By – H. Williams*
6 Snow Don't Fall
Written-By – Townes Van Zandt
7 Fraulein
Written-By – L. Williams*
8 Pancho & Lefty
Written-By – Townes Van Zandt
9 If I Needed You
Written-By – Townes Van Zandt
10 Silver Ships Of Andilar
Written-By – Townes Van Zandt
11 Heavenly Houseboat Blues
Written-By – S. Clark*, Townes Van Zandt

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Jack Clement Recording Studios
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Tomato
  • Copyright (c) – Tomato
  • Licensed To – Rhino Records Inc.


  • Arranged By – Chuck Cochran
  • Design – Milton Glaser
  • Executive-Producer – Kevin Eggers
  • Liner Notes – Lola Scobey
  • Photography By – Steve Salmieri
  • Producer – Jack Clement


Recorded at Jack Clement Studios, Nashville, Tenn.

℗&© 1989 Tomato, a trade name of the Music Works; licensed by Rhino Records Inc.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
PP-LA004-F Townes Van Zandt The Late Great Townes Van Zandt ‎(LP, Album, Ter) Poppy PP-LA004-F US 1972
2696272 Townes Van Zandt The Late Great Townes Van Zandt ‎(CD, Album, RE) Tomato 2696272 Europe 1989
2696274 Townes Van Zandt The Late Great Townes Van Zandt ‎(Cass, Album) Tomato 2696274 Netherlands 1989
PP-LA004-F Townes Van Zandt The Late Great Townes Van Zandt ‎(LP, Album) Poppy PP-LA004-F US 1972
OVLP-22 Townes Van Zandt The Late Great Townes Van Zandt ‎(LP, Album, RE, RM, Cle) Omnivore Recordings OVLP-22 US 2013