Townes Van Zandt ‎– Live At The Old Quarter, Houston, Texas (Vinyl 2LP)


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*This is a Vinyl LP*

Release Date: 2009

Label:  Fat Possum

Includes MP3 album download.

Recorded live at The Old Quarter, Houston, Texas in July 1973

Originally released in 1977.


Track List

Side A

  1. Announcement
  2. Pancho & Lefty
  3. Mr. Mudd & Mr. Gold
  4. Don’t You Take It Too Bad
  5. Two Girls
  6. Fraternity Blues
  7. If I Needed You

Side B

  1. Brand New Companion
  2. White Freight Liner Blues
  3. To Live Is To Fly
  4. She Came And She Touched Me
  5. Talking Thunderbird Blues
  6. Rex’s Blues
  7. Nine Pound Hammer

Side C

  1. For The Sake Of The Song
  2. Chauffeur’s Blues
  3. No Place To Fall
  4. Loretta
  5. Kathleen
  6. Why She’s Acting That Way

Side D

  1. Cocaine Blues
  2. Who Do You Love
  3. Tower Song
  4. Waiting ‘Round To Die
  5. Tecumseh Valley
  6. Lungs
  7. Only Him Or Me


NEW, FACTORY SEALED! 2 LP’S ON 180 GRAM WAX! Live at the Old Quarter, Houston, Texas is a double live album by Texas singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandt. The recording captures Van Zandt in a series of July 1973 performances in an intimate venue early in his career. “Townes Van Zandt is better regarded as a songwriter than as a performer, and not without reason — he was a peerless lyricist with a singular ability to capture the landscape of the heart and soul in words, but while he was a fine singer he wasn’t exceptional, and the ravages of alcohol, tobacco and drugs took a fearsome toll on his voice in his last years. But Van Zandt could work magic in front of an audience under the right circumstances, and while a wealth of live recordings of Van Zandt have emerged since his passing on the first day of 1997, Live at the Old Quarter, Houston, Texas ranks with the very best of his concert albums. Live at the Old Quarter is simple and spare, capturing Van Zandt in a 1973 solo performance at a Houston saloon with just his acoustic guitar for company, and the engineering ably captures the ambience of the room, with the audience clearly caught up in the spell of these songs.” – Mark Deming &

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