Label: Sugar Hill Records - SUG-LP-1020 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue • Country: US • Genre: Folk, World, & Country • Style: Country, Folk
This was Van Zandt's first studio album in the nine years that followed 's Flyin' Shoesand his only studio album recorded in the s. He also acquired a keen interest in boating. Nine years after releasing his last album, Van Zandt returned to the studio with producer "Cowboy" Jack ClementJim Rooney and a group of top shelf musicians, including fiddle and mandolin player Mark O'Connor and Hush - The Time Lodgers - Slanted Nelson's harmonica player Mickey Raphaelwho all complement Van Zandt's subtle, poetic songs.
Clement later told Van Zandt's biographer John Kruth that he felt At My Window was the best Townes album that Little Sundance # 2 - Townes Van Zandt - At My Window was ever involved in but Van Zandt's guitarist Mickey White offers a different perspective, telling Kruth, "The album sounds a bit tentative in spots 'cause we didn't use headphones and missed some of the nuances goin' on.
And by the time of At My WindowTownes's skills were not consistent And he started getting a little lazy as a Little Sundance # 2 - Townes Van Zandt - At My Window . As his voice matured, it got deeper and more resonant, but he tended to not sing with as much energy and lung power as he used to and started shaving off his notes and phrases more and more.
Several of the songs that appear on At My Window had been written years before. In live performances of "Buckskin Stallion," Van Zandt would joke that the song was half about a woman and half about a horse, adding that he missed the horse.
The book also reveals that Van Zandt wrote the good-time country-blues romp "Ain't Leavin' Your Love" the day after his wife Jeanene brought their newborn baby home in March At My Window was released in to positive reviews. Writing in The New York TimesRobert Palmer declared, "Nobody writes songs about love affairs gone wrong with as much tenderness and insight," adding that Van Zandt sings with "an almost yodel that's country music's equivalent of the bluesy quaver black singer's call soul.
AllMusic 's Kelly McCarthey writes "Whether in sweetly tender ballads or honky cowboy ditties, Van Zandt truly wrote of heartache and heartbreak with the best of them Little Sundance # 2 - Townes Van Zandt - At My Window Van Zandt was of a different breed. In "Buckskin Stallion Blues" he sings 'If three and four were seven only, where would that leave one and two?
His weathered voice, full of resignation and melancholywas now that of a grateful survivor. Several songs on At My Window have been recorded by other artists. The album cover for At My Window features a domesticated looking Van Zandt posing in Jack Clement's kitchen, hearkening back to the cover of his self-titled album in In ,biographer Hung - Napalm Death - MP3 Collection Kruth said of the photograph, "Townes's eyes are soft, friendly, resigned.
His gold-coin belt buckle and cowboy shirt, embroidered with a winning poker hand, let you know that although he's now a family man, he's still up for a friendly wager. Warm and cozy as the scene is, there is something obviously askew. The original CD release and possibly other formats as well was digitally mixed and mastered.
Some copies included a bright pink sticker on the shrink wrap with the now famous quote from Steve EarleMaldito Licor - Five Spirits - Traditional Van Zandt is the best songwriter in the whole world, and I'll stand on Bob Dylan's coffee table Shattered Dreams - Various - Jazz And 80s - Part Three my cowboy boots and say that.
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