Warren Zevon ‎– A Quiet Normal Life: The Best Of Warren Zevon

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Asylum Records ‎– 9 60503-2
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CD, Compilation
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1 Werewolves Of London
Bass – John McVieDrums – Mick FleetwoodGuitar – Waddy WachtelPiano – Warren ZevonProducer – Jackson Browne, Waddy WachtelWritten-By – Marinelli*, Watchel*, Zevon*
3:29
2 Excitable Boy
Producer – Jackson Browne, Waddy WachtelWritten-By – Marinelli*, Zevon*
2:39
3 Play It All Night Long
Bass – Leland SklarDrums – Rick MarottaGuitar – David LindleyHarmony Vocals – Jackson BrowneProducer – Greg Ladanyi, Warren ZevonSteel Guitar [Lap] – David LindleySynthesizer – Warren ZevonWritten-By – Zevon*
2:50
4 Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner
Bass – Bob GlaubDrums – Russell Kunkel*Guitar – Waddy WachtelHarmony Vocals – The Gentlemen BoysOrgan – Warren ZevonPiano – Warren ZevonProducer – Jackson Browne, Waddy WachtelWritten-By – Lindell*, Zevon*
3:47
5 The Envoy
Bass – Leland SklarDrums – Jeff PorcaroGuitar – David Landau, Waddy WachtelGuitar [Solo] – Warren ZevonHarmony Vocals – Don HenleyProducer – Jackson Browne, Waddy Wachtel, Warren ZevonSynthesizer – Warren ZevonWritten-By – Zevon*
3:12
6 Mohammed's Radio
Bass – Bob GlaubDrums – Gary MallaberGuitar – Waddy WachtelGuitar [Slide] – David LindleyHarmony Vocals – Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie NicksPiano – Warren ZevonProducer – Jackson BrowneSaxophone – Bobby Keyes*Written-By – Zevon*
3:41
7 Desperados Under The Eaves
Arranged By [Haromonies] – Carl WilsonArranged By [The Sid Sharp Strings] – Warren ZevonBass – Bob GlaubDrums – Larry ZackGuitar – Waddy WachtelHarmony Vocals [Closing] – The Gentlemen BoysPerformer – The Sid Sharp StringsPiano – Warren ZevonProducer – Warren ZevonWritten-By – Zevon*
4:45
8 Johnny Strikes Up The Band
Percussion – Danny KortchmarProducer – Jackson Browne, Waddy WachtelWritten-By – Zevon*
2:48
9 I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
Bass – LeRoy Marinell*Drums – Gary MallaberGuitar – Waddy WachtelHarmonica – Warren ZevonHarmony Vocals – Jorge CalderónJug – Fritz RichmondPiano – Warren ZevonProducer – Jackson BrowneWritten-By – Zevon*
2:56
10 Lawyers, Guns And Money
Bass – Kenny EdwardsDrums – Rick MarottaGuitar – Waddy WachtelPiano – Warren ZevonProducer – Jackson Browne, Waddy WachtelWritten-By – Zevon*
2:56
11 Ain't That Pretty At All
Acoustic Guitar – LeRoy Marinell*Bass – Leland SklarDrums – Mike BottsGuitar – David LandauLead Guitar – Danny KortchmarPercussion – Steve FormanProducer – Greg Ladanyi, Waddy Wachtel, Warren ZevonSynthesizer – Warren ZevonVocals [Background] – David Landau, J.D. Souther*, Waddy Wachtel, Warren ZevonWritten-By – Marinell*, Zevon*
3:34
12 Poor Poor Pitiful Me
Backing Vocals – Lindsey BuckinghamBass – Bob GlaubDrums – Larry ZackFiddle – David LindleyGuitar – Waddy WachtelPiano – Jai WindingProducer – Jackson BrowneSaxophone – Bobby Keyes*Written-By – Zevon*
3:04
13 Accidentally Like A Martyr
Bass – Leland SklarDrums – Russell Kunkel*Guitar – Waddy WachtelHarmony Vocals – The Gentlemen Boys, Karla BonoffPiano – Warren ZevonProducer – Jackson Browne, Waddy WachtelWritten-By – Zevon*
3:30
14 Looking For The Next Best Thing
Bass – Bob GlaubDrums – Jeff PorcaroGuitar – Kenny EdwardsGuitar [Guitars] – Waddy Watchel*Harmony Vocals – Graham Nash, J.D. Souther*Piano – Warren ZevonProducer – Greg Ladanyi, Waddy Wachtel, Warren ZevonSynthesizer – Warren ZevonWritten-By – Edwards*, Marinelli*, Zevon*
3:39

Credits

Notes

Thanks Always to Jackson.

John McVie and Mick Fleetwood appear coutesy of Warner Bros. Records.

Jeff Porcaro appears courtesy of Columbia Records.

Carl Wilson and Billy Hinsche appear courtesy of Brother Records.

Mastered at Atlantic Studios.

First pressing discs made in West Germany, then in the USA by PDO, later still in the US by WEA Mfg.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 7559-60503-2
  • Barcode (Scanned): 075596050326
  • Matrix / Runout: 2 60503-2 SRC-10

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AcousticWarrior

AcousticWarrior

May 25, 2017

I think this compilation would be better with Carmelita or The French Inhaler in lieu of When Johnny Strikes Up The Band, and it also uses a single edit of Lawyers, Guns And Money which is missing the last verse, but it's a pretty good overview of Warren's golden era. I used to listen to this one in the car a lot.