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

Elektra/Asylum Records ‎– 081227944254
Vinyl, LP, Compilation

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A1 Werewolves Of London
Bass – John McVieDrums – Mick FleetwoodWritten-By – LeRoy P. MarinellWritten-By, Guitar – Waddy WachtelWritten-By, Piano – Warren Zevon
A2 Play It All Night Long
Bass – Leland SklarDrums – Rick MarottaGuitar, Lap Steel Guitar – David LindleyHarmony Vocals – Jackson BrowneWritten-By, Synthesizer [String Synthesizer] – Warren Zevon
A3 Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner
Bass – Bob GlaubDrums – Russ KunkelGuitar – Waddy WachtelHarmony Vocals – The Gentlemen BoysWritten-By – David LindellWritten-By, Piano, Organ – Warren Zevon
A4 The Envoy
Bass – Leland SklarDrums – Jeff PorcaroGuitar – David Landau, Waddy WachtelHarmony Vocals – Don HenleyWritten-By, Guitar [Solo], Synthesizer – Warren Zevon
A5 Mohammed's Radio
Bass – Bob GlaubDrums – Gary MallaberGuitar – Waddy WachtelHarmony Vocals – Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie NicksSaxophone – Bobby Keyes*Slide Guitar – David LindleyWritten-By, Piano – Warren Zevon
A6 Desperados Under The Eaves
Bass – Bob GlaubDrums – Larry ZackGuitar – Waddy WachtelHarmony Vocals – Billy Hinsche, Jackson Browne, Jai WindingHarmony Vocals [Closing Harmonies] – The Gentlemen BoysHarmony Vocals, Arranged By [Harmony Vocals] – Carl WilsonStrings – The Sid Sharp StringsWritten-By, Arranged By [Strings], Piano, Harmony Vocals – Warren Zevon
B1 I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
Bass – LeRoy Marinell*Drums – Gary MallaberGuitar – Waddy WachtelHarmony Vocals – Jorge CalderónJug – Fritz RichmondWritten-By, Piano, Harmonica – Warren Zevon
B2 Lawyers, Guns And Money
Bass – Kenny EdwardsDrums – Rick MarottaGuitar – Waddy WachtelWritten-By, Piano – Warren Zevon
B3 Ain't That Pretty At All
Acoustic Guitar – LeRoy Marinell*Backing Vocals – J.D. Souther*, Waddy WachtelBass – Leland SklarDrums – Mike BottsGuitar, Backing Vocals – David LandauLead Guitar – Danny KortchmarPercussion – Steve FormanWritten-By – LeRoy P. MarinellWritten-By, Synthesizer, Backing Vocals – Warren Zevon
B4 Poor Poor Pitiful Me
Bass – Bob GlaubDrums – Larry ZackFiddle – David LindleyGuitar – Waddy WachtelHarmony Vocals – Lindsey BuckinghamSaxophone – Bobby Keyes*Written-By – Warren Zevon
B5 Accidentally Like A Martyr
Bass – Leland SklarDrums – Russ KunkelGuitar – Waddy WachtelHarmony Vocals – Karla Bonoff, The Gentlemen BoysWritten-By, Piano – Warren Zevon
B6 Looking For The Next Best Thing
Bass – Bob GlaubDrums – Jeff PorcaroGuitar – Waddy WachtelHarmony Vocals – Graham Nash, J.D. Souther*Written-By – LeRoy P. MarinellWritten-By, Guitar – Kenny EdwardsWritten-By, Synthesizer, Piano – Warren Zevon

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Manufactured in E.U.

Despite full-length lyrics of B2 being featured on the rear of the sleeve, the version on this is edited (missing "Now I'm hiding in Honduras" onwards).

Duration of B5 is given on label as 2:37

Tracks A1, A3, B2 and B5 originally released on Excitable Boy.
Track A2 originally released on Bad Luck Streak In Dancing School.
Track A4 originally released on Stand In The Fire.
Tracks B3 and B6 originally released on The Envoy.
Tracks A5, A6, B1 and B4 originally released on Warren Zevon.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 81227 94425 4
  • Barcode (String): 081227944254
  • Label Code: LC02982
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): RI-60503-A 17019 1A KMELA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): RI-60503-B 17019 1B KMELA