I had the great fortune of getting an early advance of the new, fateful, final Warren Zevon CD, “The Wind.” Besides being a fan for over 25 years, we also met Zevon at the big Blogger Bash at Brian Linse’s last summer. We even had some pics Dawn took.
So it turned into a big production/review/memoir kind of deal. Please check it out if you get a chance at MSNBC.com – audio clips of the new CD (out in August) will be up on the story tomorrow:
- Warren Zevon, among rock’s most distinctive, enduring and disturbing singer-songwriters, has spent his life wrestling with the angels of creativity and compassion and with the demons of self-abuse and cynicism. Now, at 56, Zevon is dying of cancer. He has responded to his “impending doom” – his term – with courage, humor, humility and a stunning new album, “The Wind.” It is at once a summation of Zevon’s career and a life-affirming celebration of the joys of music-making.
TO BE RELEASED in August, “The Wind” bursts with creativity – his own and that of his dearest friends and contemporaries: Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Don Henley, Tom Petty, Emmylou Harris, Ry Cooder, David Lindley, and his long-time collaborator Jorge Calderon.
When I received an e-mail a few days ago asking if I was interested in hearing a pre-release copy of the new, fateful, final Warren Zevon album, I almost broke my keyboard replying YES…..