Townes Van Zandt
Live at The Old Quarter, Houston, Texas
First Appeared at The Music Box, February 2003, Volume 10, #2
Written by John Metzger
Live at The Old Quarter, Houston, Texas isnít the first concert recording to be released from Townes Van Zandt, and it certainly wonít be the last. Since his untimely death in 1997, his legend has grown, spurred on by a myriad of releases and reissues on a variety of record labels. All, of course, have something to offer ó it would be difficult, nay impossible, to ruin any collection of the master songwriterís tunes. Nevertheless, Van Zandtís studio recordings were overproduced and his concert releases were less than inspired with puzzling regularity. Thatís what makes Live at The Old Quarter, Houston, Texas so special. It is unquestionably the definitive document, featuring the troubadourís finest songs delivered about as perfectly as one can imagine.
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1 Star: Pitiful
2 Stars: Listenable
3 Stars: Respectable
4 Stars: Excellent
5 Stars: Can't Live Without It!!
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