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Rear View Mirror


Download links and information about Rear View Mirror by Townes Van Zandt. This album was released in 1993 and it belongs to Country, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 17 tracks with total duration of 57:33 minutes.

Artist: Townes Van Zandt
Release date: 1993
Genre: Country, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 17
Duration: 57:33
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No. Title Length
1. Pancho & Lefty 4:01
2. If I Needed You 2:42
3. For the Sake of the Song 4:38
4. Our Mother the Mountain 2:58
5. To Live's to Fly 4:08
6. Lungs 2:37
7. Flyin' Shoes 3:31
8. No Place to Fall 3:11
9. Dollar Bill Blues 2:23
10. White Freightliner Blues 4:17
11. Tecumseh Valley 4:41
12. Don't You Take It Too Bad 3:35
13. Tower Song 3:06
14. Rex's Blues 2:22
15. Brother Flower 2:44
16. Waitin' 'Round to Die 3:12
17. Colorado Girl 3:27



Haunting, indispensable, unsurpassable: Rear View Mirror showcases the work of one of America's greatest songwriters, the way he was meant to be heard. Recorded in the late-‘70s, when Townes was still healthy and in top form as a performer, this live set features some of his most timeless compositions ("Pancho & Lefty," "For the Sake of the Song," "Tecumseh Valley") backed by little other than an extra guitar and some melancholy fiddle. The spare accompaniment lets the songs' bleak beauty shine through and in the process helps separate Townes's musical legacy from the questionable romance of his self-destruction. His voice is clear, the picking delicate and nimble, and the songwriting itself has the haunting, unparseable beauty of a Childe ballad or ancient lament. In the words of "No Place to Fall," "Time, she's a fast old train. She's here, then she's gone, and she won't come again." For those of us who weren't lucky enough to see Townes live, Rear View Mirror is the next best thing; for anyone who's new to his work, these tracks are the best place to start listening.