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Townes Van Zandt

In The Beginning

Fat Possum


Released: 8th Jul 2013



Released: 22nd Jul 2013


a collection of ten recordings produced by Jack Clement in 1966, Recorded almost 2 years before the original release of ‘For The Sake Of The Song’, this is Townes in his original element, already writing about drifters, losers & gamblers.

“Townes kept telling me, ‘find these songs. I know I recorded them, they’re somewhere,’” Jeanene Van Zandt recalls. Widely considered one of the greatest songwriters of his generation, Townes Van Zandt has been hailed by such singers as Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris & Willie Nelson.

In The Beginning


  1. Black Widow Blues
  2. Maryetta’s Song
  3. Hunger Child Blues
  4. Gypsy Friday
  5. Waitin’ For The Day
  6. Black Jack Mama
  7. When Your Dream Lovers
  8. Die
  9. Colorado Bound
  10. Big Country Blues
  11. Black Crow Blues