Townes Van Zandt
For The Sake Of The Song / Our Mother The Mountain
A 2cd reissue of the first two albums from "the best songwriter in the world" (an epithet foisted upon him by Steve Earle).
Produced by former Sun Records legend Cowboy Jack Clement & recorded in Nashville during the fall of 1968, 'For The Sake Of The Song' was Townes' debut album. It appeared on the tiny Poppy label, received no marketing support & subsequently no commercial success at all. 'Our Mother The Mountain' was Van Zandt's second album, & is widely acknowledged as a classic. It featured a stellar cast of West Coast session musos, notably James Burton, Charlie McCoy, Don 'Richie' Frost & Don Randi. Both are essential landmark works from a master songwriter.