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Townes van ZandtFat Possum
Our Mother The Mountain
Released: 10th January 2020
50th Anniversary edition reissue, in tip-on sleeve.
Containing some of his best-known songs and generally a great place to start on one of the finest singer-songwriters ever, in his time considered just another pretender to Dylan's throne. While the production on this album is, in places, uneven and dated, the songs shine through the syrupy tweeness.
Standouts include "Kathleen", with its leaden melancholy, and "St. John the Gambler", the kind of hopeless, poetic love ballad Van Zandt does so well.