Greatest Hits... According To Judd Apatow
12" Release for Record Store Day 2020
Judd Apatow, producer/director of Anchorman, The 40 Year Old Virgin, Bridesmaids, and many more, celebrates Warren Zevon's back catalog with a new, limited vinyl release exclusively for Record Store Day 2020. Produced and curated by Apatow and Bill Inglot, Warren Zevon's Greatest Hits (According To Judd Apatow) collects Judd's favorite hits, live performances and deep cuts.
Every year, Apatow celebrates Warren Zevon's life with a tribute at Largo in Los Angeles, featuring performances by Zevon's friends. For this curated release, a bonus track from the March 2016 Largo Show performed by Taylor Goldsmith (of the band Dawes) and Blake Mills is included alongside twelve classic Zevon performances.
A portion of proceeds from this album go to the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), an independent nonprofit organization, for which Jordan Zevon has served as the National Spokesperson for 15 years. In 2003, his father, musician Warren Zevon, passed away from mesothelioma, a preventable asbestos-caused cancer that takes thousands of lives each year.
Warren Zevon's Greatest Hits (According To Judd Apatow) is available exclusively in brick and mortar record stores for the annual Record Store Day event on June 20, 2020. Limited edition of 4,500 from Rhino Records.
2. The Indifference Of Heaven
3. Accidentally Live A Martyr
4. Backs Turned Looking Down The Path
6. Desperados Under The Eaves
7. Something Bad Happened To A Clown (Live performance by Taylor Goldsmith & Blake Mills)
1. Junko Pardner (by Hindu Love Gods)
2. The French Inhaler (Live from London, 1992)
3. Mohammed's Radio (Live from The Roxy, 1980)
4. Werewolves Of London (Live from The Roxy, 1980)
5. Poor Poor Pitiful Me (Live from The Roxy , 1980)
6. Hasten Down The Wind (Live from New York, 1992)
Following a five-year hiatus after the 1982 album The Envoy, Warren Zevon returned in true form with his sixth studio album, Sentimental Hygiene. Released on August 27, 1987 in the US from his new record label Virgin, the album was considered a comeback of sorts, garnering critical acclaim in both Rolling Stone and Kerrang.
The last track of the first side, Reconsider Me, has since become a classic Zevon ballad and a staple of his future live shows. This beautiful, if not haunting ballad features familiar Zevon collaborators like Waddy Wachtel (acoustic guitar), Jail Winding (Keyboards) and harmony vocals from Don Henley of Eagles fame. According to Crystal Zevon, Warren's ex-wife and mother of his daughter Ariel, the song was written for her - an attempt to win her back.
Released in December 1987 as Sentimental Hygiene's second US single, Reconsider Me was available on 7" vinyl backed with The Factory. A 12" promo and a CD promo single were made available to radio stations and are now collector's items. The single version of Reconsider Me differs from the standard album version. The single features a new recording mixed by Shelly Yakus and an excellent piano performance from Roy Bittan. This single version is featured on all further compilations and is the better-known version of the two.
Warren's manager at the time, Andy Slater, loved the song and because of it was determined to get Warren a new record deal. He played the song to Jimmy Iovine who had Stevie Nicks, Chrissie Hynde and Fiona Apple all do their own versions.
In the liner notes to his 1996 CD collection I'll Sleep When I'm Dead, Warren simply said of the song: "She did - too late. Written in a hotel room overlooking Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia. Many covered it; none released it."
Stevie Nicks covered Reconsider Me for her 1984 album Mirror, Mirror, which was left unreleased. The song was again considered for her 1985 album Rock A Little, but was again passed over. Stevie Nicks' version of the song finally saw the light of day in 1998 as part of her 3 CD box set Enchanted.
Werewolves Of London
Written by Warren Zevon, Waddy Wachtel & LeRoy Marinell
Taken from the album Excitable Boy
Produced by Jackson Browne & Waddy Wachtel
Waddy Wachtel guitar
Warren Zevon piano
John McVie bass
Mick Fleetwood drums
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