Wednesday, August 13, 2003

Warren Zevon's Upcoming Album

A great review not only of the album that will be released later this month, but also of the life and times of Warren Zevon. Zevon is dying, (given three months to live by his doctor a year ago) and this could be his last album or it could be a "wake-up" call. Time will tell:

From theNew York Observer: Zevon’s The Wind Amazing Testament To Soul’s Honesty:

"I think of this passage every time I listen to Warren Zevon’s new album, The Wind (Artemis). One year ago, Mr. Zevon, who is best known for a song called 'Werewolves of London'—a horrible injustice to those familiar with the 13 solo albums he’s released since 1969—was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a rare form of inoperable lung cancer. His doctors gave him three months to live, and Mr. Zevon made a decision: to gather his musical friends and family and, under the watch of a VH1 documentary crew, record one last album."

Also, for the "real" Zevon fans, check out this fine collection of his work:

Thanks to Amy for pointing this article out to me!