Enjoy Every Sandwich: The Songs of Warren Zevon

Enjoy Every Sandwich: The Songs of Warren Zevon

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The irascible Warren Zevon was recognized by his peers as one of the most singular writers of his generation, capable of skewering his enemies with one hand while giving a subtle high-sign to his pals with the other. Zevon would no doubt be pleased to see the degree to which this tribute disc -- compiled in the wake of his death of cancerSee more details below

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The irascible Warren Zevon was recognized by his peers as one of the most singular writers of his generation, capable of skewering his enemies with one hand while giving a subtle high-sign to his pals with the other. Zevon would no doubt be pleased to see the degree to which this tribute disc -- compiled in the wake of his death of cancer -- maintains that attitude and keeps maudlin sentimentality at bay. Sure, there are moments where the participants target the heartstrings -- Jennifer Warnes turns in a poignant rendition of "Keep Me in Your Heart," one of Zevon's final compositions -- but the bulk of Enjoy Every Sandwich falls squarely into the acidic-but-affable landscape that Zevon made his own. Bruce Springsteen, for instance, proves his mettle via a live rendition of the Grim Reaper–dismissing "My Ride's Here," while David Lindley and Ry Cooder combine for a suitably surreal take on "Monkey Wash, Donkey Rinse." You couldn't really put together an album like this without touching on songs like "Werewolves of London" (delivered in surprisingly non-shticky fashion by Adam Sandler) and "Lawyers, Guns and Money" (given a no-frills reading by the Wallflowers). The disc is rounded out by a pair of songs that Zevon never had the opportunity to record, notably the sly "Studebaker," which is admirably punched up by his son Jordan Zevon. Like an Irish wake, Enjoy Every Sandwich is designed to conjure up memories of the dear departed but not to elicit tears -- and on that count, it succeeds beautifully.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/19/2004
Label:
Indieblue Music
UPC:
0699675158125
catalogNumber:
51581
Rank:
35772

Tracks

  1. Searching for a Heart  - Don Henley
  2. Werewolves of London  - Adam Sandler
  3. Reconsider Me  - Steve Earle
  4. Poor Poor Pitiful Me @@Jackson Browne & Bonnie Raitt
  5. My Ride's Here  - Bruce Springsteen
  6. Lawyers, Guns & Money  -  Wallflowers
  7. Studebaker  - Jordan Zevon
  8. The Wind  - Billy Bob Thornton
  9. Splendid Isolation  - Pete Yorn
  10. Mutineer  - Bob Dylan
  11. Monkey Wash Donkey Rinse @@David Lindley & Ry Cooder
  12. Don't Let Us Get Sick  - Jill Sobule
  13. Ain't That Pretty at All  -  Pixies
  14. Keep Me in Your Heart @@Jorge Calderon & Jennifer Warnes
  15. Keep Me in Your Heart  - Van Dyke Parks

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jackson Browne   Vocals
Ry Cooder   Guitar,Vocals
Steve Earle   Electric Guitar,Vocals
Don Henley   Vocals
David Lindley   Fiddle,Guitar,Vocals,Bazouki,Lap Steel Guitar
Van Dyke Parks   Conductor
Bonnie Raitt   Vocals,Slide Guitar
Bruce Springsteen   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Jennifer Warnes   Vocals
Jill Sobule   Guitar
Jorge Calderon   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Maracas,Tambourine,Vocals,Tres
Mick Fleetwood   Drums
Jim Keltner   Drums
Frank Black   Guitar,Vocals
Benmont Tench   Piano,Hammond Organ
Larry Corbett   Cello
Kim Deal   Bass Guitar,Vocals
Jakob Dylan   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Donny Gerrard   Vocals
Reggie Hamilton   Upright Bass
Rami Jaffee   Keyboards
David Kemper   Drums
Peter Kent   Violin
David Lovering   Drums
Rick Marotta   Drums
Brendan O'Brien   Guitar,Vocals,Hurdy-Gurdy
Karie Prescott   Viola
James Raymond   Piano
Michito Sánchez   Percussion
Joey Santiago   Guitar
Soozie Tyrell   Violin
Steven Van Zandt   Mandolin
Jordan Zevon   Piano,Vocals
Kim Shattuck   Background Vocals
Waddy Wachtel   Electric Guitar
Daniela Federici   Accordion
Fred Eltringham   Drums
Mark Philpart   Vocals
Greg Richling   Bass
Rudy Stein   Cello
Pete Yorn   Bass,Guitar,Harmonica,Drums,Vocals
Cody Braun   Mandolin
Willy Braun   Vocals
Billy Bob Thornton   Vocals
David Abeyta   Electric Guitar
Jay Nazz   Drums
Jamaica Rafael   Violin
Evan Frankfort   Guitar,Percussion
Lori Denae   Background Vocals
Jimmy McFeely   Bass
Noah Shain   Drums
Jordan Summers   Organ
Matthew Funes   Viola

Technical Credits

Ray Kennedy   Engineer
Van Dyke Parks   Arranger
Pixies   Producer
Jorge Calderon   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Nick DiDia   Engineer
Paul Dieter   Engineer
John Hoke   Engineer
Greg Ladanyi   Engineer
Bill Lane   Engineer
Brendan O'Brien   Producer
Doug Reid   Engineer
Ken Stringfellow   Producer
Warren Zevon   Composer
Jordan Zevon   Executive Producer
Waddy Wachtel   Composer
LeRoy Marinell   Composer
R.J. Matson   Cover Illustration
Jim Mitchell   Engineer
David "Hot Rod" Shuman   Engineer
Greg Hayes   Engineer
Billy Joe Bowers   Engineer
Ben Mumphrey   Engineer
Twangtrust   Producer
Karl Egsieker   Engineer
Paul Muldoon   Composer
Rich Tosi   Engineer
Noah Scot Snyder   Engineer
Evan Frankfort   Producer,Engineer
Hungry March Band   Brass Band
Johnny Whieldon   Engineer

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