Reconsider Me: The Love Songs

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Warren Zevon went to his grave with most people thinking of him as "that "'Werewolves of London'" guy," an image that short-changed both his talent and his legacy. Zevon's acerbic wit and industrial-strength cynicism were usually at the forefront in his songs, but he was always capable of a great deal more, and he wrote songs revealing a compassion and a gentle humanism that quietly but firmly made their presence known on his best albums. Reconsider Me: The Love Songs is a compilation that focuses on the softer side of Zevon's repertoire, and the 13 songs on board certainly make the case that there was a merciful and wounded soul at the heart of the beast that was his ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Warren Zevon went to his grave with most people thinking of him as "that "'Werewolves of London'" guy," an image that short-changed both his talent and his legacy. Zevon's acerbic wit and industrial-strength cynicism were usually at the forefront in his songs, but he was always capable of a great deal more, and he wrote songs revealing a compassion and a gentle humanism that quietly but firmly made their presence known on his best albums. Reconsider Me: The Love Songs is a compilation that focuses on the softer side of Zevon's repertoire, and the 13 songs on board certainly make the case that there was a merciful and wounded soul at the heart of the beast that was his public persona. "Please Stay" and "Reconsider Me" are emotionally naked missives from a man all too aware of his failings, "Hostage-O" finds Zevon spinning his obsession with crime and darkness into a different direction, and "She's Too Good for Me" is a ruefully telling portrait of a relationship that's failed. However, this album suffers from the fact it focuses primarily on the late-period material Zevon recorded for Artemis Records, with nine of the 13 songs drawn from either 2000's Life'll Kill Ya or 2003's The Wind. As a consequence, a number of songs that really ought to be here are conspicuous in their absence -- "Hasten Down the Wind," "Empty-Handed Heart," "Nobody's in Love This Year," and his cover of Judee Sill's "Jesus Was a Crossmaker." Reconsider Me: The Love Songs is frustratingly incomplete, but what is on hand makes a powerful case for the diversity of Zevon's skills, and makes for a moving collection from a singular artist.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/31/2006
  • Label: Indieblue Music
  • UPC: 699675178826
  • Catalog Number: 51788

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Warren Zevon Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Keyboards, Piccolo, Theremin, Vocals, Penny Whistle
Emmylou Harris Background Vocals
Karla Bonoff Vocal Harmony
Jackson Browne Choir, Chorus
Don Henley Background Vocals
Chuck Prophet Guitar
Jorge Calderon Bass, Percussion, Vocals, Choir, Chorus, Tres, Spanish Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Mike Campbell Guitar
Jim Keltner Drums
Benmont Tench Organ
Gil Bernal Saxophone
Roy Bittan Piano
Luis Conte Percussion, Conga, Drums, Maracas
Kenny Edwards Bass, Choir, Chorus
Bob Glaub Bass
Reggie Hamilton Upright Bass
Craig Krampf Drums
Russ Kunkel Drums
Kipp Lennon Vocal Harmony
Mark Lennon Vocal Harmony
Michael Lennon Vocal Harmony
Tony Levin Bass
Jeff Porcaro Drums
James Raymond Piano
Timothy B. Schmit Background Vocals
J.D. Souther Choir, Chorus
Winston Watson Percussion, Drums
Waddy Wachtel Guitar, Choir, Chorus, Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
Leland Sklar Bass
Jai Winding Keyboards
Rich Barotta Drums
Luis Lonte Bongos
Technical Credits
Jackson Browne Composer, Producer
Steve Winwood Composer
Jorge Calderon Composer, Producer
Duncan Aldrich Engineer
Niko Bolas Producer, Engineer
Greg Calbi Mastering
Steve Churchyard Engineer
Marc DeSisto Engineer
Will Jennings Composer
Bill Johnson Engineer
Dennis Kirk Engineer
Paul Q. Kolderie Producer, Engineer
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
Sean Slade Producer, Engineer
Andrew Slater Producer
Warren Zevon Composer, Producer
Jordan Zevon Executive Producer
Waddy Wachtel Producer
Richard Bosworth Engineer
Joe West Engineer
Jim Mitchell Engineer
Greg Hayes Engineer
Noah Scot Snyder Producer, Engineer
Greg Ladanyl Engineer
Mike Marrone Liner Notes
Ariel Zevon Liner Notes
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