Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Warren Zevon Treasure Trove Hitting Stores

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Songwriter Warren Zevon died in 2003, but a new collection of rare recordings and outtakes is keeping his memory – and music – alive.

Preludes: Rare And Unreleased Recordings hits stores Tuesday (May 1) and features 16 songs plus a CD containing an interview with the man who gave the world “Werewolves Of London.”

The songs almost didn’t see the light of day, because Zevon’s son, Jordan, didn’t even know they existed until he came across a piano-sized touring case filled with reel- to-reel tapes and acetates.

Says Zevon: “I was absolutely floored, but knew they must be special or he wouldn’t have saved it.”

Zevon thinks the album will appeal to his dad’s fans and will raise his profile to a new generation.

But that’s just step one of a whole Zevon revival.

That’s because Zevon’s ex-wife, Crystal, is releasing a new memoir, I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead (Ecco/HarperCollins) that features anecodotes about him by the likes of Jackson Browne, Mitch Albom, David Crosby and Lindsey Buckingham.

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