High, Low And In Between
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High, Low And In Between was Townes Van Zandt’s fifth album, originally released by Poppy Records in the fall of 1971. It was a release that saw Townes becoming the songwriter revered today. An album full of brilliant original material including “You Are Not Needed Now,” “Blue Ridge Mountains,” and “To Live Is To Fly,” it opened eyes and ears to his abilities. His backing band included folks like Larry Carlton—who would play on Joni Mitchell’s Court & Spark, accompany Steely Dan on The Royal Scam (playing that solo we all know and love on “Kid Charlemagne”), and who was a member of Jazz’s elite Crusaders.
High, Low And In Between is—in the end—a classic Townes Van Zandt album. And one that should be reexamined. This gloriously remastered edition will be available on CD, in a digipak with liner notes from award-wining scribe Colin Escott.