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A Quiet Normal Life - The Best of Warren Zevon


Download links and information about A Quiet Normal Life - The Best of Warren Zevon by Warren Zevon. This album was released in 1986 and it belongs to Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 47:40 minutes.

Artist: Warren Zevon
Release date: 1986
Genre: Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 14
Duration: 47:40
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No. Title Length
1. Werewolves of London 3:23
2. Excitable Boy 2:39
3. Play It All Night Long 2:53
4. Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner 3:44
5. The Envoy 3:12
6. Mohammed's Radio 3:43
7. Desperados Under the Eaves 4:47
8. Johnny Strikes Up the Band 2:51
9. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead 2:59
10. Lawyers, Guns and Money 3:30
11. Ain't That Pretty At All 3:34
12. Poor Poor Pitiful Me 3:05
13. Accidentally Like a Martyr 3:43
14. Looking for the Next Best Thing 3:37



Warren Zevon’s catalog of tunes is deep and wise. While each of his separate studio and live albums are worth collecting, A Quiet Normal Life does a nice job of quickly summarizing his long tortured career. Zevon wrote stories to sleep on and many turned into irresistible nightmares. “Excitable Boy” is pretty much a description of Zevon himself, a man who tested the limits of all those around him, while “Lawyers, Guns and Money” is perfectly paranoid in its dissipation into drugs and violence (though it should be noted this is the studio version and radio edit and not the definitive live version available on Stand In the Fire). “Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner” is a terror. “Werewolves of London” is, of course, the Zevon anthem best known to listeners everywhere. However, there are great treats hiding in plain view: the rancorous “Play It All Night Long,” the free and easy Los Angeles studio flow of “Accidentally Like a Martyr” and “Looking for the Next Best Thing,” where Zevon’s considerable talents solider from the dark ground to a blaze of sun all with the feeling of being done effortlessly.