I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (An Anthology)

I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (An Anthology)

by Warren Zevon

CD

Overview

I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (An Anthology) covers the bulk of Warren Zevon's career, conveniently skipping over his long-forgotten first album and concentrating heavily on his Asylum records, as well as his albums for Virgin and Giant. Over the course of the double-disc set's 44 songs, nearly every one of Zevon's greatest songs is featured, including six songs each from Warren Zevon and Excitable Boy, as well as a number of songs only featured on soundtrack albums, a handful of outtakes, and Hindu Love Gods' cover of Prince's "Raspberry Beret." The quality of Zevon's music declines somewhat as his career progresses, but the compilation captures most of the highlights from his latter-day records. For casual fans who want to dig deeper than Warren Zevon or Excitable Boy, I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (An Anthology) is an ideal purchase.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/17/1996
Label: Elektra / Wea
UPC: 0081227351021
catalogNumber: 73510

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Warren Zevon   Primary Artist,Organ,Synthesizer,Guitar,Harmonica,Piano,Keyboards,Electric Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals,12-string Guitar,Multi Instruments,Vocal Harmony
Mark Isham   Trumpet,Electronic Sounds,electronics
Peter Maunu   Guitar
Karla Bonoff   Vocal Harmony
Jackson Browne   Guitar,Background Vocals,Slide Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Lindsey Buckingham   Background Vocals
Don Henley   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Hindu Love Gods   Track Performer
Bruce Hornsby   Accordion
David Lindley   Banjo,Fiddle,Guitar,Slide Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar
Graham Nash   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Linda Ronstadt   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Jennifer Warnes   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Neil Young   Guitar,Background Vocals
Jorge Calderon   Bass,Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Phil Everly   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Mick Fleetwood   Drums
Mike Campbell   Guitar
John McVie   Bass
Jim Keltner   Drums
Benmont Tench   Organ
Roy Bittan   Piano
Peter Buck   Guitar
Rosemary Butler   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Charles Veal   Violin
Armando Anthony Corea   Piano
Kenny Edwards   Bass,Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Glenn Frey   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Background Vocals
Gentlemen Boys   Background Vocals
David Gilmour   Guitar
Bob Glaub   Bass,Keyboards
Bob Harris   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Richie Hayward   Drums
Billy Hinsche   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Jim Horn   Saxophone
Dennis Karmazyn   Cello
Bobby Keys   Saxophone
Larry Klein   Bass
Danny Kortchmar   Percussion
Craig Krampf   Drums
Russ Kunkel   Drums
David Landau   Guitar
Kipp Lennon   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Mark Lennon   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Michael Lennon   Vocal Harmony
Tony Levin   Bass
Steve Lukather   Guitar
Stan Lynch   Vocal Harmony
Rick Marotta   Drums
Mike Mills   Bass
Carole Mukogawa   Viola
Jeff Porcaro   Drums,Log Drums
Roberto Pinon   Bass,Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Fritz Richmond   Jug
J.D. Souther   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Marty Stinger   Drums
Michael Stipe   Vocal Harmony
Kurt Wortman   Drums
Ken Yerke   Violin
Larry Zack   Drums
Jordan Zevon   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Zeke Zirngiebel   Guitar,Background Vocals
Gary Mallaber   Drums
Waddy Wachtel   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Bill Berry   Drums
Leland Sklar   Bass
Jai Winding   Piano,Keyboards
Darius   Sitar

Technical Credits

Mark Isham   Producer
Jackson Browne   Producer
David Lindley   Contributor
Carl Wilson   Arranger
Duncan Aldrich   Producer,Engineer
Niko Bolas   Producer,Engineer
Marc DeSisto   Engineer
Bill Inglot   Producer,Contributor
Dennis Kirk   Engineer
Stephen Krause   Engineer
Nathaniel Kunkel   Engineer
Greg Ladanyi   Producer,Engineer
Peggy McAfee   Engineer
Kent Nebergall   Engineer
Jim Nipar   Engineer
Jeff Porcaro   Contributor
Fritz Richmond   Engineer
Sid Sharp   Contributor
Andrew Slater   Producer
Bob Vogt   Engineer
Billy Youdelman   Engineer
Warren Zevon   Producer
Waddy Wachtel   Producer
Richard Bosworth   Engineer
Rail Jon Rogut   Engineer
Richard Landers   Engineer
Coco Shinomiya   Art Direction
Steve Krause   Engineer
Monster X   Art Direction
Joey Helguera   Tape Research
Kent Nevergall   Engineer

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I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (An Anthology) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
silverlb More than 1 year ago
Warren Zevon was a great songwriter and a good performer, and this anthology was late in coming to my collection. (I only own his back catalogue on vinyl and audiotape). It's great to hear his music again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the set you can listen to repeatedly and not get tired of it. Hula Hula Boys makes it worthwhile, but nothing can top the liner notes, which include quotes about Warren from various people and a letter from Hunter S. Thompson, too. (Check out the back of the liner notes.) BUY BUY BUY!