Today’s A Nice Pair features Warren Zevon. We’re pairing his album A Quiet Normal Life: The Best Of Warren Zevon with the book I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead:The Dirty Life and Times of Warren Zevon by Crystal Zevon.
The book leaves no stone unturned when it comes to alllll of the personal details…his abusive behaviour towards his family members, his multiple affairs, drinking, drugs. His private diaries were heavily referenced. Bear in mind, this book was written by his ex-wife. Feeling a little conflicted? Well apparently Warren gave the book his blessing before his death and went so far as specifying that the book be unwavering in its honesty even if it was unflattering
With that said, you can listen along to the song of the same name on this latest album as well as many of his other hits. A Quiet Normal Life is part of Rhino Records’ Start Your Ear Off Right series – limited-edition releases from some of the most celebrated acts in music made available to independent and music specialist retailers only. This album is on clear vinyl.