VMP Exclusive Pressing

For the Sake of the Song

Townes Van Zandt


Townes Van Zandt’s work is a love language understood by all who find it, yet one that remains acutely difficult to translate to those who haven’t.
Nutrition Facts
VMP Exclusive Pressing

This record was pressed by Vinyl Me, Please and you can't get this specific variation anywhere else.

Exclusive Features
color Midnight Blue
extras Exclusive liner notes booklet, 12x12 art print
foil stamped Yes
Other Features
download code No
exclusive VMP Exclusive
jacket style Tip-On
jacket type Single
label Fat Possum
mastering engineering Jason Ward
mastering studio Chicago Mastering
pressing location GZ
release type Reissue
remastering details Remastered
By the Numbers

1 LP
format
1968
original release year
33 1/3 RPM
speed
12 INCH
vinyl size
180 
weight
Description

Townes Van Zandt’s work, as far-reaching and as universal as it has become, begs for possessorship. It’s a love language understood by all who find it, yet one that remains acutely difficult to translate to those who haven’t.

 

No one understood this better than his earliest fans. It’s perhaps why his first studio album, For the Sake of the Song, remains a point of controversy among anyone who discovered Townes Van Zandt outside of these LP’s grooves. Townes Van Zandt the songwriter was the antithesis of bells and whistles, and so an album with such accoutrements, as this album has in spades, rings false — however unfairly — among purists. Taken in context, though, For the Sake of the Song is a gorgeous study in polarity. Each anchor is an artist from wildly different backgrounds, united under the profound effect of songcraft.

Categories

Album Preview

*Audio and/or tracklist may vary slightly from the vinyl version.
Tracklist

For the Sake of the Song
More Music, Less Stress

Join the club for more perks.

Vinyl Me, Please members receive our exclusive Records of the Month and special access to other limited titles. Starting at $25/month. Check it out

We’ll make it right.

Should the unspeakable happen and you receive a damaged record, we’ll do everything in our power to address it. Learn more about our Damage + Return policy here

Shopping Cart

Your cart is currently empty.

Continue Browsing
${ accountModal.body }
Free shipping for members
Safe & secure checkout
International shipping
Quality guarantee