by Jonathan Terhaar in Video on Thursday 7 February 2013

Unearthed from the dust, as if snatched out of the air (the way the songwriter described how he wrote many of his songs), is Sunshine Boy: The Unheard Studio Sessions & Demos 1971-1972. I don’t know about you, but nothing else musically could stoke me as much as this news. Just like when I was 25 years old and scratching my head, asking myself, “How have I not heard of this guy before?”, I have the same feeling upon hearing about this release this morning; 28 unreleased studio “throwaway” tracks and different mixes recorded by Townes Van Zandt, the world’s greatest songwriter, have been found and are to be released today.