Greatest Hits... According To Judd Apatow
12" Release for Record Store Day 2020
Judd Apatow, producer/director of Anchorman, The 40 Year Old Virgin, Bridesmaids, and many more, celebrates Warren Zevon's back catalog with a new, limited vinyl release exclusively for Record Store Day 2020. Produced and curated by Apatow and Bill Inglot, Warren Zevon's Greatest Hits (According To Judd Apatow) collects Judd's favorite hits, live performances and deep cuts.
Every year, Apatow celebrates Warren Zevon's life with a tribute at Largo in Los Angeles, featuring performances by Zevon's friends. For this curated release, a bonus track from the March 2016 Largo Show performed by Taylor Goldsmith (of the band Dawes) and Blake Mills is included alongside twelve classic Zevon performances.
A portion of proceeds from this album go to the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), an independent nonprofit organization, for which Jordan Zevon has served as the National Spokesperson for 15 years. In 2003, his father, musician Warren Zevon, passed away from mesothelioma, a preventable asbestos-caused cancer that takes thousands of lives each year.
Warren Zevon's Greatest Hits (According To Judd Apatow) is available exclusively in brick and mortar record stores for the annual Record Store Day event on October 24, 2020. Limited edition of 4,500 from Rhino Records.
2. The Indifference Of Heaven
3. Accidentally Live A Martyr
4. Backs Turned Looking Down The Path
6. Desperados Under The Eaves
7. Something Bad Happened To A Clown (Live performance by Taylor Goldsmith & Blake Mills)
1. Junko Pardner (by Hindu Love Gods)
2. The French Inhaler (Live from London, 1992)
3. Mohammed's Radio (Live from The Roxy, 1980)
4. Werewolves Of London (Live from The Roxy, 1980)
5. Poor Poor Pitiful Me (Live from The Roxy , 1980)
6. Hasten Down The Wind (Live from New York, 1992)
"There has been plenty written about the darker side of Warren's life. I think the good outweighs the bad. A lot of people had a lot of wonderful times with him. This book celebrates those times and the man Warren was when he was not in combat with his demons. His humor and biting wit were a splendid thing to be around. The bad may have sold papers and intrigued folks, but the good side of WZ is far more interesting. People often comment that they wished that the media covered more good news and stories of unique humans doing interesting things. Well, this is one of those good news stories that needs to told, hence, this book. Warren had a multitude of friends that have countless stories of fun, creative and hilarious times with him. This is one of them. I spent a little over five years with Warren; five years that he says were some of the best days of his life, and mine too. After perusing this book you'll have a bit more insight into the wonderful, fun loving and complex individual that was Warren William Zevon. Enjoy the ride, we did."
- George Gruel
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