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Musically Speaking

A Legacy In The Wind
Posted by Mary Peterson on Oct 1, 2003 - 6:57:00 AM

LOS ANGELES—A year after he was diagnosed with cancer, singer songwriter Warren Zevon's final album was released, titled "The Wind." This collection could have been a usual Warren Zevon album, but instead proves to be an emotionally charged collection of songs produced by Zevon and executed with some help from his friends. Joined by such artists as Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Dwight Yoakam and Ry Cooder, the result is an album that represents a career as diverse and socially aware as Warren Zevon's, while retaining his sarcastic and cynical outlook on life and interpretation of death.

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Photo courtesy of www.warrenzevon.com
Zevon learned of his diagnosis in 2002 and proceeded to conceive a final album. Combining his wit and sarcastic outlook on life and joined by old friends it's a worthy representation of a career fraught with pitfalls and at the same time creative highlights.

Zevon was a writer who never denied his mortality and even embraced it at times. His songwriting on "The Wind" is indicative of his attitude towards life and death, embracing the ironies of life while at the same time mourning the inevitable outcome of his disease in advance. After obsessing over death in song he passed away in his Los Angeles home at the age of 56.



 

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