Recording information: Elektra Sound Recorders; Sunset Sound Recorders; The Record Plant, Sausalito; The Roxy; The Sound Factory, Los Angeles, CA.
Photographers: Jimmy Wachtel; George Gruel; Michael Curtis.
This 2010 box rounds up Warren Zevon's first five albums for Asylum -- Warren Zevon, Excitable Boy, Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School, the live Stand in the Fire, and The Envoy -- presenting them as mini-LPs in cardboard sleeves. These aren't the expanded editions Rhino released, but rather the albums proper, all of them ranging from sublime to quite good, and this is an easy affordable, attractive way to get them all at once. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine