I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (An Anthology)

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I’ll Sleep When I'm Dead (An Anthology)
Compilation album by Warren Zevon
Released September 17, 1996
Recorded 1975–1995
Genre Rock
Length 2:32:10
Label Rhino
Producer Gary Peterson
Mark Pinkus
Warren Zevon chronology
Mutineer
(1995)
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (An Anthology)
(1996)
Life'll Kill Ya
(2000)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau A− [2]

I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead (An Anthology) is a greatest hits album by American singer/songwriter Warren Zevon, released in 1996. (See 1996 in music).

Track listing[edit]

The Asylum Era[edit]

Contains recordings originally released between 1976 and 1982:

No. Title Writer(s) Album, Year Length
1. "Frank and Jesse James"   Warren Zevon Warren Zevon, 1976 4:36
2. "Hasten Down the Wind"   Warren Zevon Warren Zevon, 1976 3:01
3. "Poor Poor Pitiful Me"   Warren Zevon Warren Zevon, 1976 3:06
4. "I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead"   Warren Zevon Warren Zevon, 1976 2:58
5. "Carmelita"   Warren Zevon Warren Zevon, 1976 3:35
6. "Desperados Under the Eaves"   Warren Zevon Warren Zevon, 1976 4:47
7. "Johnny Strikes Up the Band"   Warren Zevon Excitable Boy, 1978 2:49
8. "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner"   David Lindell, Warren Zevon Excitable Boy, 1978 3:45
9. "Excitable Boy"   LeRoy Marinell, Warren Zevon Excitable Boy, 1978 2:41
10. "Werewolves of London"   LeRoy Marinell, Waddy Wachtel, Warren Zevon Excitable Boy, 1978 3:28
11. "Accidentally like a Martyr"   Warren Zevon Excitable Boy, 1978 3:38
12. "Lawyers, Guns and Money"   Warren Zevon Excitable Boy, 1978 3:32
13. "Frozen Notes"   Warren Zevon Excitable Boy Previously Unissued Outtake, 1978 2:01
14. "Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School"   Warren Zevon Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School, 1980 2:59
15. "Gorilla, You’re a Desperado"   Warren Zevon Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School, 1980 2:47
16. "Play It All Night Long"   Warren Zevon Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School, 1980 3:18
17. "Mohammed’s Radio" (Live) Warren Zevon Stand in the Fire, 1980 4:49
18. "Jeannie Needs a Shooter" (Live) Bruce Springsteen, Warren Zevon Stand in the Fire, 1980 4:07
19. "The Envoy"   Warren Zevon The Envoy, 1982 3:13
20. "The Hula Hula Boys"   Warren Zevon The Envoy, 1982 3:02
21. "Let Nothing Come between You"   Warren Zevon The Envoy, 1982 3:39
22. "Looking for the Next Best Thing"   Kenny Edwards, LeRoy Marinell, Warren Zevon The Envoy, 1982 3:38
Total length:
1:15:20

The Virgin/Giant Era[edit]

Contains recordings originally released between 1987 and 1995:

No. Title Writer(s) Album, Year Length
1. "Sentimental Hygiene"   Warren Zevon Sentimental Hygiene, 1987 5:03
2. "Boom Boom Mancini"   Warren Zevon Sentimental Hygiene, 1987 4:49
3. "Detox Mansion"   Jorge Calderón, Warren Zevon Sentimental Hygiene, 1987 3:13
4. "Bad Karma"   Warren Zevon Sentimental Hygiene, 1987 3:13
5. "Reconsider Me" (Single Version) Warren Zevon Sentimental Hygiene, 1987 3:26
6. "Run Straight Down"   Warren Zevon Transverse City, 1989 4:06
7. "The Long Arm of the Law"   Warren Zevon Transverse City, 1989 3:46
8. "Splendid Isolation"   Warren Zevon Transverse City, 1989 4:30
9. "You Don’t Know What Love Is" (with Mark Isham) Gene de Paul, Don Raye From the Motion Picture Love at Large, 1989 2:30
10. "Raspberry Beret" (by Hindu Love Gods) Prince Rogers Nelson Hindu Love Gods, 1990 3:54
11. "Suzie Lightning"   Warren Zevon Mr. Bad Example, 1991 4:05
12. "Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead"   LeRoy Marinell, Waddy Wachtel, Warren Zevon Mr. Bad Example, 1991 2:53
13. "Searching for a Heart"   Warren Zevon Mr. Bad Example, 1991 4:18
14. "Mr. Bad Example"   Jorge Calderón, Warren Zevon Mr. Bad Example, 1991 3:22
15. "Roll with the Punches"   Warren Zevon From the Television Production Tales from the Crypt, 1992 2:24
16. "The French Inhaler" (Live) Warren Zevon Learning to Flinch, 1993 4:21
17. "The Indifference of Heaven" (Live) Warren Zevon Learning to Flinch, 1993 4:14
18. "If You Won’t Leave Me I’ll Find Somebody Who Will"   Warren Zevon From the Television Production Route 66, 1993 0:43
19. "Real or Not"   Warren Zevon From the Television Production Tek Wars, 1994 1:45
20. "Seminole Bingo"   Carl Hiaasen, Warren Zevon Mutineer, 1995 3:12
21. "Monkey Wash Donkey Rinse"   Duncan Aldrich, Warren Zevon Mutineer, 1995 3:55
22. "Mutineer"   Warren Zevon Mutineer, 1995 3:17
Total length:
1:16:50

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Compilation producers: Gary Peterson, Mark Pinkus
  • Producers: Warren Zevon, Duncan Aldrich, Niko Bolas, Jackson Browne, Bill Inglot, Mark Isham, Greg Ladanyi, Andrew Slater, Waddy Wachtel
  • Engineers: Duncan Aldrich, Niko Bolas, Richard Bosworth, Marc DeSisto, Dennis Kirk, Steve Krause, Nathaniel Kunkel, Greg Ladanyi, Richard Landers, Peggy McAfee, Kent Nebergall, Jim Nipar, Fritz Richmond, Rail Jon Rogut, Bob Vogt, Billy Youdelman
  • Mixing: Duncan Aldrich, Niko Bolas, John Haeny, Rob Jacobs, Rob Jaczko, John Beverly Jones, Dennis Kirk, Greg Ladanyi, Shelly Yakus
  • Remastering: Bill Inglot, Geoff Sykes
  • Arranger: Carl Wilson
  • Design: Monster X
  • Art direction: Monster X, Coco Shinomiya
  • Photography: Duncan Aldrich, Roger Bell, Gloria Boyce, Henry Diltz, Jonathan Exley, George Gruel, Michael Ochs, Aaron Rapoport, Randee Saint Nicholas, Jon Sievert, Lorrie Sullivan, Scott Weiner, Serenus Zeitblom, Crystal Zevon
  • Tape Research: Joey Helguera

References[edit]