The Wind (album)

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The Wind
A photograph of Zevon looking at the camera and wearing sunglasses
Studio album by Warren Zevon
Released August 26, 2003 (2003-08-26)
Recorded September–December 2002, early 2003
Genre Rock, folk rock
Length 45:08
Language English
Label Artemis (United States), Rykodisc (United Kingdom)
Producer Jorge Calderón, Noah Scot Snyder, Warren Zevon
Warren Zevon chronology
Genius: The Best of Warren Zevon
(2002)
The Wind
(2003)
Reconsider Me: The Love Songs
(2006)
Singles from The Wind
  1. "Disorder in the House"
    Released: 2003 (2003)
  2. "Knockin' on Heaven's Door"
    Released: 2003 (2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau A−[2]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars [3]

The Wind is the twelfth and final studio album by American singer/songwriter Warren Zevon, released in 2003. Zevon began recording the album shortly after he was diagnosed with inoperable pleural mesothelioma (a cancer of the lining of the lung), and it was released just two weeks before his death on September 7, 2003. The album was awarded the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album. "Disorder in the House", performed by Zevon and Bruce Springsteen, won Best Rock Vocal Performance (Group or Duo). Songs from the album were nominated for an additional three Grammys.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Dirty Life and Times" (Zevon) – 3:15
  2. "Disorder in the House" (Jorge Calderón, Zevon) – 4:36
  3. "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" (Bob Dylan) – 4:05
  4. "Numb as a Statue" (Calderón, Zevon) – 4:08
  5. "She's Too Good for Me" (Zevon) – 3:12
  6. "Prison Grove" (Calderón, Zevon) – 4:51
  7. "El Amor de Mi Vida" (Calderón, Zevon) – 3:34
  8. "The Rest of the Night" (Calderón, Zevon) – 4:41
  9. "Please Stay" (Zevon) – 3:34
  10. "Rub Me Raw" (Calderón, Zevon) – 5:44
  11. "Keep Me in Your Heart" (Calderón, Zevon) – 3:28

Personnel[edit]

"Dirty Life and Times"
"Disorder in the House"
"Knockin' On Heaven's Door"
  • Warren Zevon – vocals
  • Jorge Calderón – bass guitar and backing vocals
  • Brad Davis – electric guitar and backing vocals
  • Steve Gorman – drums
  • Randy Mitchell – slide guitar and backing vocals
  • Tommy Shaw – 12-string acoustic guitar and backing vocals
  • Billy Bob Thornton – backing vocals
  • John Waite – backing vocals
"Numb as a Statue"
"She's Too Good for Me"
  • Warren Zevon – vocals and acoustic guitar
  • Jackson Browne – backing vocals
  • T-Bone Burnett – backing vocals
  • Jorge Calderón – electric guitar and backing vocals
  • Ry Cooder – slide guitar
  • Reggie Hamilton – upright bass
  • Jim Keltner – drums
  • David Lindley – electric saz and backing vocals
  • Bruce Springsteen – backing vocals
  • Billy Bob Thornton – backing vocals
  • Jordan Zevon – backing vocals

"Prison Grove" [4]

  • Warren Zevon -vocals
  • Ryan Cooder - slide guitar
  • David Lindley - electric saz & background vocals
  • Jorge Calderon - electric guitar& background vocals
  • Reggie Hamilton - upright bass
  • Jim Keltner - drums
  • Jordan Zevon - background vocals
  • Bruce Springsteen - background vocals
  • Jackson Brown - background vocals
  • Billy Bob Thorton - background vocals
  • T-Bone Burnett - background vocals
"El Amor de Mi Vida"
  • Warren Zevon – vocals
  • Jorge Calderón – Spanish-language vocals
  • Luis Conte – bongos
  • Reggie Hamilton – upright bass
  • Jim Keltner – drums
  • James Raymond – piano
"The Rest of the Night"
  • Warren Zevon – vocals and electric guitar
  • Mike Campbell – electric guitar
  • Jorge Calderón – bass guitar and electric guitar
  • Luis Conte – drums and percussion
  • Tom Petty – backing vocals
"Please Stay"
  • Warren Zevon – vocals and keyboard
  • Gil Bernal – saxophone
  • Jorge Calderón – bass guitar
  • Luis Conte – drums and percussion
  • Emmylou Harris – backing vocals
"Rub Me Raw"
  • Warren Zevon – vocals
  • Jorge Calderón – electric guitar and bass guitar
  • Jim Keltner – drums
  • Joe Walsh – slide guitar
"Keep Me in Your Heart"
  • Warren Zevon – vocals
  • Jorge Calderón – acoustic guitar, bass guitar, and tres
  • Jim Keltner – drums
Technical personnel

Sales chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
2003 Top Internet Albums 12[citation needed]
2004 The Billboard 200 12[citation needed]
2004 Top Independent Albums 1[citation needed]

Awards[edit]

Grammy Awards

Year Winner Category
2004 "Disorder in the House" Best Rock Vocal Performance – Duo or Group
2004 The Wind Best Contemporary Folk Album

Grammy Award Nominations

Year Nominee Category
2004 "Keep Me in Your Heart" Song of the Year
2004 "Keep Me in Your Heart" Best Pop Vocal Performance – Male
2004 "Disorder in the House" Best Rock Song

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