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Sky Blue

Townes Van Zandt

Sky Blue

A previously unreleased collection of songs recorded in 1973 by the folk country singer-songwriter who died on January 1, 1997

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  1. 9.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    It just misses out on being Van Zandt’s definitive statement–the self-titled album is stronger song-for-song–but it feels like this is how the man was always supposed to sound. Sky Blue is a revelation, and essential
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  2. 8.0 |   All Music

    The glimmers of brilliance captured on Sky Blue are just as equally dazzling and devastating as Van Zandt's story and the rest of the masterful catalog he left behind
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  3. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Another star in the artist's posthumous career
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  4. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Sounds like himself: tormented, tremendous, forever trying to break through his chains with a song
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  5. 6.9 |   Pitchfork

    Displays his careful sense of craft across a set of covers, favorites, and unheard songs
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  6. 6.7 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Isn’t the Van Zandt record that’ll turn new fans on to his genius. It’s the type of compilation that’ll help his longtime listeners better understand the many shades of that talent
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  7. 6.0 |   Exclaim

    It's all good, but none of it is great. Still, if this is merely the first taste of an eventual vault series of releases from Townes Van Zandt's musical archive, it's more than enough to make us hunger for more
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