Get ready to howl! Run Out Groove has announced its latest fan-voted release, and it’s from the late singer-songwriter Warren Zevon. The label will press a limited and numbered Deluxe Edition of Zevon’s live album Stand in the Fire – Recorded Live at The Roxy in a generously expanded format. The original LP was originally released at the tail end of 1980 and was recorded over a five-night stand in August of that year at the famed West Hollywood venue. It boasted ten tracks – including mordant favorites “Werewolves of London,” “Poor, Poor Pitiful Me,” “Lawyers, Guns, and Money” and “Excitable Boy” – and the 2007 CD reissue added four more including “Hasten Down the Wind.” Now, RUG will not only carry over those four additional cuts in their vinyl debut but will also add six previously unreleased bonus tracks including “Roland, The Headless Thompson Gunner,” “Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School,” “Gorilla, You’re a Desperado,” “Night Time in the Switching Yard,” an alternate version of “The Sin,” and a cover of Allen Toussaint’s “A Certain Girl.”
The double-vinyl set will be cut to lacquer and will feature previously unseen photos and deluxe packaging in the ROG tradition; it will be pressed on 180-gram heavyweight black vinyl. Stand in the Fire is available for pre-order until October 8, at which time it will be pressed to the quantity ordered. Members of the band Boulder (signed to Elektra Records, sister imprint of Zevon’s home of Asylum) supported the iconoclastic, much-missed songwriter on a strong setlist (which boasted new songs “The Sin” and the title track). Stand in the Fire has always been an integral part of the Zevon discography; with these six new cuts, this release should prove definitive.
As always, with the announcement of a new ROG title comes the opportunity to vote for the next one. These are your choices, and voting is open now at Run Out Groove’s website. All descriptions below have been provided by the label.
The Monkees, The Monkees: Deluxe Edition: Vote for Micky, Mike, Peter and Davy and ROG will reissue and expand their classic debut cut from the analog stereo masters with previously unreleased mixes and bonus tracks debuting on wax!
Lenny Kravitz, Black and White America: Vote for Lenny’s 2011 Roadrunner debut and ROG will issue the album on vinyl for the first time, add 7 non-LP bonus tracks and press it on black and white colored vinyl.
Louis XIV, The Best Little Secrets Are Kept: Vote for the San Diego rockers, not the famous French King, and ROG would reissue their 2005 Atlantic album on vinyl for the first time in 15 years, add non-LP bonus tracks and press on colored vinyl.
To check out which previous ROG titles are now available in independent record stores, check out the past titles section on the label’s website. To locate older titles in the ROG catalogue that are sold out, please check ROG’s retail store locator. Place your pre-orders at the link below for the expanded edition of Warren Zevon’s Stand in the Fire – Recorded Live at The Roxy: Deluxe Edition!
Warren Zevon, Stand in the Fire – Recorded Live at The Roxy: Deluxe Edition (Asylum 5E-519, 1979 – reissued Run Out Groove, 2020)
- Stand in the Fire
- Jeannie Needs a Shooter
- Excitable Boy
- Mohammed’s Radio
- Werewolves of London
- Lawyers, Guns, and Money
- The Sin
- Poor, Poor Pitiful Me
- I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead
- Bo Diddley’s a Gunslinger/Bo Diddley
- Johnny Strikes Up the Band (*)
- Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner (**)
- Play It All Night Long (*)
- Night Time in the Switching Yard (**)
- Gorilla You’re a Desperado (**)
- Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School (**)
- The Sin (Alternate Slightly Longer Version) (**)
- Frank and Jesse James (*)
- Hasten Down the Wind (*)
- A Certain Girl (**)
(*) previously unreleased on vinyl / (**) previously unreleased