The Envoy is the fifth studio album by American singer-songwriter Warren Zevon. The album was released on July 16, 1982, by Asylum Records. The album's lack of commercial success caused Zevon's label to terminate his recording contract, a fact that Zevon discovered only after reading about it in Rolling Stone. In reaction, Zevon went on a self-destructive binge that nearly killed him, followed by a rehab stint that kept Zevon clean and sober for the rest of his life.
The Envoy (CD, Album, RE, RM, jew). Asylum Records, Rhino Records (2). 8122-79997-8. The Envoy (Cass, Album). Atlantic Records Indonesia.
The Envoy is an album by American singer/songwriter Warren Zevon, released in 1982 by Asylum. It is considered to be the least well-known of his major-label studio recordings because it was not released on compact disc until 2006. A commercial failure at the time of its original release, The Envoy caused Zevon's label to terminate his recording contract, a fact the self-destructive Zevon famously discovered only after reading about it in the gossip column of the Rolling Stone.
Featuring Don Henley. Produced by Waddy Wachtel, Warren Zevon & Greg Ladanyi. Nuclear arms in the Middle East Israel is attacking the Iraqis The Syrians are mad at the Lebanese And Baghdad does whatever she please Looks like another threat To world peace For the envoy. The opening song for Zevon’s fifth album, ‘The Envoy’ is partially inspired by American diplomat Philip Habib, who used shuttle diplomacy during the Israel’s incursion into Lebanon in the earlier part of the year. Zevon would dedicate this song to Habib before each show. 'Well, he’s not your standard diplomat,’‘ Mr. Zevon said of Mr. Habib in an interview with The New York Times. ‘The envoy is very independent. ‘ Mr. Zevon says that he has never met his hero, and doubts he would have much time to write letters.
The Envoy is the fifth studio album by American singer/songwriter Warren Zevon. The album's lack of commercial success caused Zevon's label to terminate his recording contract, a fact that Zevon discovered only after reading about it in Rolling Stone The title track was inspired by veteran American diplomat Philip Habib's shuttle diplomacy duri.
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Bass – Leland SklarDrums – Jeff PorcaroGuitar – David Landau, Waddy WachtelHarmony Vocals – Don HenleySoloist, Guitar, Synthesizer, Piano [Prepared] – Warren ZevonWritten-By – Warren Zevon
Bass – Leland SklarDrums – Jeff PorcaroGuitar – Waddy WachtelHarmony Vocals – Lindsey BuckinghamPiano – Warren ZevonRhythm Guitar – David LandauWritten-By – Thomas McGuane, Warren Zevon
|A3||The Hula Hula Boys
Acoustic Guitar – Waddy WachtelBass – Leland SklarDrums, Performer [Tahitian Log Drums, Pule Stick] – Jeff PorcaroElectric Piano – Warren ZevonHarmony Vocals – Jordan Zevon, Warren ZevonRecorder – Jim HornWritten-By – Warren Zevon
Guitar – Waddy WachtelWritten-By – Warren Zevon
|A5||Let Nothing Come Between You
Bass – Leland SklarDrums – Jeff PorcaroGuitar – Steve LukatherGuitar, Percussion – Waddy WachtelHarmony Vocals – Jorge Calderón, Warren ZevonSynthesizer, Piano [Amplified] – Warren ZevonWritten-By – Warren Zevon
|B1||Ain't That Pretty At All
Acoustic Guitar – LeRoy P. MarinellBacking Vocals – David Landau, J.D. Souther*, Waddy Wachtel, Warren ZevonBass – Leland SklarDrums – Mike BottsGuitar – David LandauGuitar [Lead] – Danny "Kootch" Kortchmar*Percussion – Steve FormanSynthesizer – Warren ZevonWritten-By – LeRoy P. Marinell, Warren Zevon
Acoustic Guitar [12 String], Synthesizer – Warren ZevonBass – Bob GlaubDrums – Rick MarottaGuitar – Waddy WachtelWritten-By – Warren Zevon
|B3||Looking For The Next Best Thing
Bass – Bob GlaubDrums – Jeff PorcaroGuitar – Kenny Edwards, Waddy WachtelHarmony Vocals – Graham Nash, J.D. Souther*Synthesizer, Piano – Warren ZevonWritten-By – Kenny Edwards, LeRoy P. Marinell, Warren Zevon
|B4||Never Too Late For Love
Bass – Bob GlaubDrums – Russell Kunkel*Piano – Warren ZevonWritten-By – Warren Zevon
- Pressed By – Record Service Alsdorf
- Artwork By [Album Design], Photography [Cover] – Jimmy Wachtel, Michael Curtis
- Engineer [Assistant] – Jamie Ledner, Wayne Tanouye
- Mastered By – Doug Sax, Mike Reese
- Photography [Sleeve] – Randee St. Nicholas
- Producer – Greg Ladanyi, Waddy Wachtel, Warren Zevon
- Recorded By [Additional] – Niko Bolas
- Recorded By, Mixed By – Greg Ladanyi
NotesRights society is SACEM but record is manufactured in Germany by Record Service GmbH, Alsdorf.
Printed b/w inner sleeve with lyrics and picture
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (A-Side Runout Stamp): R/S Alsdorf 52354 A3 STRAWBERRY (G)
- Matrix / Runout (B-Side Runout Stamp): R/S Alsdorf 52354 B STRAWBERRY (G)
- Rights Society: SACEM
- Distribution Code (France): WE 361
|9 60159 1, 60159||Warren Zevon||The Envoy (LP, Album)||Asylum Records, Asylum Records||9 60159 1, 60159||US||1982|
|8122-79997-8||Warren Zevon||The Envoy (CD, Album, RE, RM, jew)||Asylum Records, Rhino Records||8122-79997-8||Europe||2007|
|AR88042||Warren Zevon||The Envoy (Cass, Album)||Atlantic Records Indonesia||AR88042||Indonesia||1982|
|9 60159-1||Warren Zevon||The Envoy (LP, Album, Promo)||Asylum Records||9 60159-1||US||1982|
|9 E1-60159, 60159 CH||Warren Zevon||The Envoy (LP, Album, Club, SP)||Asylum Records, Asylum Records||9 E1-60159, 60159 CH||US||1982|