1971 Townes Van Zandt – High, Low And In Between

High, Low and In Between is an album by country singer/songwriter Townes Van Zandt, released in 1971. The album was recorded in L.A. and showcases what Van Zandt himself considered to be one of his most well written songs, “To Live Is To Fly”.

High, Low & In Between was cut at Larrabee Sound Studios in Los Angeles with Kevin Eggers returning in the role of producer. The session players included guitarist Larry Carlton, guitarist David Cohen, and bassist Harvey Newmark, while organist Don Randi arranged the music for Van Zandt’s eleven new creations. Unlike Van Zandt’s previous album Delta Momma Blues, which features very sparse arrangements, High Low and in Between incorporates a folk-rock edge.


1  Two Hands (Townes Van Zandt) 2:31
2  You Are Not Needed Now (Townes Van Zandt) 4:13
3  Greensboro Woman (Townes Van Zandt) 2:18
4  Highway Kind (Townes Van Zandt) 2:14
5  Standin’ (Townes Van Zandt) 3:21
6  No Deal (Townes Van Zandt) 3:12
7   To Live Is To Fly (Townes Van Zandt) 3:15
8  When He Offers His Hand (Townes Van Zandt) 2:59
9  Mr. Gold And Mr. Mud (Townes Van Zandt) 2:21
10  Blue Ridge Mountains (Townes Van Zandt) 2:10
11  High, Low And In Between (Townes Van Zandt) 3:12



BassHarvey Newmark
DrumsJohn Summer
GuitarTownes Van Zandt
GuitarLarry Carlton
GuitarDavid Cohen
GuitarDonnie Owens
OrganDon Randi
PianoDon Randi
PercussionDon Randi

Liner Notes

Producer – Kevin Eggers
Arranged By – Don Randi
Coordinator (Project Assistant) – Brad Rosenberger, Cory Hillis, Dutch Cramblitt, Jake Jacob, Lee
Engineer – Jerry Barnes
Mastered By – Gavin Lurssen, Reuben Cohen, Ron McMaster

Art Direction, Design – Greg Allen

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Capitol Records, LLC
Licensed From – EMI Music Licensing
Manufactured By – Omnivore Recordings
Recorded At – Larrabee Sound Studios
Glass Mastered At – DADC Austria