Warren Zevon, Warren Zevon: Collector's Edition [Rhino]
Our rating: 4.5 out of a possible 5
Zevon crafted black-hearted songs, and his 1976 second album—produced by Jackson Browne—offered a booze-and-irony-soaked alternative to breezy California rock. This edition contains 15 unreleased tracks, including mournful versions of "Frank and Jesse James" and "The French Inhaler" that prove how powerful a singer can be alone with his piano—and maybe a fifth of vodka. Matt Hendrickson
A Warren Zevon photo montage set to "Carmelita"