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Genius: The Best of Warren Zevon is an compilation rock album by Warren Zevon, released in 2002.

Track ListingEdit

  1. "Poor Poor Pitiful Me" (Zevon) – 3:05
  2. "The French Inhaler" (Zevon) – 3:46
  3. "Carmelita" (Zevon) – 3:34
  4. "Hasten Down the Wind" (Zevon) – 2:59
  5. "Werewolves of London" (Marinell, Wachtel, Zevon) – 3:26
  6. "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner" (Lindell, Zevon) – 3:44
  7. "Excitable Boy" (Marinell, Zevon) – 2:39
  8. "Lawyers, Guns and Money" (Zevon) – 3:30
  9. "Interlude No.1/Play It All Night Long" (Zevon) – 3:17
  10. "A Certain Girl" (Naomi Neville) – 3:06
  11. "Looking for the Next Best Thing" (Edwards, Marinell, Zevon) – 3:37
  12. "Detox Mansion" (Calderón, Zevon) – 3:13
  13. "Reconsider Me" [Single Version] (Zevon) – 3:26
  14. "Boom Boom Mancini" (Zevon) – 4:48
  15. "Splendid Isolation" (Zevon) – 4:28
  16. "Raspberry Beret" (Prince) – 3:53
  17. "Searching for a Heart" (Zevon) – 4:16
  18. "Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead" (Marinell, Wachtel, Zevon) – 2:52
  19. "Mr. Bad Example" (Calderón, Zevon) – 3:21
  20. "Mutineer" (Zevon) – 3:16
  21. "I Was in the House When the House Burned Down" (Zevon) – 3:03
  22. "Genius" (Klein, Zevon) – 5:01

"Splendid Isolation" was covered on Pete Yorn's 2006 album Nightcrawler.

PersonnelEdit

Musicians Production
  • Warren Zevon: synthesizer, harmonica, piano, keyboards, electric piano, vocals, synthesizer strings
  • Bill Berry: Drum kit|drums
  • Charlie Bisharat: violin
  • Roy Bittan: piano
  • Jackson Browne: harmony vocals
  • Peter Buck: guitar
  • Lindsey Buckingham: harmony vocals
  • Linda Ronstadt: harmony vocals
  • Rosemary Butler: harmony vocals
  • Jorge Calderón: guitar, harmony vocals
  • Mike Campbell: guitar
  • Larry Corbett: cello
  • Joel Derouin: violin
  • Kenny Edwards: harmony vocals
  • Don Felder: guitar
  • Anton Fig: drums
  • Mick Fleetwood: drums
  • Glenn Frey: rhythm guitar, harmony vocals
  • Bob Glaub: bass
  • Richard Hayward: drums
  • Don Henley: harmony vocals
  • Jim Horn: saxophone
  • Jim Keltner: drums
  • Bobby Keyes: saxophone
  • Larry Klein: bass
  • Craig Krampf: drums
  • Russ Kunkel: drums
  • Kipp Lennon: harmony vocals
  • Mark Lennon: harmony vocals
  • Michael Lennon: harmony vocals
  • David Lindley: fiddle, guitar, slide guitar, lap steel guitar
  • Rick Marotta: drums, harmony vocals
  • John McVie: bass
  • Mike Mills: bass
  • Graham Nash: harmony vocals
  • Jeff Porcaro: drums
  • The Sid Sharp Strings: choir
  • Leland Sklar: bass
  • J.D. Souther: harmony vocals
  • Benmont Tench: organ
  • Waddy Wachtel: guitar, harmony vocals, 12 string acoustic guitar
  • Jennifer Warnes: harmony vocals
  • Winston Watson: drums
  • Evan Wilson: viola
  • Jai Winding: piano
  • Neil Young: harmony vocals
  • Larry Zack: drums
  • Jordan Zevon: harmony vocals
  • Compilation Producers: Warren Zevon, Gary Peterson
  • Producers: Warren Zevon, Duncan Aldrich, Niko Bolas, Jackson Browne, Paul Q. Kolderie, Greg Ladanyi, Sean Slade, Andrew Slater, Waddy Wachtel
  • Engineers: Duncan Aldrich, Niko Bolas, Richard Bosworth, Matt Chiaravaslle, John Cutler, Michael Delugg, Marc DeSisto, John Haeny, Andy Jackson, Rob Jacobs, Dennis Kirk, Paul Q. Kolderie, Greg Ladanyi, Richard Landers, Michael McDonald, Tim Mulligan, Kent Nebergall, Jim Nipar, Fritz Richmond, Rail Jon Rogut, Will Schillinger, Sean Slade, Noah Scot Snyder, Bob Vogt
  • Mixing: Warren Zevon, Duncan Aldrich, Rob Jacobs, Rob Jaczko, John Beverly Jones, Dennis Kirk, Greg Ladanyi, Noah Scot Snyder, Shelly Yakus
  • Remastering: Teresa Caffin, Bill Inglot
  • String Arrangements: Warren Zevon
  • Product Manager: Mike Engstrom
  • Project Assistant: Randy Perry
  • Art Direction: Warren Zevon, Hugh Brown
  • Design: Bryan Lasley
  • Art Design: Hugh Brown
  • Photography: Warren Zevon, Hugh Brown
  • Licensing: John Austin
  • Editorial Supervision: Cory Frye
  • Liner Note Coordination: Tim Scanlin
  • Liner Notes: William Lee Self

ChartsEdit

Album
Year Chart Position
2003 The Billboard 200 168
2003 Top Internet Albums 168



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