Warren Zevon: Keep Me In Your Heart - VH1 (Inside)Out Special - 2004 (Not Rated)

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Year of Release: 2004
Rated: Not Rated
Approx. Running Time: 115 minutes
Format(s): DVD
My Rating: 4 stars (Out of 5)

Music Video: "Keep Me In Your Heart"

From Back Cover:

"Bruce Springsteen walks into the studio where Warren Zevon is recording his final album and delivers a magnificent and inspired guitar solo, the sort of performance that only occurs when a musicmaker is truly inspired to leave his mark. Standing at death's doorstep and given three months to live late last year, Zevon went on a writing and recording rampage that resulted in a winning album "The Wind," and he wisely allowed cameras to follow him through his last public moves. "(Inside)Out" is a heartbreaker not just for fans of this one-of-a-kind artist but for anyone who loves sardonic and witty writing to go with their music."
-Phil Gallo, Daily Variety

"...a visceral document of a man determined to squeeze the most out of his remaining time on earth."
-Frank DiGiacomo, The New York Observer

"Watch it with someone you care about."
-Erik Pederson, Hollywood Reporter

My Comments:

If, like me, you are a fan of the music of Warren Zevon, this documentary is almost unbearable to watch. It chronicles some of Zevon's last days, as - dying of mesothelioma - he raced to complete his final album, The Wind. It is absolutely heartbreaking to watch a man who had always taken such a lyrical, light-hearted and humorous approach to the subject of death struggle with the reality of his own. At the same time, though, it is inspiring to watch the master at work and to see the genuine love and respect that his musical friends and peers show him. If you have not heard his music, I suggest you give it a listen. He truly was a musical genius.

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