Warren ZevonGenius: The Best of Warren Zevon (Elektra)
While there has been a previous best-of collection and an anthology of Warren Zevon's work, Genius
is a final roundup of sorts now that the rascally songwriter has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. It has all the hits, yet still includes a tangy taste of just how far a singer-songwriter can venture into the netherworld. Genius
includes the cover of Prince's "Raspberry Beret" by the Hindu Love Gods, which was Zevon backed by R.E.M.