Lucinda Williams veröffentlicht neues Album – mit Song von Bruce Springsteen

Am 22. Januar 2016 erschien das zwölfte Lucinda Williams Studioalbum “The Ghosts of Highway 20” in Deutschland.

Die 14 Songs wurden von Lucinda Williams (Gesang und Gitarre), Bill Frisell (Gitarre), Greg Leisz (Gitarre), Butch Norton (Schlagzeug), Val McCallum (Gitarre) und David Sutton (Bass) eingespielt und von Tom Overby und Greg Leisz produziert.

Bei allen Stücken dient die legendäre Interstate 20, die sich über 1.500 Meilen durch die amerikanischen Südstaaten schlängelt, als roter Faden mitten ins Herz der amerikanischen Country-, Folk- und Bluesmusik.

Lucinda Williams – The Ghosts of Highway 20 Live

Lucinda Williams hat in ihrem eigenen Studio auch den Bruce Springsteen Song “Factory” aufgenommen. Der Boss releaste “Factory” im Jahre 1978 auf seinem vierten Studioalbum “Darkness on the Edge of Town”.

Tracklist:

  1. Dust
  2. House of Earth
  3. I Know All About It
  4. Place in My Heart
  5. Death Came
  6. Doors of Heaven
  7. Louisiana Story
  8. The Ghosts of Highway 20
  9. Bitter Memory
  10. Factory
  11. Can’t Close the Door on Love
  12. If My Love Could Kill
  13. If There’s a Heaven
  14. Faith and Grace

Über das Album:

We ve all heard about the iconic vibe of Route 66, the neon lights on Broadway and the ocean air of the Pacific Coast Highway. But there are untold stories emanating from countless blue highways across the land like Interstate 20, which cuts a 1500-mile swath from South Carolina to Texas, and cuts deep into the spirit of those who ve spent their lives traversing it.

The Ghosts of Highway 20, she brings those stories to life and gives listeners a remarkably vivid look at how the highway has been a literal and figurative backdrop throughout her entire life. The intensely involving 14-song collection may be the most deeply felt, deeply affecting work of Lucinda Williams illustrious 35-plus-year career, a career that has been established on a foundation of remarkably personal songs.

It is literally a map of my life in a lot of ways, says Lucinda. We were driving between shows and between cities, and I kept seeing things that brought me back to times and places in my past. Like when we played in Macon, Georgia, a place I lived when I was five or six years old, I got out of the bus and I was transported back to when I saw this street singer, Blind Pearly Brown. It was like nothing had changed. All these things started percolating in my brain, and the songs just came.

The thread of Highway 20 connects those songs, mirroring the winding route of the road itself, a street that cleaves close to Williams childhood homes, the final resting place of her mother, the sites where signposts of her formative years are forever planted. The connection runs deep here, particularly on the dark and moody tones of the album s poignant title track, on which Lucinda ponders the lives that were lived, the legacies that were left and the imprints that remain on her own soul, conveying those vignettes with a palette that s nuanced enough to give the listener pause to ponder, but unvarnished enough that her message is impossible to miss.

Das Album kann auf Amazon oder im Stonepony Shop bestellt werden.

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