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Hiatt releases "Terms of My Surrender"

Thursday, May 29, 2014 – "Terms Of My Surrender," the title track to John Hiatt's upcoming 22nd studio album, is premiering at WSJ.com.

Hiatt attributes the title phrase to a comment an old friend once made in reference to burning the candles at both ends for years saying he was "trying to negotiate the terms of my surrendee."

"Terms Of My Surrender' is due out July 15 via New West Records. A deluxe edition will be available in the U.S. exclusively via Amazon.com, featuring a bonus DVD of 10-songs filmed live in 2013 at Hiatt's hometown venue, the Franklin Theatre in Franklin, Tenn. Along with his band The Combo, Hiatt performs some of his biggest and most beloved songs, including "Crossing Muddy Waters," "Thing Called Love" and "Have A Little Faith In Me" as well as several new ones.

For the new album production Hiatt had the idea of focusing on his vocals and guitar. Producer Doug Lancio (Patty Griffin, Jack Ingram) agreed and recorded much of the album with the full band (Lancio, Nathan Gehri, Kenneth Blevins, Brandon Young) in the room, live from the floor. The new record is musically rooted in acoustic blues, accentuated by Hiatt's soulful voice.

Hiatt and his band, The Combo, played the 2014 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and will be embarking on a full summer tour playing shows with both The Robert Cray Band and Taj Mahal Trio.

Songs on the CD are:
1. Long Time Comin'
2. Face Of God
3. Marlene
4. Wind Don't Have To Hurry
5. Nobody Knew His Name
6. Baby's Gonna Kick
7. Nothin' I Love
8. Terms Of My Surrender
9. Here To Stay
10. Old People
11. Come Back Home

The DVD track list is:
1. Drive South
2. Tennessee Plates
3. Crossing Muddy Waters
4. Nothin' I Love
5. Terms Of My Surrender
6. Perfectly Good Guitar
7. Feel's Like Rain
8. Thing Called Love
9. Slow Turning
10. Have A Little Faith In Me

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