Alvin expands upon "Eleven Eleven"
Monday, February 20, 2012
– An expanded edition of Dave Alvin's "Eleven Eleven" is coming April 17.
The expanded edition of boasts nearly three hours of music and will include three previously unreleased bonus tracks, Signal Hill, Never Trust A Woman and Beautiful City, Cross the River," a live performance DVD, a live recording of "Eleven Eleven" and a repackaging of the original full-length album.
Alvin hits the road this spring in both the U.S. and the U.K.
More news for Dave Alvin
CD reviews for Dave Alvin
Accomplished singer songwriter Dave Alvin breaks new ground with his "Eleven Eleven." This marks the first time he has written and recorded songs while on tour, used musicians he had not recorded with since his early days with The Blasters, and for the first time ever he sings with his brother Phil on the humorous What's Up With Your Brother. Who says old dogs can't learn new tricks?
After hearing this record, the question is why it took so long? The disc features three ...
With his latest collaborative effort with the Guilty Women, Dave Alvin proves himself a deft genre jumper and provides the listener with a wonderfully diverse musical selection ranging from traditional to up-tempo rockers. The Guilty Women, a replacement here for Alvin's usual Guilty Men, are a who's who of musicians and vocalists: Sarah Brown, Cindy Cashdollar, Amy Farris, Nina Gerber, Laurie Lewis, Christy McWilson and Lisa Pankratz. Of the dozen tracks, McWilson and Brown contributed ...
Dave Alvin has chosen to record songs by songwriters either born or raised in California on this album, rather than recording his excellent originals. So listeners are treated to Alvin's interpretations of songs by the likes of Merle Haggard, John Fogerty, Jackson Browne, Brian Wilson and Jerry Garcia.
The album also showcases Alvin's wonderful musical diversity - in fact, the first six songs alternate between largely acoustic folk ballads and smoldering blues. So Alvin starts by singing the ...