Por Vida: A Tribute To The Songs Of Alejandro Escovedo


Por Vida: A Tribute To The Songs Of Alejandro Escovedo by Or Music at Your Free Album. MPN: AManPro-0018594. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Stricken with Hepatitis C in April 2003 and lacking health insurance, Alejandro Escovedo has been the focus of scores of benefit concerts in Austin, Texas, and across the U.S. These 32 songs offer further aid--and a dizzying, daring appraisal of a brilliant, if commercially hard-luck, songwriter. Opening with Lucinda Williams's slurred, Spartan electric groove, the set covers the obscure (''Sacramento & Polk,'' in a manic paranoid take by Lenny Kaye) and the exquisite (the road-weary ballad ''Th


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Stricken with Hepatitis C in April 2003 and lacking health insurance, Alejandro Escovedo has been the focus of scores of benefit concerts in Austin, Texas, and across the U.S. These 32 songs offer further aid--and a dizzying, daring appraisal of a brilliant, if commercially hard-luck, songwriter. Opening with Lucinda Williams's slurred, Spartan electric groove, the set covers the obscure ("Sacramento & Polk," in a manic paranoid take by Lenny Kaye) and the exquisite (the road-weary ballad "Thirteen Years," in a stately, aching reading by Tejano legend Ruben Ramos). Those familiar with the restless style-shifting of Escovedo's career won't be surprised by the juxtaposition of Ian Hunter's bar-band strut with the Jayhawks' psychedelic wall of delay, or Peter Case's glam garage with Bob Neuwirth's unguarded, accordion-laced sigh. Surprises include a poignant vocal turn from keyboard legend Ian McLagan, a reunited and stunningly revived Son Volt, and Escovedo himself, charging through a new tempo-twisting rocker cut just before he fell ill. There is tangible enthusiasm, even love, in the performances of these wildly diverse admirers. --Roy Kasten

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Manufacturer:
Or Music
Category:
Roots Rock
MPN:
AManPro-0018594
Release Date:
2004-07-27
UPC:
826798040222
Part Number:
AManPro-0018594
Artist:
Array
Publisher:
Or Music
Binding:
Audio CD
Item Weight:
0.25 pounds
Item Size:
5.75 x 0.45 x 5 inches
Package Weight:
0.18 pounds
Package Size:
4.97 x 0.54 x 5.55 inches

 


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