Published Apr 12, 2010Long-running under-the-radar singer-songwriter Alejandro Escovedo has announced details about his upcoming ninth studio album, including a title, a release date and a particularly impressive list of guest players.
The album, Street Songs of Love, will be released on June 29 through Fantasy Records/Concord Music Group, and will feature guest appearances from classic rockers Bruce Springsteen and Ian Hunter, ex-front-man of Mott the Hoople. Springsteen - who has covered Escovedo's tune "Always a Friend" in the past - performs on the song "Faith," while Hunter shows up on "Down in the Bowery," reports TwentyFourBit.
Street Songs of Love will be produced by Tony Visconti, who produced Escovedo's last studio disc, '08's Exclaim!-approved Real Animal. Also returning behind the scenes from that album is singer-songwriter Chuck Prophet; Prophet co-wrote Real Animal with Escovedo and has come back to co-write several of the Street Songs tunes.
As for what the new album sounds like, it's apparently more of a band album than a solo disc, with Escovedo's backing band the Sensitive Boys playing on the record.
Street Songs of Love:
2. "Silver Cloud"
3. "This Bed Is Getting Crowded"
4. "Street Songs"
5. "Down in the Bowery"
6. "Tender Heart"
7. "After the Meteor Showers"
10. "Fall Apart With You"
11. "Shelling Rain"
13. "Fort Worth Blue"