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TRACKLIST

  1. Wave
  2. Rosalie [MP3]
  3. Rhapsody
  4. Across the River
  5. Castanets
  6. Don't Need You
  7. Follow You Down
  8. Wedding Day
  9. Velvet Guitar [MP3]
  10. As I Fall
  11. About This Love

"Musically, Escovedo is his own genre, a folk-blues classicist with a gritty plaintive voice and an equal fondness for dirty boogie and spectral balladry. With this album, Escovedo's own pilgrimage out of the shadows continues with power and elegance." David Fricke, Rolling Stone

"Alejandro Escovedo takes a song and makes it absolutely his own, and he swings easily from rocking numbers to slow songs played with elegant sadness. His versatility in things musical is a joy to hear and see. He’s one of the best I know about, one of those songwriters whose words I never tire of. Wherever I go, people talk about him with awe. Even if he takes me someplace beyond lonely for a while, that’s okay, because I know, like Alejandro, that hearts like ours were made to be broke." Larry Brown, Men’s Journal

 

Alejandro Escovedo A Man Under the Influence

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A Man Under the Influence continues Alejandro's exploration over the emotional terrain of love and loss and redemption. In these times of manufactured drama and cheap emotions, it's easy enough to talk of such things, but Alejandro remains the rare artist who can crawl inside these themes and explore them both intimately and personally. This record is a masterful expression of all that makes us look within as well as to the horizon. With unflinching conviction, Alejandro squares his shoulders and through his music faces up to all that life has to offer, for better or worse.

Produced by Chris Stamey (db's) and featuring many performers from Alejandro's band of usual suspects, (Hector Munoz, Eric Heywood, Cornbread, Brian Standifer, Joe Eddy Hines), A Man Under the Influence is the album of Alejandro's career. Throw in guest appearances from Ryan Adams, Chip Robinson (The Backsliders) and Caitlyn Cary (Whiskeytown) among others and the result is a perfect blend of orchestral sweep and glam rock swagger.

"The depth and breadth, the elegance and power of Escovedo’s songwriting is realized like never before. From top to bottom this album has no weakness. Of the 2500 CDs that I will hear this year, I can say with absolute certainty that this will be the best."
—The Leader Post

"The album showcases a richness and a cinematic nature to his songs that is both inspiring an deeply moving. A bold and resounding success." —Texas Music

 

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