• alejandro escovedo The Crossing (CD, £11.50)

    label: yep roc

    Alejandro Escovedo returns with a brand new album on the Yep Roc label. The album is perhaps his most varied and expansive album to date. It is his first album recorded outside of America, in northern Italy, with co-writer Don Antonio Gramentieri and a band of Italian musicians. It is also Alejandros first ever concept album drawing the story of two young immigrants to the US, who bond over a mutual love of punk rock as they struggle with the racism and discrimination as immigrants. Special guests on the album include Wayne Kramer (MC5), Joe Ely, and Peter Perrett and John Perry of The Only Ones. The sound ranges from straight ahead rockers like Sonica USA, to ballads like the classic Joe Ely penned Silver City, and everywhere in between. To describe this album as “epic” might be an understatement. “The Crossing’ is a powerful collection of songs that may in fact be the most succinct statement of Escovedo’s musical and personal story ever.” - Glide Magazine. Tracks: Andare / Footsteps In The Shadows / Texas Is My Mother / Teenage Luggage / Something Blue / Outlaw For You / Amor Puro / Waiting For Me / How Many Times / Cherry Blossom Rain / Sonica USA / Rio Navidad / Silver City / Fury And Fire / Flying / MC Overload / The Crossing

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