with Bruce Springsteen


Bruce Springsteen ist als Gaststar auf dem zehnten Studioalbum des aus San Antonio, TX stammenden Sängers Alejandro Escovedo zu hören.
Wie schon der Vorgänger "Real Animal" (2008) wurde "Street Songs of Love" von Tony Visconti (David Bowie, T. Rex, U2 und Morrissey) produziert. 
Neben Bruce Springsteen beteiligte sich ausserdem Ian Hunter an "Street Songs of Love". Das Album stieg im Juni 2010 in die "Billboard Album Charts" ein und wurde von der Presse frenetisch gefeiert.

Tracklist "Street Songs of Love":

Silver Cloud
This Bed Is Getting Crowded
Street Songs
Down In The Bowery
  Gesang: Ian Hunter
Tender Heart
After The Meteor Showers
Fall Apart With You
Shelling Rain
  Gitarre und Gesang: Bruce Springsteen
Fort Worth Blue
Alejandro Escovedo schreibt über "Street Songs of Love":
Alejandro Escovedo’s New LP ‘Street Songs Of Love’ Due June 29 On Concord Records With Guests Ian Hunter & Bruce Springsteen

Alejandro Escovedo’s new album ‘Street Songs of Love’ is due June 29 on Concord Records. Tony Visconti (T. Rex, David Bowie, U2, Morrissey) took the production reins.

“A band record,” as Escovedo puts it, ‘Street Songs of Love’ is made up of tightly focused rock and roll and lush ballads. He says, “It ended up being an album about love ­ the pursuit of a feeling that is forever elusive, mysterious, and addictive.”

‘Street Songs of Love’ follows 2008′s ‘Real Animal,’ which was his highest charting album to date. Brian Mansfield named ‘Real Animal’ the number one album of 2008 in USA Today. On NPR’s Fresh Air, critic Ken Tucker raved about Escovedo’s “terse poetry and some generously open-hearted rock and roll.”

Bruce Springsteen sings on the rocker “Faith” and Ian Hunter lends his voice to “Down In The Bowery,” a song that Escovedo dedicates to his son.

“To call Alejandro Escovedo the godfather of modern country rock would sell him short,” wrote Will Hermes in Rolling Stone. Escovedo has appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brian, The Today Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and performed at the Democratic National Convention in 2008. He sang at Bonnaroo last year and said, “He bared his heart and scars with equal aplomb, and with a feedback-drenched, dual-guitar attack.” Escovedo earned an AMA Lifetime Achievement Award for Performing in 2006.


The album features a guest appearance by Bruce Springsteen, who invited Escovedo onstage in 2008 for a joint performance of the "Real Animal" track "Always a Friend." Also putting in a vocal appearance is Ian Hunter, the former Mott the Hoople frontman who Escovedo names as a big influence.

"I knew that I wanted to make a rock record, and as soon as Tony said he would produce I was just really ready for it," he says. "'Real Animal' was a real boost, especially in terms of the confidence level I reached. I have complete confidence in the ability of the band.

"It's a really good time for me right now," he says. "Songs are coming easily." 
Alejandro Escovedo schreibt über "Faith":
"Faith" was the song that I wrote that I really thought would sum up the record in a way. Soon as I wrote it, I had heard that Bruce [Springsteen] might be interested in singing on it. So it seemed like a perfect song for him to sing, and I kind of wrote it with that in mind, in a way. 

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