From the desk of a record label
JOE WALSH TO RELEASE ANALOG MAN ON JUNE 5th
FIRST SOLO ALBUM IN TWO DECADES
NEW YORK, NY â March 21, 2012 â Grammy Award winning rock and roll legend Joe Walsh returns with Analog Man, his first solo album in two decades to be released on June 5th, 2012 from
Fantasy Records/Concord. Analog Man is both modern and timelessly soulful, packed with Walshâs beloved wit, charm and chops; it delivers an incredibly raw and intimate sound.
âItâs been 20 years and I have a lot to say,â said Walsh. âThese songs come from the heart.â Walsh, best known for his powerful guitar licks, joined the Eagles in 1976 and is credited for bringing a harder rock sound to the band with the acclaimed Hotel California, The Long Run and Eagles Live. A singer-songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Walsh has entertained for more than four decades, not only as a solo artist, but as part of admired bands like The James Gang and Barnstorm.
As a self-proclaimed Analog Man, also the album name and title track, Walsh refers playfully to the new digital age; one in which he has adapted to, but notes in the song, âI am what I am â Iâm an Analog Man.â Walsh developed the album over the last 10 years, drawing on personal experiences to breathe life into each track. âI just really feel like itâs all come together and finally I feel like a complete person and a complete musician,â said Walsh. âI think there is some confidence in there that I never had. Thatâs what I was hiding.â Walsh credits his wife of four years, Marjorie, for encouraging him to be the man and artist he is today and fondly dedicates this album to her.
The 10-track album was produced by Jeff Lynne and Joe Walsh with Tommy Lee James co-writing some of the tracks. âLucky That Way,â one of Walshâs favorites off the album, speaks to the extraordinary life heâs lived, even through the hurdles, and features Ringo Starr, his real life brother-in-law, on drums. The song ironically serves as a mature sequel to Walshâs famed âLifeâs Been Goodâ and for Walsh, life is just that.
Stream Analog Manâs title track at www.rollingstone.com and www.joewalsh.com
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