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James McMurtry - The Horses and the Hounds [LP]

New West Records

  • £22.68 ( )

Format: LP
Catalogue No.: NW5515LP
Barcode: 607396551514
Release Date: 20th August 2021
Genre: Singer-Songwriter, Rock, Country

Gatefold, Printed Sleeves, 2x LP, Black Vinyl

In James McMurtry’s new effort, The Horses and the Hounds, the acclaimed songwriter backs personal narratives with effortless elegance (“Canola Fields”) and endless energy (“If It Don’t Bleed”). This first collection in seven years spotlights a seasoned tunesmith in peak form as he turns toward refl ection (“Vaquero”) and revelation (closer “Blackberry Winter”). Familiar foundations guide the journey. “There’s a defi nite Los Angeles vibe to this record,” McMurtry says. “The ghost of Warren Zevon seems to be stomping around among the guitar tracks. Don’t know how he got in there. He never signed on for work for hire.”

The Horses and the Hounds is a reunion of sorts. McMurtry recorded the new album with legendary producer Ross Hogarth (Ozzy Osbourne, John Fogerty, Van Halen, Keb’ Mo’) at Jackson Browne’s Groovemaster’s in Santa Monica, California. Hogarth recorded McMurtry’s first two albums, Too Long in the Wasteland and Candyland and later mixed McMurtry’s fi rst self-produced album, Saint Mary of the Woods. Another veteran of those three releases, guitarist David Grissom (Joe Ely, John Mellencamp, Dixie Chicks), returns with some of his fi nest work.

Track Listing
1. Canola Fields
2. If It Don’t Bleed
3. Operation Never Mind
4. Jackie
5. Decent Man
6. Vaquero
7. The Horses and the Hounds
8. Ft. Walton Wake-Up Call
9. What’s the Matter
10. Blackberry Winter

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