Legendary guitarist Albert Lee’s brand new solo album Highwayman is an intimate and heart-wrenching collection of classic acoustic covers, available as a CD exclusive from Albert's site.
Most know him as the “ultimate virtuoso” (in Eric Clapton’s own words) on an electric guitar…but for Albert Lee’s latest offering, this world-renowned and much-loved country legend swaps his signature Ernie Ball Music Man and “Country Boy” fast-picking for a close, personal and straight-from-the-heart performance on just piano, acoustic guitar and vocals.
“Highwayman” features 12 honest and unapologetic renditions of some of Albert’s all-time favourite tracks - recorded live and captured in a moment of true inspiration - and truly represents, to quote the man himself, “the album I’d always wanted to record”.
This raw and emotional record pays tribute to many of Albert’s musical influences - the classic rock ’n’ roll of the Everly Brothers’ “Bye Bye Love”, the deep feeling of Rodney Crowell’s ballad “Till I Can Gain Control Again”, and the centrepiece of the album in Jimmy Webb’s “The Highwayman” - a powerful and dramatic, and most probably definitive, version of a true musical masterpiece. This is Albert Lee as close and personal as you are ever likely to hear.
1. Bye Bye Love, 2. Dimming Of The Day, 3. Hey Doll Baby, 4. The Highwayman, 5. Skip Rope Song, 6. Like Strangers, 7. Till I Gain Control Again, 8. Keep A Knockin’, 9. Eighteen Yellow Roses, 10. Sleepless Nights, 11. Well All Right, 12. A Better Place
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