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Analog Man (album)

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Artist  Joe Walsh
Label  Fantasy Records
Release date  5 June 2012
Analog Man (album) httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediaeneebAna
Released  5 June 2012 (2012-06-05)
Length  36:32 47:00 (Deluxe Edition)
Analog Man (2012)  All Night Long Live in Dallas (2013)
Producers  Jeff Lynne, Joe Walsh, Tim Armstrong
Genres  Hard rock, Country rock, Soft rock
Similar  Joe Walsh albums, Country rock albums

Joe walsh analog man from his new album released june 5 2012


Analog Man is the eleventh and latest studio solo album by the American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joe Walsh, formerly of the James Gang and lead guitarist for the Eagles. The album was released in mid 2012, on the label Fantasy in the United States and the United Kingdom, It is his first studio solo album to be released since 1992's Songs for a Dying Planet, 20 years prior. The album features 10 new songs, and was co-produced by Jeff Lynne. The album also features contributions from the former Beatles drummer, Ringo Starr, the former Barnstorm members, Kenny Passarelli and Joe Vitale, former James Gang members, Jim Fox and Dale Peters, and also a duet with Little Richard.

Contents

The album peaked at No. 12 on the Billboard 200 chart, as well as No. 4 on the top rock albums chart.

Joe walsh wrecking ball


Production and recording

After touring with the Eagles and struggling with alcohol and drug addictions for many years, Walsh decided that it was time to record a new album while being supported by his wife, Marjorie Bach (sister of Ringo Starr's wife, Barbara). To pursue making the album, she also gave Walsh Jeff Lynne's contact number. When Walsh was asked about his collaboration with co-producer Jeff Lynne, he said "Jeff and I met socially, and at one point he said, "Why don't you bring your tracks over sometime and we'll have a listen." That led to some comments and ideas that he had. Gradually, we worked on some stuff and checked out some of his stuff too. It ended up that he really helped me finish it up and ended up producing. He really put his stamp on my music and took it in a direction I never would have gone, and I'm really grateful to him."

Critical reception

The album received mixed reviews, with review aggregator Metacritic assigning an overall rating of 57/100. Reviewing the album in Rolling Stone, critic Jon Dolan wrote of the album "life's clearly been pretty good to Walsh: He's sober ("One Day at a Time"), loves his family ("Family") and still has good command of his guitar chops (check out "Funk 50," a reinvention of the James Gang's 1970 killer "Funk #49," complete with new, carefree lyrics)."

Reviewing for AllMusic, critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine wrote of the album "apart from the odd lyrical reference to an iPod or Walsh's ongoing recovery, Analog Man sounds like it could have come out in 1992 and that's all due to Lynne, a man who makes a record in one particular way: crisp, clean, hook-laden, and sequenced so tightly there's no room to breathe."

Track listing

All songs written by Joe Walsh, except as noted.

Vinyl LP Track listing

All songs written by Joe Walsh, except as noted.

Personnel

  • Joe Walsh – guitars, vocals, bass guitar (track 10), drums (track 10), piano (track 6)
  • Jeff Lynne – drums, bass, keyboard, guitars, backing vocals
  • Steve Jay – Percussion
  • Bruce Sugar – percussion, programming
  • Ringo Starr – drums (tracks 3, 5)
  • Rick Rosas – bass guitar (track 3)
  • Kenny Passarelli – bass guitar (track 5)
  • Joe Vitale – keyboards, sitar (track 5)
  • Greg Leisz – pedal steel guitar (track 3)
  • Jay Dee Maness – pedal steel guitar (track 3)
  • Tommy Lee James – backing vocals
  • Graham Nash - backing vocals (track 6)
  • David Crosby – backing vocals (track 6)
  • Richard Davis – synthesizer, programming (6)
  • Tim Armstrong – guitar (track 8)
  • Little Richard – lead vocals (track 12)
  • Dale Peters – bass (track 12)
  • Jim Fox – drums, background vocals (track 12)
  • Production

  • Producers: Jeff Lynne, Joe Walsh, Tim Armstrong
  • Engineers and mixing: Steve Jay, Bruce Sugar, John Morrical, Jeff Lynne, Ken Hammon
  • Mastering: Howie Weinberg & Dan Gerbarg
  • Art direction: Jeri Heiden/Smog Design, Inc.
  • Package design & Background photography: Ryan Corey/Smog Design, Inc.
  • Management: Irving Azoff, Azoff Management, Los Angeles, CA
  • Songs

    1Analog Man4:03
    2Wrecking Ball3:46
    3Lucky That Way4:15

    References

    Analog Man (album) Wikipedia


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