Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Nick Lowe's Crooning Trilogy LP Bound

If, like me, you think Nick Lowe has had a fabulous second career as a crooner, this will come as welcome news. On Sept. 21, Yep Roc is releasing 'The Impossible Bird,' 'Dig My Mood' and 'The Convincer' on vinyl for the first time ever. This may cause some of you to gasp, but I think 'The Impossible Bird' is Lowe's best album. OK, arguably not better than 'Pure Pop For Now People,' but it's right there. You can get all three 180 gram LPs bundled together for the fabulous price of $39.99, or you can purchase them separately for $17.99 each. Digital downloads of the records are included in the price. Here are my favorite songs from each record. I hope listening to them inspires you to try this trio... really good stuff.

Nick Lowe - True Love Travels On A Gravel Road (mp3) (from 'The Impossible Bird')
Nick Lowe - You Inspire Me (mp3) (from 'Dig My Mood')
Nick Lowe - She's Got Soul (mp3) (from 'The Convincer')

In other news, Lowe is touring America with a full band throughout October. Here are the dates:

Oct. 3 San Francisco @ Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival
Oct. 5-6 Minneapolis @ The Dakota
Oct. 7 Milwaukee @ The Pabst Theater
Oct. 9-10 Chicago @ Old Town School of Folk Music
Oct. 12 Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark
Oct. 13 Toronto @ The Mod
Oct. 15 Somerville, MA @ Somerville Theatre
Oct. 16 Tarrytown, NY @ Tarrytown Music Hall
Oct. 17 Philadelphia @ World Cafe Live
Oct. 18 Alexandria, VA @ The Birchmere
Oct. 20-22 New York @ City Winery
Oct. 23 Mount Tabor, NJ @ The Tabernacle

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