The excellent Paste Magazine (who will feature Ryan on the cover of their November issue) reported today:
The EP will include two brand new songs, “Follow The Lights” and “My Love For You Is Real,” both of which will be featured prominently on the upcoming season of ABC’s October Road.
Also on the EP are live-in-the-studio versions of “Blue Hotel,” a song Adams wrote for Willie Nelson that appeared on the country legend’s Adams-produced album Songbird; new versions of previously released tracks “Dear John” (Jacksonville City Nights), “This Is It” (Rock N Roll) and “If I Am A Stranger” (Cold Roses); and a cover of Alice In Chains’ “Down In A Hole.”
This joins the purported box set of unreleased Ryan goodness now due sometime in 2008. Yeehaw!
To get you all excited-like, here is what you can expect to hear on the EP (well, five-sevenths of it) — these are a few live + alternate versions of songs that will be featured:
My Love For You Is Real (live in Sweden 2001, great version)
Blue Hotel (live at the End Of The Road Festival, 9/17/06)
This Is It (live 5/6/05, Columbus, OH)
Down In A Hole (Alice in Chains cover, live 5/16/07)
If I’m A Stranger (alternate version; a delicious crackly rip from the Now That You’re Gone 7″ vinyl)