September 11, 2007

Ryan Adams EP due October 23

According to the folks at Lost Highway, Ryan Adams fans accustomed to prolificacy will not be disappointed in 2007 — a seven song EP is due to hit shelves in a mere six weeks.

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)

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  • Oh my, My Love For You Is Real has been my favorite Ryan unreleased song since I first heard it a few years ago.

    You will love it Heather, excellent news.


    Anonymous — September 11, 2007 @ 9:12 pm

  • Thanks for the live versions!

    Ginny — September 12, 2007 @ 1:29 am

  • Looking so forward to this…despite the fact that it seems like a pretty odd mix of songs/performances.

    Sean — September 12, 2007 @ 5:58 am

  • as always, I’m fully aroused by this ryan announcement.

    James — September 12, 2007 @ 12:56 pm

  • That is great news.

    kingdomforavoice — September 12, 2007 @ 3:17 pm

  • My Love For You Is Real was my 1st dance song, well me & my wife anyway…

    OKRyan — September 12, 2007 @ 8:11 pm

  • I don’t think we could ever have enough Ryan Adams.

    Carles — September 13, 2007 @ 3:40 am

  • Heather!

    Amazing live “My Love for Your is Real”, it made my lower lip quiver a little.

    You’re one of my favorite bloggers, in a sea of banality. Thank you.

    drewcif — September 14, 2007 @ 3:10 pm

  • I’ve never heard the alternate If I Am A Stranger, thanks for that!

    Dan — September 18, 2007 @ 3:06 pm

  • Adams is a self-serving jackass… but he does occasionally write a good song. I can’t wait to rip this ep without paying for it.

    Anonymous — September 20, 2007 @ 12:15 pm

  • He sings like Adam Sandler. Let’s take a look at how he writes:

    “My love’s as tough as steel
    you cross your T’s and dot your I’s
    you done taught me how to feel
    it’s like a long goodbye
    it’s wild as hell
    yeah and river long
    yes, rock strong
    oh, wild as hell
    honey now, my love for you is real”

    I think our time is better spent waiting for Nil Lara than celebrating middle school poetry like this.

    Ryan Adams – overrated since Summer of ’69.

    Anonymous — October 1, 2007 @ 11:43 am

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