February 25 street date. Originally released on two EPs in late 2003, Love Is Hell is a staggeringly personal report on romantic desolation, personal frustration, and incurable loneliness. The excising of pain has rarely sounded more bittersweet.. or spiritual. Due to Ryan Adams’ barren state, his record label initially refused to release the album out of concern it was too dark. Mastered on Mobile Fidelity’s world-renowned mastering system, pressed at RTI, and containing seven bonus tracks previously only available on a Japanese-issue release, this 3LP box set presents the modern masterpiece with full-frequency dynamics and riveting closeness. Close your eyes, and Adams and his few guests join you in your room. Phenomenally rare on vinyl - copies, when available, sell for upwards of $150 on the aftermarket - Love Is Hell has never sounded better or looked more beautiful. While renowned for his introspective takes splintered relationships, Adams has never sounded more severe, damaged, or frayed. Listening is akin to peering into the soul of a human being reconciling what love is and what it requires, and whether or not it can be had - all the while conversing with the people that drift in and out of his life. Arrangements, too, are especially bracing. Heartbreakingly intimate vocals, stark acoustic guitars, chamber-pop strings, and spare pianos frame the themes. Tempos slowly drift, Adams’ voice remains unhurried, and looming metaphors threaten to swallow the hope on which the singer rests his head during his uncertain times. The antithesis of background music, the Mobile Fidelity pressing of Love Is Hell is akin to burrowing into the pages of classic literature.
July 14 street date. Having left Whiskeytown in 2000 after three acclaimed albums, Ryan Adams started his solo career with the equally celebrated "Heartbreaker", released in September of 2000. He began a US tour to promote the album early in 2001, and by April had moved onto Europe, where Adams was attracting a large, enthusiastic following. On the 4th of the month he played at the famous Kulturbolaget, in Malmö, Sweden, a delightful acoustic show which was recorded for simultaneous FM Radio Broadcast, transmitted live locally and synched too across a number of US stations. This release features this entire, dynamic show during which Ryan not only performs a superb selection of his finest tunes, he also communicates admirably with the Swedish crowd, despite having a very limited grasp of the native tongue.
March 19 street date (CD) / May 14 (LP). Ryan Adams' first album in three years, "Wednesdays", is purely raw, vulnerable, and honest. The music takes you on a deep dive exploring the complex heart of Ryan Adams, through a journey of love, pain, and heartbreak. The album so effortlessly creates an immediate connection with anyone who has ever experienced love lost - the type of love that haunts you in quiet places of your mind. While the lyrics walk you through the vast emotional layers of grief, they also remind you of the rich memories of a love that will forever remain a part of you.
Please note new street date for LP: May 14. Ryan Adams' first album in three years, "Wednesdays", is purely raw, vulnerable, and honest. The music takes you on a deep dive exploring the complex heart of Ryan Adams, through a journey of love, pain, and heartbreak. The album so effortlessly creates an immediate connection with anyone who has ever experienced love lost - the type of love that haunts you in quiet places of your mind. While the lyrics walk you through the vast emotional layers of grief, they also remind you of the rich memories of a love that will forever remain a part of you.
7 Tracks: 2 Completely New Recordings that will be featured in the ABC Drama “October Road” plus 5 Live In The Studio Tracks A MUST HAVE companion to Ryan’s highly acclaimed full-length album Easy Tiger “Down In A Hole” is a cover of the Alice In Chains song that has become a staple of Ryan’s live show and a fan favourite • “Blue Hotel” is the song Adams wrote for Willie Nelson and first recorded with the country legend before this new version with The Cardinals - Special Low pricing until street date
Oct. 28th street date The Cardinals--Ryan Adams (vocals, guitar, keys), Neal Casal (guitar, vocals), Chris Feinstein (bass, vocals), Jon Graboff (pedal steel, vocals) and Brad Pemberton (drums)--have confirmed an October 27th release for Cardinology, the band's latest collection of all-new studio material for the Lost Highway label. Like its predecessor Easy Tiger, which TIME magazine hailed as "a career breakthrough," Cardinology is a concise and focused collection of twelve unadorned gems.