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- Me, Myself, and I
- Recorded over seven days and featuring interpretations of classic singer-songwriters Tom Waits and Neil Young, contemporary greats such as The Hold Steady and The Kills, punk icons The Ramones and The Clash, Lou Reed and even a Sam Cooke standard – Jesse tips his hat to a small collection of writers that inform his unique musical identity and appeal. As a performing songwriter, Jesse appreciated the challenge of covering unique melodies not of his own design. Or, as Jesse puts it: “seven days of crazy fun, trying on other peoples’ clothes in my own apartment…”
From hearing Jim Croce’s ‘Operator’ as a boy on a long car journey; chancing upon The Kills’ second album in an independent record store while touring the UK, pondering upon the “real, big love” that lies at the heart of classics like ‘Wonderful World’ and obsessing with the dark lyrics of Elton John’s ‘Harmony’, music is everything to Jesse Malin, and live sets have long been punctuated with his reworking of others’ material.
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Jesse Malin’s eponymous live album (plus 5 unreleased studio tracks) - An intimate acoustic set recorded live in New York City out on 10th November.
Jesse Malin is set to release his eponymous live album, Mercury Retrograde on November 10th via One Little Indian. The record was recorded acoustically over two nights at the Mercury Lounge in NYC in December 2007, capturing Malin at his best, both as a storyteller and as a songwriter. It’s a record dedicated to the core of the songs, a retrospective of sorts that delves into the heart of his history to uncover, in the flesh, Jesse Malin at his best – stripped down, loquacious and intensely evocative. In addition, the album includes 5 previously unreleased studio tracks, This is exclusive only to the European release.
Here is Jesse take on Mercury Retrograde:
"Leaving the house and going out to see live shows is a ritual for me - a physical experience that I can't get at home just listening to a studio album. For my first ever-live album, I wanted to record the songs differently by going back to the original essence of how they were written, on an acoustic guitar. Over the past couple years I've been touring with a full band, but for this album, I wanted to go back to the way it was in the beginning and just do a stripped down acoustic set.”
"These recordings were made over two nights at the Mercury Lounge in New York City a week before Christmas 2007. I figured I should return to one of the spots I played when I was starting out. Talking between songs or doing "bits" as I call them is something I did early on to kill time while I was tuning my guitar as I toured solo. These true stories evolved into a spoken word aspect of my live shows that hasn't been represented on any of my studio releases. Yackety yack." - Jesse Malin
Tracklisting is as follows:
1. High Lonesome
3. Hotel Columbia
6. Cigarettes & Violets
7. Since You’re In Love
10. Broken Radio
11. Going Out West
12. Swingin Man
14. Leaving Babylon
15. Megan Don’t Know
16. It’s Not Enough
18. Lady From Baltimore
19. Fairytale of New York
To celebrate Mercury Retrograde, Jesse will be heading to the UK and Europe and playing a few intimate dates, these will be announced shortly.
To pre-order your copy of Mercury Retrograde click here. We will despatch all orders as soon as we can in advance of the release date.
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Jesse Malin's new album is out now!!
Follow the links to purchase On Your Sleeve
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Jesse Malin - On Your Sleeve
Recorded over seven days and featuring interpretations of classic singer-songwriters Tom Waits and Neil Young, contemporary greats such as The Hold Steady and The Kills, punk icons The Ramones and The Clash, Lou Reed and even a Sam Cooke standard – Jesse tips his hat to a small collection of writers that inform his unique musical identity and appeal. As a performing songwriter, Jesse appreciated the challenge of covering unique melodies not of his own design. Or, as Jesse puts it: “seven days of crazy fun, trying on other peoples’ clothes in my own apartment…” The new album will be out on 7th April.
Pre-order the album now
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