West Of The West CD (2006)

Artist: Dave Alvin

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West of the West is Dave Alvin's tribute to the songs and songwriters of California. It's the fourth-generation Californian's latest excursion into the sounds and history of his home state, continuing the high standard he set with King of California and Blackjack David.

Produced by Greg Leisz (Wilco, Lucinda Williams, Beck, Brian Wilson), the new album mixes much loved songs by Merle Haggard, John Fogerty, Tom Waits, Brian Wilson, Jackson Browne, Jerry Garcia, Kate Wolf, Robert Hunter and Los Lobos' David Hidalgo and Louis Perez, with unearthed gems from such previously overlooked talents as Blackie Farrell and Jim Ringer.

Dave's first collection of cover songs (2000's Public Domain) won a Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album and his most recent album of originals (2004's Ashgrove) garnered praise from USA Today, Rolling Stone, Mojo and the Los Angeles Times who said, "Few songwriters capture the way music can provide escape or solace to the lonely, the lost and the desperate as Alvin."

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Label Redeye Distribution
SKU 202525632
UPC 634457211827
UPC 14 00634457211827
Format CD
Release Date 5/30/2006
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Author Dave Alvin
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Artist Alvin,Dave
Label Redeye Distribution
Music Format Compact Disc
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Chris Morris, Hollywood Reporter West of the West is finally an exquisitely measured depiction of the light and dark sides of the California dream.

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