The Ringmaster General by Dave Stewart
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Vinyl LP - Sealed
On The Ringmaster General, Dave Stewart creates a potent and distinctive musical gumbo, mixing in rock, blues, country, rhythm & blues and psychedelia. His songs are alternately moving and wry; they are filled with twists and turns, both musical and lyrical, that constantly surprise with repeated listens.
Stewart’s voice has an alluringly mysterious quality that guides the listener through these stories of, explains the ringmaster himself, “love, discovery, and...”
The album was recorded and mixed by John McBride at his famed Blackbird Studio in Nashville, TN. It features 13 new songs, including striking duets with Alison Krauss, Diane Birch and Joss Stone as well as a duet sung with and co-written by Jessie Baylin.
The blistering guitar skills of Orianthi are featured as well. As with his recent album, The Blackbird Diaries, Stewart is backed by some of the finest musicians in Nashville including: guitarist Tom Bukovac, drummer Chad Cromwell, bassist Michael Rhodes, steel guitarist Dan Dugmore and Mike Rojas on piano.
1. I Got Love (featuring Joss Stone)
2. Just Another Fall (duet with Diane Birch)
3. A Different Man Now
4. Drowning In The Blues (duet with Alison Krauss)
5. Girl In A Catsuit (featuring Orianthi)
6. Slow Motion Addict No. 2
7. You Took My Love
8. God Only Knows You Now (duet with Jessie Baylin)
9. The Ringmaster General
10. Story of Success
11. A New Song for Nashville
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