III/IV (Discontinued) - Vinyl Record
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- Pax Am
- Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed
- Track Listing
As Always, Adams and Company Sound Magical in Analog
Recorded During Sessions for Easy Tiger: Available for the First Time
Ryan Adams might still be "semi-retired" from music, but the songs are still flowing. In 2007, Adams & the Cardinals entered Electric Lady Land Studios on 8th street in NYC and went in for a session intended to last two weeks. Six months and over 60 tracks later, they emerged with the celebrated album Easy Tiger. But it was only glimpse into the depth of the work the band had undertaken and the vast amount of material that was recorded.
As the sessions wound around into the deep winter months, a double album emerged, and it's a doozy: III/IV is a rock record that feels more like a hybrid of all the records that the band had mutually consumed as kids, addressing influences as wide as KISS and The Cars.
Originally hidden away in the vault while the band hit the road to support Easy Tiger, and finally available for the first time in its entirety, III/IV is a double-album concept rock opera about the 80s, ninjas, cigarettes, sex and pizza. What's not to love?
So sit back, drop the needle into the grooves, and enjoy Volume III/IV by Ryan Adams & The Cardinals, which features the band's classic lineup of Catherine Popper on bass (her last with the band), Neal Casal on guitar and vocals (his first with the band), Brad Pemberton on drums, Jon Graboff on the Steel Guitar (as well as a few other things), and Jamie Candyman Candiloro on piano and synths.
2. Dear Candy
4. Ultraviolet Light
5. Stop Playing With My Heart
6. Lovely And Blue
7. Happy Birthday
8. Kisses Start Wars
9. The Crystal Skull
15. Sewers at the Bottom of the Wishing Well
17. Star Wars
18. My Favorite Song
20. Death and Rats
21. Kill The Lights
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180/200 GRAM Vinyl LP
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