Walter Trout - Survivor Blues

 (Limited Edition Orange Vinyl + Download Code)


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Blues

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APRV 7575
UPC: 819873018186
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No. of Discs: 2

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Limited edition gatefold double LP on orange vinyl!

Famed blues guitarist Walter Trout is no ordinary artist and this is no ordinary covers album. From the day he conceived the project to the moment he counted off the first song in the studio, he had a bolder plan for this release.

Trout shares. "I'm riding in my car sometimes, and I've got a blues station on — and here's another band doing Got My Mojo Workin'. And there's a little voice in me that says, ‘Does The World need another version of that song?' So I came up with an idea. I didn't want to do ‘Stormy Monday' or ‘Messin' With The Kid.' I didn't want to do the Blues greatest hits. I wanted to do old, obscure songs that have hardly been covered. And that's how Survivor Blues started...

Over the course of the last several decades, Walter Trout has been a prolific artist. He’s regularly released offerings from the studio, so this moment of offering a covers album is somewhat of a curveball. His 2017 all-star release, We’re All In This Together, shows no sign of burning out and continues to receive accolades and sales on a global basis, alongside four awards for Blues Rock Album Of The Year and being Walter’s first No. 1 Billboard Blues album. He reflects, ”It’s really overwhelming. How do I follow that up? I’ve always respected guys who went out on a limb, like Neil Young or Bob Dylan. You never know what they’re gonna come out with.”

Likewise, long-standing fans have given up trying to second-guess Trout’s next move. The track listing of Survivor Blues is a window into the 67-year-old’s fast-moving backstory, chronicling a five-decade career whose one constant is his deep love of the blues.

Opener “Me, My Guitar And The Blues” tips a hat to cult hero Jimmy Dawkins, whose records Trout devoured while cutting his teeth as a ’60s axeslinger in New Jersey. “Nature’s Disappearing” nods to his celebrated ’80s tenure in John Mayall’s near-mythical Bluesbreakers. In-between, you’ll find cherished favourites from a lifetime’s listening, with songs that caught Trout’s ear at key junctures in his journey, from backing up John Lee Hooker in the ’70s, to bringing the groove to Canned Heat in the ’80s or breaking through as a solo artist in the ’90s.

The roll-call of artists might be eclectic, but there’s a cohesion to Survivor Blues. From the outset, Trout made it his mission to harness the power and spirit of the originals, while stamping his inimitable musical personality onto each new take. He offers, “My idea was to do these songs like me, to arrange them for my band and style – not to just copy the originals note-for-note.”



Side 1
Me, My Guitar And The Blues
Be Careful How You Vote
Woman Don't Lie (feat. Sugaray Rayford)

Side 2
Sadie
Please Love Me
Nature's Disappearing

Side 3
Red Sun
Something Inside Of Me
It Takes Time

Side 4
Out Of Bad Luck
Goin' Down To The River (feat. Robby Krieger)
God's Word

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