Albert Lee's brand new album “Highwayman” OUT NOW exclusively at www.albertlee.co.uk
Legendary guitarist Albert Lee’s brand new solo album Highwayman is an intimate and heart-wrenching collection of classic acoustic covers.
Most know him as the “ultimate virtuoso” (in Eric Clapton’s own words) on an electric guitar…but for Albert Lee’s latest offering, this world-renowned and much-loved country legend swaps his signature Ernie Ball Music Man and “Country Boy” fast-picking for a close, personal and straight-from-the-heart performance on just piano, acoustic guitar and vocals.
This raw and emotional record pays tribute to many of Albert’s musical influences - the classic rock ’n’ roll of the Everly Brothers’ “Bye Bye Love”, the deep feeling and passion of Rodney Crowell’s ballad “Till I Can Gain Control Again”, and the centrepiece of the album in Jimmy Webb’s “The Highwayman” - a powerful and dramatic, and most probably definitive, version of a true musical masterpiece.
“Highwayman” features 12 honest and unapologetic renditions of some of Albert’s all-time favourite tracks - recorded live and captured in a moment of true inspiration - and truly represents, to quote the man himself, “the album I’d always wanted to record”.
This is Albert Lee as close and personal as you are ever likely to hear.
Produced by Steve Mann and distributed by Palm Bridge Productions.
Recorded, mixed and mastered exclusively on PreSonus Studio One.
Recorded & filmed at Craxton Studios, 14 Kidderpore Avenue, London NW3 7SU.
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