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THE FIRST SOLO RECORDING OF AN AMERICAN MUSICAL LEGEND
Starting in the 60s, Bruce was a highly sought after guitar session player, featured on such Dylan classics as Maggies Farm , Knocking on Heavens Door , Subterranean Homesick Blues, and on Dylans song about Bruce - Mr. Tambourine Man.
In the seventies and eighties, he was also well-known for his film scores - such as Peter Fonda s Hired Hand and Jonathan Demmes Melvin and Howard.
And then, over the next twenty years, Bruce withdrew from professional recording, preferring instead to play live with others, and to write and record his own musical compositions in small personal studios.
As a result - with very few exceptions - every instrument and voice that you hear on this album was played and sung by Bruce.
These compositions and performances are so unique and engaging that they had to be released and soon. Rapidly changing digital standards threaten the survival of such material. This project required some difficult conversions and resurrections of recordings stored in old ADAT, DAT, and extinct DAW formats.
This album is Bruce Langhornes first solo release in a fifty year recording career.
If you had Bruce playing with you, that's all you would need to do just about anything. --Bob Dylan
If he were to walk in right now and you didn't see Bruce, you would feel his presence. He just emanates love and kindness, in addition to being a virtuoso on like 50 string instruments. --Peter Fonda
Just occasionally you come across these geniuses. Bruce Langhorne was one; he responds instinctually to the visual image. Bruce has done some of the most beautiful scoring I have ever been involved with, or ever known. --Jonathan Demme
Brother Bru Bru has been an incredible addition to so many other luminaries albums. Great to him keep on keepin on.
I love the songs. It's too bad mr.Langhorne doesn't play guitar anymore, but his synthesizer arrangements hint at what a guitar might be doing, if he had one in the mix.Published on February 27, 2013 by Griffith Torres