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Thirteen Years Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered


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Editorial Reviews


Disc: 1
1. Thirteen Years Theme
2. Ballad Of The Sun And The Moon
3. Try, Try, Try
4. Way It Goes
5. Losing Your Touch
6. Thirteen Years
7. Thirteen Years Theme
8. Helpless
9. Mountain Of Mud
10. Tell Me Why
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Disc: 2
1. Thirteen Years
2. Way It Goes
3. She Towers Above
4. Tell Me Why
5. Two Angels
6. I Wish I Was Your Mother
7. Pale Blue Eyes
8. Gravity

Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 14, 2002)
  • Original Release Date: January 1, 1993
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Texas Music Group
  • ASIN: B000065T20
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #204,510 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Frank Camm on March 22, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Vol 1. Concept album on his reaction to the suicide of his lover and the mother of his children. Harrowing if you pay attention. Unlike anything I have ever heard-like, maybe, chamber music by Gram Parsons. But Escovedo's voice is always more interesting. From powerful, roots-based rock & roll to strings-based whatever, from his own Chamber Southwest group. Standouts: tr 4-Way it goes (Country-rock anthem that grows from a quiet personal statement to something resonant and bigger. Lyric: "God bless the child that don't have a mother to put her to sleep."). tr 5-Losing your touch (slamming, anthemic rocker that might have come from the Midwest (Bob Seger) or the Stones). tr 10-Tell me while (seemingly from country weeper by Gram Parsons into Escoveda Chamber Southwest). tr 13-Baby's got new plans (anthem of personal loss with the resonance of a last Indian tribe in New Mexico). tr 14-The end (Lyric: "I've got some questions that need answering.... This is really the end.") [52:25]

Vol. 2. Tender, acoustic, elegiac tracks, including 4 instrumental takes on Vol. 1 tracks; 3 live versions of tracks not on Disc 1, and a rocking take on "Gravity". Stand-outs: tr 8-Helpless (slow funky strut that makes me think about Peggy Lee or the Blasters). tr 9-Mountain of mind (straight-ahead country rocker). [37:45]
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 4, 1999
Format: Audio CD
Alejandro wrote this album mostly as a dedication to his late ex-wife. The words and music convey not only the problems she and they may have had but also the love he felt for her.
This was the first Escavedo album I bought and that was at a concert of his. It was the first show I had ever seen where I actually got chills, the music was that beautiful. A cello, violin and traditional rock instruments blended for an incredible evening. From that point I was a confirmed Alejandro fan. This album just made me a lifetime fan. Get it today, along with all his albums, you will not be dissapointed.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 16, 1999
Format: Audio CD
The first time a buddy and I went to see Alejandro Escovedo's Orchestra at OFF BROADWAY in an old south St. Louis neighborhood, we were two of 20 people in the place, counting the band. It was early 1994, not long after BALLAD OF THE SUN AND MOON was released. Alejandro's band consisted of a lead guitar, bass, drums, violin, two cellos, with himself on rhythm guitar and vocals. Wow! He has such a knack for pulling you into his life very smoothly, right before delivering his knock out punch. What songs, what lyrics, what passion, what virtuoso playing, and what instrument selection. During his live shows Alejandro will lead into songs with a little story, like when Bela Bartok and Iggy Pop got involved, and finish the story in song. When last year's three piece band (AE, viloin, cello) played Iggy's DO THE DOG, the entire place was quivering. We have continued to watch Alejandro grow, and suddenly so have many others. All of AE's music is strong, but my first experience with BALLAD OF THE SUN AND THE MOON is still my favorite.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Pritts on August 6, 2009
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Alejandro Escovedo's style is an amazing fusion of punk rock, old-school country & blues, and mexican/tex-mex music (on which i'm no expert, but i hear the influence). Plus strings.

He's quite prolific, and he has lots of good work out there, but this is a great place to start.

Better yet, go see him live.
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