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Romeo's Escape

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Download links and information about Romeo's Escape by Dave Alvin. This album was released in 1987 and it belongs to Rock, Country, Alternative Country, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 43:26 minutes.

Artist: Dave Alvin
Release date: 1987
Genre: Rock, Country, Alternative Country, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 11
Duration: 43:26
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Fourth of July 3:56
2. Long White Cadillac 4:42
3. Every Night About This Time 3:53
4. Romeo's Escape 3:46
5. Brother On the Line 4:11
6. Jubilee Train 3:51
7. Border Radio 3:31
8. Far Away 4:31
9. New Tattoo 3:41
10. You Got Me 3:47
11. I Wish It Was Saturday Night 3:37

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Dave Alvin’s first solo album, from 1987, is a family affair, bringing together many leaders of the roots-rock scene that birthed his style. David Hidalgo from Los Lobos appears, as do X guitarist Tony Gilkyson, country songbird Katy Moffat, and drummer Jerry Angel. L.A. session whiz Greg Leisz provides the pedal steel that creates a breeze in “Border Radio” and “Fourth of July,” while legendary organist Al Kooper chips in his signature Hammond organ sound. At this point, Alvin was still preoccupied with the idea of juke-joint entertainment, and “Long White Cadillac,” “You Got Me," and “Romeo’s Escape” are sweaty barnbusters that offer some idea of what it felt like to be at North Hollywood's Palomino Club on a particularly rocking night. However, the songs where Alvin uses an understated touch have aged better. The sweet slow dance “Every Night About This Time” lets Alvin’s dry-aged voice carry the emotion, while “Brother on the Line” is even more stunning. Skeletal and echoic, the song is a tale of familial fracture that picks up the tradition of Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska, both thematically and atmospherically.