20 October 2009

Texas Redux

The twelfth full length album from Lyle Lovett, Natural Forces, arrives in stores and on the web today, October 20. [His label, Curb/Lost Highway, reports that Amazon is selling via its mp3 store for $3.99 - supposedly this date only.] Shallow Nation gives us the track listing and video of a couple of recent performances of the new material on the UK's "Later with Jools Holland."

The record features four original Lovett compositions. The remaining tracks are songs written by Texas tune smiths like Townes Van Zandt, Vince Bell, Eric Taylor and Robert Earl Keen. In that sense, it is a bit of a successor to Lovett's wonderful 1998 double-disc, Step Inside This House.

Lyle Lovett and His Large Band are out on tour for the remainder of October and into November. Dates can be found here.

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