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Drive-by Truckers: Ugly Buildings, Whores, and Politicians – Greatest Hits 1998-2009

Drive-by Truckers
Ugly Buildings, Whores, and Politicians – Greatest Hits 1998-2009

August 2, 2011
New West Records

“When the lights go down and the amps start humming, rock justice is in session. And these are the greatest hits.”Rolling Stone

New West Records will release a Drive-By Truckers’ greatest hits album ‘Ugly Buildings, Whores, and Politicians’ on August 2, 2011. This album will contain DBT’s greatest hits from the years 1998-2009. It was produced and mixed by David Barbe, who has been with the Truckers since their beginnings. The album be released both on CD and vinyl. This greatest hits album leads fans on an abbreviated journey of what the band has accomplished in their first 11 years as the Drive-By Truckers and covers songs from DBT’s first 7 albums.

John Hiatt: Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns

John Hiatt
Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns

August 2, 2011
New West Records

“A deftly underplayed album.” – Uncut

“Hiatt’s music is so damn infectious that you want to take a sip out of the flask with him.”PopMatters

Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns, the new album from acclaimed musician and songwriter
John Hiatt, will be released August 2 on New West Records. This is Hiatt’s twentieth solo album and follows his acclaimed 2010 release, The Open Road, which the Los Angeles Times heralded as a, “bluesy, heartland-soaked musical excursion,” while the Buffalo News declared it “a classic for the future.” As an added bonus, a deluxe version of the album will be made available, which will include a special behind-the-scenes DVD, The Making of Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns and 24/96 High Resolution audio mix of the entire album. Additionally, Hiatt will tour continuously in support of the record, including co-headling tours with Lyle Lovett and Big Head Todd and the Monsters. See reverse for complete details.

Steve Earle: I’ll Never Get Out of this World Alive

Steve Earle
I’ll Never Get Out of this World Alive

April 26, 2011
New West Records

“As a songwriter, Steve Earle is blessed with two apparently contradictory gifts: the ability to animate fictional lives, and a streak of cussed, lefty sincerity that gives bite to his truth-telling.” – The Independent UK

Writing for I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive began three years ago, the longest span of any  song cycle in Steve Earle’s career.  The first two compositions were “God Is God” and “I Am A Wanderer,” two songs written by Earle for Joan Baez’ 2008 album, Day After Tomorrow (which Earle also produced).  The album also includes the celebrated song “This City,” written for the HBO  Original Series, Treme, which Earle also appeared in as an actor.  This year, Earle will be  reprising his role of Harley during many episodes of Treme’s second season.  “This City” features horn arrangements by Allen Toussaint and has garnered a Grammy Award Nomination in the  Best   Song  Written  for  Motion  Picture,  Television  or  Other  Visual  Media Category.  Additionally, the song also garnered Earle’s first Emmy Award nomination in the Outstanding Original Music and  Lyrics Category. I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive also features “Heaven or Hell,” a duet  with  Earle’s wife, the critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Allison Moorer.

Buddy Miller: Majestic Silver Strings

Buddy Miller
Majestic Silver Strings

New West Records
March 1, 2011

“In contrast to Miller’s usual earthiness, this Americana super-session is sonically lighter than air–thanks to spectral six-string ambience from Bill Frisell, Marc Ribot, and pedal-steel ace Greg Leisz, who adorn heavenly voices including Emmylou Harris and Patti Griffin.”Spin

“The Majestic Silver Strings is one of those rare “supergroup” projects that works–as much by its understatement as its savvy choice of material and excellent performances.” AllMusic

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The Majestic Silver Strings album is Buddy’s re-imagination of classic country songs loaded with guitars, atmosphere and attitude. Buddy and the 3 acclaimed guitarists – Bill Frisell, Marc Ribot & Greg Leisz (together they are the Majestic Silver Strings) – push each song into a new cosmos. Guest vocalists include Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, Shawn Colvin, Lee Ann Womack, Chocolate Genius and Julie Miller.

REM: Live Austin, Tx DVD

REM – Live Austin, Tx

New West Records
October 26, 2010

R.E.M. Live From Austin, TX, captures the band “at a pivotal moment in their career,” says ACL producer Terry Lickona. The DVD, Lickona adds, presents a band “still breaking new ground and still doing it their way.” R.E.M. Live From Austin, TX clocks in at just over an hour and features songs spanning the band’s career up to their most recent album Accelerate

We are very excited to announce that New West Records will release R.E.M. Live From Austin, TX, the latest DVD from the acclaimed PBS Austin City Limits (ACL) television series, on October 26, 2010. Taken from the band’s March 13, 2008 ACL concert, which has been edited into an hour TV show, the DVD contains an extended performance including three songs never aired on the original broadcast. The 17 songs have been re-mixed and re-mastered in LPCM stereo and DTS-HD 5.1 surround sound to provide the highest-quality concert DVD available.

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