Willie Nile :: World War Willie

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Willie-Nile-WorldWarWillie-coverDe ultieme New York-rocker Willie Nile is inmiddels 67, maar op zijn nieuwe CD World War Willie klinkt hij even krachtig als in zijn begintijd. De opener Forever Wild is meer Bruce Springsteen dan Springsteen de laatste dertig jaar zelf geklonken heeft. Op het titelnummer klinkt hij als een jonge Who en When Levon Sings is een tranentrekkende ode aan de overleden Band-drummer Levon Helm. De enige cover is Sweet Jane, geschreven door zijn vriend en fan Lou Reed. World War Willie is een strijdbare prachtplaat, grotestads-rock ‘n’ roll van de eerste orde.

“There’s a lot going on in this world between the good, the bad and the in – between, and this album attempts to ride some of those horses,” Willie Nile says of his memorably titled new album World War Willie. The dozen song set lives up to Nile’s reputation as a world class songwriter, a singularly energetic performer and a true rock ’n’ roll believer. Currently in the fourth decade of a recording career that’s yielded a panoply of musical riches, the New York bred artist is currently experiencing an exciting renaissance at a time when many of his contemporaries are winding down or giving up. “This past year has certainly been the busiest and most rewarding one yet, with so many satisfying shows and the completion of this new album,” he states.

Willie-Nile-photo Jeff Fasano

Tracks
1. Forever wild
2. Let’s all come together
3. Grandpa rocks
4. Runaway girl
5. World war Willie
6. Bad boy
7. Hell yeah
8. Beautiful you
9. When Levon sings
10. Trouble down in diamond town
11. Citibank Nile
12. Sweet Jane

Bio
Willie-Nile-WorldWarWillie–BioE.pdf

Links
http://www.willienile.com
http://www.bluerose-records.com

 

 

 

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