Joe Walsh Analog Man 180g LP
180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Edition!
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Joe Walsh Is Back With First Solo Album In 20 Years!
Grammy Award winning rock and roll legend Joe Walsh returns with Analog Man,
his first solo album in two decades from Fantasy Records/Concord. Analog
Man is both modern and timelessly soulful, packed with Walsh's beloved wit, char
and chops; it delivers an incredibly raw and intimate sound.
Walsh, best known for his powerful guitar licks, joined the Eagles in 1976 and
is credited for bringing a harder rock sound to the band with the acclaimed
Hotel California, The Long Run and Eagles Live. A singer-songwriter and
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Walsh has entertained for more than four
decades, not only as a solo artist, but as part of admired bands like The James
Gang and Barnstorm.
The 10-track album was produced by Jeff Lynne and Joe Walsh with Tommy Lee James
co-writing some of the tracks.
Mr. Walsh named the album with a specific message in mind, growing up in an
analog world and now having to learn to live in a digital world.
In a recent interview with the San Diego Reader, Walsh explained the digital age
and its affects on the world were very much on his mind as he wrote songs for
San Diego Reader: "Analog Man, the first Joe Walsh solo album in something
like 20 years... It is a record that I’m guessing was recorded digitally. Did
Walsh make an intentional statement with the title?"
Joe Walsh: “I sure did. I just decided I better get with it. After all, it is
the digital age. Back when it was all analog, we used to go in the studio, and
studios had knobs. We used to turn knobs and say, let’s see what this does. Now,
we have a mouse. We [the members of the Eagles] spend hours yelling at our
computers. My son comes in and he says, Dad, you’re really stupid.”
But Walsh calls the digital world an alternative to reality that people are
using more and more in a bad way. “Reality has a lot of”… he pauses…“crummy
stuff in it. And people have decided to go into the virtual world.” It is
another means of escape he says, and being a man with knowledge of that sort of
thing, is troubled by what he sees..."
"...[T]here are still plenty of his signature funky riffs mixed in with his life stories and social commentary." - Sherri Lehman, The Abosulte Sound, October 2012
• 180g Vinyl
• Mastered at TruTone Mastering & Howie Weinberg Mastering
• Mastered by Carl Rowatti, Howie Weinberg and Dan Gerbarg
• Includes limited time download card
1. Analog Man
2. Wrecking Ball
3. Lucky That Way
4. Spanish Dancer
5. Funk 50
1. Band Played On
3. One Day At A Time
4. Hi-Roller Baby