J J Cale - Troubadour - 180g LP

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J J Cale - Troubadour - 180g LP
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AAA 100% Analogue This LP was Remastered using Pure Analogue Components Only from the Master Tapes through to the Cutting Head

Analogue Productions - AAPP 050 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl 

AAA 100% Analogue - Mastered By Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound

Pressed at QRP Quality Record Pressings - Limited Edition

 5 Stars Outstanding in every sense of the word. Easily one of the finest produced records I have ever purchased. - LP Review

The warmth and presence of the Analogue Productions take on Troubadour situates this release squarely in the sonic ballpark’s upper deck. The soundscape is rife for audiophile exploration. The work feels minimalist, but there is a surprising number of textures and sounds to take in. Troubadour employs horn sections, vibes, various wooden percussive touches, and a few synthesized surprises. But Cale’s own sparse and tasteful guitar solos are where the record really shines. His tone and his attack can lull you into a Rock ’n Roll reverie that few others could conjure. This release does, in fact, put you all the way in the room. Right there with the artists on a soundstage that is both deep and wide.Sound 5/5 Music 5/5 - Hometgeatrehifi

The real "Slowhand" serves up a subtle masterwork Remastered & cut at 33 1/3 RPM by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound

Lacquers plated by Gary Salstrom and pressed on 200-gram vinyl at Quality Record Pressings

J.J. Cale, much like Nick Drake and Alex Chilton, is an artist whose genius and influence far outweigh his popularity. . And now through this exceptional Analogue Productions reissue, pressed on 200-gram vinyl at Quality Record Pressings, you're going to hear Cale on his signature hits like "Cocaine" sound more vibrant and real than you've ever heard before!

With his laid-back rootsy style, Cale is best known for writing "After Midnight" and "Cocaine," songs that Eric Clapton later made into hits. But Cale's influence wasn't only through songwriting — All Music Guide notes that his distinctly loping sense of rhythm and shuffling boogie became the blueprint for the adult-oriented roots rock of Clapton and Mark Knopfler, among others. Cale's refusal to vary the sound of his music over the course of his career caused some critics to label him as a one-trick pony, but he managed to build a dedicated cult following with his sporadically released recordings.

Troubadour, released in 1976, is notable for introducing "Cocaine," which Clapton covered on his Slowhand album a year later. Producer Audie Ashworth introduced some different instruments, notably vibes and what sound like horns (although none are credited), for a slightly altered sound. As one reviewer says, Cale's druggy brand of rhythmic, spooky storytelling falls far outside of easy characterization.

Cale's signature laid back, bluesy style of country rock features rambling snapshots of love and life on the road that are unconventionally addicting. Reviewer James Burke says all of the songs on Troubadour are outstanding. The warhorse "Cocaine" is far more intriguing in its original version, more menacing and worldworn than Clapton's driving take. The uncharacteristically energetic "Travelin' Light" is a whispered invitation to the road — half intrigue, half warning. Troubadour is a timeless recording of the highest caliber.

"Producer Audie Ashworth introduced some different instruments, notably vibes and what sound like horns (although none are credited), for a slightly altered sound on Troubadour. But J.J. Cale's albums are so steeped in his introspective style that they become interchangeable. If you like one of them, chances are you'll want to have them all. This one is notable for introducing "Cocaine," which Eric Clapton covered on his Slowhand album a year later."

J. J. Cale, vocals, guitar, piano
Charles Dungey, bass guitar 
Tommy Cogbill, bass guitar 
Joe Osborn, bass guitar 
Bill Raffensperger, bass guitar 
Karl Himmel, drums 
Kenny Buttrey, drums 
Buddy Harman, drums 
Jimmy Karstein, drums 
Kenny Malone, drums 
Gordon Payne, guitar 
Chuck Browning, guitar 
Reggie Young, rhythm guitar 
Harold Bradley, rhythm guitar 
Bill Boatman, rhythm guitar 
Doug Bartenfeld, guitar
Lloyd Green, steel guitar 
Buddy Emmons, steel guitar 
Farrell Morris, percussion 
Audie Ashworth, percussion 
J.I. Allison, percussion
Don Tweedy, ARP
Bobby Woods, piano 
Bill Purcell, piano 
George Tidwell, trumpet 
Dennis Goode, trombone 
Billy Puett, saxophone 

1. Hey Baby
2. Travelin’ Light
3. You Got Something
4. Ride Me High
5. Hold On
6. Cocaine
7. I’m A Gypsy Man
8. The Woman That Got Away
9. Super blue
10. Let Me Do It To You
11. Cherry
12. You Got Me on So Bad

J J Cale - Troubadour - 200g LP

We use the Original Tapes and work with only the Best Mastering Studios
Plated and Pressed at QRP the world`s Best Pressing Plant on Virgin Vinyl
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