Tommy McLain – I Ran Down Every Dream (Vinyl LP)

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Description

*This is a Vinyl LP*

Release Date:  2022

Label:  Yep Rock Records

 

Track List

Side A

  1. No Tomorrows Now
  2. I Ran Down Every Dream (feat. Elvis Costello)
  3. I Hope
  4. Livin’ on the Losin’ End
  5. The Greatest Show on Hurt
  6. California

Side B

  1. That’s What Mama Used to Do
  2. Somebody (feat. Augie Meyers & C.C. Adcock)
  3. My Hidden Heart
  4. Stand for Something
  5. If You Don’t Love Me
  6. Before I Grow Too Old
  7. London Too

 

Notes

The First Edition LP of I Ran Down Every Dream is pressed on emerald color vinyl! Limited to 1,000 copies worldwide!

I Ran Down Every Dream is the first album in over four decades by swamp pop legend Tommy McLain. Produced by his musical protege C.C. Adcock, I Ran Down Every Dream was recorded in Louisiana, Texas, California, and England, with a similarly disparate group of friends and fans, including Elvis Costello and Nick Lowe (both of whom contribute co-writes), plus Jon Cleary, Denny Freeman, Ed Harcourt, Roy Lowe, Augie Meyers, Ivan Neville, Van Dyke Parks, Mickey Raphael, Steve Riley, Speedy Sparks, Warren Storm and more.

As an album, I Ran Down Every Dream is both a celebration and a requiem. It bookends a career that has seen Tommy scale the upper reaches of the Billboard charts, share the stage with the likes of Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, The Yardbirds and ZZ Top, and become a global ambassador for the swamp pop sound – that singularly affecting combination of rhythm and blues, country and western, gospel, and traditional French Louisiana styles. The album also looks back, with more than a little heartache, in tribute to some of the fellow musical travelers that McLain has lost. Two tracks on the album were written by McLain’s dear friend and Louisiana music royalty Bobby Charles, and it also marks the final sessions for two legendary musicians who died in 2021; Texas guitar slinger Denny Freeman, and Tommy’s close collaborator Warren Storm. For McLain himself, the years-long road to I Ran Down Every Dream was beset by a heart attack, two hurricanes and a house fire. With every obstacle he overcame, McLain’s resolve to complete I Ran Down Every Dream grew stronger.

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