Ryan Adams will release his new album Ashes & Fire October 11 on PAX-AM/Capitol in the U.S.. Adams’ first solo album to be released via a new U.S. arrangement with his own PAX-AM label and EMI’s Capitol in the U.S. and Canada, the album was recorded at Sunset Sound in Hollywood and produced by Glyn Johns, renowned for his work with the likes of The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Clash, The Who and The Rolling Stones–and whose son Ethan produced previous Ryan Adams albums Heartbreaker, Gold and 29.
“All great records start with great songs,” commented Dan McCarroll, President of Capitol and Virgin Records. “Ashes & Fire will remind you why Ryan Adams is at the front of the line as one of his generation’s most gifted artists. “
From the slow burning stunner of an opener “Dirty Rain” through the infectious shuffle of the title track and irresistible harmonies of “Lucky Now,” to the closing lament of “I Love You But I Don’t Know What To Say,” Ashes & Fire is arguably the most cohesive and beautiful album of Adams’ distinguished career.
Ashes & Fire also features guest turns from Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench as well as Norah Jones who contributes piano and backing vocals on several tracks, including the lilting, acoustic overtures of “Come Home,” the sumptuous ballad “Save Me” and the heartfelt “Kindness.”
The full tracklisting for Ashes & Fire is:
Ashes & Fire
Do I Wait
Chains Of Love
I Love You But I Don’t Know What To Say
Ryan Adams is a multiple-Grammy-nominated singer songwriter from Jacksonville, NC whose critically acclaimed and commercially successful albums both as a solo artist and with the Cardinals have included Heartbreaker (2000), Gold (2001), Love Is Hell (2004), Cold Roses (2005) and Easy Tiger (2007)–which TIME magazine hailed as “a career breakthrough.” Adams is also the CEO of his own PAX-AM label through which he has released numerous singles and last year’s Cardinals III/IV double album, among others. He is also an accomplished author, with two books–Infinity Blues and Hello Sunshine–released by independent publisher Akashic.
Having recently completed a sold out tour of the UK and Europe, Ryan Adams will soon be announcing a dates and venues of a solo acoustic tour of California and the Pacific Northwest this fall.