Now Australia's Biggest Toy Store

We won't be beaten by anyone. Guaranteed

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real [2017] *
By

Rating

Product Description
Product Details
Performer Notes
  • Personnel: Lukas Nelson (vocals, guitar); Jesse Siebenberg (vocals, steel guitar, Farfisa); Corey McCormick (vocals, upright bass); Alberto Bof (piano, Hammond b-3 organ, Wurlitzer organ); Anthony LoGerfo (drums); Tato Melgar (percussion).
  • Audio Mixers: Daniel Piscina; John Alagia.
  • Recording information: Atomic Sound, Brooklyn, NY (2015-2017); Pedernales Studios, Spicewood, TX (2015-2017); The Village Studios, Los Angeles, CA (2015-2017).
  • Photographer: Myriam Santos.
  • Prior to 2017, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real were primarily heard in reflection of the legends they've supported -- namely, Neil Young, who hired the group as his backing band for his 2015 LP The Monsanto Years, and Lukas' father Willie, who has taken his son out on the road on more than one occasion. All this means Lukas Nelson & the Promise of the Real, the 2017 album that is also their leap to the semi-majors, marks the first opportunity many audiences have to properly assess the band on their own terms. Appropriately, Nelson & Promise of the Real decide to show a little of everything they can do on this elegantly lazy 12-track album. "Set me Down on a Cloud" sets the tone, indicating this album will be something of a spacy trip, but its Americana psychedelia works as a keynote because it suggests Promise of the Real embrace the notion of ever-expanding possibilities. They immediately bring the proceedings back to earth with "Die Alone," one of a few funky blues-rockers here, but since they've opened the door to a world outside of Texas, that specter hangs over the album even when they're doing songs suited for beer joints. At times, Promise of the Real can't help but recall Willie Nelson, and not just because Willie plays guitar on "Just Outside of Austin," a gently rolling acoustic number. Promise of the Real also favor the places where country, folk, rock, and blues intersect, while also realizing that it's necessary to find an idiosyncratic voice through familiar elements. That's precisely what they do here, giving open-road rockers, R&B workouts, starlit cowboy tunes, breezy beach songs, and country laments a personal bent. It's a record where Lady Gaga can join in for a six-minute slow-burner styled after prime Faces ("Find Yourself") and feel at home because this is a place where anybody is invited just as long as they share the same vibe. And, as a listener, if you happen to share that vibe, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real is a pure pleasure. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
Home » Music » Pop » Pop Rock
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real [2017] * on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond.com, Inc.
Back to top