Eleven Eleven is the eleventh studio album by folk rock musician Dave Alvin. It was released on June 20, 2011 on Yep Roc Records, and an expanded reissue was released on April 17, 2012. The recording of Eleven Eleven was influenced by the then-recent deaths of Alvin's friends Chris Gaffney and Amy Farris.
Alvin shows off his skill on both sides of the volume divide on 2011's Eleven Eleven, where he reaffirms his status as one of the best and most distinctive American songwriters alive. There are few artists who can match Alvin's gift for creating vivid characters and bringing their lives to life through music, and Eleven Eleven finds him near the top of his game as a tunesmith, while also showing off his estimable skills as a guitarist.
Eleven Eleven by Dave Alvin, released 21 June 2011 1. Dave Alvin - Harlan County Line 2. Dave Alvin - Johnny Ace Is Dead 3. Dave Alvin - Black Rose of Texas 4. Dave Alvin - Gary, Indiana 1959 5. Dave Alvin - Run Conejo Run 6. Dave Alvin - No Worries Mija 7. Dave Alvin - What's Up With Your Brother? 8. Dave Alvin - Murrietta's Head 9. Dave Alvin - Manzanita 10. Dave Alvin - Dirty Nightgown 11. Dave Alvin - Two Lucky Bums Dave Alvin turns it up. The intensity, the focus, the volume
CD 2 features 9 songs recorded live on the official Eleven Eleven US Tour at the Ark in Ann Arbor, MI on July 2, 2011. CD 3 features 3 previously unreleased bonus tracks from the original Eleven Eleven recording session. DVD features the concert recorded at the Ark in Ann Arbor, MI on July 2, 2011. The different Catalog refer to: YEP-2273 (Entire deluxe package).
Harlan County Line, 05:11. Johnny Ace Is Dead, 04:26. Black Rose of Texas, 04:52.
Features Song Lyrics for Dave Alvin's Eleven Eleven album. Dave Alvin Lyrics provided by SongLyrics. Lyricapsule: The Surfaris Drop ‘Wipe Out’; June 22, 1963. RIFF’d: Nas’ ‘Nasir’. Lyricapsule: The Byrds Drop ‘Mr. Tambourine Man’; June 21, 1965.
Dave Alvin is one of the finest blues around these days. His deep, growling vocals that make him sound like he's seen a lot, are perfectly complimented by his superb guitar playing. His album Eleven Eleven is one of the best blues released in the last few years in my opinion. Here's a song by song analysis: 1. Harlan County Line - This track sets up the album perfectly. It tells the story of love lost ("along the highway") and being on the road away from home. Great guitar tone and playing, with wonderful guitar and vocals.
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|1||Harlan County Line
Bass, Percussion – Bob GlaubDrums, Percussion – Don HeffingtonSlide Guitar [Electric] – Danny Ott
|2||Johnny Ace Is Dead
Bass – Gregory BoazDrums, Percussion – Steve MugalianElectric Guitar – Greg LeiszHarmony Vocals – Danny OttPiano – Wyman Reese
|3||Black Rose Of Texas
Bass – Bob GlaubDrums – Don HeffingtonElectric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Slide Guitar – Danny Ott
|4||Gary, Indiana 1959
Bass – Bob GlaubDrums, Percussion – Don HeffingtonPiano – Gene Taylor
|5||Run Conejo Run
Bass – Bob GlaubDrums, Percussion – Don HeffingtonHarmony Vocals – Danny Ott
|6||No Worries Mija
Acoustic Guitar – Dave AlvinDouble Bass, Accordion – David Jackson Piano – Wyman Reese
|7||What's Up With Your Brother?
Bass – Gregory BoazDrums, Percussion – Steve MugalianHarmonica – Jack RudyOrgan – Wyman ReesePiano – Gene TaylorVocals – Phil Alvin
Bass – Bob GlaubDrums, Timbales, Percussion – Don HeffingtonElectric Guitar, Steel Guitar [Lap], Guitar [Barritone] – Greg LeiszHarmony Vocals – Danny Ott
Acoustic Guitar – Dave AlvinAcoustic Guitar, Steel Guitar [Pedal], Steel Guitar – Rick SheaDrums, Percussion – Don HeffingtonElectric Guitar – Danny OttVocals, Piano – Christy McWilson
Bass – Bob GlaubDrums, Percussion – Don HeffingtonSlide Guitar – Danny Ott
|11||Two Lucky Bums
Acoustic Guitar – Dave AlvinDouble Bass – David Jackson Drums – Don HeffingtonVocals, Accordion – Chris Gaffney
- Mastered By [Uncredited] – Joe Gastwirt
- Written-by [Uncredited] – Chris Gaffney (tracks: 6), Christy McWilson (tracks: 9)
- Written-by [Uncredited], Producer [Uncredited], Electric Guitar [Uncredited], Vocals [Uncredited] – Dave Alvin
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|YEP-2246||Dave Alvin||Eleven Eleven (CD, Album, Dig)||Yep Roc Records||YEP-2246||US||2011|
|YEP 2273, YEP-2246, YEP-2263||Dave Alvin||Eleven Eleven (3xCD, Album, Dlx + DVD-V, NTSC)||Yep Roc Records, Yep Roc Records, Yep Roc Records||YEP 2273, YEP-2246, YEP-2263||US||2012|
|YEP-2246||Dave Alvin||Eleven Eleven (2xLP, Album, 180)||Yep Roc Records||YEP-2246||US||2011|