Walter Trout - Alive In Amsterdam

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Alive In Amsterdam is a live album by American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter Walter Trout, released in June 2016 via Provogue Records.

Alive in Amsterdam is the sound of a man announcing his resurrection after a period on the ropes. As Trout’s army of international fans are painfully aware, recent times have taken the bandleader to the brink, following a bleak diagnosis of life-threatening liver failure and hepatitis C in 2013. Trout’s rebirth began with a successful transplant in May 2014, and gathered pace with 2015’s Battle Scars: the acclaimed studio album that channeled his near-death experience into raw autobiographical songs.

Walter Trout has never sounded so alive. The date is 28 November 2015 and the location is Amsterdam’s opulent Royal Theatre Carré. And the occasion is a live performance of the blues-rock legend at full-throttle. “We were rocking,” remembers Trout of the comeback concert captured on Alive in Amsterdam. “If people are expecting a laid-back show, that’s not what they’ll get. This is potent stuff...”

Yet for this lifelong road-warrior, a return to the stage was always the ultimate goal. And last summer, as Trout headed out on a comeback tour that blew the roof off venues from the Royal Albert Hall to Buddy Guy’s Legends club in Chicago, every fan in the house saw that the man wasn’t just back, he was better than ever. “That whole tour was kinda triumphant for me,” Trout reflects. “Just to be back, after what I went through. But also to be playing with a renewed energy and commitment.

“I’d gone through a few years of symptoms,” he continues, “where I’d get hand-cramps, dizzy spells and chronic fatigue onstage. It was a struggle. On this last tour, I wasn’t struggling. We were having a great time. We couldn’t stop. Alive in Amsterdam captures the atmosphere.”

With songs pulled from every era of his five-decade career, the Alive in Amsterdam set is potent stuff indeed, from the stinging Luther Allison cover I’m Back, to the plaintive B.B. King tribute Say Goodbye To The Blues, which builds from neck-tingling guitar swells to a stunning virtuoso climax. Battle Scars is well-represented by the harmony-bolstered rocker Almost Gone and the raucous Tomorrow Seems So Far Away, while Trout is joined by his son Jon for Rock Me Baby and even finds time for a fistful of fan favorites, including The Love That We Once Knew and Marie’s Mood. “You can hear that a guy yells out for ‘Marie’s Mood,’” he laughs. “I actually hadn’t planned on doing that one...”

Walter shows you magic in the studio, of course. But it’s on the stage where he truly comes alive. “I get into the energy and the moment and the excitement of it all,” he says. “I think I’m a very different guitarist live...”

This album is a must have for any blues fan!

This is a Limited Edition Triple Vinyl 3LP Record set on 180 Gram Vinyl housed in a Gatefold Sleeve with a Digital Download Code, pressed in Europe.

 

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Tracklisting:

 

A1

Marie's Introduction

 

A2

Play The Guitar

 

A3

Help Me

 

A4

I'm Back

 

B1

Say Goodbye To The Blues

 

B2

Almost Gone

 

C1

Omaha

 

C2       

Tomorrow Seems So Far Away           

      

C3

Playin' Hideaway

 

D1

Haunted By The Night

 

D2

Fly Away

 

D3

Please Take Me Home

 

E1

Rock Me Baby

 

E2

Marie's Mood

 

F1

Serve Me Right To Suffer

 

F2

The Love That We Once Knew

 

SKU 819873013525
Record Label Provogue Records
Label / Model # Warner
Catalogue Number PRD 7492 1
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 17 June 2016
Original Release Date (Year) 17 June 2016
Barcode # 819873013525
Shipping Weight 0.7750kg
Shipping Width 0.011m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.001085m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition Triple Album 3LP Records, 180 Gram Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve, Digital Download
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Blues
Format VINYL LP

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