The fans have spoken! Alejandro Escovedo’s With These Hands has been selected as the next Run Out Groove limited edition vinyl pressing.
Originally released in 1996, With These Hands was Escovedo’s debut on the Rykodisc label. The Mexican-American rocker hailed from one of music’s most famous families, counting Pete and Coke Escovedo as his brothers, and Pete’s daughter Sheila E. as his niece. His brother Mario fronted the band The Dragons, and brother Javier was a member of The Zeros. Alejandro’s style developed in the direction of alternative roots-rock, to which he brought authenticity, grit, and passion. With These Hands found him joined by Sheila E., Charlie Sexton, and Stephen Bruton, as well as Willie Nelson and Jennifer Warnes for one of his strongest sets of songs ever. ROG’s reissue will mark its first appearance on vinyl; the bonus track “Can’t Take It” has been added. It will be pressed on two 180-gram LPs at RTI, and will be housed in a gatefold, tip-on jacket with insert. As usual for ROG releases, it will be limited and numbered based on pre-orders, so it’s important to get your orders in now.
And with the announcement of a new ROG release comes another round of voting! Make your decision now as to which of these three titles you would like to see get the lavish ROG treatment:
Morphine, Good: Deluxe Edition – ROG will reissue and expand Morphine’s debut album with previously unreleased bonus tracks, remastering everything from the original source.
Less Than Jake, Anthem – The ska-punk band’s 2003 album will come to the format for the first time in an edition pressed on multi-colored 180-gram vinyl.
Ritchie Valens, Ritchie – ROG will remaster and expand the late rock-and-roller’s 1959 posthumous Del-Fi LP.
You can peruse the track listing for With These Hands below, and pre-order at the link provided! It’s due to ship on December 13.
Alejandro Escovedo, With These Hands (Rykodisc RCD 10343, 1996 – reissued Run Out Groove, 2019)
- Put You Down
- Crooked Frame
- Pissed Off 2 A.M.
- Nickel and a Spoon (with Willie Nelson)
- Little Bottles
- Guilty Was His Name (with Jennifer Warnes)
- Tired Skin
- With These Hands
- Tugboat (for Sterling Morrison)
- Can’t Take It (Bonus Track)