Lucero’s “Live From Atlanta” to be released on August 12th (Album Preview)
“We’re Lucero, we’re from Memphis, Tennessee” goes the all-too-familiar introduction from Ben Nichols, front man from the band who’ve no doubt spent more time over the past 10 years out on the road and away from Memphis than they have in it. In a couple months, and after more than 15 years in this business, Lucero are set to release their first live album.
01. Like Lightning 02. Summer Song 03. It Gets The Worst At Night 04. That Much Further West 05. Mom 06. The War 07. All Sewn Up 08. What Else Would You Have Me Be? 09. Tears Don’t Matter Much 10. Drink Till We’re Gone 12. Rick’s Boogie 13. Bastard’s Lullaby 14. It May Be Too Late 15. The Last Song 16. Fistful Of Tears
There is no shortage of smart-phone videos of many of these songs from previous shows on youtube and if you’ve been to a show in the past year or so, the shape of this will be recognizable. That is where the similarities end. This is the top shelf, premium stuff. Earlier in the week, the band released the first track from the album, Tears Don’t Matter Much. The sound quality and mix is dialed-in perfectly, with the keys and the horns pulled forward at just the right weight against the original 4 pieces. You’ve not heard live Lucero like this, even if you’ve seen Lucero live.
“Live From Atlanta” will be a demonstration of where the band is at right now, with the horns played over old and new tunes. If the glimpses we’ve heard so far are indicative of the whole, it will be sure to please.