Corb Lund - El Viejo [Test Pressing]

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  • 140g black vinyl test pressing
  • 12", 1-LP

“I’ve been wanting to make a record like this for a long time. The band, Franny and I produced it ourselves in my living room with no adults present. It’s all acoustic, not an electric lick on the album…banjos and mandos and string basses and stripped-down drums. I put a ton of work into the tunes and I’m pretty proud of this batch. Had a little help from my old co-writing pal Jaida Dreyer on a couple, also wrote a good one with my screenwriter buddy, Brian Koppelman. Lots of gambling songs and lots of minor keys. And my band guys absolutely killed it too, they’re all badasses.

I’m dedicating the record to my old compadre, Ian Tyson, who passed away a few months back. I’ve named the album for him as well. ‘El Viejo’, or ‘the old one’ is what our mutual friend Tom Russell took to calling him in later years. The title track is a pretty special one for us.  

We had a blast making this thing, and we hope you enjoy it too.” - Corb Lund


Side A - 

  1. The Cardplayers
  2. I Had It All
  3. Was Fort Worth Worth It?
  4. Out On a Win
  5. Redneck Rehab
  6. El Viejo (for Ian)

Side B - 

  1. When the Game Gets Hot
  2. Girl With the Stratocaster
  3. It Takes Practice
  4. Insha’Allah
  5. Old Familiar Drunken Feeling