Crow Jane Alley
New York, NY - Eagle Records presents the next chapter in Willy DeVille’s remarkable journey with the release of Crow Jane Alley on September 21, 2004.
Recorded in Los Angeles with producer John Philip Shenale (The Bangles, Tori Amos, Robert Cray), and featuring an amazing array of guest musicians including the legendary Joey Waronker (Beck, REM, Elliot Smith ) on drums and Grammy award winner Josh Sklair (Etta James) on guitar and various string instruments, Willy has produced a truly landmark album in an already exceptional career. From the Latin street-groove of “Chieva” (featuring David Hidalgo of Los Lobos), the heartfelt “My Forever Came Today,” the uniquely delivered cover of Bryan Ferry’s “Slave To Love”, to the deeply reflective “Crow Jane Alley” (recorded in memory of his old friend and collaborator Jack Nitzsche), this record oozes soul and blues from every groove, while demonstrating a depth of style, content and emotion only available to those few musicians who have really lived their art.
“I feel this is the most artistic record I have ever recorded, says DeVille of Crow Jane Alley, “And the natural progression of writing and recording seemed to also make it the easiest.”
Willy DeVille is the founder, leader and principal songwriter of Mink DeVille, a band that came out of the mid-70's New York punk scene. First breaking in the UK with their hit "Spanish Stroll" in 1977, Mink DeVille continued to release albums through to the mid-80's when Willy began to perform and record under his own name. His solo single "Storybook Love" was nominated for an Oscar after it appeared in the film The Princess Bride.
Willy DeVille will release Crow Jane Alley on September 21, 2004 through Eagle Records.
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This album is available at TheStoreForMusic.com