On the heels of a successful European tour where Adams continued to debut new songs, a number of which will be released on the forthcoming Ashes & Fire (release October 11), more news is emerging.
Given Adams predeliction for hyper-productivity - in 2005 alone for instance he famously released the Grateful Dead inspired album Cold Roses, Jacksonville City Nights, and 29 - his catalogue has been scattered of late between soaring highs and shattering lows (not unlike his own life). On a number of Adams by now seminal early albums Heartbreaker (2000), Gold (2001), Demolition (2002) and the aforementioned 29, he collaborated with producer Ethan Johns son of legendary producer Glyn Johns (Rolling Stones/ The Who). For his new release Adams has moved up the food chain as it were and is working with papa.
It's hard to know what to expect next from the multi-faceted and fractured faces of Ryan Adams. Here is a man who quietly wed pop singer Mandy Moore in March of 2009, is finally getting around to releasing his albums III/IV (with the Cardinals) and his own fittingly titled Blackhole, released a dismal (not dismal-good ie. most of his repertoire) 'metal' album Orion, has made repeated mentions of an album inspired by
Ronnie James Dio, forays into poetry (see for instance White Diamond), and memorably talk of presumably the 'super cool' Johns led sessions in New York and LA with contributors including Benmont Tench (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers) and Norah Jones.
Ryan Adams has released the first track from Ashes & Fire entitled Lucky Now
Ashes & Fire:
1. "Dirty Rain"
2. "Ashes & Fire"
3. "Come Home"
5. "Do I Wait"
6. "Chains of Love"
7. "Invisible Riverside"
8. "Save Me"
10. "Lucky Now"
11. "I Love You But I Don't Know What to Say"