Saturday, January 16, 2016

CD Review: Omnivore Recordings Re-Introduces The Music Of JD Souther

American singer/songwriter JD Souther has seen his music career last for over four decades. He is best known as the writer of hit songs for The Eagles ("Best Of My Love" and "Heartache Tonight") as well as for Linda Ronstadt ("Faithless Love"). Souther also had a solo hit in 1979 with the song "You're Only Lonely," which hit the top ten on the singles chart.

Beginning on January 8th, Omnivore Recordings will launch their expansion campaign for JD Souther's early albums. His debut solo album "John David Souther" will be remastered and will also include seven bonus tracks made up of demos and alternative takes. The album features Souther's brand of California folk/rock that took The Eagles and Jackson Browne to stardom. The song "How Long" from this album was covered by The Eagles for their 2007 album "Long Road Out Of Eden." Souther's voice on this album is warm and inviting and even has an innocence to it that gives his music heart and soul. The seven bonus tracks on this release begin with an alternative version of "Kite Woman." It has a steady country rhythm that gives the song a different, less intimate feel. The next six bonus tracks are demos that show the growth in songs like "Jesus In 3/4 Time" and "The Fast One." The rawness of these early recordings give insight into how great of a songwriter JD Souther is as you can follow the development of these songs.

The other albums arriving from this new expansion campaign are "Black Rose" and "Home By Dawn," which will arrive during the second week of February. To find out more about this latest version of "John David Souther," please visit

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