January 31, 2017
Steve Conte's long-overdue new album INTERNATIONAL COVER-UP
Steve Conte's Long-Overdue New Album - Now On iTunes!
Get 1 Song Or All 8 Songs From Steve's New COVERS Album On iTunes
***NOTE*** Physical CDs are only available on CDbaby.com, Amazon.com and at live shows. The digital album is available on CDbaby, iTunes and all major online retailers. Individual tracks can only be purchased on iTunes.
It's here - Steve's new album, INTERNATIONAL COVER-UP !
The album features songs written and/or recorded by Eddie Cochran, Willy/Mink DeVille, Tom Waits/Ramones, John Lennon, Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac and Jason And The Scorchers - all delivered in pure Conte-style.
As a 13 year old live performer, Steve Conte looked to The Rolling Stones, The J. Geils Band, Black Oak Arkansas, The Beatles & Jimi Hendrix for both musical inspiration and how to give "good show". Cut to 2016 - Conte releases his "COVERS" album featuring many of the songs he & his band have played on tour - and captures that LIVE spirit in the recordings!
In addition to playing original songs from his studio albums on tour, Steve would always add a few well-chosen covers. Conte says: “This album contains some of my favorite songs to play live; road-tested in Europe with my band, The Crazy Truth International. I kept the album production sparse to showcase the band's live energy. All songs were recorded live, in a few takes. Most guitar solos were played live, a few tracks have a guitar overdub, one has horns, there's one with organ, and another with piano. There’s even a “one-take” vocal performance on there.”
INTERNATIONAL COVER-UP was largely recorded at Labtones Studio in Dordrecht, The Netherlands by Wilco Minderhoud & Jasper van Dorp. It features 6 studio recordings with Conte’s European version of The Crazy Truth - plus a pair of solo acoustic tracks recorded in New York City; one in his own Manhattan studio, The Joint NYC and the other recorded live on renowned record producer, Steve Lillywhite’s program for East Village Radio, The Lillywhite Sessions.
The band tracks, with Conte on guitars/vocals, Jeroen Polderman on drums and Jozz Verheijen on bass were previously only available as an “exclusive” during Conte’s 2013 Pledge Music campaign for his release, The Steve Conte NYC Album. The tracks have since been re-mastered and the running order re-sequenced to accommodate the acoustic songs. This is the first time that the tracks are available on CD - and only 500 copies were pressed!
For more info go to: www.stevecontenyc.com
Thanks y'all...enjoy the music!! SC