WALTER TROUT: Battle Scars (CD)

Deluxe edition digipack with extended booklet and 2 bonus tracks.

Joyful, energized guitar-and-vocal performances frame the dozen original songs that narrate his hard-won, life-or-death struggle waiting for, and ultimately receiving, a life-saving liver transplant. With bristling energy, unflagging virtuosity and lyrics that cut to the core of human hope and willpower, Walter Trout’s new album, Battle Scars, chronicles his horrific battle with liver failure. But the 12-song set, which will be released worldwide by Mascot Label Group’s Provogue Records on October 23 also captures the international guitar hero, on a new high — playing and singing at the peak of his abilities, infusing even his darkest numbers with creative joy that sweeps like a beacon.

Over the decades Trout has accumulated numerous honors. He is a two-time winner of the “Overseas Artist of the Year” title at the British Blues Awards, and is a three-time Blues Music Awards nominee. Trout’s six-string prowess earned the number six slot in BBC Radio 1’s “Top 20 Guitarist” listener’s poll, tying with Queen’s Brian May.

Trout is now moving triumphantly forward in his 50th year as a guitarist. He is in the midst of a global tour with his band: keyboardist Sammy Avila, drummer Michael Leasure, and new bassist Johnny Griparic, who joined in time to record Battle Scars in Los Angeles’ Kingsize Soundlabs with Trout’s longtime producer Eric Corne.

01 Almost Gone

02 Omaha Prelude

03 Omaha

04 Tomorrow Seems So Far Away

05 Please Take Me Home

06 Playin' Hideaway

07 Haunted By The Night

08 Fly Away

09 Move On

10 My Ship Came In

11 Cold, Cold Ground

12 Gonna Live Again

13 Sammy, Sammy

14 Things Ain't What They Used To Be*

15 Hell To Pay*


* Not available on CD, download code retrieval for these 2 bonus tracks


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