The FLATLANDERS – ” Treasure Of Love “

Posted: July 4, 2021 in MUSIC

The Flatlanders are the iconic Texas trio of Butch HancockJoe Ely and Jimmie Dale Gilmore. “Treasure Of Love” is their first album of newly recorded music in more than 12 years. Completed during COVID-19 lockdowns with the help of long time friend and collaborator Lloyd MainesTreasure of Love finds The Flatlanders in classic form, serving up a rollicking collection of twang-fuelled, harmony-laden performances full of wry humour and raw heartbreak. While a few of the songs here are never-before-heard originals, the vast majority of the track list consists of vintage tunes the band picked up during their 50-year career, some stretching as far back as the group’s earliest performances in the honky tonks around Lubbock. “I like to say that this album evolved more than it was recorded,” explains Ely, who hosted the initial recording sessions and worked extensively on the tracks at his Spur Studios in Austin. “We’d been chipping away at these songs for a while without ever really finishing anything, so when lockdown started, it seemed like the perfect time to really focus on it.”

Orchard Music (on behalf of Rack ‘Em Records)

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