Wednesday, March 21, 2012

AUDIO: Joe Walsh premieres Analog Man

He’s been talking about it for a couple of years (hennemusic started writing about it in 2010), but now Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh has finally set a release date for his first solo album in two decades.

“Analog Man” will be available June 5.

Walsh worked on the record with Jeff Lynne, who produced at least half of the songs while Joe did the rest.

The new effort marks Joe’s first solo album since 1992’s “Songs for a Dying Planet.”

You can preview the title track at Joe’s website here.

As for The Eagles, Walsh told Rolling Stone last fall that the band will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a retrospective tour this year, and that they are going to freshen up their live show from past tours to give fans something they haven’t quite seen before.

"Everybody's seen our show, so we have to put together something new," said Joe. "We've been archiving so much stuff from the band's early days, concert footage and interviews and stuff. Those will be the visuals to go along with the songs. We'll also revisit some old songs and some new stuff."

The Eagles have announced shows in Las Vegas and Atlanta for later this spring.

See also:

The Eagles to launch 40th Anniversary Tour in 2012
Joe Walsh reveals new solo album details
The Eagles: Joe Walsh’s 1st solo album in 18 years due in 2011