Imaginational Anthem Vol. XI : Chrome Universal - A Survey of Modern Pedal Steel: Vinyl LPTSQ5876
Label: Tomkins Square
Release Date: 14th October
What every band, artist and musician doesn't know is that their music could always benefit from lapsteel, doesn't even have to be country, pop it on some dub or in a metal act just twang away or drifting off into the textures of a song. It's like truffle oil or maldon salt, music just sounds better with its musical umami. Luke Schneider's an expert at sliding steel on his lap, so who better to present a compilation of the diverse sounds of this magical instrument.
For those who dig: Willy Tyler, North Americans, Luke Schneider himself, cosmic country and that sweet tang of pedal steel.
Curated by in-demand Nashville pedal steel maverick and Third Man recording artist Luke Schneider, the eleventh volume of Tompkins Square’s venerable Imaginational Anthem acoustic guitar series features exclusive tracks by legend BJ Cole, as well as leading exponents on the instrument including Susan Alcorn, Luke himself, and British expat /Nashville hotshot Spencer Cullum among others. Nashville native and Merge recording artist William Tyler has written a beautiful detailed history of the pedal steel for the package (CD & LP versions only).
1. BJ Cole - Ely Revisited
2. Jonny Lam - Rainbow Across the Valley
3. Rocco DeLuca - Many Singing Softly
4. Luke Schneider - Yosemite 5.Spencer Cullum - An Ode to Dungeness
6. Barry Walker, Jr. - I Will Tread Upon the Lion and the Cobra
7. Susan Alcorn - Gilmore Blue
8. Maggie Bjorklund - Lysglimt
9. Will Van Horn - Attwater