Deluxe 12" album on Champagne-coloured vinyl.Read More
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For the last forty-four years Larry “Ratso” Sloman has forged an impressive career as a writer. Writing features on the likes of Lou Reed, George Harrison and Leonard Cohen for Rolling Stone, Sloman was also personally invited by Bob Dylan to join his ‘Rolling Thunder Revue’ as the tour’s official scribe – leading to his first book ‘On The Road With Bob Dylan’, and being given the moniker of “Ratso” by Joan Baez for his dishevelled appearance. He has also collaborated with the likes of Howard Stern, Anthony Kiedis and David Blaine on their best-selling memoirs, has being personally asked by Leonard Cohen to preface ‘On Tour with Leonard Cohen’, as well as making a cameo in the Safdie Brothers movie Uncut Gems.
Now in his 70s, his debut album Stubborn Heart was released in 2019. Produced by his close friend Vin Cacchione (of Soft Black and Caged Animals) in Bushwick, Brooklyn, ‘Stubborn Heart’ blends a classic songwriting approach with a contemporary sophistication. The album features Ratso singing on eight originals (including songs that were co-written with John Cale) and what he describes as an “audacious” Bob Dylan cover, along with the generous talents of his friends Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Sharon Robinson (Leonard Cohen’s co-writer, producer and back-up singer), Yasmine Hamdan, Imani Coppolla and more.
- 1 I Want Everything (featuring Yasmine Hamdan) 5:59 Buy
- 2 Our Lady of Light (featuring Nick Cave) 5:06 Buy
- 3 Caribbean Sunset (featuring Imani Coppola and Paul Shapiro) 4:08 Buy
- 4 Dying On The Vine 3:48 Buy
- 5 Living In Moonlight 5:17 Buy
- 6 Matching Scars 3:08 Buy
- 7 Listen Little Man 3:55 Buy
- 8 Stubborn Heart 4:43 Buy
- 9 Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands 11:43 Buy