DAVE ALVIN ‘King Of California’ – CD


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Dave Alvin’s King of California has been reissued in an expanded version to coincide with the album’s 25th anniversary. Originally released released in 1994, it has now been fully remastered and also includes bonus material.

Featuring acoustic interpretations of some of finest songs in his catalog, along with new, folk-inflected compositions and covers, Alvin said, “It was ironic that for a guy who was known as a loud guitar player and questionable singer, his best seller was an acoustic album… King of California is when I decided, ‘This is when I let the song tell me what it sounds like’. Ever since then, that’s been my rule. It sounds ridiculous, but it was something I had to learn.”

The expanded edition includes a previously unreleased track from the recording sessions, “Riverbed Rag,” an instrumental designed for a guitar-Dobro duel, and inspired by the usually dry San Gabriel River that the artist grew up exploring.

“I’m real proud of “King of California” 25 years later,” Alvin said. “The whole process was a revelation.”