Loudon Wainwright III – Lifetime Achievement


Loudon Wainwright III - Lifetime Achievement

Loudon Wainwright III – Lifetime Achievement
Format: CD
Label: V2 Records
Release: 2022

Release date: August 19, 2022

Loudon Wainwright III has announced his new album ‘Lifetime Achievement,’ is to be released August 19. His first album of new original songs since 2014’s ‘Haven’t Got The Blues Yet,’. Lifetime Achievement finds LWIII in a state of deep reflection at age 75, over a set of 15 recently written, insightful and incisive gems that he wasn’t even planning to pen.

Says Wainwright, “I remember when I made my first record for Atlantic in 1969. I was always saying, ‘I want it to be a record – not only a recording, but a document that captures a moment.’ I was 21 and very serious, and I thought I’d be dead in four years (laughs). So I wanted to make something that would last. A testament. Now, fifty years later, I guess I still want to make a testament. I want to write a group of songs and get them down in the best possible way. And I like to think they might last a while.”

 After thirty albums, a Grammy, many film and TV credits, and songs recorded by such artists as Johnny Cash, Mose Allison, Bonnie Raitt and his son Rufus, Wainwright is perhaps our foremost six-string analyst and tragicomedian. And with Lifetime Achievement his “unmatched wit and wisdom” (NPR) has never been on sharper display.

Website: https://www.lw3.com/

01. I Been
02. One Wish
03. It Takes 2
04. Fam Vac
05. Hell
06. Little Piece Of Me
07. No Man’s Land
08. Back In Your Town
09. Town & Country
10. Island
11. It
12. Hat
13. Lifetime Achievement
14. How Old Is 75?
15. Fun & Free

Loudon Wainwright III – lead vocal and backing vocals, guitar
Andy Burton, David Forman, Johnny Gale – backing vocal
Alphonso Horne – trumpet
Ryan Weisheit – alto and tenor saxophone
Dan Levine – trombone
Tony Scherr – electric guitar
Jon Cowherd – Wurlitzer piano, Hammond organ
Andy Hess – bass
Tony Mason – drums, percussion
Horn arrangement by Lorenzo Wolff