Jerry Lee Lewis Announces New Album 'Rock & Roll Time,' Out Later in 2014
On the pop music spectrum, Jerry Lee Lewis is considered a relic of another era. Yet, after a sporadic output of original material in the 1990s and early 2000s, he appeared to make a comeback over the past decade. Two albums have dropped since 2006, and Lewis just announced his third this week.
Called Rock & Roll Time, the new album comes out later this year on Vanguard Records and coincides with an autobiography. The release follows Last Man Standing, which came out in 2006 and peaked at No. 26 on the Billboard 200, and Mean Old Man, which followed four years later and peaked at No. 39.
Prior to that, his last full-length studio album was 1995's Young Blood.
Although some of Lewis' newer releases have earned places on country charts, the musician explained to Rolling Stone that this one's clearly a rock record. In an interview, he said: "This is a rock & roll record. That's just the way it came out."
Promotion has already started, with a new track out and a live performance expected next month. Lewis selected the title track for the former – a song co-written with Kris Kristofferson in 1974. He considers it the strongest cut off the album.
Along with this, Lewis performs songs by Chuck Berry, Bob Dylan, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Johnny Cash and enlists the help of Keith Richards, Ron Wood, Neil Young, Robbie Robertson, Nils Lofgren, and Shelby Lynne.
For a preview, listen to the title track on Vanguard’s Soundcloud page.
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