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Ryan Adams signs with EMI/Capitol Records

New album ‘Ashes & Fire’ released October 11 on PAX-AM/Capitol

New York, 11 August 2011 — EMI’s Capitol Records is the new recording home of multi-Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Ryan Adams in North America it was announced today by Dan McCarroll, President of the Capitol & Virgin Labels Group.

Adams’ new album ‘Ashes & Fire’ will be released on PAX-AM/Capitol Records in North America on October 11. ‘Ashes & Fire’ was recorded at Sunset Sound Factory in Hollywood and produced by Glyn Johns, renowned for his work with the likes of The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Clash, The Who and The Rolling Stones. Johns’ son Ethan produced previous Ryan Adams albums ‘Heartbreaker’, ‘Gold’ and ‘29’.

Dan McCarroll commented: “All great records start with great songs. ‘Ashes & Fire’ will remind you why Ryan Adams is at the front of the line as one of his generation’s most gifted artists. We’re thrilled to welcome Ryan to Capitol Records and the team here are fired up and incredibly excited about working with him on this fantastic new album.”

‘Ashes & Fire’ features guest appearances from Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench as well as fellow EMI artist Norah Jones, who contributes piano and backing vocals on several tracks.

Ryan Adams is a multiple-Grammy-nominated singer songwriter from Jacksonville, NC whose critically acclaimed and commercially successful albums both as a solo artist and with the Cardinals have included ‘Heartbreaker’ (2000), ‘Gold’ (2001), ‘Love Is Hell’ (2004), ‘Cold Roses’ (2005) and ‘Easy Tiger’ (2007). Adams is also the CEO of his own PAX-AM label through which he has released numerous singles as well as last year’s Cardinals III/IV double album, among others.  He is also an accomplished author, with two books – ‘Infinity Blues’ and ‘Hello Sunshine’ – released by independent publisher Akashic.

Capitol Records, based in the iconic Capitol Tower building in Los Angeles, is one of the longest established labels in the US. Its roster over the years has included legendary artists including The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Pink Floyd, Bob Seger and The Beach Boys. Today Capitol is home to established stars such as Katy Perry, Coldplay, Beastie Boys, The Decemberists and now Ryan Adams as well as exciting new and breaking talent including Tinie Tempah, Graffiti 6, Gold Fields, Speakers and Nervo.

About EMI Music
EMI Music is one of the world’s leading music companies, representing artists spanning all musical tastes and genres. Its record labels include Angel, Astralwerks, Blue Note, Capitol, Capitol Latin, Capitol Records Nashville, EMI Classics, EMI CMG, EMI Records, EMI Records Nashville, Manhattan, Parlophone, Virgin Classics and Virgin Records.

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  1. I enjoyed your 3 cd set of the golden gate quartet.. I’d like to see such a set with the deep river boys and the delta rhythm boys

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