The Boxing Mirror

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The Boxing Mirror
Studio album by Alejandro Escovedo
Released 2006
Recorded 2005
Genre Alternative rock, avant-rock, chicano rock, heartland rock
Label Back Porch Records
Producer John Cale
Alejandro Escovedo chronology
By the Hand of the Father
(2002)
The Boxing Mirror
(2006)
Real Animal
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

The Boxing Mirror is a 2006 album by Alejandro Escovedo. released through Back Porch Records. Produced by John Cale of The Velvet Underground, the album finds Escovedo delving into the worlds of avant-rock and post-punk; and its darker sound has only shades of roots rock/Americana music in comparison with most Escovedo's alt-country records.(Review of "The Boxing Mirror" by Tracy M. Rogers - Hybridmagazine.com) Legendary bassist, Mark Andes (Spirit, JoJo Gunn, Firefall, Heart, Eliza Gilkyson, Jon Dee Graham, Ian McLagan), plays and sings back-up vocals.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Arizona" – 4:51
  2. "Dear Head on the Wall" – 3:40
  3. "Notes On Air" – 414
  4. "Looking For Love" – 4:08
  5. "The Ladder" – 2:55
  6. "Break This Time" – 4:04
  7. "Evita's Lullaby" – 4:23
  8. "Sacramento and Polk" – 4:54
  9. "Died a Little Today" – 3:46
  10. "Take Your Place" – 3:19
  11. "The Boxing Mirror" – 5:43
  12. "Take Your Place (Alt Mix)" - 3:11

Personnel[edit]

  • Alejandro Escovedo - Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Vocals
  • John Cale - Guitar, Keyboards, Producer
  • Mark Andes - Bass, Background vocals
  • Jon Dee Graham - Guitar
  • Hector Muñoz - Drums
  • David Pulkingham - Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Background vocals
  • Matt Fish - Cello
  • Brian Standefer - Cello
  • Susan Voelz - Violin, Background vocals
  • Bruce Salmon - Keyboards, Background vocals
  • Otoño Lujan - Accordion
  • Wade Short - Standup Bass
  • Scott Gutierrez - Mixing Assistant
  • Rouble Kapoor - Mixing Assistant
  • Wesley Kimler - Cover Painting, Tray Card Art
  • Nita Scott - Executive Producer
  • Michael Cano - Paintings
  • Heinz Geissler - Executive Producer, Management
  • Larry Goetz - Bass, Guitar, Engineer, Mixing
  • Alan Yoshida - Mastering

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Review: The Boxing Mirror". Allmusic. Retrieved August 23, 2009. 

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