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Malo announces solo disc

Monday, March 15, 2021 – The Mavericks' lead singer Raul Malo apparently has kept quite busy during Covid.

Malo announced today that he would released a 30-song, double CD, "Quarantunes Vol. 1," a 30-song double album on March 19 on the band's record label, Mono Mundo Records.

The first single is "My Sweet Lord."

No further information could be obtained about the release including whether the single is a remake of the George Harrison hit. According to Amazon, The Band of Heathens play on "My Sweet Lord." Based on Amazon's website, it seems that the release will be a combination of covers ("A Change is Gonna Come" and "Here Comes the Sun"), reconceived songs of The Mavericks ("Waiting for the World to End" and Spanish material ("Besame Mucho").

The Mavericks released their first Spanish language album last year, "En Espanol." Prior to that, the group put out a covers album, "Play the Hits." The band has played some livestream shows during Covid.

Malo, 55, has released seven solo albums with his last one being "Around the World Live" in 2012.


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