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Earle is "All In"

Tuesday, June 11, 2024 – The late Justin Townes' "Earle ALL IN: Unreleased & Rarities (The New West Years)" will be released on Aug. 9, 2024, via New West Records.

The double LP/19-track set features 12 previously unreleased recordings and 6 never-before-heard songs written and recorded during Earle's final years. A deluxe, limited & numbered edition includes a 52-page hardbound book featuring unpublished images by photographer Joshua Black Wilkins. Also included are liner notes written by Earle's wife, Jenn Marie Earle, and new reminiscences by Black Wilkins and ALL IN co-producers Adam Bednarik and Kim Buie.

Earle mined country and blues, putting out eight albums in 10 years. He died on Aug. 20, 2020 at 38 years old of a drug overdose.

Jenn Marie Earle said, "Justin wanted to be known for his writing. He began two books that all of us wish he'd had the time to finish. What we are left with is nothing short of extraordinary. He took his time, he poured his pain and heart into his writing, into his human experience. Justin left a mark on many thousands of people worldwide. We will forever be able to delve into and learn so much from what he created, how he held himself in this world, how he soared and how he fell. There are so many deeply profound aspects of Justin Townes Earle for his loved ones and fans alike to embrace for all time."

A new video for Earle's soulful rendition of Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams" is out today. Directed by Black Wilkins, the clip features footage shot with Earle in New York City, Asheville, N.C. and Nashville.

In 2017, Earle signed to New West Records and released "Kids in the Street," which used New Orleans R&B and Stax horns to reckon with his younger self. The following year, he began making demo recordings for what would become his final album, 2019's "The Saint of Lot Causes." The earliest versions of "Over Alameda," "Appalachian Nightmare" and the title track anchor "ALL IN" along with recordings of six never-before-heard compositions that Earle was considering for inclusion. Rounding out the track listing are two live recordings from his 2017 appearance on the SiriusXM radio show Hardcore Troubadour, hosted by Justin's father ,Steve Earle, as well as his covers of songs made famous by Bruce Springsteen, Fleetwood Mac, Paul Simon, John Prine, Jackie Brenston and Ike Turner, and Mance Lipscomb.

Adam Bednarik, who was Earle's longtime friend, collaborator, and producer, said, "I witnessed firsthand Justin's ability to captivate an audience while performing onstage night after night and to capture a first take in the studio. That will forever remain awe-inspiring to me. He is one of the best artists — if not the best — that I have ever had the privilege of working with. I will always be grateful for our friendship and the music we created together."

Black Wilkins covered every photo shoot for every recording Earle released, beginning with his 2007 debut EP, "Yuma." Their relationship spanned the professional as well as the personal, as the pair produced thousands of photographs over the years. Black Wilkins personally selected his own favorites to include in the limited-edition book. "Had I not befriended and photographed Justin in 2006, I would not have a photography career," he said. "Nearly every music-related photoshoot I've done can be traced back to the 14-year body of work I was entrusted to make. I hope you can see in his eyes and body language the openness he gave to my camera—and to me. I've said many times, and to many people, that I got on the 'JTE train' in December of 2006 and never got off. And I'm honored daily to be able to share what that looked like."

The track list is:
1. Cold Comfort (Unreleased demo for The Saint of Lost Causes)
2. Already Gone (Unreleased demo for The Saint of Lost Causes)
3. I Know You (Unreleased demo for The Saint of Lost Causes)
4. Troubled Eyes (Unreleased demo for The Saint of Lost Causes)
5. Lonely Mornings (Unreleased demo for The Saint of Lost Causes)
6. All or Nothing (Unreleased demo for The Saint of Lost Causes)
7. If I Was The Devil (Unreleased Demo for Kids in the Street)
8. Champagne Corolla (Live on Steve Earle's Hardcore Troubadour Radio Show on SiriusXM)
9. So Different Blues (Live on Steve Earle's Hardcore Troubadour Radio Show on SiriusXM)
10. Dreams (Fleetwood Mac cover/Unreleased bonus track from The Saint of Lost Causes)
11. Rocket 88 (Jackie Brenston & Ike Turner cover/Unreleased bonus track from The Saint of Lost Causes)
12. The Saint of Lost Causes (Unreleased demo for The Saint of Lost Causes - a work in progress)
13. Appalachian Nightmare (Unreleased demo for The Saint of Lost Causes)
14. Appalachian Nightmare (Album version from The Saint of Lost Causes)
15. Over Alameda (Unreleased Demo for The Saint of Lost Causes)
16. Over Alameda (Album version from The Saint of Lost Causes)
17. Glory Days (From Dead Man's Town: A Tribute to Born in the U.S.A.)
18. Far From Me (From Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine)
19. Graceland (Bonus track from Kids in the Street, limited 7-inch release)

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