|UK Release date: 13th Jul 2018|
1. Let My Love Open The Door
2. Minstrel Boy Howling At The Moon
3. Peace Town
4. What Good Am I
5. Help Me Make It Through The Day
6. I May Be Used (but I Aint Used Up)
7. My Back Pages
8. My Oklahoma Home
9. A Thousand By My Side
1. It Makes No Difference
2. Dont Go To Strangers
3. When The Thought Of You Catches Up With Me
4. Salvation Train
5. Rambling Sky
6. Sideline Woman
7. The Promised Land
8. Youre Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
10. Goodbye Amsterdam
Peace Town, is a collection of final recordings made by the iconic singer, songwriter and song interpreter Jimmy LaFave. Consisting of 20 tracks he was able to record before he died.
The album includes a heart-wrenching take on It Makes No Difference, Robbie Robertson song recorded by The Band. Its one of the tracks that reflect the depth and breadth of his seminal musical inspirations, including his takes on Chuck Berrys The Promised Land and Let My Love Open the Door by Pete Townshend of The Who. Foremost among the artists LaFave admired was Oklahoma folk icon Woody Guthrie. LaFave had been given copies of Guthries lyrics by Nora Guthrie, to set to music. Peace Town includes three songs LaFave composed to Guthrie Lyrics: the title track, Salvation Train and Sideline Woman.
LaFaves affection for other musical artists from Oklahoma heard on the album are his versions of Leon Russells Help Me Through the Day and J.J. Cales Dont Go To Strangers, plus My Oklahoma Home (It Blowed Away) by siblings Bill and Sis Cunningham. Hailed as one of the finest Dylan interpreters ever, LaFave brings his distinctive touch to My Back Pages, Youre Gonna Make Me Lonesome and What Good Am I?.