Setting aside discussion of the great songs themselves, Ryan Adams’ Ethan Johns-produced albums have been a well of inspiration over the years just in terms of being beautiful studio recordings. It was a thrill, then, to hear that Adams is working with Glyn Johns — Ethan’s father and mentor in addition to being one of the greatest rock producers of all time (partial discography) — for his first collection of new original material since 2008’s Cardinology. Anticipation ran high upon that news, sure, but a collection of pictures dubbed “Purposefully Mysterious & Obscure Photos of the Studio” by Adams on Facebook yesterday only made that anticipation more palpable. Feel free to join me for a look at a few shots with captions and visual hints for what’s to come on Adams’ next LP below:
This neat dissection of Ryan’s recent studio photographs passed me by at the time – and now I’m even more excited to see the new tunes in concert and to hear a possible new record. Oh baby.