Unreleased Ryan Adams record leaks

Ryan Adams' fabled "Destroyer Sessions" find their way online.

By Salon Staff
Published March 24, 2005 6:45PM (EST)

Recently leaked to the Internet and available for download here: Ryan Adams' fabled "Destroyer Sessions." These 13 songs were recorded with Gillian Welch and David Rawlings shortly before the sessions that yielded Adams' brilliant solo debut, "Heartbreaker," and remain officially unreleased. The record isn't as good as "Heartbreaker," -- or, for that matter, as good as many of the live recordings of these same songs that have circulated around file-sharing networks -- but it's still a nice treat. If you only want to grab a couple of tracks, get "Hey Mrs. Lovely" (the vocal harmony on this version is less than ideal, but it's one of the most beautiful songs he's written) and "Born Yesterday".

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