Love Must Be Tough has all the hallmarks we've
come to expect from Eleanor McEvoy – great songs, fantastic production and,
of course, Eleanor's wonderful vocals.
But her seventh album takes an entirely new
twist – in a direction first hinted at on Early Hours. With a supporting
cast of Ireland's finest musicians in the form of the South King Street
Band, Eleanor takes a retro ride back to the late Fifties/early Sixties
birth of rock and roll replete with ragtime jazz trumpets, trombones and
Truck & Driver “Album of the
Month” 5 out of 5 stars
If you’ve yet to come across Eleanor McEvoy, this superb blend of covers
and originals is the perfect place to start.
Irish singer-songwriter Eleanor McEvoy pulls off a bit of a first by
covering songs originally sung and written by men. The songs range from
Jagger and Richard’s “Mother’s Little Helper” through Sly Stone’s “If You
Want Me To Stay” to the gem “Shame On The Moon” from the pen of country
songwriter Rodney Crowell.
Get Ready to ROCK!
Love Must be Tough is a bold break with the 'Me, Myself and I' (self
played and self penned) approach of Out There, but while exploring old
ground with a fresh slant it nevertheless remains an album that has all the
hallmarks we've come to expect from Ms McEvoy - great songs, fantastic
production and, of course, Eleanor's wonderful vocals.
Love Must Be Tough
CD and SA-CD
2. Love Must Be Tough
3. Old New Borrowed And Blue
4. Lubbock Woman
5. If You Want Me To Stay
6. Roll Out Better Days
7. The Night May Still Be Young, But I Am Not
8. Hands Off Him
9. Shame On The Moon
10. He Never Spoke Spanish To Me
11. Easy In Love
12. I Knew The Bride (When She Used To Rock 'N Roll)