Matthew Ryan is an American musician, singer and songwriter, born in Chester, Pennsylvania and inspired by such artists as U2, The Replacements, and Leonard Cohen; he logged several years in a series of bands before signing with A&M Records as a solo artist in 1996. No Depression magazine has described him as, Equal parts Springsteen, Westerberg and Ryan Adams, Ryan is a powerhouse of a storyteller for almost two decades.
May Day is Matthew Ryan's debut album. It was released in 1997 on A&M Records. Audio Engineer, Jim Ebert reflected: In the mid 90s, I had the pleasure of recording Matthew Ryan’s Debut album Mayday on A+M records. We used 2 inch tape for the whole record, as most people did then.
Mayday (CDr, Album, Promo). 3 2 ADV. Matthew Ryan. Mayday (CD, Album, Promo). May Day (CD, Album). 540 770 2.
Matthew Ryan Music Page. Matthew Ryan's new album, Hustle Up Starlings, will be released on May 12, 2017 . Special DUO dates in Texas being announced for late September.
Matthew Ryan is experiencing a kind of noisy renaissance. It began in 2014 with Boxers and now Hustle Up Starlings. His 1997 debut album, May Day, has been celebrated by Paste Magazine as one of the best albums released in the 1990s. Persevering & devotedly independent Ryan continues to grow a sprawling career that's now rich with a long list of beautiful albums and songs. Pic by Chad Cochran).
Matthew Ryan "On Our Death Day". The Cover Was Painted By Lamar Sorrento). The 7 inch Vinyl Version's Track List Is As Follows: Side A - "On Our Death Death Day". Side B - "And It's Such A Drag (2019 Band Version). We discuss everything from May Day to Starlings to the new single, "On Our Death Day". Twangville Premieres the brand new lyric video for "On Our Death Day".
Ryan - who grew up in Chester, Pennsylvania and later moved to Tennessee - has recorded more than ten albums with his gravely voice and unique music. Sometimes all in the same song. He prefers to think of them as songs for humans. And for me, he may never surpass the opening song Guilty on his debut album, although he has come close. But that is not a bad thing, because very few artists have set such a high threshold with their first song. Ryan also recorded an excellent acoustic version of the song in 2010.
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NotesOfficial release (Germany).
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 7 31454-0770-2 6
- Matrix / Runout: 540 770-2 01
- Label Code: LC0485
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|540 770 2||Matthew Ryan||May Day (CD, Album, Promo)||A&M Records||540 770 2||Germany||1998|