Living Every Day tauft Gitarrenlegende Walter Trout (den die BBC zum 6.-besten Gitarristen der Welt kürte) sein weltweites Debutalbum auf Ruf Records. Der weltweite Labelwechsel war die Konsequenz auf den Erfolg seines letzten Albums, das Ruf als Walters 1. offiziellen US-Release veröffentlichte: Walter Trout hat seine Heimat Amerika im Sturm erobert. Die L.A. Times kommentierte: "Trout continues to set standarts". Walter: "It was a great motivation to work on a new album that will be released and promoted worldwide. Especially the reactions that we had on our recent american tour was a dream-come-true to me. I think I wrote some of my strongest (and most personal) songs to date". Neben souveräner Gitarrenarbeit - Walter Trout's Markenzeichen - hebt sich "Livin' Every Day" von vorhergehenden Alben durch die sehr persönlichen Lyrics (im Booklet abgedruckt) ab. Walter über einige der Songs :
"Livin' Every Day: Is my attempt to say that you need to make the most out of every moment of your life even when everything around you seems to be adversity. You never know what might be your last day. So make the best of the days you have. Musically I tried to start with country blues and then turn into rockin' blues.
Sweet Butterfly (Sophie's song): A married couple who are friends of mine had a little girl, who they lost in a tragic accident. They asked me to write a song for her and I was finding it very hard to do. One night I had a dream, where they were holding hands and watching a butterfly. In the dream they realized the butterfly was their daughter's soul and she was with god and free. So the dream gave me the approach to write this song for them. And it is in loving memory of their little beautiful daughter.
Let Me Know: As I wrote this, I could hear Luther Allison singing it. And I really wrote it with him performing in my mind. I'm only sorry I'll never hear him sing it.
Thought I heard the devil: A song about dealing with every day temptations.
Junkyards In Your Eyes: I wrote for a friend and excellent guitar player, who cannot get away from his addiction to heroin.
Through The Eyes Of Love: is a love song to my family. I tried to let my guitar express my love for them.
The Love That We Once Knew: is a song I wrote in 1971 to my first love Delphine, after we broke up. It is about me trying to move on and still appreciate what we had together.
Neben den 12 neuen Songs enthält "Livin' Every Day" 2 Remakes seines Hitalbums "Prisoner Of A Dream" (Top 10 in Holland und Dänemark): "Love That We Once Knew" und das bereits erwähnte "Prisoner Of A Dream". Walter: "I did this for Amerika - who has never heard these songs"
- Living Every Day
- Let Me Know
- Playing With A Losing Hand
- Sweet Butterfly
- I Thought I Heard The Devil
- Through The Eyes Of Love
- Nothin' But The Blues
- City Man
- Fool For Love
- Say What You Mean
- Junkyards In Your Eyes
- Love That We Once Knew
- Prisoner Of A Dream