Christopher Owens has released an eight-song, acoustic version of his recent solo album, Lysandre. Lysandre Acoustic Album features only Owens and an acoustic guitar, and that pairing actually lends itself better to these songs, which document a tour Owens went on with his former band, Girls. This rendition is more intimate, stripped-down and folk-y, less detached ’70s soft rock than the original.
Though the tracklist includes only eight of the 11 originals, the two instrumental pieces—”Lysandre’s Theme” and “Closing Theme”—were just tacked onto other songs. The only one that is actually absent is the cheesy lounge number “Riviera Rock,” and I happily bid it farewell. But the ones that remain, including this bittersweet, sunny but sad version of “Part Of Me (Lysandre’s Epilogue),” sound even better with the acoustic treatment:

Listen to the full album here, or download it for free on Owens’s website. And check out the dates of Owens’s new solo acoustic tour, which starts in June and will include songs “spanning his entire career,” according to a statement.
Tour Dates For Christopher Owens:
06/07 – Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room
06/08 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theatre
06/11 – Minneapolis, MN – Icehouse
06/12 – Chicago, IL – Hideout
06/15 – New York, NY – The Slipper Room
06/16 – New York, NY – The Slipper Room
06/19 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
06/20 – Nashville, TN – High Watt
06/21 – Oxford, MS – Lamar Lounge
06/23 – Austin, TX – Cactus Cafe