The last three years have blessed Escovedo with some of the best music of his storied career. The Boxing Mirror begins with the soaring “Arizona,” a miraculous landscape painting a picture of Escovedo's new straight clean living life. Much of the CD, which was produced by Velvet Underground legend John Cale, deals with immortality, not only his own, but his late father's and symbolically, the death of his old lifestyle.
Escovedo has delivered a collection that takes pieces of both sides of his musical journey thus far while stretching out evenly over his 25 years in song. When the world dealt Escovedo a nearly deadly blow, he faced his biggest challenge with strength and resilient perseverance.
Those moments are miraculously captured here. These songs, much like Escovedo himself, are waving a powerful flag of survival.