Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Strangers Almanac set for re-release

Whiskeytown's 1997 album Strangers Almanac is set to be re-released on March 4. In addition to the original material , the two-disc deluxe edition including 5 extra tracks on disc one and 20 tracks on the second disc.

The extra tracks on disc one were recorded live at Los Angeles radio station KCRW in September 1997. The are "Houses On The Hill," "Turn Around," "Somebody Remembers The Rose," "Nurse With The Pills" and "I Don't Care What You Think About Me."

The album will include alternate takes and demos of some Strangers Almanac tunes including "Excuse Me While I Break My Own Heart Tonight," "16 Days," "Somebody Remembers the Rose," "Avenues" and "Turn Around."

The album will also include songs recorded during the Strangers Almanac sessions that didn't make the album including "Kiss & Make-Up," "Indiana Gown," "Barn's On Fire," "Whispers," "Breathe" and "10 Seconds Till the End of the World."

The album will also include some choice covers including Johnny Cash's "I Still Miss Someone," Gram Parsons' "Luxury Liner" and Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams."

The other six songs on disc two have been released at various times on a variety releases, including "Ticket Time," Alejandro Escovedo's "The Rain Won't Help You When It's Over," "Theme For A Trucker," "My Heart Is Broken" and alternate versions of "Houses On the Hill" and "The Strip" (aka "Dancing With the Women at the Bar").

For those who don't know the history of it all, Whiskeytown was Ryan Adams and Caitlin Cary's band throughout the 90s before Adams started focusing on his solo records. For more info, check out the Whiskeytown Wikipedia page.

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