Old 97s, Escovedo get reissue treatment
Monday, October 5, 2009
– The Old 97s and Alejandro Escovedo will receive the reissue treatment in November from Bloodshot Records.
The label will put out "Wreck Your Life...and Then Some: The Complete Bloodshot Recordings" by the Old 97s and "A Man Under The Influence: Deluxe Bourbonitis Edition" from Escovedo on Nov. 17.
The Old 97s release comes as a limited edition double LP. "Wreck Your Life," originally released in 1995, was a key album for the Dallas-based alt.-country band. The release includes the full length "Wreck Your Life" (never before available on vinyl), 7-inch singles and compilation tracks
"A Man Under The Influence: Deluxe Bourbonitis Edition" will be a limited edition double LP. Originally released in 2001, "A Man Under the Influence" this will be the first time the disc from the roots rocker is on vinyl in the U.S. Also included are bonus tracks from his EP "Bourbonitis Blues" and Bloodshot compilation tracks.
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