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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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Street Songs of Love CD review - Street Songs of Love
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A Man Under The Influence: Deluxe Bourbonitis Edition CD review - A Man Under The Influence: Deluxe Bourbonitis Edition
Alejandro Escovedo may fly under the radar, but that doesn't mean he and his record label can't employ the marketing techniques of bigger entities. This new edition of his seminal "A Man Under The Influence" includes loads of sonic flotsam and jetsam that he has released through Bloodshot over the years, including a wonderful reading of Mick Jagger's Evening Gown, a study of a player who is fast learning he's becoming played out after so much wine, whiskey, women and »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Lane, Ramsey, Barrett cover their bases – Covers played a far more prominent role than usual at a country show. And instead of what is typically the least course of resistance in recent years of country artists succumbing to their renditions of a rock hit, Chris Lane, Mason Ramsey and Gabby Barrett played songs that actually were country hits. Interestingly, the youngest of the bunch, Ramsey,... »»»
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