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"Lucinda Williams" sees light of day after 10 years

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 – "Lucinda Williams," the self-titled 1988 album from the three-time Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter, will see a special 25th Anniversary reissue with bonus features on Jan. 14 via her new independent label in conjunction with Thirty Tigers.

Often referred to as "The Rough Trade" album (the UK label that originally released it), the CD has been out of print for 10 years. The new package will include a remastered version from the original master recordings, which had been missing for more than 20 years. The package will feature a bonus disc containing an unreleased 1989 live concert recorded in Eindhoven, Netherlands and six previously released live bonus tracks. The expanded booklet will include never before seen photos and two new sets of liner notes: one written by Rough Trade A&R man Robin Hurley and a second set written by U.S. music writer Chris Morris.

The bonus track listing is:

Live From Eindhoven, Netherlands - May 19, 1989
1. I Just Wanted To See You So Bad
2. Big Red Sun Blues
3. Am I Too Blue
4. Crescent City
5. The Night's Too Long
6. Something About What Happens When We Talk
7. Factory Blues
8. Happy Woman Blues
9. Abandoned
10. Wild And Blue
11. Passionate Kisses
12. Changed The Locks
13. Nothing In Rambling
14. Sundays

Additional live bonus tracks.
1. Nothing In Rambling (Live at KPFK)
2. Disgusted (Live at KPFK)
3. Side Of The Road (Live at KPFK)
4. Goin' Back Home (Live at NOISE)
5. Something About What Happens When We Talk (Live at KCRW)
6. Sundays (Live at KCRW)

"Lucinda Williams" was the artist's second album of original songs. A new studio disc is due in mid-2014.

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