Roots rock/ Americana pioneers The Bottle Rockets are celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the release of their eponymous 1993 debut album by reissuing it along with their second album The Brooklyn Side. The deluxe reissue package will be released November 19 on Bloodshot Records.
Both albums, long out-of-print until now, are widely acclaimed as not only the The Bottle Rockets' finest albums, but as important formulating influence in the now-broadly-recognized roots rock and Americana genre fields. The re-release includes a remastered two-CD deluxe reissue set with 19 previously unreleased tracks as well as an extensive 40-page booklet featuring editorial contributions from respected peers such as Steve Earle, Patterson Hood, Lucinda Williams, and others. Both reissued albums and bonus material have been remastered under the supervision of famed producer and musician Eric "Roscoe" Ambel.
SPIN.com announced the deluxe package’s release date and are premiering an exclusive track from the album, a bonus cut of “Indianapolis” - a track recorded in 1991 with Brian Henneman on guitar and vocals, backed by Uncle Tupelo’s Jeff Tweedy (now of Wilco) and Jay Farrar (Son Volt).
"Indianapolis" is one of four demo takes on the reissues package, and was part of the recording that played a crucial role The Bottle Rockets becoming signed to their first record label (ESD) in the early 1990s. Click here to listen to "Indianapolis."
The Bottle Rockets are supporting the reissues' release with a series of tour dates, which can be viewed below. Click here topre-order the deluxe reissue set of Bottle Rockets and The Brooklyn Side.