(DRL339-1: 708527033913/DRL339-2: 708527033920/DRL339-3/DRL339-4)
Release date: 08/02/2019
Includes 16 previously unreleased bonus tracks selected by Jim James.
In February, 1999, Darla Records received a charming Valentine's Day love letter with artwork and 4-track cassette tape demo in the mail from Jim James with the very first My Morning Jacket recordings. Early one Sunday morning, I popped the tape in and fell instantly in love. I could not find the accompanying letter with contact info! Chandra soon found it after I raved at her that she must get out of bed come hear what I was hearing. I called Jim and we began to plan the work. Weeks later, after we'd established a track list, including four songs re-recorded in a real studio, and had artwork together for a debut album, I thought to myself, "I really love this. There's nothing like it in the marketplace. I hope it can sell 1500." And the rest is history. - Mr. Darla
Darla Records is happy to offer a 20th anniversary deluxe, expanded edition of The Tennessee Fire, the debut album by My Morning Jacket with 16 previously unreleased bonus tracks selected from the archives by Jim James.
My Morning Jacket - The Tennessee Fire: 20th Anniversary Edition comes in three formats.
Red vinyl 3xLP + download: The classic debut album with a bonus 13-track full length LP plus three additional bonus tracks via download coupon. A triple gatefold jacket features previously unseen early band photos, a little drawing of Jim's that came with a now lost love letter and first demo, most of which became The Tennessee Fire, and original letters of direction for track sequence and layout in Jim's artful hand. The letter of direction for the original album layout comes as an insert as does the download coupon.
2xCD in six panel double digipak: Disc one is the original debut album. Disc two features all 16 bonus tracks on perfect sound forever physical CD format! Digipak features previously unseen early band photos.
Download and Streaming: Digital format features the original debut album and16 bonus tracks.
1. Heartbreakin Man
2. They Ran
3. The Bear
4. Nashville to Kentucky
5. Old Sept Blues
6. If All Else Fails
7. It's About Twilight Now
8. Evelyn is Not Real
9. War Begun
10. Picture of You
11. I Will Be There When You Die
12. The Dark
13. By My Car
14. Butch Cassidy
15. I Think I'm Going to Hell
16. Untitled instrumental (Alabama Come Clean)
Bonus tracks available on 2xCD (disc 2), LP (disc 3):
1. John Dyes Her Hair Red
2. Flew in on a Dead Horse
3. Yellow and Strobe
4. Lil Billy (Demo)
5. Evelyn is Not Real (First Version)
6. All This Joy Brings Different Feelings
7. Finger on the Frog
9. Weeks Go by Like Days (Alternate Version)
10. Plasma Ball
11. Breathin' Afterbirth
12. Heartbreakin' Man (First Version)
13. I Think I'm Going to Hell (Two Meter Session)
Bonus tracks available via 2xCD (disc 2), DIG and download coupon with 3xLP:
1. If All Else Fails (First Version)
2. The Bear (First Version)
3. The Bear (Third Version)
The original first pressing of The Tennessee Fire 2xLP was a limited edition of 500 with a four song bonus 7" featuring Evelyn is Not Real (Flood Remix) aka Evelyn is Not Real (Be-Mixed), R.I.P.V.G., Josta Dreams and Bitter Hands, Tonight I Want to Celebrate with You. These songs are available on the Heartbreakin Man EP (Darla), Chapter 1: The Sandworm Cometh: Early Recordings, B-Sides, Covers, Y Mas (Darla) COMP and Chapter 2: Learning: Early Recordings, B-Sides, Covers, Y Mas (Darla) COMP.
“Released to worldwide critical acclaim, The Tennessee Fire provides proof (200 proof) that heartfelt American music is alive and well and living in Kentucky. A must for anyone who loves the sound of Alt-country mixed with wide open spaces.” –ALL MUSIC GUIDE.
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