Audiophile Quality 180g 45RPM Vinyl 2LP Reissue Mastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering and Pressed at MPO!
Craft Recordings presents 2020 reissues of the three best-selling albums from Grammy Award-winning Americana trio, Nickel Creek: Nickel Creek (2000), This Side (2002), and Why Should the Fire Die? (2005). Each audiophile-quality reissue is housed in a double-disc, gatefold jacket. All albums were cut at 45RPM and have been pressed on 180-gram vinyl at MPO, featuring mastering from the original tapes or high-resolution sources by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering.
Nickel Creek's first album without mentor Alison Krauss in the producer's chair finds the trio's genre-expanding acoustic music shifting even farther away from its bluegrass origins, and taking rustic folk into unchartered waters. The degree of virtuosic performances, compelling songwriting, and stellar production values here stands as a blueprint for all other contemporary artists. The opening "When in Rome" perfectly encapsulates the aggressive approach the band favors, and features poetic lyrics far more obtuse than those of most groups with similar roots. The album's first half stays rooted in a fairly conventional folk mode, with a lovely cover of Bob Dylan's "Tomorrow Is a Long Time" (one of the few solo vocal turns from fiddler Sara Watkins) and "Jealous of the Moon" (co-written with the Jayhawks' Gary Louris).
The 2005 release peaked at No. 17 on the Billboard 200, Nickel Creek's highest chart position to date, and earned the group another pair of Grammy-nominations.
• Audiophile-quality 180g 45rpm 2LP reissue from Craft Recordings
• First time availability as high resolution audio
• Mastering from the original tapes or high-resolution sources by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering
• Pressed at MPO
• Double-disc, gatefold jacket packaging
- When In Rome
- Somebody More Like You
- Jealous of the Moon
- Scotch & Chocolate
- Can't Complain
- Tomorrow Is A Long Time
- Best of Luck
- Doubting Thomas
- First and Last Waltz
- Why Should The Fire Die?