20th Anniversary Expanded Colored Vinyl 3LP-Set with 13 Unreleased Bonus Tracks Selected from the Archives by Jim James and Alternate Cover Art!
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"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.'" - Darla Records founder James Agren
Darla Records is happy to offer a 20th anniversary deluxe, expanded edition of The Tennessee Fire, the debut album by My Morning Jacket with 13 previously unreleased bonus tracks selected from the archives by Jim James plus three more an on accompanying download. 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.
The sincere and scenic The Tennessee Fire is undoubtedly built around the majestic vocal and songwriting talent of (then 21 year old) group leader Jim James. The sublime sound is hauntingly classic Americana that, at times, you'll swear is coming from a veteran country singer you've heard before, but can't quite identify. My Morning Jacket combines classic country elements and breathtaking harmonies with the melancholy vibes of Harvest and After the Gold Rush era Neil Young, Pet Sounds era Beach Boys, and the immortal vocal stylings of The Righteous Brothers throughout.
• 20th anniversary deluxe edition colored vinyl 3LP reissue
• Expanded with 13 previously unreleased bonus tracks selected from the archives by Jim James plus three more an on accompanying download
• Triple gatefold jacket packaging with alternate cover art, previously unseen early band photos and Jim James ephemera