Deluxe Edition with Accompanying 60-Page Photo Booklet
Released by SideOneDummy Records in 2008, The '59 Sound officially saw The Gaslight Anthem break out as one of the most electrifying groups, marrying their punk roots with classic FM radio scale to craft a soulful and exhilarating vision of American rock ‘n' roll. Songs like "Old White Lincoln," "Great Expectations" and the worldwide smash title track proved transcendent modern rock classics, fueled by heroic hooks, huge choruses, and lead vocalist-guitarist-songwriter Brian Fallon's masterful chronicles of love, loss, and the broken hearted, of summers gone and dreams still to be met.
The '59 Sound earned The Gaslight Anthem rapturous reviews around the world. "The '59 Sound is an answer to a prayer," enthused Pitchfork. "When the guitars turn into chorus-firepower, it just kills because it's been so long since we've heard anyone pull that off with such panache." "Wearing their influences as badges of honour," wrote Q, "the New Jersey quartet blast out affecting, soulful punk rock strewn with bittersweet memories of small-town blue-collar America." Perhaps PopMatters said it best: "Oh hell, the whole damn thing is great!"
The Gaslight Anthem issued their fifth and final studio album to date, Get Hurt, in August 2014 and have been on hiatus since 2015. The band is returning to the stage in the Summer of 2018 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of The '59 Sound and will be playing the record in its entirety. The band is also releasing The 59 Sound Sessions, a collection of bonus cuts from the era, which is available in a standard 180g vinyl edition and this deluxe edition with an accompanying 60-page photo booklet.