Mixing country, blues and acid house, Alabama 3 formed after Rob Spragg and Jake Black met at a party in Peckham, South London. They christened their new band First Presleyterian Church of Elvis The Divine before renaming themselves Alabama 3. They signed to One Little Indian in 1997 and released their debut album Exile On Coldharbour Lane the same year whose track "Woke Up This Morning" became the theme music to the legendary HBO series Sopranos. Strong follow-ups La Peste (2000) and Power in the Blood (2002) saw the band more than living up to the hype. For 2003's gritty and graceful Last Train to Mashville, the dissolute genre-mashing Brixton troupe changed gears and offered up entirely rearranged, specially recorded acoustic versions of the best cuts from their first three albums.