30th Anniversary 3LP Deluxe Edition of Cornerstone 1986 Debut includes: Original Album, 1981 Demos & Live Performance at The Roxy on LA's Sunset Strip Shortly After Its Release
Reprise Records is putting a bow on 2016 with the release of a limited, deluxe triple 180g vinyl edition of Dwight Yoakam's classic debut album Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc. The collection features the original 1986 album tracks, plus the 10 demos that the Kentucky-born, Ohio-raised singer and songwriter recorded in 1981 at United Western Recorders in Hollywood, CA.
It will also include 12 live tracks from a defining performance at the Roxy on L.A.'s famed Sunset Strip shortly after the album's release. The remastered tracks first appeared on a CD reissue released by Rhino Records in 2006, but this is the first time the bonus content has been released on vinyl. The Reprise set also features expanded liner notes adapted for the album's 30th anniversary.
After signing with Reprise in 1985, Yoakam recorded Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc., – his major label debut – with guitarist Pete Anderson, bassist J. D. Foster, drummer Jeff Donavan and with Brantley Kearns on fiddle. The album climbed to No. 1 on Billboard's Country Album Chart for two weeks and remained on the charts for three years. Its unique mix of traditional honky-tonk, red-hot Bakersfield twang and rock 'n' roll spirit spawned a trio of hit singles including the title track, a cover of Johnny Horton's 1956 hit "Honky Tonk Man" and "It Won't Hurt."