Deluxe Edition of Milestone 2005 Album Remastered from the Original Tapes with 6 Bonus Tracks included on Accompanying Download!
Frenchkiss Records and The Hold Steady present the long awaited release of Deluxe Editions of the New York-based rock 'n' roll band's milestone first two LPs, Almost Killed Me (2004) and Separation Sunday (2005). Both records have been remastered from the original tapes, with each now appended by an array of bonus material (available via a download for the vinyl releases not on the actual LP).
Almost Killed Me: Deluxe Edition comes joined with five rare tracks, including the very first Hold Steady 7" single, "Milkcrate Mosh," and songs previously only available on the album's original Australian CD release. Seperation Sunday: Deluxe Edition features six additional tracks, including the never before available "212-Margarita" and "The Most Important Thing" along with previously unreleased demos of "Cattle and the Creeping Things," "Charlemagne in Sweatpants," and "Crucifixion Cruise." As if all that were not enough, Almost Killed Me will be offered on bright blue vinyl, with Seperation Sunday pressed on pristine white vinyl. The Deluxe Edition LPs mark the first time both albums have been available on vinyl in more than a decade.
The Hold Steady followed up their breakout 2004 debut Almost Killed Me with Separation Sunday in May 2005. It was greeted as The Hold Steady's finest work to that point - a dazzling collection that forwarded the band's distinctive sound and vision on virtually every level. And as was the case with its predecessor, Separation Sunday was also greeted by reams of critical applause.
"The elegiac Biblical lost-innocence junkie odyssey that Denis Johnson never wrote...(Finn is) the poet laureate of the loading dock behind the mall where the runaway kids get together to sniff cheap coke at 5 a.m." - Pitchfork
"A triumph of non-judgmental storytelling delivered within purgative rock 'n' roll." - The Guardian (5 Stars)
"Chapter Two of indiedom's most incisive soap opera...[Finn's] stories unpack post-hardcore emotional verities, scene mythologies, and tragicomic punch lines." - SPIN