Uncle Tupelo’s Pivotal Debut "No Depression" to be Reissued In January

Great news alt.country fans! On January 28th, Legacy Recordings will reissue Uncle Tupelo‘s widely acclaimed debut LP, 1990′s "No Depression." The release will be a special two-disc expanded edition featuring rare and previously unreleased material. Of course, the influential alt.country trio would later birth Wilco (Tweedy) and Son Volt (Farrar.)

"No Depression: Legacy Edition" improves on the original album's "tinny" production. Remastering has been done by engineer Vic Anesini, and the reissue features new liner notes by original band booster Richard Byrne of St. Louis’ alt-weekly The Riverfront Times. The second disc features the band’s original 1989 eight-song demo, Not Forever, Just For Now, which has never been released on CD.

Also included is a recently unearthed 10-song demo tape "Not Forever, Just Now," recorded by the original UT, Jeff Tweedy, Jay Farrar, and Mike Heidorn in 1989. Below, listen to one of the demo tape’s tracks, an early version of “I Got Drunk” (via Consequence of sound).

The reissue will also include bonus tracks that appear on the album’s 2003 reissue; songs taken from their 1983 self-released Live and Otherwise cassette; and five cuts off the band’s 1987 demo Colorblind and Rhymeless.

Legacy will also issue a limited edition seven-inch vinyl single of Uncle Tupelo’s “I Wanna Be Your Dog” b/w “Commotion” for Record Store Black Friday on November 29th.

 

Pre-order No Depression: Legacy Edition

No Depression: Legacy Edition Track List:

Disc One

No Depression (Original Album)

Graveyard Shift
That Year
Before I Break
No Depression
Factory Belt
Whiskey Bottle
Outdone
Train
Life Worth Livin’
Flatness
So Called Friend
Screen Door
John Hardy
No Depression Era Odds & Ends

Left In The Dark
Won’t Forget
I Got Drunk
Sin City
Whiskey Bottle (Live Acoustic)
Disc Two

Not Forever, Just For Now (No Depression Demos, Produced By Matt Allison, 1989)

Outdone
That Year
Whiskey Bottle
Flatness
I Got Drunk
Before I Break
Life Worth Livin’
Train
Graveyard Shift
Screen Door

From Live & Otherwise (Self-Released Cassette, 1988)

No Depression
Blues Die Hard

From Colorblind and Rhymeless (1987 Cassette Demo)

Before I Break
I Got Drunk
Screen Door
Blues Die Hard
Pickle River

 

originally posted at TwangNation.com

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Comment by Jack on November 18, 2013 at 9:09pm

I still remember buying No Depression in early '91 at 3rd St. Jazz and Rock in Philly.   I guess Anodyne is considered their best by many people, and maybe it was their mostly fully realized, but if I had to pick one, this would be it.  I never thought the production sounded "tinny". Then and now Jay's voice sounds timeless. On the other hand, am not a fan of Jeff's voice, yet Train, which he sang, is probably my favorite song on the record; killer guitars.  Saw Uncle Tupelo in '94 at Lounge Ax in Chicago, they were something live. This sounds like a reissue well worth picking up given all the bonus material.

Comment by TwangNation.com on November 19, 2013 at 5:23am

Jack, agreed and thanks for reading.

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