I stumbled across this limited edition of one of my favorite albums while perusing my local record shop (Shake It Records) and found that to my surprise there are still a few places you can find this online.
The Old 97’s “Too Far To Care” is considered one of the seminal albums in alt-country and has nary left my regular rotation for near 16 years since it’s release. Â This version has bonus tracks and is pressed on transparent aqua colored vinyl.
Limited Edition Translucent Aqua-Colored Vinyl Double LP! Only 1500 Copies!
When the Old 97's got together in Dallas, Texas, in 1993, bands like The Jayhawks, Uncle Tupelo, Whiskeytown, and Drive-By Truckers were already picking up their guitars and makin' records. Once enough of these sorts of bands started gracing clubs across the country, the folks who pay attention to musical trends started citing them collectively as an emerging movement. Critics called their music "alt-country" and praised bands like the Old 97's for their attention to songwriting craft and sweaty rockin' shows.
Old 97's made their Elektra debut in 1997 with Too Far to Care, a muscular album that balanced the bandâ€™s Texas traditionalism and pop leanings. Many publications placed the band among the leaders of the alt-country movement, and Old 97's toured extensively in support, joining the Lollapalooza tour that summer and playing alongside Whiskeytown for a series of shows sponsored by No Depression magazine.
Since then, the Old 97's have made their way through nine albums, a few compilations, and numerous legendary live shows, all while maintaining their original line-up.
Omnivore Recordings honors the 15th Anniversary of Too Far To Care with a series of special editions. Featuring guest artists, Jon Rauhouse and Exene Cervenka, Too Far To Care has become a classic of the alt-country genre. This 2-LP set of the original album makes its vinyl debut with four session outtakes. The first pressing of 1,500 will be released as a limited edition on translucent aqua-colored vinyl.
Don't miss the second single-LP, They Made A Monster: The Too Far To Care Demos!
â€˘ Limited Edition - 1500 Copies
â€˘ Translucent Aqua-Colored Vinyl
â€˘ Double LP
â€˘ Liner Notes by Rhett Miller
â€˘ 15th Anniversary of 1997 Elektra Debut
â€˘ Includes 4 Bonus Tracks
Rhett Miller, vocals, guitar
Murry Hammond, bass, vocals
Ken Bethea, guitar, vocals
Philip Peeples, drums, vocals
Jon Rauhouse, pedal steel, banjo
Exene Cervenka, vocals
Wally Gagel, piano, mellotron, percussion
LP1 - Side 1:
2. Barrier Reef
5. W. TX Teardrops
LP1 - Side 2:
1. Melt Show
2. Streets Of Where I'm From
3. Big Brown Eyes
4. Just Like California
5. Curtain Calls
LP2 - Side 3:
2. House That Used To Be
3. Four Leaf Clover
LP2 - Side 4:
1. Northern Line (Bonus)
2. Beer Cans (Bonus)
3. No Doubt About It (Bonus)
4. Holy Cross (Bonus)
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