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Pax Americana

Ryan Adams ‎– Heartbreaker | 2016 Deluxe Box Set Reissue

$120.00

Pax Americana

Ryan Adams ‎– Heartbreaker | 2016 Deluxe Box Set Reissue

$120.00

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Adams' Timeless 2000 Debut Remastered & Expanded with Unreleased Outtakes, Pre-Album Demos, Exclusive Photos & Never-Before-Seen DVD of a Solo Acoustic Club Show from 2000!

Heartbreaker, the timeless debut solo album by Ryan Adams, hailed as a modern classic on its release in September 2000, is being remastered, expanded, and improved in 2016 courtesy of Paxam Records. Remastered from the original tapes, the album will come in a deluxe box set that features the 15 song album plus 20 additional demos and unreleased outtakes from this landmark record by one of rock music's most prolific and charismatic stars.

The package will also include a DVD featuring never before released footage of a complete solo acoustic show at the Mercury Lounge in New York City in October 2000 (including Adams' first ever live performance of his now-legendary cover of Oasis's "Wonderwall"), and rare and unseen photos with liner notes written by producer, friend and collaborator Ethan Johns.

Heartbreaker was recorded over fourteen days at Woodland Studios in Nashville, TN. The band featured Ryan Adams on guitars, vocals, piano and harmonica, Ethan Johns on bass and drums, bluegrass stalwarts Dave Rawlings and Gillian Welch on guitars and backing vocals, and Pat Sansone on keyboards. The album also included guest vocals by Emmylou Harris, Kim Richey and Alison Pierce.

Heartbreaker is a near perfect record, the kind that never gets dated, with songs that slowly work themselves into our subconscious musical heritage. It's also Bloodshot Records' best seller ever. With Heartbreaker it was immediately apparent that Ryan Adams had taken a momentous leap forward with his songwriting and songcraft, abilities that had been merely hinted at in his days with Whiskeytown.

For such a fully formed, confident set of songs to come out of nowhere, with their easy amalgam of country and rock stylings, seemed impossible. Heartbreaker almost single handedly re-defined what was possible for roots music and moved firmly into the mainstream without a whiff of compromised quality. This raggedy folk-punk confessional, with its stripped down band and sparse arrangements combine to create a record full of soul-baring songs.

Features:

  • 180g 4LP + DVD box set
  • Original 15-track album remastered from the original tapes
  • 20 unreleased outtakes & demos from the album sessions
  • DVD featuring never before released footage of a complete solo acoustic show at the Mercury Lounge in NYC in October 2000
  • Rare and unseen photos with liner notes written by producer, friend & collaborator Ethan Johns
  • Download card with option of Hi-Res WAV or MP3 files
  • Deluxe box set packaging – Press Release

“Heartbreaker shows Ryan Adams sweeping all of the clichés of mass- produced, "new country" under the rug and tapping into everything that makes genuine country music unique and beautiful: raw emotion, deep groove and clever storytelling. There are no simple, melodramatic, commercial-ready ballads here; the music is too deeply rooted in old-school country music, folk-rock songs and bluegrass jams to produce anything that predictable. With that musical philosophy firmly in place, it stands to reason that each track on the album is a gem, showcasing Adams' considerable songwriting ability and a way with words that most musicians would sell their spines to possess.” – Pitchfork

“Adams’ ramshackle confidence still amazes, belying the fact that it was his first solo shot. He proved right off the bat that he could find that sweet spot between Bob Dylan’s brattiness (“To Be Young (Is To Be Sad, Is To Be High”) and Gram Parsons’ tenderness (“My Sweet Carolina.”) It’s also interesting to hear Adams at a time when he didn’t narrowcast his albums; Heartbreaker finds room for departures like the Elliott Smith-like intensity of “Amy” and the wild rumble “Shakedown On 9th Street.”” – American Songwriter

Item description:

Artist:

Ryan Adams

Title:

Heartbreaker

Label:

Pax Americana Record Company

Format:

4 × Vinyl, LP, Deluxe Edition, Reissue

DVD, DVD-Video

Box Set, Deluxe Edition

Pressing:

Europe

Release Date:

This reissue: 2016 | Original - 2000

Genre:

Rock, Blues

Style:

Acoustic

Catalog No:

1790025445

Condition:

New