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December HTR Mini-Tour

October 27, 2014

Old 97’s to perform at Dallas’ historic Majestic Theatre on Saturday, December 13 in celebration of their classic debut album’s 20th anniversary.

 

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The festive evening will feature the band performing Hitchhike to Rhome in its entirety as well as a 2nd set of tunes from their extensive catalog. Come for an evening of nostalgia and revelry as the band weaves their way through their 20+ year history of songwriting and music.  Also, Old 97’s proudly welcome local honky-tonk hero Matt Hillyer to open the event with a solo set of his incredible talent.

The Majestic show coincides with the November 17 release of Omnivore Recordings expanded reissue of Hitchhike to Rhome on 2-CD, digital and — for the first time — on double LP. Included in the reissue is a treasure trove of never before heard out-takes and demos.

http://omnivorerecordings.com/press-release-old-97s-hithchike-to-rhome/

The “Hitchhike to Home: 20th Anniversary of hitchhike to rhome” tour will visit 4 Texas cities:

Wednesday December 10 – San Antonio at Sam’s Joint with Deathray Davies

Thursday December 11 – Austin at the Parish with the inimitable Homer Henderson One Man Band!

Friday December 12 – Houston at legendary Fitzgerald’s with Deathray Davies

Saturday December 13 – Dallas at the historic Majestic Theatre with Matt Hillyer

 

OLD 97’s’ CLASSIC DEBUT HITCHHIKE TO RHOME RECEIVES EXPANDED 20th ANNIVERSARY REISSUE ON OMNIVORE RECORDINGS

Out 11/17/14—1994 indie debut release now available as 2-CD (with 12 bonus tracks) or 2-LP package

 

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The official press release:

DALLAS, Texas — The Old 97’s burst onto the alt-country scene in 1994 with their independently released debut, Hitchhike To Rhome. With subsequent albums on Bloodshot, Elektra, New West, and ATO Records, the quartet became one of the Americana genre’s most enduring bands.

To celebrate this anniversary, Omnivore Recordings will reissue Hitchhike, the band’s first album, with an expanded release on 2-CD, digital, and — for the first time — on double LP. Street date is November 17, 2014.

When band member and set co-producer Ken Bethea was revisiting the original tapes for this reissue, he discovered a treasure trove of eight extra tracks cut at the album sessions — many of which the band hadn’t even remembered recording. It seemed the perfect time to bring those previously unissued songs to light and add the tracks from their first four-song demo cassette to round out the early picture of the 97’s.

The 2-CD version of Hitchhike To Rhome contains the original album, coupled with a second disc of those 12 rare and unreleased tracks, many mixed from the original multi-tracks for the first time by longtime Old 97’s engineer Rip Rowan. The double LP (limited edition first pressing on translucent orange vinyl) features the LP on three sides with six of the recently unearthed tracks on Side 4. The download card included gives the buyer the complete 2-CD program. Both formats include rare photos, memorabilia and notes from Bethea.

The entire album has been remixed from original session tapes by Rip Rowan.

From the Too Far To Care reissue complete with demos (also available separately on vinyl as They Made A Monster), to the band’s sessions with the great Waylon Jennings, Omnivore continues to add to the Old 97’s legacy with this integral, early part of their history and catalog.

Return to the origins of the Old 97s with Return to Rhome!

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Check out this blog post from engineer Rip Rowan >

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CD TRACK LIST:

Disc One

St. Ignatius

504

Drowning In The Days

Miss Molly

Dancing With Tears

4 Leaf Clover

Wish The Worst

Old 97’s Theme

Doreen

Hands Off

Mama Tried

Stoned

If My Heart Was A Car

Desperate Times

Ken’s Polka Thing

Tupelo County Jail

 

Disc Two

St. Ignatius (demo cassette version)

Drowning In The Days

(demo cassette version)

Making Love With You

(demo cassette version)


Stoned (demo cassette version)

Dancing With Tears (demo)*

Ivy (demo)*


Eyes For You*


Crying Drunk*


Victoria*


Old 97’s Theme Spgeddi*

Alright By Me*


Desperate Times*

 

 

LP TRACK LIST

Side One

St. Ignatius

504

Drowning In The Days

Miss Molly

Dancing With Tears

Side Two

4 Leaf Clover

Wish The Worst

Old 97’s Theme

Tupelo County Jail

Doreen

Hands Off

Side Three

Mama Tried

Stoned

If My Heart Was A Car

Desperate Times

Ken’s Polka Thing

Tupelo County Jail

Side Four

Crying Drunk*


Dancing With Tears (demo)

Ivy (demo)*


Victoria*


Eyes For You*

Old 97’s Theme Spgeddi*

* Previously unissued.