Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Afghan Whigs' 'Gentlemen' gets deluxe reissue

I look forward to hearing this. The band was one of my highlights at this year's Coachella Fest. 

Rhino Records will release deluxe editions of The Afghan Whigs' 1993 album Gentlemen called Gentlemen at 21 on October 28 in the U.S.
It features the original album, newly remastered, along with bonus content consisting of rare B-Sides, live performances and previously unreleased demos.  

Said demos for the album, which were recorded at John Curley’s Ultrasuede studio space in Cincinnati. The bonus material also includes the original "Debonair" single b-sides, including “Mr. Superlove” and a cover of soul classic “Dark End of the Street,” along with three songs recorded live for KTCL in Denver, previously issued on the What Jail Is Like EP.
The set comes packaged with a faithful reproduction of the original sleeve art and its striking front cover image, a homage to Nan Goldin’s iconic “Nan and Brian in Bed, New York City.”

Gentlemen at 21 comes as a 2-CD set, digitally and single original remastered LP. A triple LP deluxe edition with the bonus material will be issued on Nov. 28 on 180-gram vinyl for Record Store Day.  
Recorded in Memphis at Ardent Studios and originally released by Elektra Records on Oct. 5, 1993, the album was the band’s major label debut after recording two full-length albums for Sub Pop.
In the original 1993 biography for the album, Dulli commented: “It was a bad year for me and some of my friends, in terms of relationships and dealing with some of my own little ghosts. A year of just some kinds of remembrances and stuff that I guess I will never be able to forget, especially since I wrote it all down and made a record out of it.”
Earlier this year, The Afghan Whigs released their first new album in sixteen years on Sub Pop – Do to the Beast. The band recently embarked on an extensive North American tour. 

Track Listing
Disc One
1.     “If I Were Going”
2.     “Gentlemen”
3.     “Be Sweet”
4.     “Debonair”
5.     “When We Two Parted”
6.     “Fountain And Fairfax”
7.     “What Jail Is Like”
8.     “My Curse”
9.     “Now You Know”
10.   “I Keep Coming Back”
11.   “Brother Woodrow/Closing Prayer”
Disc Two
The Demos
1.     “If I Were Going”
2.     “Gentlemen”
3.     “Be Sweet”
4.     “Debonair”
5.     “When We Two Parted”
6.     “Fountain And Fairfax”
7.     “What Jail Is Like”
8.     “My Curse”
9.     “Now You Know”
10.    “Brother Woodrow”
The B-Sides
11.   “Little Girl Blue”
12.   “Ready”
13.   “Mr. Superlove”
14.   “Dark End Of The Street”
15.   “What Jail Is Like” (Live)
16.   “Now You Know” (Live)
17.   “My World Is Empty Without You/I Hear A Symphony” (Live)
Tracks 1-8 Demos Recorded At Ultrasuede
Tracks 9-10 Instrumental Rough Mixes, Ardent Studios
Tracks 15-17 Recorded Live For KTCL At The Mercury Café, Denver, CO, May 10th, 1994
Sep. 09 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues*
Sep. 10 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall*
Sep. 12 - St. Louis MO - Ready Room*
Sept 13 - Chicago, IL – Riot Fest
Sep. 16 - Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom*
Sep. 18 - Orlando, FL - The Beacham*
Sep. 19 - Atlanta, GA - Center Stage*
Sep. 20 - New Orleans, LA - Civic Theatre*
Sep. 26 - Cincinnati, OH - Mid Point Music Festival*
Sep. 27 - Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Small's Theatre*
Oct. 01 - Washington, DC - 9.30 Club*
Oct. 03 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer*
Oct. 04 - New York, NY - Beacon Theater**
Oct .05 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall Of Williamsburg*
Oct. 07 - Chapel Hill, NC - Cats Cradle*
Oct. 08 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel*
Oct 10 – Chicago, IL – The Metro*
Oct. 11 - Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue*
Oct. 22 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore*
Oct. 24 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up*
Oct. 25 - Los Angeles, CA - Fonda Theatre*
Oct. 28 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge*
Oct. 29 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater*
Oct. 31 - Austin, TX - The Mohawk*
* w/ Joseph Arthur
** w/ Charles Bradley

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