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My Morning Jacket Announce 20th Anniversary Reissue of “The Tennessee Fire”

The Tennessee Fire: Deluxe Edition Due Out August 2 via Darla

Jun 11, 2019 My Morning Jacket
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My Morning Jacket have announced a 20th anniversary reissue of their 1999-released debut album, The Tennessee Fire. The Tennessee Fire: Deluxe Edition is due out August 2 via Darla and it includes “16 previously unreleased and unheard, lost songs, demo outtakes, alternate versions, and more.” They have also announced a one-off show at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY on Friday, August 9 at which they will perform the album in its entirety. Check out the tracklist below, followed by the band’s upcoming tour dates.

Frontman Jim James had this to say about the reissue in a press release: “Wow. I cannot believe it has now been over 20 years since we recorded The Tennessee Fire on my cousin John’s grandparents farm out in Shelbyville, KY in a little studio called ‘Above the Cadillac.’ What a life changing time that was for me—a cosmic door opening to a new universe, thanks to the generosity of family and the spirits of music and connection, I have been so lucky to encounter. We tried to do as many fucked up things as we could that we loved and hoped folks would enjoy. We laughed a lot and we cried some too, ha. We are so grateful and humble that people are still enjoying it so many years later, and we also really love playing these songs live still after all these years, ha ha ha. We offer our heartfelt thanks to everyone who has listened since the beginning/jumped on along the way, and all the new folks just hearing the music and getting into it. Much has changed and shifted over the years in the world of My Morning Jacket both on earth and in other realms, and I am so grateful to everyone who has ever been involved with the band on any level that helped it grow. I am grateful for the joy and thankful to have learned some things from the pain/disappointments that I hope will help in the future. Love is music, music is god, god is love, and I feel so blessed to be able to share this thing called music with so many wonderful souls both as a musician and as a listener myself. There is so much wonderful music out there. Peace and love.”

One dollar from every ticket purchased from their upcoming shows will benefit My Morning Jacket’s Waterfall Project, which is “dedicated to supporting and promoting actions, big and small, for positive change in the world.” Proceeds will benefit Access Reproductive Care-Southeast (ARC), GreenWave, and The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

The Tennessee Fire: Deluxe Edition Tracklist:

1. Heartbreakin Man
2. They Ran
3. The Bear
4. Nashville to Kentucky
5. Old Sept. Blues
6. If All Else Fails
7. It’s About Twilight Now
8. Evelyn Is Not Real
9. War Begun
10. Picture of You
11. I Will Be There When You Die
12. The Dark
13. By My Car
14. Butch Cassidy
15. I Think I’m Going to Hell
16. Alabama Come Clean

Bonus tracks available on 2xCD (disc 2), LP (disc 3):

1. John Dyes Her Hair Red
2. Flew in on a Dead Horse
3. Yellow and Strobe
4. Lil Billy (Demo)
5. Evelyn is Not Real (First Version)
6. All This Joy Brings Different Feelings
7. Finger on the Frog
8. Gifts
9. Weeks Go by Like Days (Alternate Version)
10. Plasma Ball
11. Breathin’ Afterbirth
12. Heartbreakin’ Man (First Version)
13. I Think I’m Going to Hell (Two Meter Session)

Bonus tracks available via 2xCD (disc 2), DIG and download coupon with 3xLP:

1. If All Else Fails (First Version)
2. The Bear (First Version)
3. The Bear (Third Version)

My Morning Jacket Tour Dates:

2 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
3 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
9 - Port Chester, NY - Capitol Theatre
10 - Queens, NY - Forest Hills Stadium

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