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2016-10-14
Terry Allen: Lubbock (on everything)

Legendary Texan artist Terry Allen occupies a unique position straddling the frontiers of country music and visual art; he has worked with everyone from Guy Clark to David Byrne to Lucinda Williams, and his artwork resides in museums worldwide. Widely acclaimed as a masterpiece, his deeply moving (and hilarious) satirical second album, a complex memory palace to his West Texas hometown Lubbock, is often cited as the urtext of alt-country. Produced in collaboration with the artist and meticulously remastered from the original analog tapes, this is the definitive edition: the first to correct the tape speed inconsistencies evident on all prior versions; the first U.S. vinyl reissue; the first CD to restore the full track listing; and the first to contextualize the record within Allen's 50-year career. Deluxe 2├—LP package includes tip-on gatefold jacket with lyrics, printed inner sleeves, download code, and 28pp. book with related artwork and photos, an oral history by Allen, and essays by David Byrne, Lloyd Maines, and PoB. 2├—CD edition features replica jacket, sleeves, and tipped-in 52pp. book.

5 stars; '50 Essential Albums of the 1970s.' Eccentric and uncompromising, savage and beautiful, literate and guttural. - Rolling Stone

Raunchy, pithy, and deeply redolent. - Pitchfork

Riveting. - NPR

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2016-05-20
Terry Allen: Juarez

Legendary Texan artist Terry Allen occupies a unique position straddling the frontiers of country music and visual art; he has worked with everyone from Guy Clark to David Byrne to Lucinda Williams, and his artwork resides in museums worldwide. Widely celebrated as a masterpiece - arguably the greatest concept album of all time - his spare, haunting 1975 debut LP Juarez is a violent, fractured tale of the chthonic American Southwest and borderlands. Produced in collaboration with the artist and remastered from the original analog tapes, this is the definitive edition of the art-country classic: the first reissue on vinyl; the first to feature the originally intended artwork (including the lithographs that accompanied the first edition); and the first to contextualize the album within Allen's fifty-year art practice.

Deluxe vinyl package includes expanded tip-on gatefold jacket, printed inner sleeve, download code, and 24pp. book with artwork, lyrics, and essays by Dave Hickey, Dave Alvin, and PoB. CD edition features replica jacket, sleeve, and 48pp. book.

A master lyricist. - New York Times Eccentric and uncompromising, savage and beautiful, literate and guttural. - Rolling Stone The single greatest concept album of all time. - PopMatters Like Willie Nelson's Red Headed Stranger as reimagined by Tarantino. - AllMusic