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2015 EU reissue on 180g vinyl 2LP+wav download=Ryan Adams's 2000 debut album which displays his alt.country leanings and features a guest appearance from country legend Emmylou Harris. Housed in a gatefold picture sleeve
Release date: 11-06-2015(Originally released in 2000)
2015 EU reissue on 180g vinyl 2LP+wav download=his debut album which displays his alt.country leanings and features a guest appearance from country legend Emmylou Harris. Housed in a gatefold picture sleeve
New 2015 Pressing 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. Upon its release in 2000, 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.=Includes a voucher to download 96/24 WAV version of the album.
A1 (Argument With David Rawlings Concerning Morrissey)
A2 To Be Young (Is To Be Sad, Is To Be High)
A3 My Winding Wheel
B1 Oh My Sweet Carolina (Vocals – Emmylou Harris )
B2 Bartering Lines
B3 Call Me On Your Way Back Home
B4 Damn, Sam (I Love A Woman That Rains)
C1 Come Pick Me Up
C2 To Be The One
C3 Why Do They Leave? (Piano – Pat Sansone )
C4 Shakedown On 9th Street
D1 Don't Ask For The Water
D2 In My Time Of Need
D3 Sweet Lil Gal (23rd/1st)
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.
Get yourself together because Ryan climbs all over your emotions with these tunes of desperation, loss and hope. It's a record you'll want to put on late at night when you're too drunk to fall asleep, but too sober to face staying awake and it features some hefty guest appearances from Emmylou Harris, Gillian Welch, David Rawlings and Kim Richey to boot.
Extra info: gatefold
Originally released: 2000
This release: 2015