My Morning Jacket announces reissue of ‘The Tennessee Fire’ for album’s 20th anniversary

'The Tennessee Fire: Deluxe Edition' drops on August 2

My Morning Jacket have just announced that they’ll be releasing a 20th anniversary reissue of their debut 1999 album, The Tennessee Fire.

The Tennessee Fire: Deluxe Edition, which drops on August 2nd via Darla, includes “16 previously unreleased and unheard, lost songs, demo outtakes, alternative versions, and more,” according to a release. Additionally, the band have announced that they’ll be playing the record in its entirety in a one-off show at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York on August 9th. Every ticket will benefit their Waterfall Project, which is “dedicated to supporting and promoting actions, big and small, for positive change in the world.”

“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,'” frontman Jim James explains in a statement on Instagram. “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.”
 

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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. We’re proud to announce the 20th Anniversary edition of “The Tennessee Fire”. The expanded deluxe edition includes all 16 original tracks and 16 previously unreleased and unheard songs, demos, outtakes, alternate versions. Album comes out on August 2nd! Pre-order at mymorningjacket.com

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Check out the tracklist for The Tennessee Fire: Deluxe Edition below.
 
The Tennessee Fire: Deluxe Edition Tracklist:

01 – “Heartbreakin Man”
02 – “They Ran”
03 – “The Bear”
04 – “Nashville to Kentucky”
05 – “Old Sept. Blues”
06 – “If All Else Fails”
07 – “It’s About Twilight Now”
08 – “Evelyn Is Not Real”
09 – “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):

01 – “John Dyes Her Hair Red”
02 – “Flew in on a Dead Horse”
03 – “Yellow and Strobe”
04 – “Lil Billy (Demo)”
05 – “Evelyn is Not Real (First Version)”
06 – “All This Joy Brings Different Feelings”
07 – “Finger on the Frog”
08 – “Gifts”
09 – “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:

01 – “If All Else Fails (First Version)”
02 – “The Bear (First Version)”
03 – “The Bear (Third Version)”