For a good stretch in the mid-aughts it seemed as if Ryan Adams was putting out a new record just about every few months. After stepping out of the spotlight for a handful of years, due to his struggles with an inner ear disorder, the prolific singer-songwriter returned in 2011 with the release with the highly recommended Ashes & Fire, an album he described as being full of “elegant country-rock songs.” Tomorrow, Adams will get back to his old over-sharing ways as he will release Life After Deaf, a monster 15 LP vinyl-only box set. Yes, you read that right – 15 LPs.
According to our friends at CoS, “the set will feature will 144 tracks of Adams’ acoustic perfomances pressed on 15 LPs, as well a download card featuring all 144 tracks plus an additional 74 digital-only bonus tracks,” for a grand total of 218 tracks. The limited-edition set will go on sale tomorrow, via Adams’ webstore, at 1:30 PM EDT.
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Finally, Pearl Jam is teaming up with Montana Democratic Senator Jon Tester for a pretty inventive concert giveaway for their September 30 gig, with Mudhoney, at the Adams Center in Missoula, Montana. The influential grunge-rock act will raffle off a prize pack that features round-trip travel and hotel accommodations, VIP passes to the show, where you’ll be sitting on the stage in reclining seats. And if that’s not enough you will also get to have dinner with the Senator and Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament. Any contributor to the Senator’s campaign will be automatically entered to win.