Hootie & the Blowfish – Cracked Rear View [25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] (2019)

Posted by Green on May 31, 2019
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This monumental record is currently the tenth best-selling album of all time in the U.S., certified 21x Platinum by the RIAA since its 1994 debut, as well as the best-selling debut album of all time.

This Deluxe edition is packed with rare recordings including early versions of many of their biggest hits recorded in 1990 and 1991 and only available previously on cassettes sold at their live shows; the band’s five-song 1992 Kootchypop EP; and other unreleased and rare studio tracks. It also boasts a live recording of the band’s February 3, 1995 concert at Nick’s Fat City in Pittsburgh, PA. Recorded just a few weeks afterCracked Rear Viewwas certified Gold, most of the concert has never been released, including performances of “I Go Blind,” “Hold My Hand” and a cover of “Love The One You’re With.”

The band – Mark Bryan, Dean Felber, Darius Rucker and Jim “Soni” Sonefeld – recorded Cracked Rear View at NRG Studios in Los Angeles with producer Don Gehman. Released on July 5, 1994, the album became a musical phenomenon, topping the album charts in Canada, New Zealand, and the U.S., where it reached #1 five different times during 1995.

The album generated four massive singles: “Hold My Hand,” “Only Wanna Be With You,” “Time,” and “Let Her Cry,” which earned Hootie & the Blowfish a Grammy® Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group and also saw them recognized as Best New Pop Group by the Grammy® Awards.

Both new versions of CRACKED REAR VIEW are packed with rare recordings. Among the highlights are early versions of many of their biggest hits recorded in 1990 and 1991 and only available previously on cassettes sold at their live shows; the band’s five-song 1992 Kootchypop EP; and other unreleased and rare studio tracks.

The Deluxe Edition of CRACKED REAR VIEW also boasts a live recording of the band’s February 3, 1995 concert at Nick’s Fat City in Pittsburgh, PA. Recorded just a few weeks after Cracked Rear View was certified Gold, most of the concert has never been released, including performances of “I Go Blind,” “Hold My Hand” and a cover of “Love The One You’re With.”

In the liner notes, Sommer writes: “On stage, Hootie & the Blowfish really sought to combine the intimacy, sensitivity, and whirling dervish qualities of 1980s R.E.M. with the muscular he-man-ism of Springsteen and the E Street Band … The Pittsburgh set captures all this rather wonderfully.”

Tracklist:

1. Hannah Jane (2019 Remaster) 03:34
2. Hold My Hand (2019 Remaster) 04:16
3. Let Her Cry (2019 Remaster) 05:08
4. Only Wanna Be With You (2019 Remaster) 03:46
5. Running From An Angel (2019 Remaster) 03:37
6. I’m Goin’ Home (2019 Remaster) 04:14
7. Drowning (2019 Remaster) 05:02
8. Time (2019 Remaster) 04:54
9. Look Away (2019 Remaster) 02:38
10. Not Even The Trees (2019 Remaster) 04:37
11. Goodbye (2019 Remaster) 04:07
12. Motherless Child (Hidden Track) (2019 Remaster) 00:54
13. All That I Believe (2019 Remaster) 03:29
14. I Go Blind (2019 Remaster) 03:13
15. Almost Home (2019 Remaster) 04:01
16. Fine Line (2019 Remaster) 03:32
17. Where Were You (2019 Remaster) 03:54
18. Hey, Hey What Can I Do (2019 Remaster) 03:56
19. The Old Man And Me (“Kootchypop” Version) (2019 Remaster) 04:28
20. Hold My Hand (“Kootchypop” Version) (2019 Remaster) 05:06
21. If You’re Going My Way (“Kootchypop” Version) (2019 Remaster) 03:28
22. Sorry’s Not Enough (“Kootchypop” Version) (2019 Remaster) 04:03
23. Only Wanna Be With You (“Kootchypop” Version) (2019 Remaster) 03:41
24. Running From an Angel (1991 Version)03:56
25. Time (1991 Version)04:28
26. Let Her Cry (1991 Version)05:02
27. Drowning (1991 Version)05:50
28. I Don’t Understand03:57
29. Little Girl02:50
30. Look Away (1990 Version)02:28
31. Let My People Go02:37
32. Hold My Hand (1990 Version)04:40
33. Hannah Jane (Live) (2019 Remaster) 03:36
34. I Go Blind (Live) (2019 Remaster) 03:03
35. Not Even The Trees (Live) (2019 Remaster) 04:39
36. If You’re Going My Way (Live) (2019 Remaster) 03:31
37. Look Away (Live) (2019 Remaster) 02:35
38. Fine Line (Live) (2019 Remaster) 03:22
39. Let Her Cry (Live) (2019 Remaster) 05:15
40. Motherless Child (Live) (2019 Remaster) 00:54
41. I’m Goin’ Home (Live) (2019 Remaster) 04:37
42. Use Me (Live) (2019 Remaster) 04:59
43. Running From An Angel (Live) (2019 Remaster) 04:05
44. Sorry’s Not Enough (Live) (2019 Remaster) 04:16
45. Drowning (Live) (2019 Remaster) 06:11
46. The Old Man And Me (Live) (2019 Remaster) 04:20
47. Only Wanna Be With You (Live) (2019 Remaster) 03:53
48. Time (Live) (2019 Remaster) 05:12
49. Goodbye (Live) (2019 Remaster) 03:54
50. The Ballad Of John And Yoko (Live) (2019 Remaster) 02:55
51. Hold My Hand (Live) (2019 Remaster) 05:31
52. Love the One You’re With (Live) (2019 Remaster) 02:49

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