In 2009, the great Ryan Adams announced to the world that music wasn’t for him anymore, and that he was going to stop writing and recording for a little while. He hasn’t been exactly silent since then, what with the download-only release of him comical faux-metal album Orion and the release this year of Cardinals III/IV. Now, his old label Lost Highway have decided to reissue two of his most classic LPs.
TwentyFourBit report that in celebration of their tenth anniversary, Lost Highway are putting out a bunch of vinyl, paying tribute to the albums that defined them as a label. Adams’ 2004 effort Love Is Hell is to get re-pressed, as is his the last album he made with old band Whiskeytown, Pneumonia. Also coming out is his curious 2003 aberration, Rock N Roll.
Other records getting the vinyl treatment from Lost Highway include Johnny Cash’s American Recordings VI: Ain’t No Grave, and Timeless: A Tribute To Hank Williams, which included Adams’ excellent version of the country pioneer’s Lovesick Blues.
Keep an eye on Lost Highway’s website for concrete release dates and details.