Release date: September 16, 2016
30th Anniversary expanded edition of his classic debut!
“If this record doesn’t sell a million copies, I quit the business,” said producer T Bone Burnett while listening to a playback of Peter Case, the classic self-titled solo debut by The Nerves co-founder and leader of The Plimsouls, now in expanded 30th anniversary reissue edition with bonus tracks and available from Omnivore Recordings on September 16, 2016.
Helmed by J. Henry (T Bone) Burnett and Mitchell Froom, Peter Case includes 11 originals and a cover of the Pogues’ “Pair Of Brown Eyes”—recorded before their version was released, thanks to a tip from Elvis Costello—and features an all-star cast of guests from Mike Campbell (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), Roger McGuinn (The Byrds) and Rusty Anderson (Paul McCartney), to backing vocals by John Hiatt and Victoria Williams, string arrangement by the incomparable Van Dyke Parks and contributions by session giants Jim Keltner (drums), Jerry Moratta (drums) and Jerry Scheff (Elvis Presley’s bassist).
The disc earned Case his first Grammy® nomination for the song “Old Blue Car” and topped The New York Times’ list of best albums of the year, with NYT contributor Robert Palmer stating, “Peter Case is the sort of album that is going to be remembered and treasured for years to come.” An auspicious start and essential chapter in Case’s 13-album-catalog, Peter Case is not only revered by everyone who’s ever heard it, its sound and feel spearheaded the songwriter movement now known as Americana.
The 30th-anniversary edition of Peter Case includes the re-mastered original 12-track album, and seven bonus tracks: two from a 1986 promotional EP and five previously unissued recordings. The package includes a new essay from Case about the album and unseen photos from the time period. Whether you were introduced to Case on last year’s Omnivore recording, HWY 62, joined him along the road from here to there, or have been with him all along, the expanded edition of Peter Case will take you back to the where it all began.
“I still sing these songs whenever I perform on the road. People are always telling me about the impact the record had on them, and thirty years later I’m still proud of every cut,” says Case.
Echo Wars Steel Strings Three Days Straight More Than Curious I Shook His Hand Small Town Spree Old Blue Car Walk In The Woods Horse & Crow Icewater Satellite Beach Pair Of Brown Eyes Steel Strings(Acoustic Version) I Shook His Hand(Acoustic Version) Trusted Friend* North Coast Blues* Toughest Gang In Town* Horse & Crow(Alternate Mix)* More Than Curious(Early Version)*