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Steve Earle’s ‘Guitar Town’ Album Earns 30th Anniversary Reissue

Steve Earle Guitar Town album cover
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Steve Earle‘s 1986 album Guitar Town turns 30 in 2016 (it did so on March 5, to be exact), and to celebrate the milestone, the project is being reissued in remastered form, and with bonus material.

On Oct. 14, Earle’s debut album will be re-released as a deluxe edition, on CD and digitally. In addition to the record’s original 10 tracks, remastered from their original tapes, the new double-disc version of Guitar Town will include 19 previously unreleased recordings from a live show at Chicago’s Park West in 1986, as well as expanded liner notes. The concert will also be available as a double LP; Guitar Town was remastered and re-released on vinyl in May.

Following its release, Guitar Town went to No. 1 on Billboard‘s Top Country Albums chart and earned Earle two Grammy nominations; the disc has been certified gold.

In addition to this special edition of Guitar Town, Earle will be celebrating his debut record’s 30th anniversary onstage. At more than a dozen shows in the U.S. and Canada in November and December, the singer-songwriter will take the stage to play the album in its entirety.

More information about the Guitar Town reissue and Earle’s upcoming tour dates is available on the artist’s official website. A track listing is below.

Steve Earle, Guitar Town 30th Anniversary Edition Track Listing:

Disc One: The Original Album

1. “Guitar Town”
2. “Goodbye’s All We’ve Got Left”
3. “Hillbilly Highway”
4. “Good Ol’ Boy (Gettin’ Tough)”
5. “My Old Friend the Blues”
6. “Someday”
7. “Think It Over”
8. “Fearless Heart”
9. “Little Rock ‘n’ Roller”
10. “Down the Road”

Disc Two: Live at Park West, Chicago, Ill. — Aug. 15, 1986

1. “Guitar Town”
2. “Sweet Little ‘66″
3. “Goodbye’s All We’ve Got Left to Say”
4. “Hillbilly Highway”
5. “My Old Friend the Blues”
6. “Good Ol’ Boy (Getting’ Tough)”
7. “Someday”
8. “Think It Over”
9. “Little Rock ‘n’ Roller”
10. “State Trooper”
11. “The Week of Living Dangerously”
12. “Angry Young Man”
13. “Nowhere Road”
14. “Fearless Heart”
15. “I Love You Too Much”
16. “San Antonio Girl”
17. “The Devil’s Right Hand”
18. “Down the Road”
19. “No. 29″

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