RECORD STORE DAY 2020 RELEASE - AUGUST 29TH DROP
Limited to 500 Copies
Originally put out in 2014, 'Early Morning Shakes' is re-issued here on vinyl for the first time outside of the US, complete with original artwork, gatefold sleeve, lyrics and bonus acoustic tracks. With album No.3, it was a case of certain things changing and others not; never likely to change was the inspiration behind the music, which in Whiskey Myers' case, is about putting personal experience to the fore… Simply, these are songs defined by a particular view of the world – a set of beliefs to do with family and history and being proud of where you're from; the lyrics tell the story, and these were put together quickly by frontman Cody Cannon… "I wrote the lyrics in a couple days in a hotel room on Music Row (Nashville).I had sticky notes on the wall like a crazy person," he laughs. Cannon has a hand in virtually all of the tracks, the exception being 'Need A Little Time Off For Bad Behaviour' – a cover of a number by original country outlaw, David Allan Coe; it's taken from his 'A Matter Of Life… And Death' release (1987), and fits seamlessly into the album. From the opening title track, an A-List favourite of Planet Rock, through to emotive closer 'Colloquy', 'Early Morning Shakes' – produced by multiple US Grammy-winner Dave Cobb – stands as one of THE great Southern Rock albums, with the female backing vocals adding superb extra soul. The Whiskey Myers legend was continuing to grow.
This Record Store Day item will be available to purchase in store on Saturday 29th August from 8am and remaining stock will be available to order online from 6pm on Saturday 29th August. Strictly one per customer / no pre-orders.