Rough Trade Records will release the deluxe edition of Sound & Color, Alabama Shakes’ groundbreaking GRAMMY-winning 2015 album on Oct 29th. The repackaged set – available in digital, CD and limited 2-disc vinyl formats – will feature seven bonus tracks pulled from unreleased studio material, b-sides and live recordings plus reimagined artwork by GRAMMY-winning art director Frank Harkins and new photos.
Originally released in April 2015, Sound & Color debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. The album also went Top 10 in Australia, the Netherlands, Switzerland & the UK where it is certified silver with over 84,000 sales
Alabama Shakes co-produced the album alongside Blake Mills (Bob Dylan, Perfume Genius). Mainly recorded at Nashville’s Sound Emporium Studios, Sound & Color also found the band joining forces with engineer/mixer Shawn Everett (Beck, The War on Drugs, Kacey Musgraves). As they brought the album’s finely detailed tracks to life, Alabama Shakes let their most playful impulses run free.
Sound & Color is a richer, more spacious and wide-ranging album; one that encompasses psychedelic funk (Future People), lovely Curtis Mayfield homages (Guess Who), Erykah Badu-ish nu-soul (Over My Head) and even Strokesy ramalam (The Greatest) as well as a couple of Otis-style showstoppers (Gimme All Your Love and Miss You).
The Observer 4/5
A riveting, kaleidoscopic second album
The roots quartet's second set subtly updates their sound - but it's still all about that voice
The Independent 4/5
Sound & Color brims with the confident ambition of a band discovering and exploring exactly what they're capable of.
Pitchfork 8.1 - Stadium soul with one eye peeking toward another galaxy while hands and feet and throats desperately try to suss out life here on Earth.
Side A - Original album:
- Sound & Color
- Don’t Wanna Fight
- Future People
Side B - Original album:
- Gimme All Your Love
- This Feeling
- Guess Who
- The Greatest
Side C - Original album plus two bonus songs:
- Miss You
- Over My Head
- Drive By Baby (bonus song)
- Joe (bonus song)
Side D - All new bonus material:
- Someday (b-side/unreleased)
- Don’t Wanna Fight (Live from Capitol Studio A)
- Future People (Live from Capitol Studio A)
- Dunes (Live from Capitol Studio A)
- Over My Head (Live from Capitol Studio A)