Cracked Rear View - 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (Remastered) Hootie & The Blowfish

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Album-Release:
2019

HRA-Release:
31.05.2019

Label: Rhino Atlantic

Genre: Pop

Subgenre: Pop Rock

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  • 1Hannah Jane (2019 Remaster)03:34
  • 2Hold My Hand (2019 Remaster)04:16
  • 3Let Her Cry (2019 Remaster)05:08
  • 4Only Wanna Be With You (2019 Remaster)03:46
  • 5Running From An Angel (2019 Remaster)03:37
  • 6I'm Goin' Home (2019 Remaster)04:14
  • 7Drowning (2019 Remaster)05:02
  • 8Time (2019 Remaster)04:54
  • 9Look Away (2019 Remaster)02:38
  • 10Not Even The Trees (2019 Remaster)04:37
  • 11Goodbye (2019 Remaster)04:07
  • 12Motherless Child (Hidden Track) (2019 Remaster)00:54
  • 13All That I Believe (2019 Remaster)03:29
  • 14I Go Blind (2019 Remaster)03:13
  • 15Almost Home (2019 Remaster)04:01
  • 16Fine Line (2019 Remaster)03:32
  • 17Where Were You (2019 Remaster)03:54
  • 18Hey, Hey What Can I Do (2019 Remaster)03:56
  • 19The Old Man And Me ("Kootchypop" Version) (2019 Remaster)04:28
  • 20Hold My Hand ("Kootchypop" Version) (2019 Remaster)05:06
  • 21If You're Going My Way ("Kootchypop" Version) (2019 Remaster)03:28
  • 22Sorry's Not Enough ("Kootchypop" Version) (2019 Remaster)04:03
  • 23Only Wanna Be With You ("Kootchypop" Version) (2019 Remaster)03:41
  • 24Running From an Angel (1991 Version)03:56
  • 25Time (1991 Version)04:28
  • 26Let Her Cry (1991 Version)05:02
  • 27Drowning (1991 Version)05:50
  • 28I Don't Understand03:57
  • 29Little Girl02:50
  • 30Look Away (1990 Version)02:28
  • 31Let My People Go02:37
  • 32Hold My Hand (1990 Version)04:40
  • 33Hannah Jane (Live) (2019 Remaster)03:36
  • 34I Go Blind (Live) (2019 Remaster)03:03
  • 35Not Even The Trees (Live) (2019 Remaster)04:39
  • 36If You're Going My Way (Live) (2019 Remaster)03:31
  • 37Look Away (Live) (2019 Remaster)02:35
  • 38Fine Line (Live) (2019 Remaster)03:22
  • 39Let Her Cry (Live) (2019 Remaster)05:15
  • 40Motherless Child (Live) (2019 Remaster)00:54
  • 41I'm Goin' Home (Live) (2019 Remaster)04:37
  • 42Use Me (Live) (2019 Remaster)04:59
  • 43Running From An Angel (Live) (2019 Remaster)04:05
  • 44Sorry's Not Enough (Live) (2019 Remaster)04:16
  • 45Drowning (Live) (2019 Remaster)06:11
  • 46The Old Man And Me (Live) (2019 Remaster)04:20
  • 47Only Wanna Be With You (Live) (2019 Remaster)03:53
  • 48Time (Live) (2019 Remaster)05:12
  • 49Goodbye (Live) (2019 Remaster)03:54
  • 50The Ballad Of John And Yoko (Live) (2019 Remaster)02:55
  • 51Hold My Hand (Live) (2019 Remaster)05:31
  • 52Love the One You're With (Live) (2019 Remaster)02:49
  • Total Runtime03:25:03

Info for Cracked Rear View - 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (Remastered)



Newly remastered: This monumental record is currently the tenth best-selling album of all time in the U.S., certified 21x Platinum by the RIAA since its 1994 debut, as well as the best-selling debut album of all time.

This Deluxe edition is packed with rare recordings including early versions of many of their biggest hits recorded in 1990 and 1991 and only available previously on cassettes sold at their live shows; the band's five-song 1992 Kootchypop EP; and other unreleased and rare studio tracks. It also boasts a live recording of the band's February 3, 1995 concert at Nick's Fat City in Pittsburgh, PA. Recorded just a few weeks afterCracked Rear Viewwas certified Gold, most of the concert has never been released, including performances of "I Go Blind," "Hold My Hand" and a cover of "Love The One You're With."

The band - Mark Bryan, Dean Felber, Darius Rucker and Jim "Soni" Sonefeld - recorded Cracked Rear View at NRG Studios in Los Angeles with producer Don Gehman. Released on July 5, 1994, the album became a musical phenomenon, topping the album charts in Canada, New Zealand, and the U.S., where it reached #1 five different times during 1995.

The album generated four massive singles: "Hold My Hand," "Only Wanna Be With You," "Time," and "Let Her Cry," which earned Hootie & the Blowfish a Grammy® Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group and also saw them recognized as Best New Pop Group by the Grammy® Awards.

Both new versions of CRACKED REAR VIEW are packed with rare recordings. Among the highlights are early versions of many of their biggest hits recorded in 1990 and 1991 and only available previously on cassettes sold at their live shows; the band's five-song 1992 Kootchypop EP; and other unreleased and rare studio tracks.

The Deluxe Edition of CRACKED REAR VIEW also boasts a live recording of the band's February 3, 1995 concert at Nick's Fat City in Pittsburgh, PA. Recorded just a few weeks after Cracked Rear View was certified Gold, most of the concert has never been released, including performances of "I Go Blind," "Hold My Hand" and a cover of "Love The One You're With."

In the liner notes, Sommer writes: "On stage, Hootie & the Blowfish really sought to combine the intimacy, sensitivity, and whirling dervish qualities of 1980s R.E.M. with the muscular he-man-ism of Springsteen and the E Street Band ... The Pittsburgh set captures all this rather wonderfully."

Hootie & The Blowfish

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With the rich, bluesy vocals of Darius Rucker and gleeful harmonies of guitarist Mark Bryan, bassist Dean Felber and drummer Jim "Soni" Sonefeld, Hootie & the Blowfish, sold over 25 million records world wide after their infectious melodies hit the airwaves in 1994 with hits such as "Hold My Hand", "Let Her Cry" and "Only Wanna Be With You."

One of the biggest misconceptions to most people is that Hootie & The Blowfish became an overnight success in 1994 when their debut album Cracked Rear View, moved over 16 million copies (and counting) in the U. S. alone. What most people don't know was that the album's triumph came after a decade of hard work.

The quartet met when they were freshman at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. Mark Bryan heard Darius Rucker singing in the showers of the dorm they shared and was impressed by his vocal ability. Bryan and Rucker began playing cover tunes as The Wolf Brothers; eventually Bryan and Rucker hooked up with Felber, a former high school band mate of Bryan's, and Jim "Soni" Sonefeld as Hootie & The Blowfish. (The unlikely moniker was borrowed from the nicknames of two college friends.)

By the time they graduated, endless gigs at frat parties and local bars had built a major local buzz. "We'd started adding original material to our repertoire," Bryan recalled. "Our songs went over well, so we decided to see if we could make a career out of it. Even if we hadn't had a hit, I know we'd still be making music today, because it's exactly what we want to be doing."

The band's secret weapon, and the force that pulls all of its diverse influences together, is the voice of Darius Rucker, an expressive instrument brimming with gritty soul and subtle wit. When he sings, the songs are imbued with a buoyant good humor and an openhearted joy that connects on an almost spiritual level with audiences all over the world. "Having Darius in the band is a wonderful luxury," Mark Bryan explained. "We can try something funky, or bluegrassy or a ballad; we can run the gamut stylistically, but never stray too far from our sound because once Darius starts singing, it's Hootie and the Blowfish.

In the next five years Hootie & The Blowfish worked their way up the food chain from local draw to gigs all over the Carolinas and finally, the entire East Coast. Their blend of pop, folk, blues, soul and rock made them hard to pigeonhole, but easily accessible to anyone who loved good music. Atlantic Records, impressed by their regional draw, signed them and released Cracked Rear View in 1994. The album had been out for six months before the band played on the Late Show with David Letterman. Letterman told his audience "If you don't have this album, there's something wrong with you." The day after the show aired, sales went from four or five thousand a week to 17,000 a week, and eventually Number One on the Billboard charts the following spring. It remains a strong seller today. "It became dream-like," Rucker recalled. "I'd wished for it, but I'm not sure I believed it, even as it was happening. We were on tour constantly; the whole thing is still kind of a blur."

At the end of the year, Cracked Rear View and the band won two Grammy's - Best New Artist and Song of the Year by duo or group for "Let Her Cry." They also took home an MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist for "Hold My Hand," a Billboard Music Award for album of the year, a People's Choice Award for Album of the Year and a People's Choice Award for Best Selling Artist, a feat they duplicated in 1996.

Cracked Rear View went on to earn the band Billboard's Band of the Year Award in 1996 and the RIAA's Diamond Award for sales of 10 million units. Cracked Rear View remains the 12th best selling album in music business history, and all albums combined, have moved over 25 million worldwide.

The band kept touring, remaining a top draw nationwide and released five more albums for Atlantic: Fairweather Johnson, (three million); Musical Chairs, (one million); Scattered, Smothered & Covered; Hootie & The Blowfish and The Best of Hootie & The Blowfish as well as a solo album by Mark Bryan 30 on the Rail. Rucker has also released a solo effort, Back To Then on the Hidden Beach label. The band left Atlantic by mutual agreement in 2004; Looking For Lucky released in 2005 was their first album on their own Sneaky Long Records, manufactured and distributed by Vanguard. LIVE in Charleston, The Homegrown Concert Event DVD and CD was released in August of 2006.

Hootie & the Blowfish wrapped a summer of touring in 2007 and members entered the studio to record solo albums. Mark Bryan released END OF THE FRONT in Spring of 2008, Jim Sonefeld is currently recording his first solo effort for release later this year and Darius Rucker is working on a country album to be released on Capitol Records Spring 2008.

Hootie & the Blowfish will hit the road again this summer in support of their Homegrown Tour, where they ask all their audience members to bring school supplies with them as a donation to the show. All supplies collected are then donated to the local schools in the most need.

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