Back in 1996 Gillian Welch released her debut album, Revival. To celebrate its 20 year anniversary, Welch and music-making partner Dave Rawlings have curated an official bootleg, featuring songs they recorded from the making of the album.
This is a meaty double CD offering eight previously unreleased songs, 21 outtakes, alternative versions and demos. If you’ve missed the magic of these outstandingly talented folks, start here, and you’ll soon want to catch the whole journey of music that has been a major influence on alt-country, old time and Americana music since. Songs that have stood the test of time and will continue to be timeless.
Boots No.1: The Official Revival Bootleg is out now via Acony/Redeye.