Old 97’s Announce Details for Reissue of Debut Album, ‘Hitchhike to Rhome’
To help celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut full-length, Old 97’s are partnering with Omnivore Recordings to reissue an expanded version of ’Hitchhike to Rhome’ that will surely delight alt-country fans across the globe.
Available as a double-CD and double-LP, the new release will not only feature the album, but will also highlight recently unearthed tracks from the original recording sessions. The double-CD version will include all 12 newly discovered tracks, many of which were mixed from the original tapes by Rip Rowan (longtime Old 97’s producer).
For vinyl fans -- keep in mind, this is the first time the album has ever been pressed -- side D will feature six of those rare tracks (but it will include a download card that includes the complete two-CD track list). Oh, and the first run of vinyl will be pressed on translucent orange wax.
Throughout those two editions, as well as the digital version, photos and various memorabilia will be shared by the band -- and guitarist and reissue producer Ken Bethea will contribute his thoughts on the record in the form of liner notes.
'Hitchhike to Rhome' was independently released on Nov. 1, 1994, and the reissue will hit store shelves on Nov. 17. Get all the details on the release, as well as how to pre-order any of the editions, at Omnivore's website here.
Old 97's 'Hitchhike to Rhome' Reissue Trailer