Jason Isbell Says His 2018 Record Store Day EP Is ‘Not Very Good,’ Tells Fans Not to Buy It
Record Store Day 2018, taking place on April 21 of this year, will once again bring new and limited editions of vinyl to fans across the country. However, there is at least one artist who's recommending you don't pick up his album that day, Rolling Stone reports.
On Friday (March 9), Jason Isbell told his fans via Twitter not to sweat it if they didn't manage to get their hands on a copy on the re-release of his EP, Live at Twist & Shout 11.16.07. "It's not very good! That was back before I owned my record label so I can't do much about it," the Americana heavy hitter went on to say.
The live set was the first recorded performance by Isbell's band, the 400 Unit, and took place in 2007, only a few months after Isbell announced that he had diverged from the Drive-By Truckers. However, Isbell also indicated that he is currently working on another live album, focusing on his six-night sold out show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. in October 2017, suggesting that he hopes fans will hold out for that release.
Live at Twist & Shout 11.16.07 will be available in the independent record stores that participate in the annual Record Store Day festivities on a limited basis of 3,000 vinyl copies, making the album an enticing collector's item for die-hard Isbell fans even without the singer's endorsement. New West Records originally released the live album in 2007, along with Isbell's solo debut, Sirens of the Ditch, that same year. Isbell has been releasing albums under his own label, Southeastern Records, since releasing his fourth studio album Southeastern in 2013.
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