Gillian Welch to Release “Official” Bootleg Next Month

Gillian Welch’s groundbreaking album Revival was released twenty years ago and to commemorate the anniversary, Welch’s own Acony Records will release Boots No 1: The Official Revival Bootleg on November 25. Personally curated and produced by Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, they worked alongside archivist Glen Chausse to mine selections from their extensive vault of analog tape recordings. The two-disc set will feature 8 previously unreleased songs, and include 21 outtakes, alternate versions, and demos from the making of the album such as the earliest home demo of “Orphan Girl” which was recorded on a four track and the rarity “Georgia Road,” a song that was only performed live once. 

BOOTS NO 1: THE OFFICIAL REVIVAL BOOTLEG TRACK LIST:

Disc One

1.      Orphan Girl (Alternate Version)
2.      Annabelle (Alternate Version)
3.      Pass You By (Alternate Version)
4.      Go On Downtown (Revival Outtake) *
5.      Red Clay Halo (Revival Outtake)
6.      By The Mark (Alternate Mix)
7.      Paper Wings (Demo)
8.      Georgia Road (Revival Outtake) *
9.      Tear My Stillhouse Down (Home Demo)
10.   Only One and Only (Alternate Version)

 

Disc Two

1.  Orphan Girl (Home Demo)
2.  I Don’t Want to Go Downtown (Revival Outtake) *
3.  455 Rocket (Revival Outtake) *
4.  Barroom Girls (Live Radio)
5.  Wichita (Revival Outtake) *
6.  One More Dollar (Alternate Version)
7.  Dry Town (Demo) *
8.  Paper Wings (Alternate Mix)
9.  Riverboat Song (Revival Outtake) *
10. Old Time Religion (Revival Outtake) *
11. Acony Bell (Demo)

*previously unreleased

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