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The Jayhawks’ “Bunkhouse Album” Finally Available on CD

Legendary alt-country pioneers The Jayhawks will reissue their 1986 self-titled debut (aka The Bunkhouse Album) for the first time ever on CD. Originally released by Bunkhouse Records with a pressing of 2000 vinyl copies, the CDs (and more vinyl) will be available from Lost Highway Records on May 18th.

The reissue will include an eight-page booklet with photos from the sessions and a new essay by co-founder and lead vocalist/guitarist Mark Olson.

The music still sounds timeless and remarkably fresh.

Buy it HERE.

From the Lost Highway website:

The tracks are the original thirteen songs that appeared on the album, including โ€œFalling Starโ€, which recently resurfaced on Music From The North Country: The Jayhawks Anthology (American Recordings/Legacy Recordings) in 2009.

The 1986 incarnation of The Jayhawks featured Mark Olson (vocals/guitar), Gary Louris (lead guitar/vocals), Marc Perlman (bass) and Norm Rogers (drums). After listening to The Jayhawks, it is clear why the band became a catalyst in the evolution of what would eventually be coined alt-country. The album has more in common with Gram Parsons and The Flying Burrito Brothers than it does with later Jayhawks classics Tomorrow The Green Grass and Hollywood Town Hall. Itโ€™s quite evident where those milestone albums grew out of.

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One Response to The Jayhawks’ “Bunkhouse Album” Finally Available on CD

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