Album – Gold
Artist – Ryan Adams
Purchased From – Elusive Disc
Lost Highway Records, one of the best labels of the last decade or so, is celebrating its 10 year anniversary in 2011 by releasing some of the best albums they’ve released over that decade on limited (1,000 of each pressed) clear vinyl as a thank you to fans. First up, the album that arguably put Lost Highway on the map; Ryan Adams second release ‘Gold.’
We’ve already covered Gold here once before and there’s not much different going on here compared to what Nick talked about; still a double 12″ and still a non-gatefold packaging (my biggest pet peeve with records; double albums in non-gatefolds.) And, like that release, this one has the bonus tracks that were only available on the 2 disc CD release from 2001 (which I have…somewhere in my mountain of CDs.)
While I’m happy to finally have this record on vinyl (it’s one of my all time favorites) I’m a bit disappointed that Lost Highway didn’t do something more with the release. If it’s a special shout out to the fans for 10 years of support then give us something different, or at the very least give us a gatefold with expanded artwork…something to make it standout from previous releases other than pressing it on clear vinyl.