It’s the third of June, which means it’s Bobbie Gentry day! to make it extra special this year, on 31st July, UMC will release an expanded edition of The Delta Sweete on 2 CD and deluxe 2-disc vinyl. The expanded CD edition features a new stereo mix of the album (sourced directly from the surviving four-track and eight-track tapes) by Producer/Compiler Andrew Batt and the original mono mix, making it’s first appearance on CD.
There are a total of 10 bonus tracks to treasure, including a previously unreleased original demo ‘The Way I Do’ (streaming now here) and a special instrumental version of ‘Okolona River Bottom Band’ featuring the great Shorty Rogers on bass trumpet. The deluxe vinyl is the first official repress of the album since 1972 and features the new stereo mix on disc 1 and the 10 bonus tracks on disc 2.