2018’s Grammy nominated The Girl From Chickasaw County Box Set reacquainted the world with the beguiling work of enigmatic singer-songwriter, Bobbie Gentry. Universally acclaimed, the Box Set housed all seven of the studio albums she recorded for Capitol, including the one which has over the years become recognised as her brilliant conceptual masterpiece: The Delta Sweete.
On 31st July, UMC will release a deluxe edition of The Delta Sweete on 2 CD and 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, alongside the original mono mix making its debut on CD. There are a total of 10 bonus tracks to treasure, including a previously unreleased original demo ‘The Way I Do’ (streaming on spotify now) and a special instrumental version of ‘Oklona 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.
Download: The Delta Sweete Deluxe Edition – press release
CD Edition Tracklist
LP Edition Tracklist